martes, 14 de abril de 2015

10 Breakfast Recipes

A lot of people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I agree, what you eat for breakfast has a lot to do with what you do during the morning and either if you are going healthy or not these 10 Breakfast Recipes will help you when you don't have any idea on what to make.

Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll up by Spend with Pennies
Sausage & Hash Brown Balls {Football Friday} by Plain Chicken 
Italian Baked Eggs by Damn Delicious
Breakfast Quesadillas by The Pioneer Woman 
Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich by The Cooking Jar
Bangin' Breakfast Potatoes by Vodka & Biscuits
Peanut Butter Pancakes with Honey Butter by Mostly Homemade Mom
Cheesy Baked Egg Toast by Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake by Chew out Loud
Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast by Pinch of Yum

Let me know if you've tried any of this 10 Breakfast Recipes and come back next Monday for Cooking Mondays, for more recipes check out my Cooking Mondays Tag or follow me on Pinterest FOOD Board.

jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

6 Fun & Simple Spring DIY Projects | Crafting Wednesday

Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than creating something with your hands, today for Crafting Wednesday I bring you 6 Fun & Simple Spring DIY Projects, you could make these with kids they might need your help for some of them and it's important to keep an eye on them.

  1. Flower Ice Cubes by Handmade Pride
  2. Vibrantly Colored Coffee Filter Flowers by Fun at Home with Kids
  3. DIY Floral Letter by The Mrs and Momma Bird 
  4. DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters by Inspired by Charm
  5. DIY Painted Vases by Rustic Wedding Chic
  6. Bubble Refill Station & Homemade Bubble Recipe by Meaningful Mama

Let me know in the comments if you've tried one of this 6 Fun & Simple Spring DIY Projects and if you would like to add a DIY Project for a future blog post you can the link to your website on the comments as well. Happy Crafting. For more DIY projects check out my Crafting Wednesday Tag or follow my Pinterest DIY & Crafts Board.

lunes, 6 de abril de 2015

10 Healthy Pasta Recipes | Cooking Mondays

As every Monday I bring you Cooking Mondays, today's topic is all about pasta, we all know that pasta can be bad for you in terms of losing weight that's why I decided to create a list of 10 Healthy Pasta Recipes, no only they're delicious but they have less calories than your normal serving of pasta.

  1. One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta by Damn Delicious
  2. Tomato, Roasted Pepper and Arugula Pasta by Tasty Kitchen
  3. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto by Two Peas and their Pod
  4. Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni by Pinch of Fun
  5. Avocado Pasta by Damn Delicious
  6. Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Gnocchi with Creamy Mushrooms by Parsley, Sage & Sweet
  7. Zucchini Noodles with Sauteed Vegetables by Thank Your Body
  8. Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo by Damn Delicious
  9. Skinny Spinach Lasagna by Pinch of Fun
  10. Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter by Steamy Kitchen 

Let me know if you've tried any of this 10 Healthy Pasta Recipes and come back next Monday for Cooking Mondays, for more recipes check out my Cooking Mondays Tag or follow me on Pinterest FOOD Board.

miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015

6 Quick & Easy Easter DIY Projects | Crafting Wednesday

Every Wednesday I'm going to bring you Crafting Wednesday where I share with you an original DIY project or a collection of crafts around the internet, this week is Easter themed and I'm going to show you 6 Quick & Easy Easter DIY Projects.

  1. Make Your Own Easter Crayons by Moonfrye
  2. Easy Easter Craft: Paper Straw Easter Egg by Keeping it Simple
  3. DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland by Modern Parents Messy Kids
  4. Paper Strip Easter Egg by Minted 
  5. Eggshell Votives by Martha Stewart 
  6. Tie Dyed Easter Eggs by Housing a Forest

Let me know in the comments if you've tried one of this 6 Quick & Easy Easter DIY Projects and if you would like to add a DIY Project for a future blog post you can the link to your website on the comments as well. Happy Crafting.

martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Roast of Justin Bieber by Martha Stewart: The Best Moment of 2015 So far #BieberRoast

On March 30th, 2015 one of the greatest moments happened on TV, Martha Stewart, one of the most amazing women in the world, was on the show Roast hosted by Kevin Hart, it was the #BIEBERROAST night and everyone was excited about what was going to happened and how Justin Bieber was going to react, Martha Stewart basically owned the place with jokes that you would never thought that she would say, but everything with her always wonderful grace and politeness, see the video for yourself below.

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015

10 Cheap and Easy Chicken Recipes | Cooking Mondays

From now on, every Monday I'm going to bring you Cooking Mondays, where I either share an original recipe or recollect food related posts from the internet and bring them to you, today is all about chicken, but not any kind of recipes, these are when you don't have much time and money to spend on cooking these are 10 Cheap and Easy Chicken Recipes that I hope you enjoy.

  1. Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken by Damn Delicious
  2. Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken by Kitch Me
  3. The Best Chicken Parmesan by Cooking Classy
  4. Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken by Inspired Dreamer
  5. Baked Honey Chicken Tenders Recipe by Six Sisters' Stuff
  6. Lemon Butter Chicken by Damn Delicious
  7. Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken by Nutmeg Nanny
  8. Sweet and sour chicken recipe by I Heart Naptime
  9. Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce by Damn Delicious
  10. Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli by Pinch of Yum

Let me know in the comments if you've tried one of this 10 Cheap and Easy Chicken Recipes and if you would like to add a recipe for a future blog post you can the link to your website on the comments as well. Happy Cooking.

sábado, 28 de marzo de 2015

My First Thoughts On Shake Shack

The first week that I arrived to the United States my cousins made a list of places where they were going to take me, one of those was Shake Shack, after almost a year of me being here we decided to go. One of my cousins is in love of with the place and she was getting me all excited so that's why I can't wait to share My First Thoughts On Shake Shack.

