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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

     Good morning! Just wanted to pop in and share what I've made so far in #the100DayProject challenge. Below, a list and some photos for your viewing pleasure!

#100foodfinds Day's 1-20:

1. Cashew Milk

2. Sweet Potato Chips

3. Pickled Onions

4. Baked Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

5. Baked Blueberry Donuts

6. Poached Eggs

7. BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

8. "Lara" bars

9. Chicken Cordon Bleu

10. Bechamel

11. Oven-fried Chicken

12. Date Shake

13. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

14. Puffed Quinoa

15. Bolognese

16. Mango con Chili y Limon

17. Jalapeno Simple Syrup + a Salty Dog cocktail

18. Pie Crust

19. Whole Stem Garlic

20. Deep-fried Oreos

Strawberry Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

Strawberry Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

Baked Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Baked Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

White Pizza with Homemade Bechamel Sauce and Homemade Neapolitan Style Crust

White Pizza with Homemade Bechamel Sauce and Homemade Neapolitan Style Crust

Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Pickled Red Onions and Parmesan

Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Pickled Red Onions and Parmesan

A Spicy Salty Dog Cocktail using homemade Jalapeno Simple Syrup

A Spicy Salty Dog Cocktail using homemade Jalapeno Simple Syrup

Homemade Coconut "Lara" Bars

Homemade Coconut "Lara" Bars

Deep. Fried. Oreos. Life = made.

Deep. Fried. Oreos. Life = made.

To Make / Honey Butter Healthy-ish Pancakes

 
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     Hi there! I whipped up these pancakes this weekend, and had to share the recipe with you all asap! They're slightly healthy (thanks whole wheat flour + greek yogurt!), but also pack a sweet punch with caramelized bananas and honey butter. Get the how-to below!

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Ingredients (pancakes):

- 1 banana

- 1 egg

- 3/4 cup of almond milk

- 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt

- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

- 1 + 1/2 tsp. of sugar

- 2 tsp. of baking powder

- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour

- 1/2 cup of AP flour

- a pinch of salt

Ingredients (honey butter):

- 1 stick of butter

- 1 tbs. of honey

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Directions (honey butter):

1. Melt honey and butter together by placing them in a bowl and microwaving for 1 minute. Stir together and pour into a jar. Let set in the fridge overnight (can still drizzle melted over pancakes!). 

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Directions (pancakes):

1. Combine flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix together milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, then stir to combine. Add in greek yogurt and stir. 

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2. Heat your griddle, and pour out your batter for pancakes. Slice your banana and place rounds on top of cake. Brush bananas with melted honey butter. Wait til the cakes are bubbling on top, then flip and let cook for about another minute, or until pancakes are browned on both sides. 

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3. Serve warm with honey butter and maple syrup (and bacon, if you're so inclined). Enjoy!

Weekly Moodboard, #22

     Hi guys! This weekend will be slightly busy, since I have about 5 shoots to do, a doctors appointment, and a few errands to run. I plan to live in cute, comfy clothes and my Adidas Superstars. One of the projects I'm shooting is for a DIY Post next week! I'm going to whip up some gold planters in a few sizes, much like the ones from Urban Outfitters featured below. I also plan to shoot a delicious whole wheat veggie breakfast pizza, and then proceed to eat all of it this weekend. We plan to start refreshing our outdoor space as well, seeing as it's about to be grilling season. Last, but not least, we are going to go through Bailey's cold weather clothes and pack up all of those adorable boots and long sleeve tops. It's about time though, because she keeps pulling out all of the clothes I've set aside to go through and covering her room in them. Yup, it's definitely time. Have a great weekend!

Weekly Moodboard, #21

     Hi guys! We are back from Denver, and in one word, it was awesome. I'll do a post next week about our trip, but for right now, it's time to lay out the plans for the weekend. Said plans mostly include the farmers market, wearing my crop-flare jeans, listening to records, and maybe a little cocktail. I'm also working on a couple of things for the blog! I'm shooting our favorite grilled cheese recipe (it involves blueberries and sourdough), and am creating a spring/summer bucket list. You can bet swinging in a chair at the lake with a hunk of watermelon is going to be at the top! Happy Saturday! 

What We're Loving, #9

     Happy Monday readers! Does anyone else feel drained after the holiday weekend? I feel like a zombie this morning! The weekend wasn't that stressful, I think it's more that I am trying to do my usual Monday routine after not having my usual weekend. Bailey's sleeping patterns were thrown for a loop this weekend so it wasn't the best night/morning. She stayed up until 10 last night when she usually goes to sleep around 8. She had such an exciting weekend, what with Christmas and visiting her Nana and Grandpa's house in Arkansas. Hopefully, tonight we can get back to our normal routines and get a full nights sleep. For now though, let's take a look at what we're loving this Monday morning!

What we're:

Wearing: my "mom sneakers" (slip-ons really are an essential)/her Daddy's Santa hat.

Reading: My favorite holiday season read/ My Name is Elmo!

Eating: Peppermint Mocha everything/all the Pirate's Booty she can.

Making: Something fun involving these dowel rods (stay tuned!)/colorful pictures.

Loving: My new set of cheese knives from my best friend Cat/ a rediscovered utensil.

Weekly Moodboard, #7

     Hi readers! I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend! It's time for some weekly visual inspiration. I know everyone is at home with their families, or on vacations, but there is always downtime. With everyone being on their phones all of the time, I figured people would still need pretty things to look at, even on the day after Christmas. Just as with last weeks mood board, I have pulled these photos together based on similar colors and vibes. I found the green walled room on Pinterest this week and basically died over the gold leafing on the walls. It had to be included in the post. Then I looked around my boards for more greens, warm yellows and neutrals, all of which complement each other beautifully. The holiday tablescape below is the ideal, as far as beautiful meals go. I love the beige/nude accents, just as much as I love a big oversize beige cardigan. Another thing I love: flatlays, especially a cocktail themed one. I figured the exposure on the Yuli Sato photograph would work perfectly with the beiges and greens. Also, the dark accents in almost all of these photos complement the "Keep Discovering" wavy print. I need that print, like now. Have a great holiday season everyone!

