Skip The Turkey And Load Up On This Side Dish

Bella Breakdown I’m just gonna say it… Thanksgiving turkey isn’t that good. In fact, it’s kinda bad. There’s no way to get it moist, it lacks flavor and makes you completely exhausted before dessert makes it to the table. If you’re like me and loathe that white slab of meat on your Thanksgiving plate, opt for this delicious side instead. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Gruyere and Bacon 1 can pumpkin puree   1 pound macaroni noodles   1 package bacon   1 ½ tablespoons flour   1 pinch salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder   1 ½ cup...

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Holiday Travel On The Cheap

Bella Breakdown The time of year to travel is upon us. Millions of people will hop on planes this season to travel all over the world. Some will catch a short flight to go see family and friends. Others will travel to new destinations, worlds away, to see places and cultures that they haven’t experienced yet. Whichever route you decide, here are a few tips to travel on the cheap. For those of you who are looking for something new and exotic, Europe has some amazing hotel deals that are just shy of giving away a room. Lisbon, Portugal...

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Celebrates World Kindness Day With Starbucks

Bella Breakdown You may have noticed #WorldKindnessDay trending on social media today and celebrating kindness should be every day. For a special World Kindness Day, the Born This Way Foundation is celebrating with Starbucks to bring acts of kindness to local communities. Select Starbucks locations will be hosting activities in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation to bring acts of kindness to local communities. Here are the locations that you can visit to spread kindness: Chicago, Illinois (1003 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611) From 10 am to 2 pm you can visit your local coffee shop to...

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Boozy Firecracker Slushies Perfect For Your 4th Of July Celebration

Bella Breakdown The 4th of July isn’t too far away so is the time to start preparing those holiday plans. More specifically your boozy, alcohol-included plans, so here are some boozy slushie recipes to get you in the celebratory mood and keep you cool. Say ‘Happy Birthday, America’ by getting drunk off of this delicious 4th of July-themed slushies. In a blender (or food processor) blend grenadine and ice until it becomes a slushie mixture. Next, you will want to blend the blue curacao and ice until slushy and then gently add another 1/3 layer on top of the...

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Festive Jello Shots To Turn The Holiday Party Up

Bella Breakdown Holiday parties are a ton of fun, and it’s an excuse to indulge in your favorite food and drinks. If you’re planning on throwing a soiree for your friends this year, mix things up a bit and ditch the usual vodka cranberries for something a little more fun. These jello shots are guaranteed to be a big hit, and they’ll certainly get the party started. Apple Cider Bourbon Jello Shots For the sophisticated palette, here’s a jello shot that even your snobbiest friend will enjoy. You can’t say no to something as classy as bourbon shot. 1...

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