We took a train and went to the one at 86th St in NYC, the line wasn't long at all which was awesome and we ordered in less than 10 minutes.

Since I've never been there I didn't know exactly what to order but my cousins told me that the burgers weren't that big so knowing me I bought one Double Shack Burger, a Single Hamburger and Cheese Fries, what can I say? I love food and I love eating, the total went to around $20 which wasn't the best deal for me. We waited for like 15 minutes to get our food, of course since I was the one who ordered more food I had to wait he longest.

The burgers were good, not over the top good but really good, you can taste that is real meat and the sauce is amazing, I don't know exactly what it's made of or how it's called but one thing I know is that is really good, the fries were delicious too, the cheese that they use is really taste, one thing I wish is that the prices were a little lower but for the quality that you get is reasonable I guess, I would definitely recommended and go again, next time I want to try the Irish Fries while they're still around.

A photo posted by Juan Francisco B. (@juanfcobueno) on

Have you ever had Shake Shack before? if so let me know in the comments below.

jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

Magnet Theater Free Improv Classes

A couple of weeks ago I was having this feeling inside of wanting to do something new, something exciting that was out of my comfort zone, then I remembered one video of Grace Helbig where she says that when she was living in New York she first started going to improv classes to get herself out there and do things she normally wouldn't do, so naturally I did the same, I was looking for some improv classes in New York City on Google when I came across with the Magnet Theater website (located at 254 West 29th St 8th Ave, New York), they were offering Magnet Theater Free Improv Classes so I thought that was the perfect opportunity.

Me and my friend RSVP our spots for the class and everything was set, the day of the class we went to the theater and everyone in there was so lovely and helpful, since it was the first time that any of us was there, we didn't know anything about the place so we felt relieved when one of the guys that worked there helped us finding the classroom. The class was about 12 people all with a different background and really diverse, the class was imparted by Hannah Chase, he had such a fun personality, something that felt very welcoming, we did group activities, we even did some improv sketches that were really funny plus at the end of the class they give you 2 free tickets to watch any of the plays that they present.

I encourage everyone who lives in the NYC area to take a class, they are still giving free classes, even if you're not into acting, is a really fun experience to do with your friends and/or partner, so go check out there website for more information about the Magnet Theater Free Improv Classes.

lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

The American Dream

Since I was a little boy living in the Dominican Republic I always heard people talking about the "American Dream" to me that meant to come to the United States and basically work for years and years until you had enough money to buy property back in my country and rent it so you could live out of it, that was basically it.

Now that I've been living here for quite a while (about 8 months now) I can say that it's true but it's not only that, living the American Dream means not giving up on your dreams and reach that point of your life when you feel like you have accomplished all those goals you set to yourself a while ago, all that while living in the United States and taking advantage of everything this country has to offer.

When I was little I never thought I would be living in New York, have a job and actually have all this opportunities, I'm no near to where I wanna be in life but this is just the start, I have plans for my life and I want to achieve my goals without losing who I am and my essence, having my own company, having a family, living without money problems are just a few of those goals.

I'm a true believer of the phrases "follow your dreams" and "be yourself", I know it sounds cheesy but I've seen too many Disney movies and they have taught me to fight for my dreams and never give up on them, even if you don't know who do you wanna be or what do you want for your future is always good to set goals, whether they are long term or to be achieved in a short period of time.

domingo, 4 de enero de 2015

New Year's Resolutions: Expectations vs. Reality

Happy holidays and a late happy new year. I hope each and one of you had an amazing time with your loved ones. You know that at this time of the year most of the people make "New Year's Resolutions" and I'm not going to lie, I was one of those people until I finally gave up and realized that just because is a new year doesn't necessarily mean that is a new me and that's why I decided to write a post about it where I show you the  New Year's Resolutions: Expectations vs. Reality.

Resolution #1: Lose weight

Expectation: This is one of the most popular if not the most popular of all, at some point of our lives we decided to lose weight but it's not Monday or it's December 29th so we wait for that special day, we get pumped up to start going to the gym, create a Pinterest board about healthy foods and another one about fitness stuff.

Reality: it's January 10th and the gym is packed so you decide to not go that day, suddenly you forgot you had a membership until they charged you the next month, that Pinterest account you had, you don't even remember the password.

Resolution #2: Get a better Job/Education

Expectation: This is the year where you're gonna get that promotion and you wanna start studying again, that 5 year school break is finally over and you're ready for college, on the other side you know in your heart that you're going to get that job.

Reality: You get stuck on your work and you can't stand your coworkers plus the pay is awful, you try to look for another job but can't find anything, is like all the job positions were taken in one day, that school that you applied didn't accept you and now is too late to apply for fall, well 2016 it's on its way right?

Resolution #3: Keep your blog updated

Expectation: This is one of the resolutions that I struggled the most, even though I wouldn't called it a resolution (because I set this goal all year long) but for the purpose of this post let's leave it at that. You make a list of posts that you're going to write, you get super excited because this is the year when your blog is gonna get discovered and you're gonna make tons of money out of it.

Reality: You sit on your computer for hours trying to think on what to write, while you do that someone messages you on Facebook and you HAVE to reply to them. When you finally start to type on your blank page you get a call from that friend that you haven't talk to in a long time so you leave the writing process for another time, next day you sit again and actually write a good paragraph only to realize that what you wrote doesn't make any sense and you give up your dreams on becoming a famous blogger.

The moral of the story is not to make New Year's Resolutions but life goals, and don't wait until the next year, start TODAY, those resolutions will not the accomplished by their own.