Healthy and Delicious Apple Smoothie

Bella Breakdown Want something seasonal and tasty for breakfast? We have just the perfect thing. Grab your blender and a sack of fresh picked apples for the best smoothie you’ve had all year! All you need is: • Apple • Banana • ½ c. Orange Juice • 1 tsp. Honey (optional) • splash, Vanilla Extract • ground, Flax Seeds • 1 c. Ice Cubes Start by cutting up an apple, granny smith is delicious, but you can use any kind you want. It’s definitely more delicious when you pick them yourself! Begin to layer your smoothie in the blender...

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Ultra Chic DIY Leather Bracelets

Bella Breakdown Leather bracelets look great with almost any personal style. We love the thin single strand for a sleek and modern look or a loose grouping for a more bohemian style. You can find leather cord and tape at any craft and bead store, if you can’t find just the right color you’re looking for you can brush on a multi-surface paint onto your leather tape. Here’s How to Make It First cut your cord to size so it fits your wrist just right, if you feel like it, you could string on a few little rings or...

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Grilled Beef Skewers and a Scallion Dipping Sauce

Bella Breakdown Who doesn’t like freshly grilled beef? Skewered and lightly marinated to perfect for a delicious salty-sweet dipping sauce on the side, this dish couldn’t get any better. Plus, it’s super easy and takes no time to make.   All you need is: Beef tenderloin 1 c. soy sauce 1/2 c. brown sugar bell peppers scallions salt & pepper Place 1/4-inch thick pieces of beef tenderloin between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and punch until the beef is an 1/8-inch thick and sharped like a rectangle. Dip the sliced beef into 1 cup of soy sauce mixed with...

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DIY Crepe Paper Party Balls

Bella Breakdown These are adorable party favors and so much fun to make and give. It’s always a surprise to see what’s inside, and with different colors of crepe paper streamers unraveling in the air, it’s a festive favor that adds to the party vibes. All you’ll need to make a few crepe paper party balls on your own are: Crepe Paper Streamers Small Toys, Stickers & Candy Labels on Adhesive Paper Scissors Start by taking the largest charm that you’d like to include in your party ball, and wrapping it with one of the colored crepe paper streamers...

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How to Cook Crisp Smoky Bacon

Bella Breakdown There is nothing, and we mean nothing, that we love more than crisp smoky bacon. No one likes a splattered stovetop and a pan full of curled up, unevenly cooked slices. Instead, try this mess-free way of preparing your bacon for evenly cooked, crispy pieces of heaven. Start by placing a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet, and do yourself a favor, put a sheet of parchment paper underneath the rack for easy cleanup. All you need to do is place your bacon on the wire rack, making sure everything is evenly spaced. Be sure not...

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