Iron Chef Night

Sep 18, 2018

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Tee: Everlane – love this boxy option but just ordered this and this for a more polished look! | Scarf: NordstromJeans: Everlane – this kick crop were such a surprise love. Order TTS and don’t hesitate! | Shoes: Splendid – also available here! My favorite purchase for fall so far! | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Handbag: CuyanaLips: Bare Minerals



Hello Tuesday.

Monday over here seemed to fly by! I had a to do list a mile long and so much work to do for the blog. I then tried to sneak in a workout during my designated lunch hour since I fell off the healthy eating wagon real hard this weekend. I’m happy to report my list is far shorter and I got to enjoy a fun dinner date with Zain since Trevor had a work meeting last night. 

Since I had shared a few snippets about our Iron Chef dinner in Friday’s post and then on Instagram I thought I would explain it a bit more and share the chicken wing recipe I made since so many of you asked. I was really worried since I was cooking for friends and had never made it before but luckily they turned out delicious!

So  this was all my friend Supra’s idea and I can not recommend it enough! She had done something similar with a friend before and thought it would be fun. Well, it was. We picked a date we could all make it (3 couples) and assigned dishes to each couple. Each dinner will have an assigned ingredient that must be worked into each dish. This time it was coffee!

Our dish was an appetizer and I decided to make a side too! We allowed ourselves to make a few sides without our assigned ingredient of coffee so we weren’t wired all night 😉 I thought long and hard about what could be hearty and delicious with a coffee rub and chicken wings popped into my head. I read up on what goes into a rub and added a few things I generally love. They were super easy to throw together and everyone seemed to enjoy them! 

As for this outfit, can I wear it everyday? These Kick Crop jeans are ones I’ve worn time and time again. They honestly surprised me since I tend to be curvier I thought the wide crop may just accentuate the curvier parts of me but they are so incredibly flattering and hug all the right places! I threw them on with this new tee I got and loved the colors for fall. This tee is a boxy one and is a very casual cotton so if you are looking for something for work I suggest this one! 

Throw on a silk neck scarf and mules and you are ready for any fall date. I know I’ve worn these mules before but they released them in a few new colors so if you haven’t scooped them up yet, I recommend it! 

Hope you guys are having a great week and stay tuned tomorrow for a huge denim roundup  that takes you from work to weekend including reader favorites! 


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Coffe Rub Chicken Wings
Serves 6
An easy chicken wing recipe!
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 3 lb Chicken Wings
  2. 2 C Brewed Coffee, room temperature
  3. 2 Tbs Espresso Grounds
  4. 4 Tsp Paprika
  5. 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  6. 2 Tsp Thyme
  7. 2 Tsp Oregano
  8. 2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  9. Salt & Pepper to taste
  10. Honey as desired
  1. Toss the wings and coffee in a container and make sure everything is submerged evenly
  2. Refrigerate for 2 hours
  3. Pre heat oven to 350F
  4. Lay wings on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil and arrange wings
  5. Coat wings on both sides with rub and cook for 15 minutes
  6. Remove the wings and brush with honey
  7. Return to oven for 10 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and coat an additional time with honey and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving
  9. Enjoy!
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