Spicy Siracha Noodles

Thought I would share this ridiculously easy, AMAZING recipe I found on Pinterest. All you need: spaghetti, butter, garlic, siracha, oyster sauce, sugar, and parmesan cheese. As Ina would say, “How easy is that?!?!”

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Seriously, get on it.

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So delicious, and EASY. Like not as easy as Nick on the Bachelor, but E-A-S-Y.

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Only complaint about this scrumptious, go-to snack, is that you’ll probably spend more time cleaning up than cooking. Oh well, it’s worth it honeeeeeyyyy. So good!!

here’s the recipe…

here’s how I did it..

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chop chop

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heat butter over med-high

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add the magic stuff (garlic)

 

once fragrant….add the cooked noodles

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here, the fork tool is NECESSARY. if you don’t have a wooden one, I’m sure a reg fork would do…just as long as you don’t have a teflon coated pan

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perfect. now the seasonings

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stir

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cheese

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now taste…(mine needed more siracha)

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now we are in business.

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I could eat this photo

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Hope you love it as much as my belly!!!

 

I got it (carrot cake) from my momma

Growing up my mom would make carrot cake on every birthday. Now, I make it on a Tuesday.

I live for this stuff.

I eat it for breakfast…lunch..dinner. Dessert. Every minute of every day.
Jam packed with carrots, this oil based cake is as good as it gets. Not too sweet, perfect amount of moisture, and the oh so comforting spices.

And then that delicately tart cream cheese frosting.

I am in heaven.

(Like Winnie the little polar bear, here in the snow.)

I won’t give the exact recipe because to me, it’s worth like 800 million trips around the world…..but I can give some advice.

Cut the sugar in almost 1/2. Add extra cinnamon & allspice.

And use EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA carrots 

Save time by shredding carrots in the food processor…

And shred wayyyy more than you think you’ll need (usually I double it)

Perfect.

4 eggs.

Eggs meet oil

{Eggs + oil} meet dry ingredients

Mix until like this

Add carrots

Yum

Now divide it up

Bakey bakey

Time to makey some frostey

Butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, & a touch of milk.

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Now frost her up

The sloppier….The better.

🐷🐷🐷

Being a cheapskate

I am an old lady. I go to the grocery store first thing in the morning….on a weekday.

Why? You might ask. Do I have a busy, jam-packed schedule that I have to cater to? Absolutely not. That would require having a life….Something I am not familiar with. 

Jeopardy— What is having a life?

I do it because I am cheap. 
And to get the deals 💰💰 (I am talking DAY OLDS) you gotta go early.

Like right when they open.

You’ll be blinded by a sea of white haired retirees, but trust me….. it’s worth it!

Market Basket *that sexy beast*marks down breads, bagels, baked goods (think croissants, pies, cakes, cookies) & FRESH FRUIT AND VEGGIES. 

Like we are talking big bags of red peppers, Asian pears, green beans…..HEAVEN

Some days are luckier than others, but the key here is to go in with a game plan because you have to use this stuff up fast.

Here’s my ideal trip (and oh, how I wish I was talking about magical mushrooms…You know they could be the cure for depression). I’m rambling b/c it has been 8 years since I’ve had any *💧💧💧🌊🌊🌊. *

  • Bag of red peppers- roast and preserve in olive oil and salt
  • Asians pears- refrigerate, surprisingly they hold well with time
  • Green beans- pan fry that night, or make a casserole to freeze
  • Bread- freeze whole loaves, keep one in fridge to use now, or toast & pulsate into breadcrumbs for your freezer, or make croutons, or bread pudding (I could go on forever…I love bread)
  • Croissants- make the best French toast
  • Pie- eat immediately, or blend chunks into a milkshake
  • Bagels- freeze

Just some ideas…

Does anyone else do this?
And what are some of your secrets??

TELL ME

Charming Cottage

Last night I stumbled upon Nantucket Looms and boy is it heaven.

Almost everything is designed/made by local artists and YES, very expensive, but I am looking at it for inspiration. For instance, these rope baskets (set of 3 for $128), I found at Ocean State Job Lot for practically NOTHING.

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The blankets they make…oh my lord. Handwoven on island (with the highest quality fibers of course). It’s like taking a passage back into time….and I LOVE IT.

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Are you feeling warm and cozy inside?

They even make wearable versions….blanket me in this warmth please

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Or let’s see what these creative geniuses do with all the scallop shells that wash ashore on our beautiful Cape Cod beaches…

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What about sea glass?

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Shells for a Sailor’s Valentine?

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Artwork to make your home a nautical paradise??

Or what about some bowls & towels for fruit by the pool?

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I want it all! But, mostly I want these handwoven baskets…

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Or bracelets…

It’s a dream, I know. But a good one.

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Goalz

I’m 28 and I want to change my attitude on life.

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Less crying…more smiling.

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No more feeling lost…more adventuring and dreaming.

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1st dream….living off grid.

Whether it’s a tiny house.

Mountains

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A trailer….

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Dreamy

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Van…..

Or boat….

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2nd dream….

Being emotionally stable.

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Comfortable in my own skin.

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And chill.

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Here’s to getting there!!! And dreaming of a simple life.

