{Grilled Romaine}

I wanted to pop this post up real quick to share this side dish recipe with you because it was so easy and super delicious.

We were planning on having salads for dinner last night, but when prep time rolled around, I just wasn't feeling that. Since I didn't have to use my romaine lettuce for a salad, I knew I had to think of another way to use it so it wouldn't get tossed. I had marinated some pork chops to cook on the grill pan, and I decided I'd pop my romaine lettuce on there too. Deeeelicious!!!
** Pardon my messy stovetop!!

Here's what you do:

Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Cut romaine lettuce in half, lengthwise. Brush with EVOO. Cook on grill or grill pan for about 6 minutes, turning a few times. Once lettuce is charred and wilted to your preference (we like ours pretty soft), remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and add some Parmesan cheese too if you'd like. :) Enjoy!!




{3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs}

These crockpot meatballs are always a go-to appetizer for any event that I'm hosting.  We just recently celebrated Kate's 2nd birthday with a Minnie party, and I popped these in my crockpot that morning for a yummy treat for the adults and kids.

This is all you need:

  • 1 32 oz bag of frozen, fully-cooked meatballs
  • 1 18 oz jar of grape jelly
  • 1 18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce

Pour jelly and BBQ sauce into crockpot. Mix together, add meatballs, and make sure meatballs are coated in mixture. Cook on high for 3 hours.

How easy is that?! I just put out toothpicks, so they're self-serve and so delicious!! Enjoy!!




{My Favorite Hair Curling Tool}

Is anyone totally incapable of achieving the perfect curl??  If you could see me now, you would see me raising my hand. :)  I have never been great at curling my hair, and I've tried everything…Curling irons, straighteners, rollers, you name it…I've tried it.  I just can't seem to get the perfect curl…Until now.

Enter the Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret.  I saw this video on Little Miss Mommas blog, and I knew I had to give it a try.  As soon as I read her post, I ran to Walgreens to snag this tool for myself.  I fell in love immediately, and it's so simple to use.  Here are some of my favorite things about it:

  1. It's quick--It takes about the same amount of time to curl my hair now as it does to straighten it.
  2. It's easy--It beeps when each strand of hair is curled to let you know it's ready.
  3. It's multi-functional--It has 3 different heat settings to give different types of curls, and it also has 8 in., 10 in., and 12 in. settings depending on your hair length.  I always switch it up to achieve different styles.
It has given me the best curls, and I'm totally in love with it!!