Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Black Honey

No... I am not blogging about the latest porn star... but about my latest favorite beauty treat! I am a chapstick junkie,but sometimes I do want to spruce up my look. However, I do not like dry lipsticks or sticky glosses. I have found something that puts the best of both of these into one sleek tube!

Amy introduced me to the Clinique Almost Lipstick shade, Black Honey. It has a lipstick look with a glossy, moist touch. It looks almost black in the tube, but once on your lips it takes on a new color according to your skin tone. It is known to be universally flattering. Plus, it is intriguing because it looks different on each person. How it looks on me is completely different than how it looks on my sister. I can pop it on if I'm running out to do some errands or wear it for a night out on the town!

This product retails for $14 and can be found at the Clinique counter.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweet & Spicy Chicken

It's likely you have these 3 ingredients in your fridge! I'm so excited about this easy recipe because it only takes a few ingredients and is super easy. I served with some mashed potatoes and they were a great pair!
You'll need:

12 oz jar of apricot preserves
16 oz bottle Italian dressing
2 lbs Chicken Breasts, cut into tenders

Place the chicken breast tenders in dish and drizzle 16 oz. of Italian dressing over the top, Turn pieces, to coat evenly with the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate 8 hours or overnight (I marinated for a few hours and it was fine). When ready to fix your chicken breasts, remove them from the dish and place them in the baking dish. Reserve 1 cup of the Italian dressing that was used for the marinade. (You may use all of the leftover marinade, but, unless you have a very deep baking dish, the sauce may bubble up and run over in the oven.) Mix the 1 cup reserved Italian dressing with 12 oz. apricot preserves in a small mixing bowl. Use a spoon (or a mixer, if you like). When the two ingredients are well-blended, pour them over the chicken breast tenders that you have placed in your baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 325 degrees for 1 hour. Then, remove the aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes longer. The chicken breast meat will be very tender and juicy. Remove from the oven, and place the chicken breast tenders on a platter. If desired, top the chicken tenders with the gravy that has formed in the baking dish. This is a magnificent dish! It will fill your house with sweet and spicy aroma, and your guests will love it!

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