High end flat iron | top of the line or deal

High-end flat iron: top of line or top brand deal: Top of line (almost $500) / Top brand (under $100) /

I cannot believe this flat iron is priced at under $100! Most of this brands models are priced over $100, and it is a go-to in salons. I have had mine for years, and I paid around $150. This 1″ version is well under $100, making it an amazing deal for a top quality flat iron. Love that!

Of course, there is always the top of line flat iron, which looks chic and delivers great results. Despite the low price, the flat iron by this top brand is great at maintaining a moderate temperature to protect your hair, and it too, delivers great results. Plus, the ceramic plates protect your hair from the heat, and from drying out. It’s a safe and easy way to flat iron your hair. I really love mine!

If you are looking for a flat iron, I highly recommend this great deal!

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BAF Weekly IT List

whats hot for fall

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: holiday nail polish (see review here) / black bucket bag (classic IT bag) / breast cancer plush blanket / cozy brown slippers / classic black loafers (under $200) /

The weekly IT list is here! This week we are well into fall, and some of us are even starting to look ahead to the holiday season; especially since Halloween isn’t the party this year it normally is. This festive holiday nail polish is the uplifting, sparkling color we all need right now, and it’s under $30. Love that!

Classic bucket bags continue to be a hot IT bag style this season. This classic IT bag should already be in your closet. If it isn’t, why not snap one up now? I love mine. It’s really strong, and it maintains it’s shape year after year. Mine is already six years old, and it looks amazing! If you are looking for a workhorse investment bag, this is it!

It’s getting cooler at night, which means we all need a cozy blanket to snuggle with while watching TV, or roasting s’mores in the backyard. This one happens to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. Love that!

Slipper season is here! This pair is ultra cozy and soft, and a must-have! They also make a great holiday gift; in case you are an early bird holiday shopper like me. These will be a great gift!

Have you invested in a pair of classic loafers yet? If not, this pair is priced under $200 and they are very comfortable. Plus, they will be in style for years to come. The come in other colors too if black isn’t your thing; or if you want to another color to your collection.

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What are you loving this season?

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Beer Cheese Fondue and Mac and Cheese

Are you looking for a fabulous cheese dip for your next party? Or maybe the perfect fondue for a fun dinner night. Or, maybe you want to spice up your macaroni and cheese? This is the Beer Cheese Fondue recipe for you!

I originally made this Beer Cheese Fondue as an appetizer for my family while watching a movie on TV. They loved dipping cheese bread and pita chips into it. (Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out, so it’s non-alcoholic, only slight flavor from the beer is left.) My kids enjoyed having fondue; something I don’t fix very often. I really should make it more, after all, fondue is super fun!

We only ate a small amount of the Beer Cheese Fondue. So the next day, I cooked a package of spiral pasta, and used the remaining Beer Cheese Fondue as a sauce. It was absolutely delicious; Beer Macaroni and Cheese!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup of an amber ale.
  • 1 teaspoon of Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 pounds of Velveeta. (Velveeta comes in a meltable, 2 pound cheese block. Super easy!)

Cut the cheese block to fit inside your fondue pot. Put the tabasco and beer inside the pot too. You don’t have to mix it right away. Cook on simmer until the cheese starts to melt, then using a wooden spoon, mix everything together. Let the mixture simmer on high, stirring occasional, for forty-five minutes.

If serving as a dip or fondue, keep warm in a fondue pot and stir occasionally as a film will form over the top if it sits a few minutes without being dipped into. If using as the cheese mix in macaroni and cheese, pour over 1 pound of your favorite cooked pasta, mix together, and enjoy!

My kids absolutely love this dip/fondue as Beer macaroni and cheese. The alcohol cooks out, so don’t worry about getting your kiddos drunk, or anyone on the wagon getting tipsy. This is a non-alcoholic food. Love that!

Things you may need in your kitchen to make this recipe:

I hope you enjoy this simple cheese fondue recipe. I would love to know if you serve it as fondue, or macaroni and cheese!

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