Monday’s Morsels- Itsa meatball!!

I found the recipe for these meatballs today. I was watching the Today show & made the mistake of checking my BMI….after which I began searching Weight Watchers recipes…after which I ate a cupcake….don’t judge!

These meatballs are super yummy. And they’re pretty damn healthy. Which is always good. They also only require 1 bowl to prepare them in. Always a bonus!!  I paired them with some of the Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Brown Ready Rice. I love that stuff. And it takes 90 seconds in the micro. Jackpot!!

So, give these tasty meatballs a try! Won’tcha?!

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame Dipping Sauce
recipe adapted from Skinny Taste

Makes 10 Meatballs
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 lb  lean ground turkey (original recipe called for 1 1/4 lbs. Turkey which would yield 12 meatballs)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
Dipping Sauce
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 chopped fresh scallion

oven to 500°F.

ground turkey, panko, egg, garlic, salt, scallions, cilantro,  soy sauce, and sesame oil and mix with your hands until combined well.
1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish.
with remaining mixture.
until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
For the dipping sauce:
together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and  sesame oil in a bowl.
Add scallions.
meatballs, with sauce drizzled on top, over brown rice or whole wheat noodles. 

If you make these, let me know what you think! Do you have any yummy meals planned for the week???

peace and love,

Stuff I’m Diggin-Sunday

This has been a long week. It didn’t stop me from diggin stuff, though. So, here ya go:

Dreamer Camera Strap– “Today I’m just a dreamer. Dreaming my life away.”


This might be the classiest bottle opener evs. Of course, it’s from Anthropologie.

There’s this super cool site called Gelaskins. They make covers for almost every portable device imaginable. The cool part is that the covers are made by artists from all over the world. This particular cover is made by an Aussie artist named, Colin Thompson He’s got really cool art! I really like that I can buy a print from any of the artwork on the site! Totally awesome!

Can I get an Amen?! This girl’s Etsy shop is so freaking awesome! You must give it a looky lou! Here!

Dude. This. Stuff. Is. Amaze. Zing!!!!

Blogs that be makin me drool!

I’m pretty sure I will ask the  Loaded Baked Potato Soup from How Sweet It Is blog to marry me after I make it. But, before I eat it all…I mean, that would be the polite thing to do…wouldn’t it?

The Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Sandwich at Picky Palate literally made me drool. TMI? It’s a chocolate chip cookie…with an entire oreo cookie inside of it. Heaven.

Sticking with the Oreo theme, the Mascarpone Oreo Snowflake Cookies at look DEEELISH!!!

Finally, the Red Velvet Brownies at From Scratch are calling my name. Like, for real!

so that’s all the stuff i’m diggin. For now.

What about you? Whatchu diggin?  Leave a comment! I promise I won’t bite…ish.

Peace and Love,


Fashion! Fashion!

It’s January in California. The weather is as unpredictable as my career choice. And all I can think about is this outfit….

It’s kinda funny. I hate the heat. Like, with a passion. Fat kids don’t enjoy any type of weather that forces us to remove layers. We love layers. Layers are our friends. That being said, I’m not a big fan of the freezing cold either. So, that leaves Spring. Here in the Central Valley, Spring is sort of a tease. She shows up to the party just long enough to tempt us with the perfect amount of sun & cool temps. Then, as fast as she showed up, she bolts. Leaving us beading with sweat and praying for her return.

Anyhoo, I want this outfit. I also want that body, but, that’s a whole ‘nother show. I don’t know that I want to wear every piece in this outfit at the same time. But, I definitely want all of it. Wanting is fun. And, it’s free. Which happens to fit perfectly in my price range. 😉 Let us dissect, shall we?

Is it just me, or do all the cool style peeps shout the same mantra every year around this time? “Bright color is in for Spring” I mean, duh! It’s not like one year they’re gonna say “dark, brooding colors are in for Spring”  Silly, fashion peeps! This jacket pretty much SCREAMS, “WADDUP, SPRING?!” I love it! It’s $80 which isnt too bad, if you’re a mellow yellow wearin kinda gal. (Wow. That sentence just happened.)

