5 Top Rated Easy Baked Pasta Dishes Perfect For Any Night

5 Top Rated Easy Baked Pasta Dishes Perfect For Any Night

A bit of winter blues, with a dash of extra stress, and a sprinkle of dropping outdoor temperatures sounds like a perfect recipe for comfort food cravings and for me pasta screams comfort. A box of mac and cheese mixed with some leftovers works great for most cravings. However, a full out craving for the comfort only pasta can dish out needs a web search for the best and easiest baked pasta dishes. I ended up with a dizzying array of results to fit any pasta craving.

Every food website seems to have a few baked pasta dishes to offer. I had just landed in foodie paradise, where there is a pasta dish for everyone. Whether I want light on the dairy, heavy on the veggies, and no meat please to full throttle loads of it all, or anything in between I am in heaven. So, follow me as I follow my cravings and make your choices based on eating style, mood, and your pasta cravings.

All these options make you a little dizzy? If so, start with these top rated easy baked pasta dishes. You’ll be whipping up awesome delicious pasta dinners in no time. I chose a variety of dishes ensuring there is something for everyone. We are going to jump right in starting with an Amish Baked Spaghetti recipe from Pinterest. Feel free to use premade sauce if homemade is a bit intimidating.

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Amish know their food, especially anything baked. Take an Italian favorite like spaghetti, add an Amish twist, and the results are likely amazing. Looking for a traditional pasta dish with just a slight twist look no further than Amish Baked Spaghetti with 5 out of 5 stars on reviews its sure to be a hit with your family.

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This is a meaty hearty dish with just enough cheese and tomato to balance it all out. This easy one pot baked pasta dish, Pastitsio is rated, 4.6 out of 5 stars, is warm and filling for those long winter nights. Topped with a generous amount of melted cheese covering the top of the dish.

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This cheesy, meaty baked pasta dish is an old favorite of pasta lovers with a simple twist. The Lasagna Rolls are more elegant and less messy than the traditional dish. With a review rating of 4.6/5 stars, it will likely become a family favorite.

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With this hearty easy dish for those cold winter nights, you won’t even miss the meat with its rating of 4.7/5 stars. Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables can easily be made into a non-vegetarian meal by adding crumbled precooked drained hamburger meat into the mix.

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This creamy vegetarian option of an Italian favorite is sure to please. For those of us that enjoy meat, Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna could be easily transformed from a vegetarian meal with the addition of precooked boneless skinless chicken breast. With a rating of 4.8/5 stars this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This Cute Washi Tape Looks Just Like Sushi

This Cute Washi Tape Looks Just Like Sushi

If you dig way back you’ll discover my love for bullet journaling.  Now, I’m a purist… which is just how I say that I’m too lazy to use fancy tapes and pens and such.  Regardless I love to browse the sections of the store made for journaling.  I especially love the washi tapes.  Now, if you’re unfarmiliar, washi tape is Japanese decorative tape made of rice paper.  It’s thin and perfect for sticking to a variety of surfaces. 

Recently, a British illustrator by the name of Rosie Upright created an extremely adorable washi tape collection designed to look like Japansese sushi. The collection of tape features four designs and is available now for washi tape collectors everywhere.

Shower Squeegees: Reduce Your Time Cleaning The Shower

Shower Squeegees: Reduce Your Time Cleaning The Shower

Shower squeegees are not the most exciting topic, but they do provide you with an easy way to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your shower.   And who doesn’t love that?

A quick swipe of a squeegee will effectively remove soap scum, excess water, bacteria, and even reduce mold and hard water stains.  And it only takes a second, so why not give it a try?  After all, if you’re anything like me, you’ll put off cleaning until the shower scum is so grown over that it takes a good thirty minutes of scrubbing to take care of it.

If you want to give it a try, here are some of the best squeegees money can buy.

Hiware All-Purpose Shower Squeegee

With an average 5 star rating, this squeegee is a best seller on Amazon. It provides streak-free drying with a smooth wiping motion. It comes with an ergonomic handle, making it easy on the hands, it’s lightweight, and it comes with a set up to hang it in the shower.

