The Earrings I’m In Love With

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The other day I was scrolling through Twitter and happened across a post that caught my attention. It had been retweeted by one of the accounts I followed, but the post itself wasn’t from someone I followed. It was another one of those, “please retweet” posts. I looked, and it was from an artist. Most of the time I see posts like this, the art is incredible but not really of interest to me. I’m not in a stage in my life where I need to commission many portraits. However, this post wasn’t about portraits; it was about jewelry. Food inspired jewelry.

Like most humans, I love food. A lot of the images the post showed were of fruit (and they’re totally cute), but I was curious to see if the creator had a wider variety, so I visited the website listed in her bio. There, I found a wonderful array of food inspired earrings, and I quickly happened upon the dessert section. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a long time lover of desserts. Even better, this artist has pie earrings. Did you hear me? Pie. I love pie. I’m obsessed. I’ve even written about my love of pie before.

Anyway, I instantly fell in love, and now I’m plotting my purchase of these earrings. This is the picture from her website:

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Are they not the cutest? But don’t worry. If pie isn’t your thing, the artist also makes earrings that look like pizza, avocados, donuts, bacon, and more.

Even better, if you love the looks of these earrings as much as I do, but you don’t have your ears pierced, have no fear. After the artist’s post took off, she took the feedback interested customers gave her and said she’d soon be producing other types of jewelry in the too! So keep your eyes open for clip-on earrings, bracelets, and necklaces!

The only downside to these cute-as-pie pieces? At $20 a piece, the jewelry isn’t priced horribly, but since the artist lives Grand Cayman shipping can take awhile and be expensive if you want to be able to track your shipment. Is that a deal breaker for me? Definitely not.

Have any questions? Reach out the artist on Twitter. She seems super friendly and she’s super on top of things!

Recipe Review: Chrissy Teigen’s Cheesy Jalapeño Tuna Casserole

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I’m feeling so much better about my whole dress fiasco now, but I’ve got to admit that going home and cooking helped me get through it. There’s something cathartic about following simple instructions laid out before you.

Since moving, the apartment is short on ingredients so first I had to go shopping, and I really wasn’t in the mood for it. I sucked it up, went home, dug around for my cookbooks, found the recipe I was looking for, and headed out to brave the grocery store.

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that I got to use my own jalapeños, and I knew Eric would be excited about it too. See, I love gardening and growing things so Eric and I decided we would plant our own vegetables this year, but since I have a knack for killing all things green, Eric does most of the actual care. I am so lucky to have him!

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Chrissy’s recipe is pretty simple. You grease a pan, you cook the noodles, you mix all of the cheese, tuna, peas, and seasoning together. You add the noodles. (For this part I chose to forgo the celery. I’m not a huge fan of the texture.) You pour it all in a pan and then cover the mixture with the chips and cheese topping.

So to start, while I waited for my noodles to cook, I chopped up my peppers. I picked a couple of the bigger ones that Eric had been telling me needed to be picked.

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Chrissy says to leave the seeds (all the extra heat is stored there) in if you’re feeling brave, and since Eric and I love spicy stuff, I took the dare. I’m so glad that I did. The hot kick is the best part.

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By the time I was done chopping, the noodles were ready so I drained them. Next, I took a shortcut, and I actually combined all of our ingredients, minus the celery, in the pan itself. We only have one mixing bowl right now, and I needed to use that for the topping, but as you can see from the picture, everything turned out just fine anyway.

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Yum, yum, yum! At this point, I was ready to dig in, but it actually gets better with the topping. The topping is a simple mixture of jalapeño chips and cheese. Chrissy says that she can’t stay away from the chips and now neither can I! Guys, if you like spicy things, you’ve got to try these!

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When the casserole comes out of the oven it looks gooey and crisp (all at the same time!), and it’s simply perfection. Is there anything better than cheese and chips?

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As I dished some up, I couldn’t help taking more pictures. It looks great on a plate with so many textures and colors.

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It tastes so good too! This is my second time making it. It definitely turned out better looking this time, but it tasted deliciously both times.

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I keep the leftover chips in the cupboard, and I will top off the leftovers with them to give each serving a fresh crunch (as long as I don’t eat them all first).

And there you have it! That’s my review of Chrissy’s recipe. It’s so easy and so yummy, if you love spicy food, you should definitely try it.

I’ve had Chrissy’s cookbook since it first came out, but I haven’t had too many opportunities to test some of the recipes out. The recipes I have tested out have all tasted wonderfully. And now, I’m going to get busy on testing more of them as I impatiently await her next cookbook (which she’s already working on!!!).