I LOVE this dress for several reasons. Wanna hear about it? Hear it goes!

1. It’s called the “Tonight’s Gonna Be A GRAPE Night” dress. How freaking catchy & awesome is that?! Take that Black Eyed Peaazys!

2. The scaley looking rows remind me of my hot pink &  black L.A Gears from 5th grade! Whaaat?! An LA Gear reference?! Betcha didn’t see that one coming. (Ya Welcome)

Boo to the yeah!

3. The sizing says “runs small please size up”  HAH!

So, it’s basically the coolest purple people eater dress that I will never be able to wear & yet, I swoon!

Purple. Knee. Highs. Nuff said.

These are some sexy beasts! A 5.5 inch heel?! Hel-lo!!! Per my last Fashion Friday post, you & I both know I will never purchase these shoes. But damnit, thems some fine lookin footwear!

Now we’re talking my tall ass language! These flats are freaking awesome! And they’re only $28 bucks. Mere chump change compared to the $130 for those yellow eff me heels.

All of these awesome additions to your wardrobe can be found at ModCloth!



I love flats. I found 2 pairs of super cute flats at Target this week. I paid $11. Total. God love Target.

What are your Fashion Finds for the week?

Have a great weekend!

Peace and Love


Brownies…with SNICKERS!!!!

These brownies may or may not have been my dinner last night….and my breakfast this morning…don’t judge! I clearly need better eating habits. Among MANY other things…Anyhoo, you should make these. I would say these fall into the cake like brownie category. However, they are just as rich as the fudgy brownies. So, no matter what type of brownie you prefer (unless you’re a true fat kid like me, who doesn’t discriminate and likes ALL kinds) these brownies are for you! Oh, and then there’s the whole LAYER of snickers thing!!! Yep. That’s happening.


Recipe adapted from: My Baking Addiction


4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 eggs (lightly beaten)

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup A.P. flour

12 fun size Snickers-cut into fourths


Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13×9 brownie pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Microwave chocolate and butter together in a large bowl on medium power (50%) for 3 minutes or until butter is melted.

Whisk until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Add in eggs, extract and salt. Gradually add in flour and stir until just combined.

Spread half the batter into prepared baking pan. Add Snickers in an even layer and cover with remaining half of brownie batter. Bake for 30-32 minutes. Do not over bake!!

Remove to cooling rack and let cool COMPLETELY before cutting. Trust me on this one. If you cut the brownies too soon, they will fall apart. Resist the temptation! It’s worth it!! 🙂



Stuff I’m Diggin

Yo! How’s your twenty eleven treating you? Have you overslept because your iphone alarm didnt go off? you are not alone! Check out this article to get the skinny on this crazy apple snafu! Hopefully, Apple isn’t telling a fib, and our alarms will be back manana!

So, since my posts on “What I’m Diggin” are moving to Sunday, I’ve decided to switch them up a bit. Hey, they don’t call ’em lazy Sundays for nothin!! I wont be following any sort of order anymore. Let’s face it, it’s just not me! Some weeks I just don’t get to see a lot of television. Others, I spend the entire week listening to the same artist over & over ( I know, I’m a freak!) So, basically, I’m going a little more organic with this post. I will tell you about cool stuff from the week past. Whatever I encounter that flips my skirt, I’ll pass along to you. Some weeks will have more things than others, I hope you find this suits your fancy! If not, feel free to bitch, whine & moan in the comments. I love reading typed versions of all of those things! 🙂

Of course I’m starting off my Stuff I’m Diggin Sunday with moustaches. I mean, duh.

