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Monday, May 30, 2016

#SophieTurner Turns Up The Charm On #ASOS Magazine Summer 2016 Cover

Life is sweet for 20-year-old Sophie Turner these days, given the hype surrounding her new movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the continued success of “Game of Thrones.”

The redheaded hottie is featured on the front page of the Summer 2016 issue of ASOS magazine, posing pretty for photographer Colin Leaman while wearing embellished tops, slip dresses and lightweight jackets.

Of Jean Grey, her X-Men character, Sophie tells the mag, “Jean is surrounded by likeminded people but still feels alone. I think that’s what I really related to. It can get so lonely sometimes…I like to be surrounded by people, but I want to be alone – alone, but still in the company of others!”


Sunday, May 29, 2016

#PriyankaChopra Covers Emmy Magazine June 2016

These days she’s one of the hottest actresses in the game, but Priyanka Chopra didn’t always exude confidence and self-esteem.

In her June 2016 cover story for emmy magazine, the “Quantico” star explains, "[I was] head of the class, teacher's pet, always knew the answers, always in honors classes. My parents never treated me like a child. They made me make my own decisions, told me to think about the pros and cons. I grew up having my own opinions and knowing what that meant. But I was always really conscious of the way I looked, and high school is hard for anyone."

Chopra finally decided to relocate to Iowa where she attended high school and lived with relatives. "I attracted a lot of attention. Nobody looked like me in my school. I was skinny with crazy, frizzy hair. It was like Mean Girls. There was one girl who was just super evil. She kept calling me Brownie, and saying, 'Go back to your country, you smell like curry' – and I didn't, by the way. She was so mean to me."


Saturday, May 28, 2016

25 Creative Wedding-Party Photos

When it comes to wedding party photos, there are no rules. In fact, the creative shots are always the most memorable! Ahead are 25 unique pictures featuring different wedding parties. So embrace the peace signs, pet cameos, silly smiles, and bare feet — your wedding album will be THAT much more interesting because of it.

Interlaced Arms

The Prop Shot

Put Your Hands Up

The Drinks Shot

Sans Shoes

Rocking Costumes

Unique Angle

Goofing Off

The Indoor Shot

In Front of the Altar

Artsy Background

The Action Shot

Pets Included

On Different Levels

Ogling the PDA

Candid Moment

Peace Signs

The Wave

Black and White

Big Smiles

Paired Up

The Faraway Shot

Circled Up

The Nature Shot


Loaded Unbaked #Potato #Soup #Recipe

Cook Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 10 min

( Serves 6 )

For the soup:
5 strips uncooked bacon (diced)
1 whole red onion (finely diced)
2 whole garlic cloves (finely chopped)
2 cup chicken broth
5 whole large red potatoes (diced into small cubes)
4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cup 2% milk
1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup plain yogurt
6 whole green onions (chopped)
For the garnish:
1/2 cup white cheddar
1 strips cooked bacon (crumbled)
4 tablespoon fresh chives

1. In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until all the fat has rendered.
2. Add onion to pot of bacon and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and the potatoes. Bring to a simmer. Cook the potatoes, covered, until they are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
3.  In a medium bowl, combine flour and milk. Whisk until well-combined.
4. Add milk to pot of potatoes. Bring pot to a steady simmer, stirring often, being careful to not let the milk boil over. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in salt, pepper, green onions, and yogurt. Cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Ladle the soup into 6 small bowls and top with the crumbled bacon, cheese, and chives (optional).


Sweet #Potato #Biscuits #Recipe

Cook Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min

( Serves 8 )
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup sweet potato (about 1 medium potato), baked, mashed
8 tablespoon unsalted butter (1 stick), frozen
Heavy cream (for brushing the tops)

1. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
3. In a separate large bowl, mix together milk and mashed sweet potato until evenly combined.
4. Grate frozen butter through the large holes of a box grater and toss with dry ingredients until butter is coated.
5. Add milk mixture and mix lightly until dough forms a shaggy mass.
6. Turn out mixture onto a floured surface and knead just until it comes together. (The dough will not be smooth.)
7. Pat into a circle and use a floured rolling pin to roll dough to a thickness of about 3/4 inch.
8. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, or glass, cut the dough into rounds.
9. Gather leftover dough into a circle, reroll, and cut until you have 8 large biscuits.
10. Place biscuits on a baking sheet, brush tops with heavy cream, and bake until the bottoms are golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.


Friday, May 27, 2016

#Bacon, #Bourbon, and #Hazelnut #HotChocolate Recipe

Cook Time: 10 min
Prep Time: N/A

( Serves 4 )
4 strips thick-cut bacon
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 pinch kosher salt
3 cup whole milk
4 ounce milk chocolate chips
4 ounce bittersweet chocolate chips
4 ounce Frangelico
4 ounce Bourbon
4 scoop Whipped cream and chopped toasted hazelnuts (for garnish)

1. Cook bacon in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat until crisp and rendered.
2. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
3. Pour fat into a small bowl and stir in corn starch with a fork.
4. In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt.
5. Stir in reserved bacon fat/corn starch mixture, milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate.
6. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot.
7. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.
8. Add Frangelico and bourbon.
9. Pour into individual serving cups.
10. Top with whipped cream, chopped toasted hazelnuts, and a strip of bacon.
11. Serve immediately.

#Nutella Instant Iced #Coffee #Recipe

Cook Time: N/A
Prep Time: 5 min

( Serves 4 )
4 tablespoon Nutella
2 cup chilled milk
3 tablespoon condensed milk
2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
3 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup ice cubes

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
2. Pour into glasses and dust lightly with ground coffee, if you like.

