Thyme Honey & Dijon Glazed Chicken with Ancient Foods Gourmet Ingredients

I’m no chef, but I do love to cook. I’m always looking for new recipes to try out (usually on Pinterest) that are quick and simple to make because I’m always in a rush. I figure if I combine a few good quality ingredients, I can whip up something that’s going to taste really good without having to do a ton of prep work.

I was really excited to work with Ancient Foods because I love mediterranean food, and put olive oil on pretty much everything. I also really like that they source their products directly from farmers in tiny Greek mountain villages. I have been to Greece and let me tell you the food is amazing! They sent me their Wild Forest and Thyme Honey and their Keros Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil to try. I immediately started searching for the perfect recipe to match these ingredients and found this thyme honey and dijon glazed chicken drumsticks recipe. The recipe is paleo if you’re into that sort of thing.

Honey dripping from spoon
Ancient Foods honey and olive oil
olive oil honey and garlic mixture

I tasted the honey on its own and it has a distinctive thyme flavor without being overpowering. The thyme flavor comes from the bees foraging the wild thyme that covers the mountainside where the honey is sourced. Isn’t that crazy??  I knew this honey would be perfect for a savory but sweet dish. The recipe calls for dried thyme, but I decided to leave it out and let the honey bring all the flavor. It took me less than 10 minutes to prep the chicken and then 45 to cook. Not bad at all!

Honey and thyme chicken drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks and green beans

While the chicken was in the oven, I made some green beans and tossed them in a bit of the olive oil. The food was absolutely delicious! Just as I suspected, the honey was a great match with the chicken. The olive oil was also amazing, both as part of the recipe and drizzled over the green beans. It is described as having hints of fresh herbs and a round, buttery, peppery finish. I’m by no means an expert on gourmet olive oils, but I can certainly taste the difference between these products and your standard grocery store fare.

Ancient Foods has supplied me with an exclusive discount code for my readers. Use code THEKELLYROBERTS40 for 40% off – valid for one week only (expires February 19th)!

Have your tried any new recipes lately? Let me know in the comments below!

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Classically Glam Valentine’s Day Lingerie

You probably have some ideas in mind when you think of lingerie for Valentine’s Day – red, pink, satin, lace – but everyone has their own style. Yandy came up with 4 “V-Day Vixens” to help you find the best lingerie for your personal style. I chose the Classic Glam look because I tend to choose more classic silhouettes that I feel are more flattering for my curves. I also prefer lingerie that has a luxurious feel and rich colors. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, but also indulging a little and making the day special for the both of you.

For the Classic Glam style, of course I had to choose some classic staples for the holiday. Here are my top Valentine’s Day lingerie essentials:

Lace Robe

Yandy Pink Sheer Lace Robe

The Yandy Eyelash Lace Robe Set is a sheer mesh with lace trim and satin belt. The Amaranth color is very rich and the lace makes it look a lot more expensive than it is (only $24.95!). A nice robe always makes me feel super fancy and this color is great for Valentine’s Day. You can wear it when you’re getting ready and doing your makeup, and as a coverup over your lingerie.

Satin Romper

Yandy Green Satin and Lace Romper

I am loving jewel tones right now, and this Green Eyelash Lace and Satin Romper is the perfect shade of green. The satin buttons and lace details give it an elegant touch and the criss cross straps on the back make it really easy to adjust. As you can probably tell from my faux fur blanket, I am all about soft, luxurious items. I can’t resist anything that makes me feel like a princess! There’s something about the overall look of this romper that makes me feel like royalty in some fantasy world.

Satin Chemise

Yandy Red Satin Chemise

A Red Satin Chemise is a classic choice for Valentine’s Day. The strappy back on this one gives it an updated, modern look. You can’t go wrong with red on Valentine’s Day and this chemise is the perfect shade of red for the holiday. Lead the way with some rose petals on the floor for a quintessential February 14th.

Here are some of my other lingerie pieces from Yandy: Viviane Plunging Mesh and Lace Chemise Set, Enchanting Garnet Chemise Set, Long Satin and Chiffon Robe.   

Don’t forget to use my code ‘thekellyroberts20’ for 20% off everything from Yandy!

Have you picked out your lingerie for V-Day yet? What are you planning on wearing?