This moustache tote is from Etsy seller Hutch Me Her stuff is effing awesome! Go check it out! Immediately!! (Three words: Golden Girls Pillow)

I saw these limited edition pens at Office Max and squealed. Yep. That happened. I kind of get ridiculously excited about pens. It’s the nerd in me. I know it’s not normal but I can’t help it. I love me a good pen. Espesh a NEW good pen! 🙂

This is the acoustic version of “Misery” by Maroon 5. It pretty much kicks the album versions ass. Take that, album version!

With the end of the year brings the slew of “best of” lists. My fave? Porn. Food porn, that is! Don’t get weird! And, try not to get any drool on your laptop after you watch this slideshow from Serious Eats!

Click here for slideshow!

Speaking of food, since it’s always on my mind….always, I really want this cookbook. It’s the second from the BAKED authors. I still really want the first one too. I’ll have to get both. I don’t want them to be lonely. 😉

Also, even though it’s like 12 degrees in my mother’s house right now & I’ve got 3 layers of clothes, 2 pairs of socks and 2 blankets on, I’m thinking about this

Not just because I’m a fat kid. It’s also because my sis bought me an ice cream maker for Christmas. Clearly, she knows the way to my heart. So, even though it’s January, I’m contemplating the crazy concoction I will whip up in that thing. I suppose I will wait til I can feel my fingers and toes again before actually making some….maybe…

Enough with the food already!

If you’re a man, or have one that you want to class up a bit….JACKPOT!

They’re just Shadow Trooper Cufflinks!!! What?!!?!?

Speaking of the dark side…

Nothing says “Top ‘o’ the Mornin” like some Dark Side coffee!

For those of you that scoffed at the “ridiculous” price of the last camera bag i “wanted”….this one’s under $100.It’s from Jo Totes. It’s awesome. And, it has tons of room! Espesh since, when I’m carrying it, there wont be any fruit involved. So, plenty of extra room in there! Just sayin….

Finally, because I am actually freezing my ass off…

What’s that, you ask? It’s a heated blanket…that plugs into the usb port on your computer!!!! It gets extra geek points for the photo of the chick sporting it like a shawl while typing at her desk! Click the link, and, you’re welcome.

See y’all tomorrow with a pretty tasty treat!!! 🙂

Peace and Love,



Happy New Year!!! I hope you are all prepared to have a safe & happy new year!!! No resolutions for me. I’m just hoping to do 3-4 posts a week on this blog: Monday’s morsels, Crafty Wednesday & Fashion Friday! Occasionally, I hope to post a What I’m Diggin on Sundays. What do you guys think? Did you like the “what i’m diggin” on Wednesdays?  Do you have any new year’s resolutions? I have so many questions! 🙂

Fashion Friday
Inside of me is a skinny, fashionable shopaholic who’s been searching for the perfect pair of over the knee boots for the last 4 months. Fortunately, for both of us, that skinny girl is hidden way, deep down inside of me! Otherwise, I’d buy these boots…


They are Shirley Frye Over-The-Knee Riding Boots and they are heavenly. They are also $450!! Which is not even close to being in this not skinny girls budget. So, I’m on the hunt for some boots that I don’t have to spend a months worth of groceries on…..I have been scouring the web & I found these:

They are from Charlotte Russe. Also, they’re only $40!!! They’re also having a shoe sale right now, buy one pair get the next for $15! I’m thinking these are pretty stinkin cute for $15!!

According to my calculations, in these shoes I would be approx. 8 feet tall. That’s normal…right?! These would be perfect to wear with the pair of pajama jeans i just ordered!! Kidding…..ish. 😉

What Winter fashion purchases have you made??

Happy New Year!! Have a great weekend!!




What I’m Diggin(or The Jankys!!) in 2010!!!

