No More “Leo Has Not Won an Oscar” Jokes

In the midst of awards season, The Oscars this year was on Sunday February 28, 2016, and boy was it a night to remember!

One of the most talked about events that occurred during the Academy Awards was when actor, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated and awarded Best Actor. He also received a standing ovation as he stood on stage.

After many nominations in the past years, DiCaprio has put an end to the on-going joke of non-stop nominations and no Oscar.

A new trend of jokes has surfaced social media: memes.

Here are a three popular memes I found on my Instagram feed:

 

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Many memes are continuing to rise onto social media but those are just a few of the most popular ones. Congratulations to Leonardo DiCaprio on his first Oscar – and that is a wrap for award season!

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Photo Courtesy: www.dailymail.com: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

 

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No More Salmonella

Have you ever been worried about the consequences of eating raw cookie dough? Have no fear I have you covered with this EGG-less cookie dough recipe (+brownies). Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

-1 box of brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix or your favorite brownie mix!)

-2 tbsp water

-1/4 cup vegetable oil

-2 eggs

-3/4 cup of room temperature unsalted butter

-3/4 cup light brown sugar

-1/2 cup granulated white sugar

-3 tbsp of milk

-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

To assemble: 

-Preheat oven to 325ºF

-Prepare baking pan (I used 11 x 8 glass pan) by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray

-Set aside

-Pour brownie mix and fudge pouch (the fudge pouch comes with the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix) in a medium bowlIMG_3944

-Mix in 2 tbsp of water, 2 eggs, and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.

-Stir until well blended.

-Pour mixture into prepared pan

-Put the pan in the oven for about 40-45 minutes

-Now take a breather because here comes the cookie dough part!

-While you are waiting for your delicious brownies to bake, beat 3/4 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated white sugar until fluffy with a hand mixer or a stand mixerIMG_4011

-Pour 3 tbsp milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract in and mix until completely mixed

-Pour 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour into mix until well combined

-Pour desired amount of chocolate chips in and fold

-When the brownies are done, make sure they are COMPLETELY cooled before you spread the cookie dough evenly onto the top of the brownies. IMG_4034IMG_4036

-When brownies are completely cooled, spread evenly and cut into desired sized squares!

Caution, these are heavenly. Consume wisely! (Stairway to heaven in the picture below basically.)

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How to Make an Edible Rainbow for Dessert

Has anyone ever told you that it is healthy to “eat the rainbow?” Well, here is an alternative rainbow when you aren’t feeling the healthy lifestyle. We have three words for you: Fruity Pebbles Treats. Yeah, that’s right! Here is a little spin to your classic Rice Krispies Treats. The best part about this recipe is that it is a NO BAKE recipe!

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Photo courtesy of my food Instagram: @feedyoursoull

Ingredients: 

-2 bags (10 oz each) of Jet Puffed Miniature Marshmallows

-6 tbsp of unsalted butter

-1 box of Fruity Pebbles Cereal (15 oz)

To assemble:

-Put 6 tbsp of butter in a small bowl and melt butter in microwave

-After butter is melted, set aside

-Pour one bag of of Jet Puffed Miniature Marshmallows and place in a large microwave safe bowl

-Place bowl in microwave for about 1 min and 10-20 seconds (watch as you microwave marshmallows because they tend to expand and rise!)

-Take bowl out and mix the marshmallows to create “fluff”

-Scoop the marshmallows into another large bowl and set aside

-Repeat with the second bag of marshmallows but after mixing scoop the second batch of “fluff” marshmallows into the same bowl as the first batch

-Take melted butter and pour it into the bowl of marshmallow “fluff”

IMG_3930-Mix the butter and the marshmallow “fluff” until completely mixed

-Open the Fruity Pebbles Cereal (or your desired cereal choice) and pour half of the bag into the bowl

-Mix the cereal into the the mixture

-Pour the rest of the bag into the bowl and mix until well mixed

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-Prepare desired size pan (we used a 11 x 8 glass pan) by placing parchment paper over the pan so that the treats do not stick to the pan

-Scrape the mixture into pan and firmly press down with your palms to make sure the mixture is flat (note: wet your hands before you do this because the water causes your hands to not be as prone to the stickiness of the marshmallows as they would be when dry)

IMG_3952-Cut into squares (whatever size you desire)

-Serve! (or store up to two days at room temperature or freeze up to 6 weeks)

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Now go call your mother and tell her how you are eating the rainbow!

Feel free to experiment like we did by drizzling/spreading melted chocolate on top and then sticking the treats in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardened!

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Music All Dressed Up

 

On Monday February 16, celebrities hit the red carpet to show off their looks for this years Grammy Awards.

The day after any awards show is always the day for judging fashion choices made by celebrities and their stylists. On the Snapchat App, stories on the Discover page by Cosmopolitan, People, and Refinery 29 were made of the best dressed. Here are who all three agreed on as best look for females on the carpet.