Some other great things about the Hiware Squeegee is that it can be used on multiple surfaces, depending on your needs. It’s great for the shower, windows, mirrors, and even car windows! It comes with a 2 year warranty in case you’re skeptical. Sounds like it’s worth a try!

Price: $12.99

 

OXO Good Grips All-Purpose Squeegee

Ratings from over 3,000 customers lead to an average 4 stars for this squeegee, making it a reliable choice. The lightweight build and comfortable, non-slip grip make it easy to use. The suction cup holder provides a simple way to hang it up where needed. It has a durable blade and should last long enough to be worth your money.

Price: $11.99

 

Original Soft-N-Dry T-Bar Silicone Water Blade

This squeegee also boasts a 4 star rating from customers and can be used on multiple surfaces besides the shower. The unique T-Bar edge eliminates over 90% of standing water stains, and its silicone blade bends to fit the surface being worked on, helping to get a deeper clean.

This squeegee does not come with a way to hang it on the shower wall.

Price: $11.94

 

CLERET iDO Shower Squeegee with DUAL Wiping Edge Cleaning Blade

The CLERET iDO squeegee with dual wiping edge cleaning blade is an Amazon’s Choice product and is a quality product while also being inexpensive. With an average 4.5 star rating, customers have shown this is a squeegee they prefer.

The dual wiping edge design leads to better cleaning than a one edge squeegee. Also, it only weighs 3.9 oz! Talk about easy to carry. With an attractive design and practically invisible wall holder, this squeegee is good for the eyes as well as for cleaning the shower.

Price: $8.99

 

E-PRANCE Shower Window Squeegee

Over 500 customer reviews have led to the E-PRANCE squeegee having an average 4 star rating. Like many of the other squeegees, this squeegee can be used on multiple surfaces, not just the shower. Its secure holder mounts on the wall and is more reliable than suction cup holders.

E-PRANCE consists of durable, quality parts, ensuring it will last. Also, the new handle design provides a longer handle with stripes for easy gripping.

 

Price: $16.99

 

Get Your Squeegee On

In the end, we all have our own preferences when it comes to cleaning products like squeegees. But sometimes it’s worth giving something new a try, so get your squeegee on!

10 Ways To Actually Save Money

10 Ways To Actually Save Money

Saving money is difficult when living from one payday to the next. However, there are ways you can save cash without much sacrifice.

Our editors tried out different methods of saving money to determine which one is best for actually saving money and not feeling too deprived.  Here are the ten methods that worked best for us.

Homemade meals and money savings.

Eating out, ordering in, and mail order meals are all ways the convenience of avoiding cooking can wreak havoc on your budget. Making larger meals and reuse leftovers in different ways throughout the week to help your savings pile up even faster.

Plan travel using incognito mode.

When travel planning, use incognito mode on your browser and delete cookies between searches to get the best rates. This keeps sites from using your browser history and computer type to adjust rates.

Use financial apps.

Apps like Acorns and Stash help track expenses and while growing your savings. Money Brilliant and Betterment are two other good choices for this. Most money apps help with budgeting, saving, and tracking expenses.

Get your bills automated.

Automated drafts for monthly expenses can save you cash in a couple ways. If they’re set to draft on or before the due date, you’ll avoid late fees. Being sure its drafted on or after pay day will help you avoid overdraft fees. Some companies offer discounts for having your payments automated and can help you avoid reconnection fees due to payment issues.

Unlink checking and savings accounts.

Linking checking and savings accounts makes it easy to borrow from savings for unnecessary purchases or holiday splurges. Moving your savings to an unlinked account or a different bank to minimize the urge to overspend.

Cancel unused subscriptions.

Automated subscriptions are forgotten or go unused. Especially when choosing the annual option for a larger discount. Forgetting these subscriptions can cost you more than just paying for unused services. It could cause overdraft fees from forgotten annual payments as well.

Do a 7-day money detox.