If i were Oprah, this would be my Favorite Things episode.  I’d give you all some ridiculously awesome gadgets and maybe, probably, since I love y’all so much, a car. But, I’m not Oprah. So, all you get is this lousy t-shirt, I mean, blog post.  It’s what I was diggin (and probably still am) in 2010! I love each thing so much, I’m giving it my own award, The Janky! 🙂


MOD FAM!!! Holy crap I love this show! From flash mobs to hawaiian vacations, this family reminds us all that dysfunction is relative. See what I did there? Cause they’re related?! Hehe! 🙂


Angus & Julia Stone I have been listening to this brother & sister duo from Australia all year! I love their mellow sound. Both of their voices are awesome! Check out Draw Your Swords (one of my fave songs)


My favorite app from this year has to be the Flixster app! I LOVE this app. I can check out trailers and reviews of newly released movies, see when and where they’re playing & buy tickets. I can pretty much do everything except buy the popcorn. Which sucks cuz I hate those ridiculously long lines! It’s like, i just paid $5o bucks to see this movie AND i have to wait in line to give you MORE money?! I also love the DVD side to this app. It shows newly released DVD’s & allows you to add them to your Netflix queue! Not to mention it shows the Rotten Tomato ratings for all the movies! The best part about this app? It’s FREEEEEE!!


Aside from my clear faves, Twitter & Facebook, here are some other sites I spend a lot of time on…that wasn’t meant to seem creepy. I know, kinda lame. This year I discovered some cool parts to Amazon that were new to me! Their mp3 section, is one of them! For the whole week leading up to Black Friday, they blew out a ton of albums for super cheap!!! The other section I dig on the site is the Magazines. Each week they have a sweet deal on a different mag!!

Fred Flare. This site has ample amounts of bacon and mustaches. What more do you need?!


My faves from the blogosphere

I love Joy. She bakes. She’s funny.

PiNT. Is. Awesome.


Fresno Beehive, will you be my Valentine? The Beehive is the place for all things fresyes! It rocks!!!


This is the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It is the holy grail of makeup. (yes. yes. I went there.) It has been impossible to get your hands on for the last 5 months. It is now available at ULTA!!! Guess where I’m going today?!?!?

I still want these. Bad!

And this. They will be mine. Oh, yes. They will be mine!!!


I’m pretty sure I’m in love with Jessica @ How Sweet It Is This love affair began in June with these Peanut Butter Bacon Blondies and has been going strong ever since! ❤ ❤ ❤


Dear 2010, nothing personal but, I’m over you. HELLO 2011!!! I’m leaving 2010 behind and giving you all my heart! Please be gentle with it!!! So, let’s start this year long relationship on the right foot, with obscene amounts of champagne and tamales! Cheers to you 2011!!

I hope you all have had a wonderful year! What were some of your faves this year?? Start the new year right, lots of champagne and a designated driver!! 🙂

peace and love,


What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Well friends, it’s time for another look at all the stuff I’m diggin on this week! How’s your Holiday season going? I’m getting excited for Christmas! And even more so for my birthday! (Which happens to be 2 days after Christmas…if you don’t know, now you know!!) 🙂 Let’s do this!!


You HAVE to watch the Sing Off You just have to. Its not just a cappella. It’s a mazing. Yep. I did it.  Not enough for you? Make a drinking game out of it! Every time Nick Lachey says, “I’m Nick Lachey”, take a chug. By the end of the show, you’ll have a sweet buzz! You. Are. Welcome.

PS Committed FTW!!! (that means “for the win”, in case you aren’t down)


I know. What the F is wrong with me?! Cee Lo? Really, Janice? Yes. Really. This song is catchy as hell. This is the “edited” version. After the last comments about my swearing, there was no way i was gonna post the “real” song on here. What can I say? Im a mommas girl. But for everyone but my momma, check out the real jam. It’s super explicit..and super awesome! 🙂


Angry Birds Seasons. This game is so ridculously addictive! If you have an iphone and havent played this game, I’m jealous cuz that means you still have a life! LUCKY!!! PS I found the perfect gift for the Angry Birds addict in your life, check these out!!


This is a pretty sweet stocking stuffer. It’s a watch band for the nano 6th generation. I would also need a nano 6th gen in my stocking to be able to use this. But it’s not always about me…ish.


