Easy Stovetop Spanish Rice

by Koko on February 14, 2017

in Cooking, Grains, Recipe

The other night I wanted to make a fun Mexican-themed dinner. Instead of doing my usual brown rice on the side, I decided to try and make some Spanish rice. This recipe is easy, delicious and tastes super authentic. I put it on the stovetop the same time I made my fajita chicken (recipe to come) and it was a delicious meal.

A few hints: this makes a LOT of rice (like 4 cups), which you can easily portion out and freeze or make for a small crowd. Also, I used brown basmati rice because that’s what I had. Feel free to play around with what type of rice you want to use, just be mindful of liquid to rice ratio and cooking time.

 

 

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Cranberry Bliss Bars

by Koko on December 12, 2016

in Baking, Blondies, Recipe

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Around this time of year I always get excited for my favorite treat at Starbucks: Cranberry Bliss Bars! A few years ago, I attempted to make them at home and remember loving the, so this weekend while I was in TN, I tried again!

They are actually super simple to make. The white chocolate “drizzle” is more challenging since the chocolate seizes up pretty quickly, but I did more “dallop” than “drizzle” haha! These are a huge hit, and if you cut them into little triangles, no one will know the Starbucks version versus yours!

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Favorite Loafers

by Koko on November 14, 2016

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion

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Coat / Shirt / Jeans /Loafers

I’ve always been a loafer kinda gal and on a recent trip to Zara I find my new favorite pair! I have gotten so many compliments on these that I had to share!

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I’ve worn them nonstop since I’ve gotten them and love, love, love them!

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Sweater (similar)/ Jeans / Necklace / Loafers

Another pair I love are these from Nordstrom (and only $110!):

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Favorite Black Dress

by Koko on October 18, 2016 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Travel

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You guys, I had the most INSANE time ever exploring the Martha Stewart offices in NYC during my last trip. My boss works in the same building as Martha, so a few of us got a private tour. It was everything you wanted it to be and more! There were people decorating cookies for Valentine’s Day and placing individual sprinkles on cake! There were hundreds of props including platters, chairs, and silverware. It was an unbelievable experience.

I got this cute black dress from Nordstrom Rack and have gotten SO many compliments on it. Paired with my favorite loafers, it was the perfect NYC outfit. Q asked me if I forgot how to put my jacket on, HAHA, men! Happy Shopping!

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Dress: Iro / Jacket: J. Crew / Loafers: Halogen

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