Monday, November 22, 2010

I found one!!!

So, thanks to the blog Outblush, I GOT MY OWN KATE MIDDLETON DRESS!! WHOOOO! I got the BCBG dress (#6) from Neiman Marcus last call for--get this--$94 bucks off!! For $53!!! Happy happy happy day!

I want to be Kate Middleton

Okay, so we all know I love Hilary Duff, but I am also crushing on Kate Middleton's style. In particular, this blue stunner of a dress! This dress by ISSA is no longer available, but I shall search for a substitute because this is gor-ge-ous, ladies! (Never mind the fact that if it was available, I would not be able to afford the $616 price tag. Details. Whatever.)

I would also love a replica of Diana's engagement ring. Still beautiful 30 years later!

So this season, in addition to being thankful for family, friends, health, good job, etc, I am thankful I have a new Fashion Icon in Kate Middleton. I will post updates on her fashion here for us to review. And drool over....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Roasted Pear, Fig and Greens Salad

Hi Dolls! Yes, yes, I have not blogged since September but my busiest month of the year is OCTOBER so now I'm back! And I have the most delicious fall recipe to share with you all! So riddle me this, readers: What happens when you modify a Bobby Flay salad recipe, add a modified Katie Lee balsamic dressing recipe and merge the two together?

A restaurant quality salad that screams fall!

Roasted Pear, Fig and Greens Salad

For the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBSP Agave Nectar (or honey)

Combine in tupperware container. Shake. Done.

For the salad:
*Four fresh figs, halved (or you can used dried, but if you are watching sugar intake this really bumps up the content of sugar. If you don't care about that, whooo hooo just add your dried figs)
*Four Pears, cut into slices.
*Olive Oil
*Mixed Greens
*Pancetta (Optional add in: you can cube it and saute it until crisp, then drain wll on paper towels)
*Pecans or walnuts (another optional add in.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put pears on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, toss with hands. Put sheet in oven and roast for 15 minutes. Check, if pears are turning brown, they are done. If not, roast five minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool a bit.

To serve: top greens with dressing, toss. Then top with roasted pears, figs, pancetta, and nuts.

To serve with your salad: Try toasting some whole grain bread. Top with fig or pear jam, then a smear of creamy goat or gorgonzola cheese. YUM!