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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Delicious tomato Alfredo pasta straight from your food storage or pantry!


Delicious restaurant quality tomato alfredo pasta made straight from your food storage?!! It's true!! 

Hey guys! Welcome!  So we are all super busy and have those days where you are like "what should I make for dinner??!l"
Well occasionally I like to share recipes (which is kind of a loose term here) on something easy and yummy I made! 
So today I am sharing my recipe for tomato alfredo pasta which you can make OUT OF YOUR CUPBOARD! 

I know how it is when your like oh crap we have nothing good in the fridge now what?! This is a great thing to keep in your food storage so you can have it ready to go anytime! 

Let's get to it! 


First, this seasoning packet.  I found this one day in the seasoning/gravy section. It is so delicious! 

Next Alfredo sauce- you could make it fresh (per package directions) and use cream and parmesan cheese.  If you are in a pinch like me, I just grab a jar of Alfredo sauce. I like bertolli's but you can use whatever you like.

Next you need one regular sized can (not the large size) of diced Italian tomatoes. Again you can substitute fresh, but for ease this works perfect! 

A box of your favorite pasta, penne, bow tie, gluten free, veggie, anything you want can work just fine! 

2-4 chicken breasts. This is optional, If you are a vegetarian just skip this and add extra veggies like zucchini, broccoli or your personal favorites. I prefer the taste of fresh, but again frozen chicken in the freezer? Totally works and the sauce is so good it won't taste "frozen". 

Alrighty so basically I defrost and cut up the chicken into peices. You can do bite sized or strips. I sauté those in a Large pan. You can add butter but I figure the alfredo is rich enough I just used olive oil spray. I brown the chicken then I let it simmer in some of the juice from the tomatoes for another 5 mins. (Or until cooked through)

Next I dump in the spice packet, entire jar of sauce, entire can of tomatoes and let that baby simmer simmer. 


Are you seeing the easy yet??!! 

About 15 mins there. 

So while the chicken is cooking make sure you started the pasta cooking. Then when the pasta is al dente or almost cooked I add it too the sauce. (Hence why I said large sauté pan) and finish it in the sauce for about another five minutes. I did put a lid on at this point.

Seriously that's it. 

So now for the commentary from my husband:

"This is so good I would pay money for this."

I responded by saying "well, technically you pay money for everything I make" with a big smirk of course! 

He totally loved it, so did the kids and he really felt like this was something he would order in a restaurant. So much so so I caught him picking in the pan after I served everyone up! 



Did I mention that this makes enough to feed a small army? Seriously for less than $10 you can make this meal and feed a large family. It fed my family of 4 for two nights. 

Budget friendly? Yes! Quick and easy! Yes! Delicious? Yes! 

The only draw back is that I'm sure it's not skimping on the calories but that's where you hide those extra veggies in there! 

Hope you guys try this out sometime and enjoy it! 


Shopping list:

McCormick season for chicken penne
1 can diced Italian tomatoes, regular sized
1 jar Alfredo 
1 box/ bag pasta (about 16 oz.) 
2-4 chicken breasts
Other veggies as desired
(I'm not a measurer so if you need exact measurements you will hate this "recipie") 

-xoxo Amber 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

NYX Cosmetics up to 70% OFF

Hey ladies I stumbled upon this great sale somebody posted about on Facebook, just sharing the love because I love NYX products especially lip sticks! Right now on Zulily NYX is on SALE! WOOT! SO go ahead treat yourself! You've been good right?!


 Right now this lipstick set is only $9.99 YES! I am serious!
This "love in rio" trio of trio's is only $7.99!

This set is only $10.99! And so much more! Ok enough of the chatter this deal is up till 12/6/14 so get shopping ladies! 

-XOXO

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Beauty Favorites!



Hey guys! Today's video is about my November favorites!  I went ahead and linked everything under the video so you can check out any of the products if you are interested! If you can't see the video make sure you click to visit this page so you can see it! 

