Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet

Ingredients FOR THE CHICKEN  4 free range organic chicken thighs — bone-in and skin-on  1 teaspoon paprika  1 teaspoon garlic powder  ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning  Salt and black pepper  1 tablespoon olive oil FOR THE BELL PEPPERS  2 large bell peppers — 1 red and 1 orange, sliced  1 small red onion — sliced  1 teaspoon garlic clove — minced  ½ teaspoon paprika  1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes or ground chili …

COOKIE MONSTER POPCORN BARS

INGREDIENTS  12-13 cups of Popped Popcorn  Salt  4 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)  4 cups Mini Marshmallows  Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies  Mini Oreo Cookies  Wilton Candy Eyes  Wilton ColorRight Food Coloring System – Blue  9 x 13″ baking pan  Parchment Paper INSTRUCTIONS Make popcorn. Salt popcorn and set aside. Melt butter …

Healthy lunch boost

Ingredients 2 eggplants 2 tsp salt 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic crushed 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt Instructions Cut the eggplant into 1/4 inch thick slices and generously salt each slice. Let them rest for about 15 minutes so that the salt can draw out the moisture and bitterness. Wipe each …

COFFEE COOKIES WITH MOCHA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

INGREDIENTS  1 cup Butter (softened)  2 cups Powdered Sugar  2 Eggs  2 tablespoons Instant Coffee dissolved in 1/4 cup water  1 1/2 tablespoons Half n’ Half  3 1/2 cups Flour  1 teaspoon Baking Soda  1/4 teaspoon Salt  The Best Mocha Buttercream Frosting  1/4 cup melted Chocolate Chips  Cookie Sheets INSTRUCTIONS …

How to make Italian chocolate

INGREDIENTS  1 cup whole milk, divided  1 cup heavy whipping cream  4 tablespoons (50g) granulated sugar  1½ teaspoons cornstarch (reduce to 3/4 teaspoon if a thinner consistency is preferred)  4½ ounces/ 128 grams dark chocolate, callets or finely chopped from a bar*  Whipped cream, optional for garnish  Chocolate shavings, optional …

RASPBERRY ALMOND CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon flax meal 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed) Pinch of salt 1/2 cup pitted, chopped cherries 1 tablespoon chopped …

5 MINUTE CINNAMON ROASTED ALMOND

Ingredients 2 cups natural almonds, unsalted 5 tbs sugar (you can use all white, or half white half brown) 3 tbs water 2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt Instructions Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt and water, in a microwave safe bowl Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds until it …

EASY CARROT ORANGE PINEAPPLE DETOX JUICE

Ingredients 3 medium carrots (OR, 1 cup of carrot juice) ~3 large oranges (OR, 1 cup of pure orange juice) 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (fresh is good too, frozen will make it nice and cold!) 1 tbs ground flax 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Pinch of black pepper (don’t skip …

ADDICTIVE PECAN PIE BARS

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST:  3/4 cup (6oz/ 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature  1/2 cup (3 1/2oz/ 99g) packed soft brown sugar (preferably light but dark is fine)  2 cups (8 1/2oz/ 240g) all purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt FOR THE PECAN TOPPING:  1/2 cup …

Black People Cannot Be Ugly

My understanding of beautiful, ugly, attractive, and other aesthetic-related adjectives used to be extremely warped. Growing up, I begged to stop getting boxed braids because they were too “different,” compared to what the Nicoles and Ashleys of my class had. I took family members’ advice of avoiding the sun — …