Food: Gnocchi with Homemade Parmesan Cream Sauce

Here’s a little something different for you on the blog this hump day. Food! Today we’re talking about Gnocchi!

Gnocchi is potato pasta and it’s amazing. I had Gnocchi for the first time at a restaurant a few years ago and fell in love.

Now I don’t hand make my Gnocchi but I do make my sauce from scratch and it’s pretty bomb if I do say so myself.

Parmesan Cream Sauce:

  1. Butter
  2. Minced garlic
  3. Milk or half and half
  4. Flour
  5. Parmesan (grated)

I don’t have specific measurements I kind of just go with the flow when I’m cooking! However if you would like the measurements so you can try this at home I will provide them!

This dish is quick, filling, easy, and can be quite fancy!

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There is shrimp in the picture! You can do no meat or you can add chicken or shrimp, I’ve done both!

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Brand Spotlight: Tatcha

Stop what you are doing and read this post! My skin is loving Tatcha right now!

Let me give you a little back ground: Tatcha skincare is made in Japan and inspired by beauty secrets of Japanese Geishas. The ingredients in each product are carefully selected and minimally manipulated to be safe and gentle for maximum effectiveness.

I have four different products from Tatcha That have worked wonders on my skin.

  1. Pure one step camellia cleansing oil
  2. Polished classic rice enzyme powder
  3. The water cream
  4. The deep cleanse

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The one step camellia cleansing oil is a blend of camellia oil, rice brand oil, red algae, and green tea. It removes everything off your face and leaves you feeling clean, soft, and supple.

The classic rice enzyme powder is an exfoliant, cleanser, and toner in one! It is a water active powder that is a blend of rice and papaya extracts that release debris from your skin to leave you feeling super soft. It is also formulated with pearl which is a natural skin conditioner.

The water cream O.M.G I cannot say enough about this product it has transformed my skincare routine! I LOVE it so much! The water cream is anti-aging, refreshing, and pore-perfecting. The cream releases a burst of skin-improving nutrients to hydrate and prep skin.

The deep cleanse is a clarifying cleanser made with Japanese luffa fruit extract. The deep cleanse lifts impurities, unclogs pores, and balance skin’s moisture for a healthy glow.

Tatcha skincare is formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, or TEA. They are non-comedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and dermatologist tested. In other words GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN!

The packaging in cute and the product is amazing. I cannot say enough good things about these products and this brand!

If you want simplicity in your skincare routine and beautiful skin try Tatcha today.

All products were purchased from Sephora.

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I Have to Have it: Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics started out as The Face Place a makeup shop in San Fran CA, opened by twins Jean and Jane Ford.

The most amazing thing about Benefit as a company is that it’s not terribly serious! Some makeup companies seem so serious and straight-laced but with benefit they promote a culture of laughter and glamour! Read their mission I Love it!

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We believe in whistling while you work it… and faking it ’til you make it. We believe in fast and fabulous beauty solutions… and that glamour is grabbing life by the giggles and not letting go. We believe if at first you don’t succeed, apply more lipstick… that sexy gets you everywhere… and if you can’t be good, be gorgeous. We believe… Laughter is the best cosmetic!

Benefit is the best of both worlds they have an amazing culture of laughter and fun but at the same time their products are amazing! They have funny sayings and uber cute packaging but the product inside will blow you away!

Benefit’s blushes are a cult favorite. I think the first Benefit product I ever got was one of their blushes! Some of their amazing products in my collection include:

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  • Blushes: Hervana, Bella Bamba, and Rockateur
  • Hoola Bronzer
  • Watt’s Up highlighter
  • Stay Don’t Stray eye primer
  • High Brow eye highlighter
  • They’re Real Mascara

The Blushes are amazingly pigmented and smell great!

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The Hoola bronzer has won awards for being a universally amazing bronzing powder. Any skin tone can wear it!

The Watt’s Up highlighter is my favorite! It is a champagne colored cream highlighter that makes you look amazing every time!

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The Stay Don’t Stray eye primer is my second fav! It is hands down the best eyelid primer I have come across. The eyeshadows stay put, don’t crease, and look amazing all day with this primer.

They’re Real Mascara is on another planet! This mascara is a best-selling mascara. It takes your lashes from here to the sky! It lengthens, separates, and darkens your lashes like no other. My go to mascara hands down.

Benefit has also mastered appealing amazingly cute packaging! You don’t even want to throw it away!

There are so many other wonderful things to say about the company and many other products to mention but this post would be a mile long. In short Benefit is well worth it! Try it today!

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