Friday, August 17, 2012

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe



Where do I began with this recipe!! This has to be one of the best chicken and rice casseroles ever!! The casserole is very easy to make, and doesn't take long at all. The other day I made this as soon as I came home from work and it took no time. You would have thought I was in the kitchen all day! Everyone loved it and wanted more!! This is my second time making this dish and now I'm wondering why haven't I made this more often. This will definitely be in rotation in my meal planning :)

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) can green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced and sauteed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts or 3 stalks of chopped celery
  • 1 (4-ounce) can pimentos, drained
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • Pinch salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Product Review: Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer

So a few weeks ago, I decided that I would try a product called Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer.  I have to give this product 5 stars!! It locks in the moisture and you only need a dime size amount. My daughter's hair loves this product and my hair loves it too!! This will definitely be a staple and probably replace my generic brand Paul Mitchell leave in conditioner. The Bee Mine moisturizer retained the moisture in our hair for a longer period of time, leaving the hair very shiny. The only thing I don't like about this product is that you have to purchase it online, but shipping was rather fast. Hopefully, Target will start selling this soon!!

Ingredients: Distilled water, Hydrogenated Persea gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative & Fragrance (Coconut Cream - CC) (Island Mango - IM or Original Scent).


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

L.O.C Method

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Do you feel that your hair is too dry and nothing seems to hold the moisture. Lately, I've been trying 
the L.O.C. method and I love it!!  L.O.C. is an acronym for Liquid, Oil, and Cream. I have to say that this has to be the best method for my hair. I've always applied the water, oil, and cream, but it was never in this order.   Using this method will keep hair moisturized for at least a couple of days. The oil seals in the liquid and the cream seals in the oil. This concept is doing wonders for my hair and so many others!

LiquidI like to use water for my liquid. It's obvious that water is the best moisturizer for your hair.
Oil - For your oil, it's basically up to you. I like to use jojoba or coconut oil.
Cream- I like to use Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer, which is awesome! Product review coming soon!


Additional Info here:

Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care: The L.O.C Method