Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Hands down the recipe I get asked for the most is for my buffalo chicken dip. It's perfect for parties, tailgating, and just a lazy weekend watching football. Every time I serve it at a party, people scrape the dish clean looking for more, and it's good enough to eat with a spoon.


~ 2 blocks of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
~ 1 bottle of Frank's Red Hot Wings Buffalo sauce (I use about 10 oz. not the full 12)
~ 1 cup of reduced fat blue cheese dressing
~ 1 cup of fully cooked diced grilled chicken, shredded
~ 1 cup of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese


~ Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
~ Shred chicken using a food processor 
~ Mix together cream cheese, red hot, blue cheese dressing, and chicken together until fully combined.
~ Transfer mixture into a greased casserole dish, sprinkle with cheddar cheese
~ Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until it bubbles
~ Serve with tortilla chips and cut up celery


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Tailgating & Birthdays

Weekends consisting of tailgate parties, birthday celebrations, and relaxing pool time should always be on the docket...

We had our tailgating mixer at work on Friday, and I'm so happy with how it all came together. All our hard work and planning sure paid off! We had our grill master outside and inside we had a keg, powder-puff punch, beer pong, flip cup, corn hole, ladder golf, and sports trivia. Everyone coming in received their "ticket to the mixer", got their picture taken with the cardboard cut out, and grabbed a personalized koozie as their door prize and were entered to win gift cards for playing the various games. We also had ESPN Classics on with our own team commercials we filmed which were a total riot. So.much.fun.

But we all know... after the party is the after party!

Saturday, it was time to celebrate my friend's b-day which called for an afternoon of food, drinks, and college football. We all dressed up in his favorite team's colors and wore beads and silly hats.

Sunday was for relaxing with BOGO Starbucks, football, a quick swim, and I tried out a new turkey burger recipe for dinner which was delish! I also was excited to dig into my new Rocksbox shipment which I can't wait to pair with some outfits this week.

Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip 
Biana for Weekending
Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Loves

So much to love on this beautiful Friday!

1. I received a notification on my Starbucks app that they're offering BOGO fall drinks on Sunday from 2:00-6:00. I'd like my first PSL of the season and another Chai latte which was absolutely delish at the airport a few weeks ago... YUM!

2. My new Rocksbox is scheduled to arrive today, can't wait to wear my pretty new baubles. Just in time for the weekend!

3. The tailgating mixer I've been working on is finally happening this afternoon at work. All the planning, budgeting, and hard work will finally show how worth it-it all was! Ready for an afternoon of corn hole, sports trivia, beer, good food, and the unveiling of our team commercials.

4. Picked up my free coffee at Wawa on Thursday while they were celebrating more openings throughout the state. I'll never say no to free coffee!

5. Can't believe it's all coming to an end... such a class act. Yes, I'm getting emotional again over another Jeter ad.

Also, don't forget to enter my Vine Vera giveaway!

Linking up today with Lauren for High Five on Friday and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vine Vera ~ A Giveaway

I'm always on the hunt for something that'll give my face that beautiful glow and also help with the lines that are beginning to form around my eyes. So, when Vine Vera reached out to me to try some of their amazing facial products I was just a wee bit excited. A skin care line featuring different wines in their product names? Fabulous.

I have been using the Vitamin C Cleanser which has given my face that glow I've been looking for as well as anti-aging benefits and the Dark Circle Eye Cream which has been helping with my hereditary dark circles that are always a constant under my eyes.

I also love that the jars are much bigger than I had envisioned and will last at least a year, maybe longer.


Now, it's your turn to try out some of their fabulous products that make you want to enjoy a glass of wine while applying. I'm giving away the Reservatrol Vitamin C Peeling cream which will leave your skin feeling refreshed and clean.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What was in my Rocksbox

I'm sure a lot of you have seen a number of bloggers raving about Rocksbox, and you can add me to that ever-growing list. I can't even explain how excited I was to receive my first package wrapped up in a pretty pink bow.

Rocksbox is in essence just like Netflix, but instead of receiving movies in the mail you're getting pretty baubles. You can keep the pieces for as long as you'd like, and when you're ready to send them back your stylist will pick out a new set to mail out to you within a few days. If you end up falling in love with any of the pieces, you can choose to purchase them to keep at a discounted rate for being a member. Plus your first month is free, and you can cancel at any time!

House of Harlow Sunburst Bangle

Urban Gem Victoria Necklace

I brought the beautiful necklace and bangle to Chicago, and they were perfect for a fun night out starting with cocktails at the Signature Lounge, dinner at Ditkas, and ending the night at Vertigo Sky Lounge. 

If you have any questions about Rocksbox, let me know and I'll be happy to answer :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

There are two things we can't get enough of in my household and that is Italian food and buffalo anything. So, when I came across this recipe I knew it was something I needed to try out and that it'd be an immediate hit come dinner time.


1 lb. of extra lean ground turkey
3/4 cup of bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 tsp. of onion powder
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
3/4 cup of Franks Red Hot (Buffalo Style)
Light blue cheese dressing to garnish and for dipping


Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl with a fork.
Roll the mixture into meatballs and place on to cookie sheet lined with foil and bake in the oven at 400 degrees until the sides are browned (about 5 minutes).
Place the meatballs into the crockpot, and pour the red hot on top and cook on low heat for about 2 hours.
Drizzle blue cheese on top of meatballs and serve with a side of veggies or salad.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunny Football Weekend & A Giveaway

After a fun-filled weekend in Chicago last week, my body and my wallet were literally begging me to lay low this weekend. After a quick happy hour on Friday, my weekend consisted of pool time, house cleaning, and football. Perfect.

Love that I can enjoy fall beers while still floating around in the pool (or cannon balling into it). Saturday was spent floating around in the pool, and then walking down the street to hang in the neighbor's pool and catch up with them over some swimming and college football.

Can we talk about how adorable these lanterns are? I picked them up in the "One Spot" (dollar bins) at Target. They're $3 each, and currently there's a cartwheel for 30% off the one spot. They have been on point with the fall decor the past 2 years!

*Low point* of my weekend was getting the ESPN notification that the Yankees won in extra innings against the Rays (because they usually fall apart in extra innings) and celebrating before getting a "correction notification" about an hour later that ESPN had messed up and they had in fact lost.

Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip *I'm the featured blogger this week so hop on over and join us!*
Biana for Weekending
Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap


I'm also exicted to join the lovely ladies below for a Target Giftcard Giveaway!

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