Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cheesy Black Bean and Corn Dip

     This past weekend I was really craving the black bean and spinach dip from the ESPN Club restaurant in Orlando, Florida. I was browsing through recipes, and I found this from

     I planned on making this recipe, but then I didn't think spinach would be good in this dip, so I did a little bit of tweaking. Here is what I used:

1 jar of Herdez salsa
1 package of Mexican Style Taco Cheese
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
8 oz. of cream cheese

I mixed all of the ingredients together. I used half of the bag of cheese in with the mix, and the other half I used to top the dip and I baked it at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.



     I really enjoyed this dip, and my family loved it! We ate it on Saturday for lunch, and then again on Sunday after church. It makes a ton! It's really cheesy  and the corn adds an extra flavor that I think complements the cheese.
     What do you think? Have you ever tweaked a recipe?

OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where?

     I love this color. OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where? is the perfect mesh of red and orange. It is the perfect summer color! It's bright, it's fun, and I'm so glad I decided to wear it! It makes me long for warmer weather, vacationing at the beach with my toes in the sand. Shown below are two coats.

What do you think? What's your favorite summer color?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Super-Easy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

     Last night I needed a quick slow cooker meal to start cooking before I went to bed, so that I could eat it for lunch today and tonight for dinner. When my mom made Italian chicken when I was younger, I always liked it, and my husband will sometimes make chicken for himself that has been marinated in Italian dressing, so I used those ideas to make this meal.
     I used a bag of Tyson chicken breasts, almost a whole bottle of fat-free Italian dressing, generous amounts of Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, and a little bit of garlic seasoning and water.

     The chicken cooked for 8 hours on low, and it was very tender and easy to pull apart this morning. I loved how easy this was to make! This tasted great by itself, not too much seasoning, but just enough. This chicken would also be great shredded and over a salad! 
     What are your favorite slow cooker recipes? Thanks for reading!

OPI Mermaid's Tears

     Can I start out with how much I LOVE this color!? All of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies are some of my favorite movies, and obviously I love mermaids, so this may end up being one of my favorite polishes ever. OPI Mermaid's Tears came out with the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides collection, and I'm so glad I got it!
     Pictured below are two coats, and I was really impressed with the wear on this polish! I wore it for a few days before changing it, which is good for me!

What do you think about Mermaid's Tears?

Zoya Marley

     I've got a Spring polish to show you today! Shown below are two coats of Zoya Marley. Marley is a pastel lavender with a tiny bit of silver frost. Marley isn't my favorite Zoya polish, but I thought it was pretty and Spring-like when I painted my nails two nights ago. However, I was very upset today to find out that Marley is already chipping! It is chipping a lot!
     Marley is a great color for this time of year. I just wish it lasted longer on my nails. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!