Selena Gomez:

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The 23-year-old singer and actress wore a blue cutout sequin dress by Calvin Klein. She was accompanied by her celebrity best friend Taylor Swift shown below. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift:

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Showing off major midriff with a crop top and maxi skirt with a high slit by Versace. There was nothing stopping her from kicking out her long legs in almost all photos. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Adele:

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The singer-songwriter said “Hello” to a Givenchy Haute Couture sequin and lace black dress showing her curves. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Demi Lovato:

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High slit, low plunge, all black jacket and skirt by Norisol Ferrari, Lovato dressed her outfit up with Loree Rodkin jewelry. (Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

Ellie Goulding:

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Simple light pink Stella McCartney dress in the front, sparkling diamonds in the back, Goulding chose to stick with the Valentine’s Day colors even a day after the love day. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bella Hadid:

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Made her debut with boyfriend, The Weeknd wore a plunging Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown with cutouts at the waist an a thigh-high slit, she twinkled her way across the red carpet. (Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

Florence Welch:

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The indie rock band singer wore a light pink V-neckline Gucci dress covered with stars, a moon, a ribbon, and a dragonfly. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Ciara:

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Turning heads in a very high-slit, V-neckline, and open back black and white dress by Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture dress. Not left to imagine here…(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty)

Zendaya:

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The 19-year old actress and singer suited up in a black Dsquared2 at the Grammy Awards to compliment her mullet. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Agree or disagree, fashion is fashion and everyone is different.

Familiar Faces in Personal Places

Marie Hejl Saba makes playing with food not a childish game, but instead, an art. She uses everyday ingredients to create characters, celebrities, and other designs for her family eat and her 14,000+ followers on her Instagram @mariesaba to admire.

Saba has published a book called Cooking with Marie: On Any Occasion! and is also the host of the television show Cooking with Marie on HCTV. She has taken her passions for cooking towards social media, specifically Instagram, where she has been recognized by the actress Blake Lively who has reposted Saba’s work on her own page.

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A few of the celebrities that she has recreated with her ingredients include: Adam Levine, John Mayer, Zach Galifianakis, and BJ Novak. The following photographs show six celebrities that Hejl has designed and posted on her Instagram.

Singer, Taylor Swift:

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Comedian, Ellen DeGeneres:Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.27.26 AM

Actor, Ryan Reynolds:

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Actor, Ryan Gosling: Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.22.24 AMActor, George Cloony:

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Actress, Reese Witherspoon:Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.21.09 AM

From pasta, to bologna, bread, bacon, and to even hazelnut spread, Marie Hejl Saba continues her artwork and is currently finishing her collection of Food Valentines made up by cookie letters: and other foods.

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Photo courtesy of: @mariesaba

5 Edible Gifts for Your Valentine

Throw out those assorted chocolates that you got your love that comes in the red shaped box. It is not too late to give the gift that can make “the one” love you even more.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and no gift to give that special someone, the stress can be real. All of these products can all be shipped nationally right to your Valentine’s door. Have no fear, here are five edible gifts you can order to your Valentine’s door:

(Photographs courtesy of my food Instagram: @feedyoursoull)

1. Cookie Dough Cafe: Edible Cookie Dough ($$$$)

Price for Pint 4 Pack: $49.95

Price for Cups by the Case (32 single serving cups): $79.95

To Purchase at a store near you: Store Locator

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2.  Mdoughw Cookie Cups and Cookie Jars

Price for Cookie Cups range from: $24.99-$26.99

Cookie Cup Extras add an about an extra $20

Price for Cookie Jars price range from: $24.99-$26.99

 

From Mdoughw Chocolate Chip Cups to Cookies & Cream Cups (as pictured above), there are different options that Mdoughw offers. Choose four cups from a little less than 30 cookie cup options, two frostings from seven options and add an extra four cups for about $20. The package itself comes with a DIY kit where you can decorate and top your cookies in any way you would like.

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Layers, on layers, on layers. The cookie cups also come in jar form. Layered with frosting, toppings such as sprinkles, and the cookie. Pictured are the limited time Valentine’s Day Jars but there are also options of Cookie Jars that are around all year long.

3. Baked by Melissa’s Bite-Size Macarons

Price for 25 Macaron Pack: $20.00

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Even more bite-size snacks made by Baked by Melissa comes the Macaron line. Choose from six flavors, or buy the assorted pack for that special someone.

4. Krispops

Price for 20-200 Krispops range from: $38-300

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Introducing Marshmallow Cereal Treats on a stick. A less sticky version of eating the marshmallow treats. Choose from five options or create your own. Pictured is the Valentine’s Day limited edition.

5. Batter & Cream Handmade Whoopie Pies

Price for 10-100 Whoopie Pies range from: $15.50-120.00

FullSizeRender-12 Choose from five different lines which include: Chocolate Lovers, Classic, Liz’s Favorites, Custom, and the limited edition Valentine’s Day assortment. In the custom order you can choose from 13 flavors. Pictured in order from top to bottom is: red velvet, double chocolate, vanilla , cookies & cream, and strawberries & cream.

Cheers to a sweet Valentine’s Day!