With less then 10 days left till Christmas I think it's an appropriate 

time to do a post on winter fashion. The picture above shows just a 

couple of ideas. For example you can wear the polka dot shirt with 

the pants and accessories or you can wear the green or black 


You can buy some of these items: (the links I don't post are sold out you can just substitute with whatever is comfortable for you)


You know what I love more than Christmas? Eating food on
Christmas! And with that being said I’m going to share a few 

recipes for anyone who wants a little help choosing what to 

cook on Christmas. My first recipe is rice dressing or as my 

family likes to call it “dirty rice”. Not only is it

delicious, it has the right temperature of spice. I only make

this on holidays and when I taste it (because a good chef 

has to taste her food) I have to restrain myself from eating all 

of it.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
1 lb ground turkey
1 small pack of chicken gizzards
1 cup gizzard juice
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
4 stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch of green onions
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the rice:

  • 3 cups Mahatma Thai Jasmine rice, dried
  • 4 1/2 cup beef broth, low sodium

Here’s what you have to do to make it:
  • Add beef broth to a large rice pan, bring to boil.
  • Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes, remove from heat, allow rice to steam 10 minutes more.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add rice a little at a time until enough rice has been added and mixture remains moist. You may not need all the rice.
  • Add chopped parsley and mix well.
  • Check seasonings.
  • Rinse chicken gizzards and add to a stock pot, cover with water, cook over medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if needed.
  • You will need to reserve 1 cup of gizzard cooking liquid..
  • While gizzards cook, in a medium pan, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat, add bell peppers, onions, and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes then add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  • Add ground turkey, break up, add seasonings and saute until browned and cooked through. Turn turkey-vegetable mixture off the heat and set aside.
  • When gizzards are fork tender, remove from heat, drain, reserving gizzard liquid.
  • Add gizzards to a food processor and chop lightly.
  • Add chopped gizzards to turkey-vegetable mixture and heat over medium heat, mix well. Add gizzard cooking liquid.

Now that it's officially December it's time for winter wonderland to

begin! Let's start this post with ABC Family's 25 days of Christmas

special. For those of you living in an igloo the 25 days of 

Christmas special is a ABC Family tradition where every 

December 1st they play all the X-mas movie classics. But that's not 

it not only can you watch it on your TV you can watch it online 


Today's schedule included:
Jack Frost
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause

That's all for today's post check back to see what I talk about next.

Thanksgiving is only 2 days away! To celebrate this day I donated 

more than 50 cans to the Salvation Army for a food drive we were 

doing at school. Now that the first part of the TG to-do list is done 

time to move on to the second part: eating. Now as I said in a 

previous post I wanted to make pumpkin donuts one day (still 

waiting) and it might be next month (hopefully).

This might not be a donut but it's pumpkin (from here)

Anyways back to reality, let's talk about the food I'm going to devour on TG. 

I'm going to be making my famous rice dressing as well as some macaroni and

cheese topped with bacon, while my dad is smoking the meat and my ma' is 

well doing what she does best supervising. That's all for this post check back 

to see the wonderful food I cook as well as recipes.

It's almost December and that means it's time to start creating 

wish lists. I don't know if anyone else did, but I created mine. I'm 

excited for Christmas because my birthday is in the same week 

which means double the presents and no school.

See what I've got below:

Pumpkin Latte
Absolutely necessary
Trashy Britney - Leopard Faux Fur
I love leopard print as much as I love Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Canvas Tote Bag: Classic Face
Remember how I said I loved Hello Kitty?

You can buy these items below:

This is only a few items that I shared so stay tuned for part 2.

Guess what Swifties: there’s a new Taylor Swift album out! If you didn’t know that well where have you been. Her new album is called 1989. The reason behind the name you ask? Well it all started with her birth year. Taylor felt that she should do a tribute to late 80’s pop music while still making this album a biography. The first single for this album is called Shake It Off. When I first heard the title I thought “Wait a second isn’t that the title of a Mariah Carey song?”, but then I realized that the songs have two different meanings, Taylor is shaking off the haters while Mariah is shaking off her ex. In my opinion not all of the songs were as great as others, but the sound of  this album is like a bubbly, magical forest type of sound. The songs included are:
  1. Welcome To New York
  2. Blank Space
  3. Style
  4. Out Of The Woods
  5. All You Had To Do Was Stay
  6. Shake It Off
  7. I Wish You Would
  8. Bad Blood
  9. Wildest Dreams
  10. How You Get The Girl
  11. This Love
  12. I Know Places
  13. Clean

You can buy her new album here

A few weeks back my journalism class had a potluck.

I had no idea what I wanted to cook so I needed to do a little research.

After looking at what the other people were bringing I decided on Mexican food. 