This might be my biggest “want” all year. It’s a TALKING BACON!!! it says “I’m bacon!” This want could only bigger if, in addition to “I’m bacon!” it said, “I’m awesome!”


3 words: Candy Cane Kisses. Go buy them. LOTS of them. NOW!!!!


Christmas Tree what? Oh no party people! This is the new gen of Christmas lights! There are several houses in town that have synced their lights to music and it is freaking awesome!!! Check out this page at the Beehive for all the details! Do yourself a favor and see em all!!!

Have a great rest of your week!

Peace and Love,


Kick Ass Holiday Gifts & Other Cool Shit.

Instead of the usual What I’m Diggin, I’ve been bookmarking the hell out of awesome gift ideas for this gift guide. Ok, so they’re mostly gifts I’d love, but whatevs! Let’s just say I’m making it easy for my friends & fam this year. Wanna make me a happy girl? Buy me any (OR ALL! greedy, i know) of the items from this list & you will officially be the coolest person I know. Which, I don’t know if you know this about me, but, I kinda know a lot of cool peeps, so, that’s a pretty esteemed honor! ( I am in no way saying I am one of those cool peeps. They just keep me around for the entertainment factor.)  😉 So, without further ado, i give to you,


For the Dudes:

Dexter-Kill Shirt

I’m pretty sure the name alone says it all. It’s the shirt Dexter wears to do his kills. It’s awesome. The dude in your life needs this shirt. Maybe with a roll of saran wrap? And no Kill Shirt would be complete without Kill Gloves!!

Bike Tire Belt

It’s a belt. Made from bike tires. So. Awesome. The. End.

Tighty Whitey Gloves

If your dude loves him some tighty whiteys (barf), these are the gloves for him.

Port A Pint

You never know when that keg of Coors Light behind the bar will spring a leak! And, you want to make sure your man is prepared! A collapsible pint glass says “I’m thirsty” and “I’m prepared”!

For the Chickadees:

Two words: Cupcake Beanie.

PB& J Earrings

Some things just go together. Simon & Garfunkel. PJ’s& Slippers. Hugs & Kisses. AND, PB & J! These earrings are so adorable. And, they make me hungry. Me? Hungry? Weird, right?!

Drink Me Necklace

I always wanted to be Alice in Wonderland! With this necklace, the lady in your life can feel like Alice too! (maybe throw a little tasty libation in that necklace to kick up your game a notch!) You’re welcome! 😉

Cupcake Apron

Yes. Please. The gloves? Bad Idea. I’m making this shit for you. That means, You’re on dish duty. Oh, & thanks for the purty apron!


You had me at Bacon Shirt

The bacon category deserves a post of its own! Jackpot! Figured out my next post!! 🙂

Camera Lens Bracelets

These are the coolest! The photog in your life will let out a squeal (at the least) for these!

Sushi Slippers

They’re slippers. They’re sushi (not for real.) They’re sushi slippers. Yep. That’s happening.

Synthesizer Shirt

Dude. It’s a real synthesizer on a shirt. Now all that’s missing are yellow jumpsuits & hard hats & you’ve got yourself a band!

Gummy Bear on a Stick

What? This? Oh, it’s just a 1/2 pound gummy bear. On a stick. No big deal.

Bottle Opener Rings

Quite possibly the greatest invention evs. Conveniently comes in a pack of 2. So when you get trashed & lose the first, there’s a backup. The lush in your life will thank you!

Mustache Clips

The name alone makes these worth purchasing. The fact that they actually serve a useful purpose is all bonus baby!!!