What We're Loving, #8

     Hi guys! It's Monday again (mehhhh), but it's the Monday before Christmas! This makes me so happy. I'm just ready for this weekend to start already! Christmas eve and morning are going to be a blast, especially since I will be going home to Arkansas on Christmas day for the first time in two years. It is much needed, and I can't wait to spend time with family. I put the finishing touches on presents over the weekend, as well as doing a ton of photo shoots for January. I had to get as much done as possible to have a nice clear schedule for this holiday weekend! We also did a lot of celebrating. There was a college graduation and a 21st birthday back to back, and it was perfect. My best friend graduated from Mizzou, and her boyfriend (Brett's best friend) turned 21 the next day! I hope everyone's weekend was as fun as ours was. Check out what we're loving at the moment below!

Wearing: These super cute midi rings (I'm trying to improve my jewelry game)/ the cutest little turtleneck onesie to match her mama's.

Reading: Armadillo by William Boyd (a new-to-me author)/ 1, 2 at the Zoo and basically anything with animals in the pictures.

Eating: The most delicious jam ever, especially on a BLT/ classic Greek yogurt.

Making: A super useful lip scrub for a January post/ all the messes with my leftover wrapping paper scraps.

Loving: Lavender oil and it's many uses/ her first bed ever from Nana and Grandpa! :)

What We're Loving, #7

     It's Monday you guys! I'm having one of those very productive "I can do anything" Mondays. Which is good, but I know that it means I'll crash later, so I'm trying to not get too far ahead of myself. The weekend was a relaxing one, Bailey slept well and I binge-watched a lot of Gilmore Girls, but that's nothing new! I've started to dig in to my gift-shopping and wrapping, which is a huge relief. I also went on a chocolate bender this weekend, not sure why but it was awesome. I tried chocolate covered potato chips, bought two of the Vosges chocoalte bars pictured below (though I definitely haven't eaten all of them), and had to buy some Ferrero Rocher bon bon's as well. I just had to. Bailey's still on her blueberry kick, regardless of how many times I show her the Violet Beauregarde scene from Willy Wonka. Oh well, other than that, not much is going on. I'm reading a lot, which is amazing, making a lot of things, and like I said, eating a ton of chocolate. While I reign that in, I hope you all are having an awesome Monday! Thanks for reading!

Wearing: A DIY leather hair tie I made over the summer/the cutest Care Bear PJ's!

Eating: Vosges Bacon Dark Chocolate (wow)/ two cartons of blueberries a week.

Reading: Brave New World (my dads old copy)/Let's Get Dressed!

Making: Lots of prints on dark paper with my paint pen/ all of the scribbles.

Loving: My Mario Badescu Rosewater Face Spray (truly amazing)/Lego's, unfortunately for our feet. :(

Weekly Moodboard, #5

     Hi guys! Things I'm drawn to this week: big sweaters (always), warm colors, gift wrapping whatever I can get my hands on, doing said wrapping while listening to records, twinkle lights, and winter photo ideas. Who isn't going to hunt down smoke bombs in the snow to get that shot?! I know I definitely will be. The Kooning painting below is also doing major things for my winter color palette. Have a great weekend everyone!

What We're Loving, #6

     Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a nice and smooth Monday! So far today, mine's been pretty good. I've just been catching up on posts that I shot over the weekend, and there were a lot. I still got some relaxing things in though, with a manicure in the new shade of polish pictured below. I also started reading the new Book of the Month! So far, all I can say is wow. If you are reading along, be prepared to get inspired. We've mostly just been getting prepared for winter around here! There are like four throw blankets scattered throughout our living room at the moment. Ha! I just can't get enough of them. Same goes for Bailey and the crackers she's been stealing from me. Gotta love my little scavenger though. :)

What We're...

Wearing: My vintage Bass boots from Goodwill/the cutest little lion socks.

Reading: Essentialism by Greg McKeown/Fox in Socks (the only book she'll tolerate for more than a page).

Eating: Habanero BBQ almonds/sea salt crackers!

Making: A Fall 2015 photo album with my prints from Artifact Uprising/beautiful music.

Loving: New polish from Essie/brushing her hair with my brush.

What We're Loving, #5

     Hey readers! I hope everyone is having a good Monday! I had a productive weekend, so I'm feeling pretty great about starting the week. It's just one of those days where I feel like I'm caught up with everything for the most part, but I'm sure life will throw me some sort of curve ball. Thanksgiving was awesome! So so so much food and eating and leftovers. It was basically heaven. After turkey day was finished though, we decorated all day Sunday, and I worked on some crafts for the holidays. See, productive! I enjoyed shooting the What We're Loving for today, mainly because it features my favorite hot chocolate mix. Also, I'm excited for the Gift Guides to come out! There will be three posted throughout December, so stay tuned and enjoy!

Wearing: Mittens, all day/lots of new (to her) fall tops.

Eating: Some amazing hot cocoa/cartons of blueberries, I couldn't even get a picture without interference!

Reading: A 70 year old copy of Brave New World/a Disney classic.

Making: Gift Guides, coming soon!/ All of the sounds with her mini drum set.

Loving: My Knot & Bow Heart stickers, especially for the gifts/a wooden pull horse from Nana's house.