Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blog of the Week: Translucent Brown

This week we interview Kaitlyn who writes the blog Translucent Brown for our blog of the week!  Kaitlyn lives in Connecticut and blogs her life, style and travels!  Meet Kaitlyn:

Tell us a little about you:
My name is Kaitlyn! I'm 25 years old and living in Connecticut. I'm a SCSU graduate with my B.S in Advertising and Promotional Communication. A dancer since the ripe ol age of 3. A lover of pickle-backs. And a founding company member and Vice president of a non-profit organization, Projects for Hope!

What is your blog about?
My blog is about a lot of things. Whatever really comes to my mind at any given day. I like to write about what interests me, whether that be fashion, beauty, a recipe or a song that I just fell in love with on the drive home. I just write about anything I feel like expressing. 

Where do you live and what do you love about it?
I live in Connecticut. For the longest time I always hated being here. I moved away, all the way to Miami and while I was there, I was shocked by how much I missed being in New England. I missed the foliage and I was upset that I would miss the snow. I love fall here. Seeing all of the leaves changing. Driving on Route 69 to new haven, and seeing all the trees change and the mountains. Taking hikes with my best friends. Its comfort for me. Miami was always so busy and go, go, go, I felt like Connecticut was just calm. I love it because its just home.  

What is your favorite spot to visit in the Northeast?
I would have to say, of course New York City. I've also been to Burlington, Vermont and had a blast. Would love to go back. 

What do you love most about blogging?
I love the freedom of being able to write whatever is on my mind. Sometimes you feel like you can't talk to your parents or your friends about certain things because they won't understand. Having this blog lets me do that, and it's introducing me to people who feel the same. 

What is your favorite form of social media?
My favorite form of social media would have to be either Facebook or instagram. I can't choose. Facebook because you can talk and interact with people and instagram because I have a love for taking photos and seeing other peoples lives through photos as well.         

Thanks Kaitlyn!  Be sure to visit her blog this week and follow her on social media!  While you're at it, check out a few of her favorite posts here:
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Game Day Party Ideas Round Up!

Are you ready for the BIG game? We've got you covered with some great appetizer ideas, easy ways to decorate and more! All the post featured here are from our Northeast Bloggers members so check them out and pick up a few (or more) ideas for your Game Day party!


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Superbowl Pizza Dip Recipe


Hi again! It's Megan from Soup of the Day blog! I'm popping in from Baltimore, Maryland and am here to share a DELICIOUS recipe that is sure to make you the most popular person at the Superbowl Party this year!

I'm not a huge sports fan but I always look forward to Superbowl each year for one reason....THE FOOD. Whether I host the party or head over to a friends house I always spend an hour or two browsing recipes for the perfect contribution. This year it's Pizza Dip.

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There is nothing tastier than a dip that tastes like pizza! Am I right?

I used pepperoni as my meat but you can replace it with sausage if you'd like. Just note that I wasn't cooking anything in my slow cooker- just warming it up. Your cook time will change if you use a different meat.

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Ingredients-

Pizza Dip:

  • 1 cup of diced green pepper
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 28 ounces of pizza sauce
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 15 slices of pepperoni cut in half
Bread:

  • 1 french baguette
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Italian seasoning (I just put in a dash of- cilantro, rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, basil, salt and pepper)
Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients (except mozzarella cheese) to the slow cooker and heat on low for 1-2 hours
  2. Set oven to 375 degrees
  3. Spread baguette slices out on a cookie sheet
  4. On a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Once it's melted add in garlic and seasoning and let cook for about a minutes
  5. Brush butter/seasoning mixture onto each piece of bread
  6. Place cookie sheet into the oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown
* I added the handful of mozzarella cheese to my bowl of pizza dip before diving in!


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