When we have company, I tend to pour all of my efforts into the appetizers and main course, which leaves me little to no time to whip together some sort of impressive dessert. I mean, what’s dessert unless it’s impressive? One of my favorite desserts is apple pie. I do pull out all the stops in the fall and will spend hours in the kitchen making the perfect latticed pie top, but again, it’s the only thing I’ll make all day. Add a dinner into that plus guests, and it’s just not a practical thing to make for a dinner party.

Enter the 5-ingredient Apple Tart. That’s it. 5 simple ingredients – store bought puff pastry, apples, brown sugar, applesauce, and a lemon – 6 ingredients if you sift powdered sugar over the top. The most effort you’ll expend on this is slicing the apples, but the rest is easy peasy.

Just look how impressive this Apple Tart looks when you pull it out of the oven for your guests!! Restaurant quality impressive, right?!?

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What’s pictured here is 1/2 of 1 sheet of phyllo dough. In fact, when we made this we had a friend join us for dinner and 1/2 of 1 sheet of phyllo was plenty of apple tart for dessert. I cut this into 4 equal pieces, and served it with a scoop of almond milk vanilla ice cream, and the three of us then shared the 4th piece. So, puff pastry will go a long way.

I make the apple mixture before company arrives and set aside. I’ve also left out the puff pastry on the counter so it’s fully defrosted and ready to rock and roll along with the apples. After dinner is done and everyone is sitting around relaxing, I construct this apple tart, pop it in the oven, turn on the coffee pot, and get ready to have that OMG moment as it melts in my mouth! Adding a small scoop of vanilla ice cream with it is, well, as you can imagine, amazing. Dairy allergy? Try the vanilla flavors of Almond Milk or Coconut Milk ice cream. I’ve found many that are equally as good as the original dairy version.

Here’s what it looks like as soon as it comes out of the oven without the powdered sugar…you can see how the applesauce bakes with the apples and brown sugar, giving it a juicier taste. Even without the powdered sugar, it still looks pretty impressive, like you’ve been in the kitchen for hours working on it!

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You will find after making this recipe how handy puff pastry is. I’ve used it for a quick topper for my chicken pot pie, as well as individual cherry and apple tarts, and for appetizers. It’s a great addition to have in your freezer at all times. Cost is about $6 for 1 box but that will make plenty of dessert for your dinner party since you get 2 sheets of puff pastry per box, and the Pepperidge Farm boxes typically come with a .75 coupon inside for your next purchase!

I hope you enjoy it a much as we do.

Click here for the recipe.

Roma xoxo

All you gals over 40+! This post is for you! If you’re a woman, you’re well aware of the thousands of beauty products that are constantly pitched to us via commercials, print, IG, FB and so on. You know the drill, they’ll make your face go back in time, fill in those crows feet, and get rid of the crepey skin some of us experience as we head from our 40’s into our 50’s. Lovely topic, right? Not! But, this is the reality of aging, so one must embrace it and work with it!

I’ve used so many products over the years. In fact, I’ve got 5000+ Sephora points racked up, but none of the free gifts they’re ever offering look point worthy! I don’t know what I’m holding out for, but in the back of my mind I think there’s going to be some ginormous gift that is 5000 point worthy – yes, I know – I’m dreaming, but it’s always in the back of my mind. With that said, both Nic & I are Sephora addicts. I mean, it’s a pretty common addiction to have, right?

Beverly Hills MD came across my FB feed the other day and it looked intriguing. Well, 30 minutes later after getting sucked into their infomercial, I HAD to try it. I mean, there’s a money back guarantee, and who wouldn’t engage in this product if it truly does drench your skin with moisture, help remove lip lines and undo some of the aging skin we all experience?

I just got these beauties in the mail from Beverly Hills MD and I’m going to check back in with you in 30 days to give you my review!

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I ordered the Beverly Hills MD Crepe Correcting Body Complex, the Anti-Aging Lip Enhancer, and last but not least, the Lift & Firm Sculpting Cream for Face and Neck. Since I’ve tried many, many lines at Sephora, I figured, why not? This is a new brand to me and I can’t wait to see a difference in my skin!

Note: Beverly Hills MD is not endorsing me for this review. I have purchased these products as a consumer.

Talk soon!

Roma xoxo

Breakfast Tacos Olé, Olé!
Print Recipe
Scrambled eggs with fire roasted bell peppers and corn slider tortillas. Breakfast in 5 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 2 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 2 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Breakfast Tacos Olé, Olé!
Print Recipe
Scrambled eggs with fire roasted bell peppers and corn slider tortillas. Breakfast in 5 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 2 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 2 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. Place 1 tbsp or more of coconut oil to coat the pan and turn heat to high. Add 1 cup of frozen bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes. While sauteing the peppers, crack 2 eggs in a bowl and scramble and pour into the pepper mix. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the eggs and peppers are done.
  2. Heat your tortillas for 30 seconds to 1 minute over a flame on your burner, turning constantly with tongs until they get crispy on the edges, or however you like them. Transfer to your plate and spoon the eggs onto your tortillas, and if you'd like add any toppings such as sour cream or guacamole, add that as well. Top with hot sauce if you like and enjoy!
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One of my go-to breakfasts is my egg scramble tacos. With just 3 easy ingredients – Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Frozen Bell Peppers, 2 eggs and taco slider corn tortillas – you’ve got breakfast in less than 5 minutes! I have to admit that I love these peppers so much, that I buy 5 bags at a time. Cole, my son, got hooked on how easy they are to use, so he doesn’t make his eggs without them!

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Along with my Mexican food obsession, comes my love for small slider corn tortillas. Make sure to buy ones that are GMO free which can be found at Whole Foods Market. Pictured below are the three items I use to make these quick and tasty breakfast tacos. And of course if you have regular sized corn tortillas in your fridge, those work just fine!  These tacos are also gluten free and vegetarian 🙂

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Have fun with the toppings. I like to add guacamole or sliced avocados, along with sour cream, and, of course, my most favorite condiment – Tapatia Hot Sauce. I put it on everything. It makes everything taste better and adds a spicy kick, especially to my eggs. Give it a go, you won’t be sorry!

Click here for the recipe.

Olé Olé!

Roma xoxo