Always Sunny In June

Fashion, Nails, DIY, Cupcakes, & Smiles

Cookies For Kids’ Cancer

Hi guys! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Recently I have started a fundraising project for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. The organization supports pediatric cancer research through bake sales and donation. If you want to help please make a donation here. A few members of my family have battled cancer so this cause is very important to me. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
-Love, June

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Pinterest Favorites: Fall

Hey guys! Fall is coming up so that means cozy sweaters, boots and dark mani’s. Lately instead being productive I’ve been on Pinterest all day. Here are some of my favorites-

cozy sweater for fall dressed up with a mini skirt

I love this outfit. I think the skirt is so pretty and it contrasts well with the chunky sweater.

This jacket is so cute! Its perfect for when its cold but not cold enough for a heavy jacket. The jewelry is so pretty too.  It’s cool how she layered the short necklace with the long ones.

Rustoleum's NeverWet (invisible until it rains!)

This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! They used Rustoleum’s NeverWet. It goes on clear so the letters are invisible until they get wet. I really want to try this!

been looking for these belt knots for awhile now!

I’ve always had extra belt after I buckle it and never know what to do with it. The Double Loop Knot is cute. All of these would work great around cardigans or dresses or even around jeans with a great top tucked into them. I will definitely be trying these out this fall.

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This look it so pretty. I love the eyelet sweater and with the scarf, oh! The combo of two different colored scarves tied together and then draped with that beautiful gold necklace is so genius.

Two bundt cakes stacked on top of each other=pumpkin. Use spice cake and cream cheese frosting for a fall flavor cake.

Ohhhh! One of my favorite parts of fall is pumpkin spice- lattes, muffins, ice cream whatever. Anyone who knows me knows I love to bake. Sometimes I invite people over just to have an excuse to bake (and also so I don’t eat it all myself). Anyways, this it such a good Idea. Take two pumpkin spice bunt cakes and glue them together with cream cheese icing mmmm. This would be great for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving or just because.

Hope You liked my favorites. You can follow me on pinterest and see more of my pins HERE. Its under a different name so don’t be confused, it’s still me. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

-Love, June

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Homemade Girl Scout Cookies!!!

WHAT!!!! I have found recipes for my two favorite Girl Scout cookie- Samoas and Thin Mints. If you know me you’d know that I tore through my boxes pretty quickly and sadly I didn’t buy enough. However, thats not a problem because nothing is better than homemade cookies! I have yet to try out these recipes but judging by the pictures these cookies will be just as good as the real thing.

Homemade Samoas by Miss Renaissance   Drizzle some chocolate

Samoas-http://missrenaissance.com/2013/03/05/currently-baking-homemade-samoas/

Thin Mints- http://theovenmitt.com/2013/04/16/homemade-thin-mint-cookies/

I’m so excited to try these!!!

-Love June

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Pumpkins!

Hello Kitty pumpkin 🐱❤

Hello Kitty!

Plush Pumpkins - velvet pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins!

Deviled Eggs--love the decor for Halloween or Thanksgiving!

Deviled Eggs!

Square glass votive from Michaels filled with string lights (battery operated ) felt cut-outs for the face and wrapped in orange tulle and topped off with a black bow and black pipe cleaners, corkscrewed. CUTE! :)

Pumpkin Lantern!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!

I made these the other day. Ahh… so good! You have to try them! Recipe here

-Love, June

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Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

You have to try these! They are so delicous and super easy to make. I was having a boring, lazy summer day. I finally decided to do something, so i thought I’d cook something. I combed through recipes I’d found on Stumble Upon and came across Broccoli Parmagian Fritters. They sounded and looked delicous. I had all the ingredients and in a snap I had these amazing fritters. The only thing wrong I found was that the fritters needed more seasoning than the recipe called for. For the orignal article click here!

-Love, June

Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

There’s a lot of broccoli and very little pancake in this fritter. The broccoli is not grated or pureed, but left in small, recognizable bits that are bound lightly, faintly, to their batter of egg, parmesan and flour. And when you cook them right — that is, to a crisp, in a preheated, heavy, oil-slicked skillet — they get a fantastic crisp edge to them, like they were coated in frico. I imagine that if you were to roll the pancake in additional parmesan, it would get extra frico, though I haven’t tried it yet. Also, I’d like someone to start a band called Extra Frico.

To serve: I like these with a dollop of the garlicky lemon yogurt I share here, roughly 1 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tiny minced clove of garlic, a bit of zest and salt. It would also be good with this homemade ricotta, with or without additional lemon juice. They’re also good simply, with just a squeeze of lemon juice. I think I’d also enjoy them with a little crumbled feta on top. Oh, and of course, you can put a runny fried egg on top of it. But I don’t need to tell you that.

Yield: 9 (because my recipes never want to grace us with neat, well-rounded numbers) 2 to 2 1/2-inch fritters

8 ounces (1 small-to-medium bundle, 225 grams) fresh broccoli (3 cups chopped) 1 large egg 1/2 cup (65 grams) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (30 grams) finely grated parmesan cheese 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste A pinch of red pepper flakes or several grinds of black pepper Olive or vegetable oil for frying

Prepare your broccoli: Separate the florets from the biggest stem(s). Cut the florets into 1-inch chunks. To prepare the stems, I like to peel them, as the skin can be thick and doesn’t cook quickly, then slice them into 1/2-inch lengths. You should have about 3 cups of chopped broccoli total.

Steam your broccoli until tender but not mushy: Use whatever method you prefer. My quickie, lazy method is to bring a 1/2-inch or so of water to a boil in a small saucepan, then add the broccoli, place a lid on it and simmer it for 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the broccoli, then set it aside to cool slightly.

In the bottom of a large bowl, lightly beat your egg. Add the flour, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Then, add the somewhat cooled broccoli and, using a potato masher, mash the broccoli just a bit. You’re looking to keep the bits recognizable, but small enough (1/4- to 1/2-inch chunks) that you can press a mound of the batter into a fritter in the pan. Once mashed a bit, stir or fold the ingredients together the rest of the way with a spoon. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Heat a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat. Once hot, add a good slick of oil (I usually use a mix of olive and vegetable oil), about 2 to 3 tablespoons. Once the oil is hot (you can test it by flicking a droplet of water into it; it should hiss and sputter), scoop a two tablespoon-size mound of the batter and drop it into the pan, then flatten it slightly with your spoon or spatula. Repeat with additional batter, leaving a couple inches between each. Once brown underneath, about 2 to 3 minutes, flip each fritter and cook on the other side until equally golden, about another 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer briefly to paper towels to drain, then to a serving plate if you’ll be eating them shortly or a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven if you’d like to keep them warm for a while until needed. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed. Serve with some of the suggestions listed in the head notes, above.

 

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Millionaire’s Shortbeard

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I found this recipe on another website i love called Stumble Upon. Its a great way to find great blogs, delicious recipes and virtually anything that interests you. Anyway, this is a recipe for shortbread with a layer of caramel and chocolate. It is soooo yummy! The only down side is that it melts if you keep it out too long. But, other than that it’s really delicious. It’s like homemade twix!

Here the recipe. Tell me how it turns out.

-Love, June

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