Tip: For an extra cold drink, pour iced coffee into glasses filled with more ice—ideally, coffee ice cubes for stronger coffee flavor, and leisurely sipping. To make coffee ice cubes, brew 1 ½ teaspoon coffee in 1 cup hot water, add sugar to taste. Freeze in ice-cube tray.

#Beautiful French #Macarons #Recipe

Cook Time: 16 min
Prep Time: 10 min

( Serves 40 )
3 1/2 ounce egg whites (aged 24 hours)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dehydrated egg white powder
1 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (high quality)
1 jar Nutella


1. Divide eggs, cover in plastic wrap and leave out at room temperature overnight.
2. Prepare 2 baking sheets covered in parchment paper.
3. Sift almond meal and powdered sugar into a new bowl. Combine granulated sugar with dehydrated egg whites into one bowl. Begin preparing merengue: on medium speed, mix (using mixer) egg whites until foamy.
4. Begin to add granulated sugar/dehydrated egg mixture to the egg whites. Once mixture is fully integrated, turn up the speed to high and whip until soft peaks are achieved, this will take 3-5 minutes. Do not over mix, you don’t want the peaks to become too firm.
5. Your base is ready. If you plan on adding liquid food coloring, this is the time to do it – drop a few drops into whipped egg whites and fold to incorporate.
6. Pour 1/4 of almond/sugar mixture into the meringue and fold to incorporate using a rubber spatula.     The motion should be gentle enough not to deflate the whipped egg whites continue folding in the rest of the almond/sugar mixture until complete.
7. Fold until everything is fully incorporated but do not over mix.
8. Pre-heat oven to 290 degrees F.
9. Prepare a pastry piping bag with a standard large/round tip and pour batter into the bag pipe 1-2″ rounds onto pre-lined baking sheets. Keep in mind that macarons will expand and settle when done.
10. Bang sheets flat against counter a few times to help aerate the macarons let sit for 20-30 minutes.  You will know they are ready when they are dry to a gentle touch of your finger bake in oven for              14-16 minutes.
11. At 14 minutes, monitor closely to make sure they don’t start getting brown edges. Once cooked, the macarons should peel off easily in one piece. If they do not, try cooking them for an extra minute at a time.
12. Cool macarons on a cooling rack. Fill with your favorite filling (nutella).
13. Store overnight in fridge in an airtight ziplock bag to allow flavors to marry before serving


#KendallJenner Is DenimLab Darling For #Penshoppe

She never has any shortage of high-profile campaigns, and Kendall Jenner is all about bringing the sexy for Penshoppe’s 2016 DenimLab lineup.

The just-released images feature the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” cutie in stretch jeans, distressed denim shorts and patchwork styles.

And even though the year’s not half over, Kendall has collected enough magazine covers, runway gigs and print ads to call it quits if she wanted to. But she won’t!


#TaylorSwift: Neo-Nazi Icon?!

Her songs are all about love and relationships, though Taylor Swift seems to have gotten the attention of a group of white supremacists.

The neo-Nazi blog Daily Stormer has used the “Shake It Off” songstress’ likeness in a series of memes while claiming she’s a secret fascist who will announce her Aryan agenda after Donald Trump is elected.

According to Stormer, “Firstly, Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That's the most important thing. It is also an established fact that Taylor Swift is secretly a Nazi and is simply waiting for the time when Donald Trump makes it safe for her to come out and announce her Aryan agenda to the world. Probably, she will be betrothed to Trump's son, and they will be crowned American royalty.”


Thursday, May 26, 2016

#Asian #Chicken Wonton #Tacos #Recipe

Cook Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min

( Serves 24 )
For the tacos:
1 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)
1 cup red cabbage (chopped)
1 cup carrots (grated)
4 whole scallions (chopped)
24 whole wonton wrappers
For the peanut sauce:
5 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 whole garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoon shio-koji (found at most Asian markets, like Mitsuwa Marketplace)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, peanut butter, garlic, and koji. Set aside
3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cabbage, carrots, and scallions.
4. Pour 3/4 of the sauce over chicken mixture. Toss to combine. Set aside.
5. On two sheet trays lined with parchment paper, lay out 24 wonton wrappers. Spread 1 or 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture diagonally over each wonton. Pinch two corners of the wonton together. Repeat until all the wontons are filled.
6. Place both trays in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until wonton wrappers are lightly browned and crispy.
7. Serve with remaining sauce.


#SophieTurner Steams Up #InStyle UK’s July 2016 Cover

As a beautiful and talented actress, Sophie Turner has rocketed to fame thanks to her “Game of Thrones” gig, and now she’s featured on the front page of the July 2016 issue of InStyle UK.

The 20-year-old redhead explained that growing up in front of the camera had its challenges- “It is probably the thing I've struggled with the most. At first, it was the character [Sansa Stark]; people hating on her because she was a 13-year-old girl, and she should have a smart head on her shoulders and make good decisions. When people started to know my name, as well as the character's name, that was kind of difficult. From 16 to when I turned 19, they were quite hard years. You're in the prime of puberty; your body is changing, your face is changing, and people still saw me as that 13-year-old girl, with no body, and thought that's how I should look forever.”

Turner added, “So, growing up and having my body transform, and my hormones, and people watching and commenting on that was tricky. Even my friends were having a hard time with that stuff, but when people are printing photos of your bad skin, that's really difficult.”