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How do YOU prevent spots and dots?

As a 26 year old female who obviously cares about her appearance by means of wearing makeup, visiting a hair salon on a way-too-regular basis and getting sucked into fashion trends, you may find this hard to believe...

I do not use skin care products. Products that prevent dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, acne, dryness and the aging process in general, do not live here. I would be lying if I told you I washed my face before going to bed at night let alone treated it with anti-this and anti-that cream.

This post was inspired by two things.

1) Recently, I had friends visit for a weekend. They each had morning and evening face cleansing routines that made my head spin. Cleansing, toning, preventing and peeling as I stood in the mirror watching with a raised eyebrow. Should I be doing this?

2) My husband's co-worker is selling a line of skincare and gave me a one time, six step cleansing product to sample. I read the benefits, testimonials and success stories with a raised eyebrow. …

#ThrowBackThursday - G & R in the DR

If only I could tap the heels of my flip-flops together and go back to the Dominican Republic...

Caramel Banana Pie

There are no words to describe how delicious this pie is, so in this post, there are no words to explain how to make it. Just watch and learn. It's as easy as pie!  . 

Mac N' Cheese


You need a Mac N' Cheese recipe in your recipe box! Not something heavy and complicated, nothing that calls for an egg, five types of cheese, a tbsp of mustard and the kitchen sink. You need an old reliable, simple and delicious recipe that is just as good the next day. Set a bowl of this goodness on your lap while watching TV and enjoy comfort at its finest.

Rachel Emmilee

In a deep, nonstick frying pan melt three tbsp of butter on medium-high. Once melted, add three tbsp of flour and whisk together into a paste. Add 3 cups of milk, whisk until there are no lumps and until it thickens into a b├ęchamel sauce. 

Add 1/3 block of cream cheese cubed, 2 cups of shredded old cheddar cheese and one block of cubed Velveeta cheese. IMPORTANT: Add either 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper or a splash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red chili pepper flakes, and whisk until cheese melts and all ingredients combine. (I personally like only a little beat of heat, so I go with the flakes.)

In salted…

Breakfast Crepes

Good Morning!

My Saturday is off to a great start, how about yours? It's almost noon but I'm still in my PJs, sipping on a soothing cup of coffee and full from a sinfully delicious breakfast. 

Here's the quick and easy recipe for delicious breakfast crepes, my way!


In a blender crack three eggs, add 3/4 cup of cold water, 1 cup of milk, 3 tbsp of melted butter, 1 heaping cup of flour and a tsp of almond extract. If you feel the batter is too thick, add a touch of milk.

See? How easy is that.

Blend the mixture well and let it sit in the fridge for as long as you can. An hour in the fridge will allow the bubbles to escape and strengthen the batter so it won't crack while cooking. The batter will keep in the fridge up to 48 hours, so this is a great breakfast to prepare in advance of a busy weekend!

In a butter coated, nonstick frying pan on high, pour just enough batter for a thin, even layer. It won't take long to cook through, and when you can easily move it ar…