YUMS & NOMS: White Queso Cheese Dip

Sunday, October 25, 2015

White Queso Cheese Dip Recipe
White Queso Cheese Dip Recipe
White Queso recipe ingredients

White Queso Cheese Dip Recipe

Why it's taken me 32 years of my life to finally make my own queso, is so beyond me.  Seriously, what have I been doing this whole time? Well, finally...i did it and it's super easy to make. I have the delish recipe below so you can have a hot bowl of cheesy goodness in no time.



  • 1 Tbsp Butter/Margarine
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Green Pepper diced
  • 12 oz White American Cheese (got slices from deli)
  • 4 oz Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4-2/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 Tomato - diced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (you may want to use cilantro instead)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Cook the onion and pepper (med/high heat) until softened and reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Add the shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk. Stir, stir, stir until melted together 
  3. Add the tomatoes, parsley & cayenne to your liking
  4. Add more milk if you'd like a thinner consistency.
  5. Pour into a heat safe bowl and enjoy with tortilla chips!

(Recipe inspiration from here)

MY CLOSET: Maxi & Bells

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cleveland Ohio fashion - Maxi cardigan & bellbottoms

Cleveland Ohio fashion - Glam & Grace jewelry
Pylo bellbottoms - bell sleeve maxi cardigan
Cleveland Ohio fashion - boho style bell bottoms
Cleveland Ohio fashion - boho style bell bottoms
Cleveland handmade jewelry - Macrame pendant necklace
Cleveland Ohio fashion - PYLO bellbottoms
The only pair of blue jeans I own, PYLO Gypsy Minor Bellbottoms in Creedence...oh how I love. These jeans are a dream! They feature a high waist, long inseam and mega bells. The trend is done right when the bell covers your footwear...done any other way and you'll look like your former self from the 2000's. We don't wanna go there.

Another huge trend for fall are maxi cardigans. This one has stylish bell sleeves and comes in a beautiful Marsala color (#heyPantonehey). Even though I've shut it in about 5 doors today, it's still my current fav. It's lovely to layer and creates a long sleek line with the body.

Necklace & Earrings: Glam & Grace (in the shop!)  ///  Oversized Tee: Nordstrom Rack   /// Cardidan: Missguided  ///  High Waist Bellbottoms: PYLO

GLAM & GRACE: All-Natural & Hand-Crafted Lipstick

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Vegan all natural handmade lipstick
Cleveland Handmade Cosmetics
All Natural & Hand Crafted Lipstick with packaging
All Natural & Hand Crafted Lipstick in trending colors
Handmade in Cleveland Ohio - on-trend & fashionable items
You guys!!! I'm excited to be launching a set of all-natural & hand-crafted lipsticks. This trendy lip wear not only feels amazing on your lips but it's chemical free! You can feel totally at ease when you wear it. I've been working hard perfecting the recipe and blending the perfect set of on-trend colors. There are currently 6 colors available with more on the way.
Shop now at glamandgraceshop.com!
They will also be available at The Cleveland Flea October 10th and Crafty Mart November 28 & 29th.

MY CLOSET: Street Style in the Wild

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ohio fashion - chambray & gladiators
Street style in the wild - ohio fashion
Cleveland Ohio fashion - alternative boho style
Cleveland Ohio Fall Fashion - alternative boho style
Madewell necklace - ASOS accessories - Glam and Grace Earrings
Knee high lace up gladiators

Simplicity & Neutrals are still a go over here. My casual "minimalist" pieces are easy to pair with each other and then pile on the bold accessories. This ASOS Chambray Maxi Dress is more like a lightweight jacket/cover up for now. It's prefect for the transitioning weather where I can just toss it over a summer dress. Once Fall really hits, I can button it up, wear it as a dress and even pair it with a cardigan. Versatile pieces like this make themselves at home in my closet.
This necklace tho...I'm in love with Madewell jewelry. It's great inspiration for my own line. I love the simple shapes with the industrial feel. Mixing the brass and silver also gives the piece character and you're able to mix and match it with other accessories of either tone.

Hat & Sunglesses: ASOS  ///  T-Shirt Dress: PYLO  ///  Chambray Maxi Dress: ASOS  ///  Earrings: Glam & Grace  ///  Knee-high Lace-up Gladiators: UrbanOG  ///   Necklace: Madewell

TRENDING: Fall 2015 Favorites

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall 2015 trends - bells & lace-up


These styles are my favorite for fall. It's all about a modernized 70s vibe. If it has a bell or if it laces up, rock it.

The beautiful denim bellbottoms are from PYLO. I have the Gypsy Minor Bellbottoms in Creedence (for the shorties). They fit like a dream. The high waist and the oversized bell is the way to go!

Lace-up flats are an item I've been eyeing. I'm not a big fan of flats but the criss-cross action has me interested. They'd pair great with cropped pants or a cute mini.

Another look I love are the giant bell sleeves...even better if the top laces up. Too many trends in one item? ....pssssh never ; )

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YUMS & NOMS: Pumpkin Muffins

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
Baking with pumpkin
Fall recipe - pumpkin muffins
Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese drizzle frosting
Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting
This recipe has been a family favorite for decades. I've ate this for breakfast and snacks since
I was a kid...don't forget the apple juice, of course. Trust me, you won't want to limit devouring
this just to fall time, it's good to make year round. I'm busting this out now to try and prepare myself
for the season change and attempting to bribe myself into even liking fall. We'll see how it works out.

RECIPE: Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Drizzle Frosting

Pumpkin Muffins

3 Cups sugar                                
1 1/2 teaspoon salt                      
1 teaspoon nutmeg                  
1 teaspoon cloves                        
1 teaspoon cinnamon              
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup hot water
1 cup vegetable oil
3 1/3 cups flour
2 cups pumpkin

First, blend sugar, spices and eggs. Next add in pumpkin and oil. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda. Gradually blend flour mixture into pumpkin mixture, alternating with water. Mix well.
Pour batter into muffin liners/pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-24 minutes till toothpick comes out clean

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon almond milk

Cream sugar and cream cheese together. Add in vanilla and gradually add in powdered sugar. 
The almond milk is to make the frosting a less dense constancy, add to your liking. Mix ingredients well and drizzle onto muffins when they are cool. 
Just to note, I eyeball this recipe. I usually do equal parts of butter & cream cheese. Then I add powdered sugar till it gets to the consistency I want. 

MY CLOSET: Oversized End of Summer

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cleveland Ohio Fashion - PYLO dress
Ohio fashion blogger - gladiator sandals - minimalist style
Cleveland Ohio Fashion Blogger - boho style
Cleveland Fashion - street style
Minimalist boho fashion - Cleveland
PYLO Namiko Maxi T-Dress

PYLO you rock my world. The Namiko T-Dress is a dream. Oversized and flowy, perfect to wear while Summer is winding down. Im wearing it in the color called "Naked", a light fleshy neutral with a touch of pink. It works well with the trending minimalist style. For my skin tone, I pair this color with darker accessories (hat, shoes, ect) to add depth and contrast so I won't won't look washed out (wink wink). I've been into simple minimalistic dresses this summer, ones you can throw on and go. Just add some killer accessories.

Hat: Nastygal  ///  Earrings: Glam & Grace  ///  Sunglasses: Nastygal  ///  Necklace: Banana Republic  ///  Arm Party: Glam & Grace  ///  Namiko T-Dress: Pylo  ///  Gladiator Sandals: Urban OG