Aug 062016

angel food cake
Homemade Angel Food Cake takes a bit more work than a boxed mix, but the end result is worth it! CenterCutCook has up a version that gets topped with poached peaches and whipped cream, sure to impress family and friends.

Angel food cakes get their texture from their main ingredient – eggs, which are on sale at Target starting tomorrow at just .99 for a dozen. Even better, peaches are on sale too – making this a budget friendly dessert. (Go HERE to see the ad scan for 8/7 – 8/13) and you can check out Ashley’s complete recipe along with instructions on the post HERE.

-Thanks Ashley at CenterCutCook!

Aug 032016

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Aug 032016


I know many of you out there have been enjoying all the nail color on clearance these days at Target. There have been many discounts on select colors from several brands including Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen, Essie & more. I for one have a serious obsession with nail polish and rarely meet a color I don’t like. :)

One of the techniques I enjoy doing the most is a Gradient or Ombre effect where you blend 2 or more colors. This technique actually requires quite a bit of product – so I love finding clearance deals on polish. (Be sure and check out my post HERE for a great clearance deal to watch for on Sinful Colors).

So if you aren’t familiar with this technique and are looking to try something different – it’s quite simple to do and I’ve provided a tutorial below that I hope you will find easy to follow…



  1. Cosmetic wedges – I personally use Up & Up. A bag of 32 sells for around $1.74 at Target and there’s usually a cartwheel to save a bit more.
  2. White Nail Polish – This item is optional and used as a base to make the colors pop. You can skip this – but your gradient colors may not be as vibrant. I like Sinful Colors & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Whites – but any kind is fine.
  3. A Good Base Coat & a Top Coat. For this particular effect I find myself always reaching for my Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D but any good top coat will do.
  4.  Scotch Tape. You can also use liquid latex but scotch tape works just fine.
  5. Two different shades of nail color. I find that shimmery polishes really enhance the gradient effect, but you can use any colors.


To get started – first use the scotch tape to cover all the skin around your nails. This effect is messy to do and the tape makes clean up a lot easier. Next apply a base coat to your nails and then a coat of white. Your white coat does not need to be perfect, but just be careful to get all the edges.


Now grab a cosmetic wedge and on the smallest rectangular side apply your 2 colors of polish. I tend to favor doing a diagonal pattern but you can get creative and do whatever you want. You can also use more than 2 colors. When you initially put your polish on the wedge it will soak up quite a bit of product, but this will slow down as you start working.


Start applying color by dabbing the polish onto your nail in quick short motions. You don’t have to worry about being perfect since you want the colors to blend, but be sure to just dab, don’t try and wipe. You need to work quickly and you need to make sure you always have enough color on your wedge. If you don’t, you may accidentally start lifting the color off your nails. So when you feel the wedge start sticking to your nail too much, it’s time to stop and add color. I find that if I am generous enough with putting my color on the wedge I only need to reload the color when I start the next nail.

You will want to do a total of 2 coats and for the first coat, you can keep dabbing until you get a nice healthy dose of color on your nails like the 2nd picture. Don’t worry about perfection until the second coat. When you are done with your second coat your nails should look like the far right photo. If you have any white left to cover- try adding a little color onto the very corner of the sponge and then dab to cover any white still showing. Once your nails are completely dry- remove that messy tape and it’s time to add your top coat!


Be generous with your top coat and the less brush strokes the better. This effect tends to leave a somewhat textured finish so a thick top coat will reduce that appearance. You can apply a second generous top coat if you want, just be sure to give your nails ample time to dry in between. And that’s it folks! I hope some of you get a chance to try this technique out and love this look as much as I do! :)

Aug 032016

vegetarian rice
Looking for a great side dish that’s easy to make? Michelle has a vegetarian creole rice recipe that is easy to make and goes perfectly alongside just about any protein. Or, just serve it up all by itself!

Chopped bell pepper and celery add color and cajun seasoning adds lots of flavor. Plus this dish can be made in just over 30 minutes. You can check out the complete recipe along with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Michelle at iheartkitchen!

Jul 272016

cowboy cookiesIf you are looking for a great cookie to pack in a lunchbox – Michelle has an easy recipe for cowboy cookies. Packed with m&m’s, chocolate chips, chopped nuts & more – these hearty cookies are sure to please.

You can always adjust the ingredients a bit based on what your family prefers, and since they only take about 8 minutes of prep time they are easy to make the night before.

You can check out Michelle’s recipe along with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Michelle at iheartkitchen!

Jul 232016

teriyaki chicken

Easy baked teriyaki chicken is a great go-to recipe on a busy weeknight or when you want to be spending time with the family and not in the kitchen. A few minutes of prep time and you can let it cook til done in the oven! The sauce gets tons of flavor from ginger, honey, cider vinegar and more.

Serve up with rice and some bright green veggies like broccoli for a complete and hearty meal. Top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions for an impressive looking dish – especially if you have company. You can check out the complete recipe along with instructions on the post HERE.

-Thanks CenterCutCook!

Jul 202016

tomato basil
If you are looking for a super tasty pasta dish that can be on the table in about 20 minutes – you might want to check out Michelle’s recipe for tomato basil pasta salad.

To make this recipe you start with frozen tortellini that has been prepared according to package directions. Combine fresh tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese and a few other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for a bit before serving to allow all the flavors to come together. You can check out the complete recipe with instructions on her post HERE.

-Thanks Michelle at iheartkitchen!

Jul 182016

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Jul 162016


CenterCutCook has a great idea for dinner tonight – slow cooker pork tenderloin. It only takes about 5 minutes of prep time and then sit back and let the slow cooker do it’s magic. There’s only a few ingredients – Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic and a few more. Just place the tenderloin in your slow cooker, top with the ingredients and the end result is a super moist and flavorful start to your dinner.

Serve up along rice or your favorite sides for a family pleasing meal that will also impress guests. Even better, right now we have a stack on Hormel Always Tender to help keep this meal budget friendly…

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You can check out the complete recipe along with instructions and additional photos on the post HERE. Thanks CenterCutCook!

Jul 152016

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