(And hopefully not doing this.)

Ladies, if you haven’t already…

Switch to the Diva Cup!!!

Just finished my first cycle & wish I switched sooner.

Taking it out is almost alien-like at first, but you’ll learn to love it.

 Go slow and always BEND the diva cup.

Like bend and snap that thing in and out and dump all of that “period blood, period blood” (chime in Period sex song from Crazy Ex Girlfriend). 🔊

Here are 10 reasons you need to ditch the bleached sticks ASAP

  1. Better for the environment, man..No trash
  2. No need to buy tampons at Costco, one time cost of $30. Or hit the cheapskates jackpot like me, and find one for $10 in Walmart’s clearance section. 🔥🔥🔥
  3. Less pain. Tampons can really hurt sometimes. You don’t even feel the diva cup in there!! It’s crazy but true.
  4. Cool factor. Like I lost that much blood. That’s what it looks like?!?
  5. Cost again. Like seriously how is this free and perfectly functionable?!?
  6. No wet string to deal with after you pee. Or god forbid accidentally get #2 on.
  7. Feels safe. No way that bleached, highly absorbant tampon is healthy. It sucks out too much moisture.. TBH
  8. You can keep it in for 12 hours?!? Take that you dirty old tampon. 
  9. No odor. No air contact between your blood & air = no stink. Tampons and pads are disgusting now looking back.
  10. No leaks (so far… don’t take me to the grave on that one)

Then you get to boil the whole memory of your period away every month when you sterilize it. Seriously, it’s rewarding and you deserve it.

This Cup will make you view your period from a whole different wavelength.

Gone are the days of having to make last minute scrambles to get ridiculously overcharged for tampons. And of course the dreaded TSS.

Save yourself $$$ and misery…Get the Diva Cup!!!

6 reasons living on the Cape is underrated

EVERYONE loves to give me shit.  “What are you doing there???”…”why are you living on the Cape?”… “you need to move.”  blah blah bleh. I could go on for hours about the constant bitching and unwarranted advice.. oh yeah, did I mention this ONE “why aren’t you working in the oceanography field?”

Well guess what you BETCHES

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And sometimes you end up on a gigantic sand bar

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That’s HIDEOUS!

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Seriously like this place sucks…

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Now I see why everyone says MOVE..

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Here are 6 legit reasons living YEAR-ROUND on the Cape does not suck:

 

1. We live where you vacation

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Didn’t the guidos in Jersey Shore invent this phrase? LIVE BY IT.

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2. The temperate climate

Because the Cape is surrounded by ocean, the climate is significantly more moderate on the Cape. Remember reading about the urban heat island in geography class? That shit is real!!

Boston: 85°F            Cape Cod: 68°F

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3.  The ocean

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Feel stressed out or just want to relax? Walk the beach. Plus having it all to yourself in the off-season is not too shabby.

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4. The architecture

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Cape Cod style homes are all the rage. When I lived in LA, I couldn’t walk 5 feet in Brentwood without seeing one. Which leads me to…..is there anything better than a quaint Cape Cod style home???? HOLD HERE…I’ll wait.

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5. Cranberries

Bogs are EVERYWHERE! Watch these nutrient packed “craneberries” grow all summer, come falltime, witness the magic that is harvest, and when the bogs are flooded in the winter, enjoy an outdoor skating rink (if global warming would chill the f out)! YES

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6. Unlimited nature

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Here on the Cape.. it’s all about the outdoors. I mean look at this perfectly free bike path!!

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It’s magical.

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People like to call year-round Cape Codders townies. I like to call them snobs. Living in one place all year is normal, having multiple properties is not.

Here’s to adopting a new, more realistic mindset. 🍷🍷🍷

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Like Maggie, this dog.

Funniest Show on the Market

Some shows are just classic.

You feel like you could watch them over & over without ever missing a beat…*cue in Trailer Park Boys or Arrested Development*

Well, GUESS WHAT?!?!?! My sister found a new classic.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend —currently airing on CW

Move to West Covina for Josh Chan? Yes.

Have a messy childhood that haunts you to this day? Yes.

Create the funniest, most honest life ever? DO IT all in west covinaaaaaaa CALIFORN-IAAA!

Trust me you’ll get it once you watch.

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So guilty

BTW I miss Greg. He needs to come back.

Stop Stereotyping The Bachelor

Let’s talk…THE BACHELOR

I always made fun of people for watching this…cue in “Basic Bitch” snarl… but guess what I’ve learned? This show is AMAZING. So cheesy and dragged on… but AMAZING.

The excessively aggressive girl.. Corinne (yeah, she is winning)

The girl with “we slept together” baggage..Liz (poor girl, maybe you should have taken his #)

The girl who thinks playing it smart and hard to get will win him over… Taylor (this is so me, I relate to you girlllll)

The funny girl who shows up in a “shark” costume.. Alexis (I want to be your friend)

and then there’s him.

Nick. He seems so nice, heartbroken, and caring. But is he??

For some reason I don’t really trust him. Oh, and just found out that he is 36!! How come this is ignored??!?!!?

Here’s to seeing how this season works out. And if you haven’t already…HAPPY BINGE-WATCHING!!