Roasted Acorn Squash + Beauty Product Review


Good afternoon everyone!

I have had a few requests for the Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe that I used in the dinner party. So without further ado, here we go!

Roasted Acorn Squash, Pearl Onions, and Rosemary

Adapted from ‘Great Food Fast’ from Martha Stewart Living



  • 2 acorn squash, cut into 6ths
  • 10 pearl onions, peeled
  • 10 sprigs of rosemary or 2-3 Tbsp. dried rosemary (we used 5 Tbsp. dried rosemary but it was way too much!)
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (we used red wine vinegar because we didn’t have any balsamic)
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450F. Take a baking sheet and line with tinfoil or use a large casserole dish. Cut acorn squash into 6 wedges each.

2. Mix squash with vinegar, oil, onions, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and spread in single layer.

3. Roast in the oven for 40-50 mins, flipping once half way through baking. Squash is ready when a fork easily goes through a piece.


It was really good! Next time, I would cut back on the rosemary though- we used way too much (5 Tbsps)


Now time for a beauty product review!

Sugar Cosmetics: Tropic Tan Blush and Bronzer Duo


I first bought this blusher/bronzer duo last summer after hearing about the rave review on Makeup Alley. 

It was rated a 4.6/5 stars with 89% of people saying they would buy it again.

I have never been able to find a blush or bronzer that worked for me in the past, so I was very skeptical that I would like this one. The bronzers I had tried always left a muddy or dirty look on my skin. You can imagine how excited I was when I tried this product and it ROCKED! The bronzer looked natural and the blush was perfect. It didn’t give me a rudy skin color either. This is the only blush and bronzer I have used since I got it, and I am a true fan. The only thing I don’t like about it is how big and bulky the compact is. I wish they made a smaller travel size- it wasn’t the best to bring with me on my honeymoon- but boy was I glad I did. I wore it every single day!

It lasts forever too! :D A definite thumbs up!


See you tonight for a HUGE announcement!!!!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dailygoods January 26, 2009

my friend has that bronzer / blush duo and is in love with it! ahhh! i can’t wait for your announcement! the suspense is killing me angela!!


2 kaneil January 26, 2009

Hope your appt went well! I want to try that squash and the blush/bronzer. Have you ever tried NARS blush or bronzer?


3 VeggieGirl January 26, 2009

Faaaabulous eats!!


4 Amelia January 26, 2009

Thanks for the squash recipe! Can’t wait to read the announcement :)


5 marafaye January 26, 2009

OH can’t wait for the announcement!!!


6 misstiffie January 26, 2009

oooooo i use the same bronzer too and i LOOOOOVE it!!! it really does last forever and it’s the only bronzer that doesn’t make me look like fake bronzerized :D woohoo

& the squash looks super yummie!!!


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