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Pintrest Recipe Roundup Week 2

Lately, I’ve been trying to find recipes that will finish up items we have had in the pantry or freezer for waaayyy to long. In addition, I always seem to have bananas on the brink of spoiling, and you can only have so many containers of frozen banana for smoothies before it starts to get ridiculous. Damir keeps buying bananas, and I’ve concluded that his ultimate goal is for me to make banana bread, which it turns out he loves. In this week’s roundup, there are TWO banana recipes, both are absolutely fantastic.

Pintrest Recipe Roundup Week 2

Unbelievably Moist Banana Bread

Banana bread

This is a rockstar recipe from Forks n’ Flip Flops that has forever changed my banana bread game. And for her tip of letting the batter rest… it DOES make a difference! I split the recipe in half and baked one half right away, the other as instructed. The one that rested was far more moist. This is now my go to recipe, and Damir will nearly eat the whole pan in one sitting.

Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Chicken parm stuffed peppers

We had some frozen breaded chicken patties in our freezer that had been there for far too long, and this was a great way to use them up! I think the overall recipe was pretty good, but i just wasn’t impressed with the chicken we had… which is likely why it had taken up a permanent residence in the freezer. This recipe from Delish was a great way to finally finish it and make more room.

Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

deconstructed pizza

This recipe from Kayln’s Kitchen was almost perfect. The flavor was fantastic, but it was a little meat heavy for my taste. I plan to make it again, but this time with more vegetables (peppers, onions), double the mushrooms, and a little bit of marinara sauce. Overall, great meal!

Banana Blondies

banana blondies

These bars from Life in the Lofthouse were so addicting! I brought half the pan into the office, and they were gone before lunch! I did skip her brown sugar frosting and instead used up some white frosting I had in my pantry, but these will absolutely be making a comeback in my kitchen.

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
#nightmarebeforechristmas #halloween #sallycosplay #cosplay
  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #sally #IT #pennywise #clowns
  • Pretty sure I will never quite learn how to stay serious... I seriously love this look so much! #colors #colorful #illgrowupsomday
  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
#poetry #artinspiration #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #myfavoritepoet #allthefeels
  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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