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Hoagie Dip

I love to cook and to try new recipes. It’s something I discovered a few years back. So whenever I get the opportunity I try something new.

Recently, at work, I was talking to my supervisor about her best dip: The Hoagie Dip. I had absolutely no idea what a Hoagie Dip was. I looked it up Click Here For Original Recipe and discovered that it’s the contents of an Italian Hoagie mixed together. (Hoagie is another word for a sub sandwich.) 

I decided to surprise my supervisor by making my team the dip. Surprisingly, it turned out to be a huge success! I was so pleased. Yesterday, I even made it for my uncle’s wife reveal party (she’s having a girl! Yay!) and it was also also a huge success! My mom cannot stop raving about it being a great dip to bring to parties.

After all this success with the dip I just find the need to share with everyone how simple it is to make!

Ingredients:

  • Deli ham, thinly sliced
  • Deli turkey, thinly sliced
  • Deli salami, thinly sliced
  • Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian Seasoning

Hoagie Dip

 Instructions:

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together mayo, vinegar, oil and spices
  3. Mix mayo with the cold cuts until combined.
  4. Refrigerate (I like to do at least 24hrs so the tastes can really blend together) 
  5. Add lettuce when ready to serve for a fresh taste

 FINAL PRODUCT

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The Tree

I told myself that before the year ended I wanted to go see the tree!

 Rockefeller tree in NYC.

There’s just something about the tree that makes me want to smile! I remember going to see it when I was a little girl and being genuinely happy! What better way to start the new year than to feel that genuinely happy about something so simple as a Christmas tree? For a second, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to go see it. I was booked almost every weekend and I only had until today, January 7, 2015 to go see it. So with the help of my best friend we made it happen! This past Sunday, after seeing so many people on social media post pictures with it, I was finally able to go see it for myself and with one of my best friends!

According to my friend she hates NYC tourist attractions (mainly because she lives there.) However, once we got close to the tree, she was the first to start taking pictures! There’s just something about that tree that makes everyone burst into a smile! So here’s a little advise for everyone! Don’t underestimate the simple things or tourist attractions because you never know what you may get out of it! I got a night filled with happiness, laughter and smiles with my best friend….not too bad if you ask me!

Euros!

Euros! >:O!!!!!

They truly make me feel like I’m wasting way too much money! Though, my friend Carly told me I should see it as spending not wasting but my cheap self can’t help it! Yahoo Finance is telling me that $1 = .79 Euros. I seriously didn’t want to think about it but today as I shopped at this beauty store, Di Beauty & Care a popular chain of beauty stores in Belgium, I just felt like everything was too expensive!

Products I bought today

First of all! The only body product (lotion and soap) I use in America that Europe has is Dove. I like to use St. Ives face wash, sometimes Bioré, also St. Ives body lotion. Unfortunately, it seems like those products aren’t sold in Belgium I was stuck choosing between Nivea and Garnier. There were other products but I honestly was not going to risk it. I chose Garnier because I use their hair products but I had NO IDEA they also made face wash and all these other products! The total for the three products came out to be 12.47 Euros, which Yahoo Finance tells me is 15.7035!!! 😥 Makes me want to cry! Especially because I had to recharge my sim card with 15 Euros so I could get unlimited texting for a month! I don’t even want to know what the conversion of that is! ._. I’ve been paying everything with cash so now that I started using my card it just all been hitting me…… The European life!

Pâtisserie/Boulangery

Muffin de chocolat

Muffin au chocolat

To make myself feel better I stopped by the pâtisserie/Boulangery (bakery) around the corner from my house and bought

myself a “muffin au chocolat” chocolate muffin! ^__^ It lifted up my spirits! This bakery could be a problem! Good thing I started doing some crunches at night 😉