-xoxo Amber



Chocolate bar palette- http://bit.ly/1tKP1pq

Melted Kisses-http://bit.ly/1w1xO2G

Nars Anna- http://amzn.to/1FMGLxY

Elf Smudge Pots- http://bit.ly/1vMz5qS

Elf radiance enhancer-http://bit.ly/1rWyQpD

Elf Mineral blush in wanderlust- http://bit.ly/1BbYQpm

Mac Mineralized skinfinish in smooth merge- LE

Nars sheer glow-http://amzn.to/1zh7dvw

Nars mata hari-http://amzn.to/1zh7mzj

Nars stick in lamu-http://amzn.to/1Bc0cAs

wet and wild liner-http://bit.ly/1FMGmeL

yonique 3d lashes- www.get3dlashes.com

bye bye under eye it cosmetics- http://amzn.to/1yHXFuc

taylor swift wonderstruck- http://bit.ly/1tCw5tS

Monday, December 1, 2014

CYBER MONDAY MAKEUP AND FASHION DEALS! Elf, too faced, cents of style, handbag heaven and MORE!

OK LETS GET STRAIGHT TO THE CYBER MONDAY MAKEUP AND FASHION DEALS! 

ELF Cosmetics!


 FOLICA.COM

Get Free Shipping on purchases of $50 or more at Folica.com

Use the code HURRY30 and get 30% Off Sitewide at Folica.com

Folica is basically the site for all your hair styling needs! They carry TONS OF PROFESSIONAL STYLING TOOLS AND PRODUCTS!
Sedu, CHI, Hot Tools, babyliss, oscar blandi, GHD, Rusk,  T3 and lots more! 



JUICE BEAUTY: 

JuiceBeauty.com

With any $50 purchase you get a FULL sized green apple eye cream! Which is a $38 value!
Juice Beauty has %100 ORGANIC products.  Organic is the new "buzz word" in beauty because we all love things with less chemicals in them!

Too Faced: 





Makeup Mystery Box. Top-secret assortment of Too Faced favorites for $35 ($165 value). Offer valid 12/1/14 - 12/5/14. Shop now!

What?! A mystery box from too faced?! its only $35 and the value is $165!!! oh and from now till Christmas This deal is sold out.

FREE SHIPPING! NO CODE REQUIRED!


Enjoy 50% off all sale items at Too Faced! No code required. Offer valid 11/28/14 " 12/1/14. Shop now!

La creme regular lipsticks are now only $11! What thats a crazy price for high end!

The bronzed and beautiful palette is now only $19!!!

and so much more I can't list or this post would be like 500 years long!

Cents of Style:


Cents of Style is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites (you may have noticed) Not only do the offer the CUTEST deals every week but the stuff is so freakin' on trend.


IMAGE: T-Shirts- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBER, +FREE Bracelet

I wish this picture summed up my life. I love everything about it, the way they styled a cute graphic tee with a lace skirt, the necklace even the pop of pink on the lips. Sigh. So gorg.


IMAGE: T-Shirts- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBER, +FREE BraceletIMAGE: T-Shirts- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBER, +FREE Bracelet

Oh did I mention you also get this adorable pearl bracelet set free? Yep. Free. LOVE IT! 

IMAGE: T-Shirts- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBER, +FREE Bracelet

ANNDDD.. They have kids clothes. WHAT? Cute sassy T-shirts for my kids? Sign me up!

Scarves.net:

Is doing 40% OFF everything on their site today! (clearance excluded) I love my scarves from scarves.net! 



after you order your scarves you can check out how I style mine!

 Handbag Heaven:

Is also doing 40% OFF! 


I LOVE, and I mean LOVE my handbag from handbag heaven!  The quality was amazing and they offer great discounts everyday.  So this 40% off sale is more like an 80% OFF sale because everything on the site is already on sale from retail price! Thats pretty amazing, I need to pick out my bags now because I'm sure at these prices these bags are not going to last! Oh and did I mention shipping is free?


Groop Deals is having a special CYBER MONDAY EVENT!

I can't imagine how crazy good these deals are going to be!



Shoebuy.com

30% OFF THEIR SITE PLUS FREE SHIPPING! 


These boots will be $69.99! For a nice pair of boots that's an awesome deal! 
downeastbasics.com

Oh and there are tons of great Walmart deals going on! 
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Happy Shopping! -XOXO Amber

Sunday, November 30, 2014

NARS Sheer Glow foundation routine! Make your foundation last longer!

Hey guys todays video is all about a little tip you can do to make your foundation last longer.  Today I am showing the NARS sheer glow foundation which I love!





I was introduced to the NARS sheer glow foundation at Nordstrom SLC at their beauty trend event. I fell in love after I had my makeup done I took these shots above.  I love how flawless it make my face look without the heavy look of a full coverage foundation.