Wednesday, April 23

A Recipe I Want to Try



I think I could spend all day searching the Bon Appetit website. The articles are awesome, the recipes look so yummy, I love the how to video's and the cocktail recipes are amazing.  It's on the top of my list of favorite websites.
My latest binge on the website lead me to this amazing recipe that I'm dying to try: Portuguese Baked Eggs.
  

Ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil
3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, with seeds, halved lengthwise
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup ricotta
6 large eggs
1 cup grated sharp white cheddar (about 4 oz.)
¼ cup grated Parmesan (about 1 oz.)
Toasted country-style bread (for serving) 

Preparation:

Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bell peppers and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 10–12 minutes.  

Add tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, basil, oregano, chili powder, and paprika to pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft and liquid is thickened, 20–30 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Discard jalapeño.

Preheat oven to 400°. Transfer bell pepper mixture to a 13x9” baking dish. Using the back of a spoon, make 6 evenly spaced divots in mixture. Spoon a dollop of ricotta into each divot, then crack 1 egg into each. Top with cheddar and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until Parmesan is melted and egg whites are almost set but yolks are still runny, 15–18 minutes.

Serve baked eggs with toast. (Yolks will continue to cook as dish sits, so serve right away if you prefer your eggs soft.)


Now who wouldn't love having that for breakfast?!

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Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday's Tune

Keith Urban || Cop Car
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I tend to get on a country kick whenever the weather gets warmer and this year has proven to be no different.
And right now I'm loving Keith Urban's new song!

So good.

Friday, April 18

It's the Weekend!

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The weather this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous so I'll be soaking up every possible minute outside.
Hope you all are able to do the same!

xo
Amanda

Thursday, April 17

A Retro Home Makeover








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I'm a sucker for anything bright and especially anything teal. So when I saw this home makeover I was instantly in love. The home belongs to Melanie Bromley, the Chief News Correspondent for E!, and she transformed the 1957 home all on her own. Pretty amazing + beautiful!

To see more photos and read the entire story pop on over to Domaine Home.


Wednesday, April 16

Stela 9 Weekenders










Luna in Turquoise

With so many weekend trips, bachelorette parties, weddings and a few quick trips planned with the boyfriend I've been on the hunt for a new weekend bag. And I've had my eye on these Stela 9 weekenders because I love the bright colors and bold patterns. My favorite would have to be the Isabel in Blue Santa Fe. The Isabel style happens to be on sale at Shopbop right now which means it's also included in the 25% off Friends & Family sale, making this $282 bag only $150!

Such a steal!