Cooking with my beloved champagne is literally my favorite! Last year while making my favorite March dish, Corned Beef! I just happened to be drinking a little bubbly with the family and decided to splash some into the crockpot. Best decision ever since the brisket came out tasting so tasty! Everyone loves it!!!!
So obviously this year I had to grab a corned beef as soon as I spotted them on sale at the market and make my new creation for y’all!!!! It came out just as tasty as last year, so if champagne is your guilty pleasure, pour some into your crockpot and have a boujee St. Patricks Day!
• 3lb corned beef brisket
• 5 small potatoes cut in halves
• 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
• 1 cabbage, cut into small wedges
• 1 cup beef broth
• 1/2 cup champagne
• 1 tbs minced garlic
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp pepper
Brown corned beef brisket. Leave each side on the frying pan for 30 seconds and flip. Pour beef broth & champagne into the crockpot.
Add garlic, salt and pepper.
Place corned beef into the crockpot. Add potatoes & carrots. Cover and cook for 3hrs on high. After 3 hours, remove cover and place cabbage in the crockpot. Cover and cook for one more hour.
Serve & enjoy!
What am I doing with my additional day this month thanks to leap year?!?! Writing up a Bath & Body Works Haul post for y’all!!! I’ve had my hands on these goodies for a few weeks now, but between our latest Disney Trip and the nonstop craziness since we’ve returned, I’ve lacked the time to share. Better late than never right???? So here it is!!! The latest Bath & Body Works scents and my opinions!!
STRAWBERRY POUND CAKE
Fragrance ~ A sweet, airy swirl of fresh strawberries, golden shortcake & whipped cream
Opinion ~ Literally my latest favorite!!! Smells like strawberry candy. I almost wish you could eat lotion because Strawberry Pound Cake smells so good!
Fragrance ~ A sweet-meets-salty blend of key lime, sunny citrus blossom & whipped vanilla
Opinion ~ Love the name!!! Totally cute bottle!!! Smells delicious, but I’m not sure I would really call it margarita. It’s definitely citrus crossed with vanilla.
CONFETTI CAKE POP
Fragrance ~ A sweet, airy swirl of fresh strawberries, golden shortcake & whipped cream.
Opinion ~ Vanilla times 1000! If you love vanilla scented anything, you will love Cake Pop! Literally a vanilla scent on crack lol.... super powerful and leaving you smelling like vanilla all day long.
Fragrance ~ A clean blend of fresh linen, water blossom & white musk.
Opinion ~ I honestly grabbed this without really smelling it at first. I was in a hurry. Spotted a new scent and tossed it in my bag. So glad I did because ahhhh love it! Not really sure why it’s called saltwater, but it does smell like musk and I’m a huge fan of all lotions that smell like high end perfumes. I brought this one to Disney with me and everywhere I went people were asking me what perfume I was wearing and would look at me like I was nuts when I said it was a Bath & Body Works lotion!
Fragrance ~ An optimistic blend of fresh raspberries, sparkling pear & pink lily petals.
Opinion ~ I was so excited for this scent!! That description sounds like yumminess in a bottle! While the fragrance smells good, it’s a very weak scent. Once on the skin I’m not smelling it. I’m someone who loves a powerful scent that lasts all day long and this one was just not it.
Have you tried any of the new Bath & Body Works Scents?
Time for another peanut butter dessert!!! If you’re new here, my hubby is peanut butter obsessed with pie being his all time favorite, so I’m constantly chef’ing up peanut butter deliciousness to satisfy his cravings lol. My daughter and I took a little mommy/daughter trip to Disney last week, leaving hubby at home working, so I figured he deserved a peanut butter treat now that we’re back!
Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Pies using Reese’s Snack Mix!! So yum!!! So easy to make!!!
• 8oz Whipped Topping
• 8 oz. Cream Cheese
• 2 cups Peanut Butter
• Chocolate Syrup
• Reese’s Snack Mix
• Mini Pie Crusts
Add whipped topping, cream cheese & peanut butter to a large mixing bowl.
Pour into the mini pie crusts.
Top with the chocolate syrup.
Add the Reese’s Snack Mix all over the top of your pies
Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
Serve & enjoy!!!
When you spot unicorn chocolate chips at the grocery store obviously you toss them in your cart and make sugar cookies when you get home!!!! Definitely a yummy way to make my favorite sugar cookies that more yum! White chocolate is my favorite, so these unicorn chocolate chips definitely do not disappoint. Enjoy!!
• 1/2 Bag Toll House Unicorn Chocolate Chips
• 3.4 oz package Instant Vanilla Pudding
• 1 ½ Sticks Butter (Softened)
• 1 Cup Sugar
• 2 Eggs
• 1 Tsp Vanilla
• 2 Cups Flour
• 1 Tsp Baking Soda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl mix flour & baking soda together. Place to the side.
In another bowl, add the sugar, butter, pudding, eggs and vanilla and mix for until combined. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Pour in unicorn chocolate chips and mix.
Scoop 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Serve & enjoy!
Did anyone else grow up eating cinnamon rolls on the weekends?!?! Literally one of my favorite childhood memories! It’s funny looking back and the little things are what stick in our minds the most! I went on so many awesome adventures as a kid, but cinnamon rolls on Saturday/Sunday mornings are what I remember!
When I read one of those life hack articles last year floating around Facebook & spotted the shortcut on making cinnamon rolls, I just had to try it! Cinnamon rolls baked in less than two minutes?!? I was so intrigued and the best news?!? It really worked!!! My new favorite way to make my childhood favorite. Enjoy!!
• 1-2 cans cinnamon rolls
• Frosting (provided in cinnamon roll can)
• non-stick cooking spray
• waffle iron
Heat the waffle iron then spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place one cinnamon roll in each section of the waffle iron.
Close waffle iron. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cinnamon rolls are cooked through and golden brown.
Drizzle with frosting.
Serve warm & enjoy!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.