17 July 2012

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

If there's one thing the Nickels family embraces, it's a healthy snack disguised as a... not-so-healthy one. And when it's "burger" (or some variation thereof (veggie, typically)) night at our house, we need something equally satisfying to go with it. Last night it was homemade, baked sweet potato chips. Here's how I made them!

First of all, I highly, highly recommend using a mandolin to slice your potato. Unless you're an Iron Chef (in which case, what are you doing reading my recipe posts? don't you already know how to make these?), it would be extremely difficult to slice it thin and evenly enough to get a good texture.

Preheat your oven to 400. If you're baking them for two, one sweet potato should be plenty. Slice your sweet potato, pulling out any slices that come out smaller than average (they'll burn too quickly).

Toss your "chips" with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and lay out your chips in a single layer. I know this is a little tedious, but believe me, it's worth it to lay each one out  individually so they cook evenly.

Place the baking sheet(s) in the oven for about 15 minutes. Take them out, flip your chips over and put them back in for 10-15 more minutes depending on your oven. Keep a good eye on them. My oven's new so I'm still learning where its hot spots are. A few of mine came out burned.

As soon as you take them out of the oven salt (and pepper if you want, I did) them and let them cool for a few minutes.

If you make them, let me know how they turn out! Enjoy!

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16 July 2012

Going Gidget

Dress- Asos, Belt- BCBGMAZAZRIA, Shades- Kate Spade, Necklace- Passed down from my great aunt, Earrings- Angel Court Jewels, Bracelets- Have You Been There?, JewelMint, Nails- Essie, Fear or Desire,  Keela- North Little Rock Animal Shelter

My hands-down, all-time favorite movie is Gidget Goes Hawaiian. My mom introduced me to the Gidget "trilogy" when I was pretty young and it's been my security-blanket-in-movie-form ever since. If you're ever feeling sad, anxious, alone or any other generally bad feeling, I guarantee Gidget's quirky, naive wholeseomeness will turn your frown upside down in 101 minutes or less.

This floral print and A-line skirt combined with a smooth ponytail and vaguely cat-eye shaped shades had a distinctly Gidget feel to me.

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15 July 2012

Justin Thanks You for Helping Strangers!

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08 July 2012

New Song from Joshua of Velvet Kente

We're pretty big fans of both Velvet Kente and Amasa Hines. Not so coincidentally they're fronted by the same man. Joshua. He's one of Little Rock's best voices and we think you should definitely give him a listen!

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05 July 2012

Stripes and Sparkles

Dress- old (similar here), Blazer- similar here, Necklace- Allsaints- similar, Shoes- similar 

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03 July 2012

Print Mixing + Pink

Blazer- Forever 21, Blouse- old (similar here), shorts- old (similar here), necklace- Angel Court Jewels

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02 July 2012

Black and White with Pink Highlights

Top- Similar here, Pants- Forever 21 (similar), Necklace- Angel Court Jewels, Shoes- gifted (but how amazing are these?)

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