Leg Lamp Lawn Decoration

No Holiday Gift Guide would be complete without a tip of the hat to A Christmas Story. This leg lamp is 6 feet tall!! Let the neighboorhood, heck, let the world know that you know Italian! FRA-GEE-LAY!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Peace & Love


What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Yo! Yo! YO! Sorry. I couldnt help myself. I’m feeling slightly better than last week. AND, I’m going to see my girl Sara B tonight. Which, will make me instantly feel TONS better! So, in anticipation of what an awesome evening I’m gonna have, I’m pretty pumped to share what I’m diggin. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with family and friends! I am thankful that people actually read this lil blog o mine. So, thank you. 🙂


Heroes. So, I was pretty proud of myself. I spent the last week laid up in bed, catching up on Heroes. I was stoked that I’d be all caught up when the next season started…then Amie informed me it was over…then i cried. What?! It was the antibiotics! Im not really a crier! I just get emotional when I’m sick….whatever. It was a great show. And, thanks to Netflix streaming (seriously, if you dont have it, you should. It’s amazeballs.) I caught the last 2 seasons sans any commercials! Awesomeness!!!


This is Javier Dunn. He is my new fave. I heard this song for the first time on Friday. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve played it since then. No, really. Don’t ask. Cuz then I’ll have to tell you. Then, you’ll get freaked out cuz it’s an obscene amount. Then, I’ll blame it on the drugs…again. Seee? Just don’t. K? 🙂 He’s the lead guitarist in Sara Bareilles’ band. I LOVE his voice. He does an insanely awesome cover of Miike Snow’s Animal. You should check him out. You can thank me later. 🙂


Oh, hello, Evernote! If you have an iphone (or any other Smartphone, or a computer, even), you need Evernote. I’ve had it for a couple years now & have only recently started using it for more than holding recipes! If you have it or get it, check out this blog for awesome tips! Ron’s Evernote Tips


Do you love music? Cuz, I don’t know if you know this about me, but,  I LOVE music. Like, really love it. Like, if Pee Wee told me “If you love music so much, why don’t you marry it?!” I would. I totally would. If any of this makes sense to you, check out this website! It’s called It’s a site to discover new, mostly independent, artists. I LOVE it! Artists upload their own music. You listen. If you like it, you can buy it directly from the site. Some of the music is free. Im obsessed. I have found so much new music! Its so awesome and I really am not doing it justice in this description. Just go check it out! and again, you’re welcome. 🙂

Speaking of music. On Black Friday, at, you can get Sara Bareilles’ latest album, Kaleidescope Heart, for $1.99!!!! That is ridiculously awesome. You can buy it for yourself or gift it. Either way, buy it!!! So. Awesome!!!


This is the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake from Bree has a pretty rockin site. She’s a mom of 3. She loves photography & cooking. And she’s amazing at both. Her pictures are gorgeous! And her recipes make me almost inspired enough to step away from this computer! You should check out her site! Oh, and she lives in Sacramento, so, she’s reppin Cali! (yep. i said reppin. that just happened.)


I know it looks like a purse. I don’t want a purse. I want this. This is Belle. It’s an ephiphanie bag. It’s a CAMERA BAG!!! Only the hottest, sexiest

camera bag evs. I just know that Belle & I will be great together. Im gonna need you to get this for me. December 27th. I’ll take it in this color.

Thank you please.


Know any bakers? Get them either or both of these cookbooks. You are welcome. (ok. I really WANT these too. There, i said it.)


The 16 year old, too cool for school version of me would probably gag at the words I’m about to type.I LOVE CROCHET. Wow. I really am getting old. I crochet. I bake. I read. Thank god I still love alchoholic beverages, otherwise, I’d be REALLY worried about me! Crochet got me through this last week of being confined to my bed. Anyway, this week’s knuckle me goes to all those hobbies we scoffed at when we were younger. I wear my nerd badge with pride! (Obviously the badge rests nicely above my pocket protector.) 😉 Knuckle me, NERDS! NERDS! NERDS!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve said it before on here, but I’ll say it again, I try to be thankful for my life as often as possible. I am fortunate. Fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends that love me unconditionally. My life is rich in love & support. I would not be the woman I am today were it not for the love I’ve received throughout my life. In my lowest lows & highest highs I have been showered with love. Those people, those hearts, are a fortune richer than any pot of gold, any buried treasure. I am thankful for this fortune. I am blessed with this life.

Peace & Love,