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How to Choose a New Year’s Dress Based on Your Style

Everyone has their own idea of what a New Year’s outfit should look like, but one thing is for certain – this is the time to wear something decadent that you wouldn’t wear on any old night out. You can dress as extravagantly as you please because everyone will be dressed to the nines. Of course, you don’t want to wear something you’re not comfortable in, because the whole point of the night is to have fun. Whatever you choose to wear should reflect your personal style, but also dare to push the boundaries and take it to the next level.

Star of the Show

Gold Metallic Dress with Thigh High Slit
Yandy Divine Metallic Dress

New Year’s parties are the one time you can really go all out and not stick out like a sore thumb, so why not go for it? Floor length is definitely the way to go if you are dressing to impress. You will turn heads in this dress with the thigh high slit and gorgeous gold, slinky fabric. The cut of the dress hugs your curves in all the right places.

FYI, this is the dress I will actually be wearing on New Year’s Eve because I am just that extra. I usually wear something with sequins, but I’m ready to change it up this year. Metallic has the same ‘wow’ factor without sharp plastic scratching up my arms.

Classic with a Twist

Black Gown with Zipper Front
Divine Vixen Dress

Black is always a great choice for formal events, and not everyone loves sparkle. You can jazz up the classic black gown with an edgy touch, like a zipper running down the front. Just because it is a plain black dress doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The material for this dress is super stretchy and is very figure flattering. You can even take the outfit up a notch with eye-catching shoes or accessories. This dress is also great for a more formal New Year’s Eve party.

Club-Going Cutie

Red Long Sleeve Dress with Cutout Neckline
Call Me Baby Red Dress

If you don’t feel like wearing a floor length dress, a cocktail dress is also a great choice. Red will definitely stand out from the crowd, and the cut out gives it a flirty touch without being too revealing. This dress is also made from a very stretchy and figure-hugging material, which is perfect for showing off your curves. Wearing a short dress also makes it a lot easier to dance, which I’m sure everyone will be doing a lot of on New Year’s Eve!

Have you found your perfect New Year’s Eve outfit yet? If not, head over to Yandy and check out their dresses. You can use my exclusive discount code ‘thekellyroberts20’ for 20% off everything!

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Fill Your Christmas Stocking with…Stockings!

When you were a kid, getting socks for Christmas was THE WORST. But stockings are the grown up, much more fun, distant cousins of socks that the special female in your life would love to get for Christmas. If you’re stuck on ideas for stocking stuffers this year, or just want to treat yourself, then take a look at some of the stockings I’ve picked out from Yandy’s hosiery section. Below are my favorite stockings and some ideas for how to wear them.

There’s nothing more classically sexy than stockings with a back seam. You can go for a full on retro look, or style them for a more modern outfit. I wore mine with a faux leather skirt and chunky black boots for a more edgy vibe. The garter belt also gives you a little boost of confidence and makes you feel like you have a little sultry secret that no one else knows about.

These over-the-knee socks are a great gift choice because they are so versatile. They can be dressed up or down, and can be worn either pulled up to the thigh or scrunched down below the knee. I really like the country girl feel they bring to this outfit when paired with brown leather boots and a flowy dress.

sitting in santa's sleigh

Glittering Diamond Thigh High Stockings

For a gift that really “wows”, I would choose these sparkling thigh high stockings. They can really take an outfit to the next level and are perfect for holiday parties. I really like that they are thigh high, rather than going all the way up to the waist, so they are more comfortable – especially when wearing a lot of layers in the winter. They don’t slip down as you walk around either, which can be super annoying. They really stand out with an all black outfit. I wore them with a plain black dress, black faux fur coat and chunky heels.   

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black opaque tights, like these Solid Micro Fiber Tights. Black tights are a staple for any women’s wardrobe, and these are good quality tights that don’t feel like they’re going to rip from a single scratch of your manicured nails.

If you want to really go all out, you can further supplement your stocking stuffer gifts with accessories like Garter Suspender Straps, or Leg Harnesses. Don’t be afraid to get creative! There’s really something for everyone.

Yandy has a huge selection of holiday-themed lingerie and more. Don’t forget to use my code, ‘thekellyroberts20’ to get 20% off your order! Happy holidays!

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