Who doesn't love Mexican food? 

After contemplating what type of Mexican food to make I went with enchiladas.

Not just plain enchiladas we're talking fully loaded with ground turkey and cheese. 

If you want to recreate Enchilada goodness print out the recipe below.

That's all for today's post on SSWU check back on what I make for the next potluck!

Ground Turkey Cheese Enchiladas

Servings: 6-8


1 lb ground turkey
2 cups red chili enchilada sauce
1 tablespoon seasoning salt

1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder
24 corn tortilla shells
2 cups jack cheese, grated
2 cups sharp cheese, grated
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
extra virgin olive oil
sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, avocado, to garnish


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.

In a skillet add about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, add onion and saute for 5 minutes, add garlic and cook 1 minute more. 

Add ground turkey and spices, cook for about 10 minutes.

To assemble casserole, place 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a greased 13X9 inch casserole dish.

Dip tortilla shell into sauce and place on top of sauce in pan, slightly overlapping. 

Top with half the turkey mixture, top with 1 cup of cheese.

Repeat process, last layer should be dipped tortilla shells. Top with cheese, top with remaining sauce.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Garnish with green onions, sour cream and fresh tomatoes.

Remember when I said I was going to post about something 

that has to do with bows and Japan? 

Well, the particular thing I'm talking about is Hello Kitty

Before we get into the main topic let's talk about my slowly 

growing collection of HK items. 

My HK stationary set and my "little pink wallet".

My kind of worn out, but classic nerds lunchbox. (I know 

it says I apple nerds but it's really supposed to be "I 

heart nerds!"

Back to what this post is really about (not the 

controversy that HK is not a cat) but the first Hello Kitty 

convention ever. 

This convention celebrates the 40th 

anniversary of HK.  There is going to be workshops,

speakers, panels, FOOD, and more. Ticket prices are $30 for 

adults and $20 for children. For more information go here.

With Lots of Luv,


I decided to make cookies for my wonderful journalism class! 

Since I couldn't think of what kind of cookies to make I decided to make my World Famous Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Yes, these cookies are World Famous, at least in my family. 

My mother and I created this recipe years ago and it's da bomb!

I originally wanted to make pumpkin donuts, but due to a family disagreement about me being the only kid in America who loves pumpkin I wasn't able to do so this time! 


Anyways back to the cookies, these were amazing and I'm so glad 

my whole class loved them (if you're one of my classmates reading

this I appreciate you being my taste tester).  

That's all for today's news on SSWU. 

Next weeks post will be bow-tastic!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Serving Size: 30-40 cookies

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat butter and sugars together in a mixer until creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating about 20 seconds between each addition.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla, beat well.
  • Mix flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl, reserve 1 tablespoon to toss chocolate chips in prior to adding.
  • Add flour to butter/sugar mixture in 3 batches, beating 20 seconds between each batch, scrap down sides of mixer.
  • Add oats to mixer and beat for 20 seconds.
  • Toss chocolate chips with saved flour and add to mixer. Beat about 20 seconds.
  • Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Using a rounded tablespoon form dough into balls. Use a fork to flatten.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Let's talk about ROUNDTABLE pizza for a bit! 

Their pizza is hot, cheesy, delicious it's a must that you get it fresh out the oven!

This weekend my Ma', Dad and I took a trip to pizza heaven. 

We ordered the creamy garlic sauce pizza with spicy pepperoni.

Now you can put anything on the pizza like bacon (YUM) or ham even shrimp (which I can't have because I'm allergic). 

But with my Ma' not liking what me and my dad picked for our toppings she decided to go with the regular ole' cheese and pepperoni. 

The garlic pizza never lasts long because my dad decides he wants to take all of it so I have to get some while I can. 

I recommend you order this pizza fresh because if you wait till later to eat it the experience is not the same lol. 

That's all for today on SSWU check back this Saturday to see what I throw down in the kitchen. 

Then next week I geek out on something that has to do with bows and Japan.

It's Autumn and that means fashion is more "challenged" during this time of the year! 

What I'm saying is that the girls will be brave and mix and match this season's colors and the boys well, the boys will be boys!

Hey guys whatever you decide to do just make sure you don't do this!

Summer Says....this is not HOT!

Anyways back to real fashion.  Today's look is motivated by Boho Chic!

What's Boho Chic you ask? 

Well, Boho Chic is part Island fashion with hippie flair.

A Boho Chic gal like myself loves an extra high wedge toe sandal. 

Yep, I know I am already tall but hey a little more height can't hurt!

Pair this with skinny jeans, a form fitting shirt, not to form fitting, lol, and were ready to go!

Oh, don't forget ya floppy hat, a girls gotta protect her skin from those UV rays!

Summer Says...Peace, Love, and Fashion!

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