Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grilled Chicken, Peach, Pineapple, Onion, and Pepper Kabobs Recipe!

Ciao lovelies,

        These kabobs are such a fun and tasty summer meal.  They do require a bit of prep work.  You have to cut up all of the ingredients and have them ready to put on the skewers at the same time.  It’s worth it though.  I made these last labor day and they turned out pretty great.  I think I needed to soak my skewers a bit longer so they wouldn’t have burned but it didn’t really matter.

Ingredients: (No measurements, just use as much as needed depending on how many people you’re feeding.)

  • Pineapples
  • Peaches
  • Bell Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Salt and Ground Pepper
  • Chicken breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Wooden Skewers

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Directions:

1. If you’re using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least thirty minutes before using to prevent them from burning.

2. Make a delicious peach-pepper sauce: Place 1 roasted pepper, some olive oil,  and four large peach slices in the jar of a blender, and puree until mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.  Let your chicken marinate in the sauce for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or so in the refrigerator to absorb the flavor.

3. Slice your peaches, pineapple, peppers, and onions in somewhat evenly sized pieces so they fit together nicely on the skewer.

4. Heat a grill or a grill pan over medium heat.  Skewer the chicken, alternating it with peaches, pineapple, onions, and peppers.

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5. Grill kabobs, rotating as needed, until chicken is cooked through and everything is nicely browned, 10 to 15 minutes.  Serve immediately with remaining peach-pepper sauce on the side or on top.  Enjoy!

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                                                                                                       ♥♥ Xoxo Gabriella

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer into Fall: 7 Transitional Outfits! Casual & Professional

Ciao dears!,

        I’ve finally finished sharing all the outfit pictures from last summer!  Now, I’m moving on to the fall, September, particularly.  Here are a few teacher/professional outfits as well as some more casual ones.  Enjoy!  Tell me your favorite/s in the comments below! Smile 

1. Business Serious

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Dress: New York & Co., Blazer: Fashion Bug, Flats: Lane Bryant, Earrings: Forever 21

2. Pastel Professional!

        I love this mint comfy blazer.  It makes me look like I’m put together but it’s in a pretty color and is cotton, so It’s comfy!

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Blazer: J.C. Penny, Tank top: Fashion Bug, Skirt: It used to be my sister’s., Shoes: Lane Bryant, Flower Hair clips: I made them!

3. Fall’s Coming!

One of my favorite things to do when it’s the beginning of fall, and you’re tired of your summer clothes, but it’s still pretty hot outside, is to wear a summer dress (that’s not too summery!) and add Fall accessories like boots and a gold necklace and belt, topped off with some berry lipstick.  Tada, Fall transitional fashion!


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Dress: Ross, Belt: Downtown store?, Boots: Avenue, Earrings & Necklace: Gift from my cousin

4. Stripes & Pastels!

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Blazer: J.C. Penny, Tank Top: Fashion Bug, Skirt: Target (maybe?), Wedges: Target, Bracelet & Necklace: Forever 21

5. Wine Making Fancy!

        I wore this to go to New Jersey somewhere with my father and brother-in-law to get the grape juice to make wine.  It was a sort of fun little trip.  I just was in the mood to wear my hat and then the rest of the outfit  came together based on the hat: I was going for classy yet casual, vintage-like vixen.   Not sure how well it went…lol, but I like it.  I also went to an outdoor sidewalk sale that also had a mini vintage car show with Dominick.  

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Top: Fashion Bug, Skirt, Floppy Hat, & Belt: Forever 21, Wedges: Avenue, Necklace: Jewelry store in the Oxford Valley Mall

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6. Minnie Mouse Fabulous!

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Minnie Tank Top: Target, Black Tank Top & Skirt: Forever 21, Blazer: DEB, Earrings Kohl’s, Flats: Oxford Valley Mall shoe store

7. Deep Red Pants

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Pants: J.C. Penny, Tank Top: Forever 21, Flats: Lane Bryant, White Shirt: DEB   

                                                                                                     ♥♥ Xoxo Gabriella