For a detox choose 7 days during an 8-week period in which you won’t spend any money. Prepaid services don’t count as spending when using the service. Have plenty of gas and groceries or prepaid public transportation passes to avoid spending on detox day.

Create your own savings challenge.

A savings challenge is an almost painless way to begin saving. Starting with $1 the first week, $2 the second week, and continue adding an additional $1 for 52 weeks. Your savings will total $1,378 upon completion. Find a variation that works for you like reverse it by starting at $52 on week one and working down to $1 on week 52 or a checklist numbered 1 – 52 pick different amounts each week until they’re all used.

Find local free events.

Placing free events on your calendar will enable you to suggest entertainment while hanging out without straining your budget. Use an online search to find free local events such as festivals or concerts.

Utilize free money courses.

Opportunities for free financial literacy courses can be found with an online search. You’ll find free courses at libraries or online. Books can also teach you the basics of money management.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman’s Husband Yaron Versano

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman’s Husband Yaron Versano

1.He was born and raised in Amsterdam

Despite being born to two Israeli parents, Versano was born and raised in Amsterdam. His nationally remained Israeli throughout his entire life even though he lived outside of Isreal. Versano was educated at the International School of Amsterdam and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology before moving to his current residence in Tel Aviv.

2. He is married to Gal Gadot.

Versano and Gadot have been together for over 10 years. The duo originally met while attending a yoga retreat in the Israeli desert. They have been inseparable ever since. It is said that Versano knew Gadot was the one for him the moment they met, and by the second date he was already very serious about their relationship. Two years later, he proposed, and the two were married shortly after. They seem to maintain a very happy and healthy marriage.

3. Together, they make a dynamic-duo.

Versano actively supports his wife and her pursuit of Hollywood stardom. He is her biggest fan and loudest cheerleader.

4. He is a father.

Just after three years of marriage back in 2011, Versano and Gadot welcomed their first daughter, Alma Versano into the world. In November 2016, the couple publicly announced they were expecting another baby on the way. They are now proud parents to two adorable girls.

5. He is a successful Israeli real-estate developer.

Versano is a successful real-estate developer alongside his brother, Guy Versano. Previously, he was an owner of The Varsano Hotel, a three-star boutique. The hotel was sold in 2015 to Roman Abramovich, for $26 mil.

6. He is an active and proud feminist.

It appears that Versano strongly stands for the feminist movement. He is constantly encouraging his wife to set an example for other young women, more specifically, to be a positive role model for their young daughters. Versano acknowledges and fully stands with women for equality.

7. His zodiac sign is a Cancer.

Versano was born on June 28, 1975. This makes his astrological sun sign a Cancer.

8. He is ten years older than his wife, Gal Gadot.

Age differences in relationships in Hollywood are very common. Versano was born in 1975, and Gadot in 1985, making the age gap ten whole years. When they met, Gadot was in her early 20s and Versano in his early 30s.

9. He commutes frequently from California and Israel.

For Gadot and Versano, it’s important to stay grounded and level headed. They do this by traveling back and forth between living in California and Israel. Versano feels that it is extremely important that he continues to work on features and dramas in Israel while also working in the US. He travels quite often.

10. He flies under the radar.

Versano seems to live a very low profile life. He does not crave the spotlight on him. As a result to his lifestyle, there are little to no controversial topics relating to him in the celebrity gossip world. His personal life is kept very private, and it appears that he intends to keep it that way.

10 Youtube Channels To Watch In 2019

10 Youtube Channels To Watch In 2019

By: Sara Walker

Have you ever found yourself watching a YouTube tutorial or vlog and then suddenly jumping down the rabbit hole of watching 20 more related videos? So have I. And there are very few times I regret it. YouTube just has so much to offer. It is an incredible way to learn new skills like perfecting the smokey eye. It offers guided relaxation for when I am struggling to sleep. It is also a great way to keep up with news, music, celebrities, and influencers. I love YouTube and have a few favorite channels. Today I’m offering you some of the best channels to follow. Some of the channels are extremely well known and others are less so. They are all great and worth watching. Here are ten that you need to follow:

1. Patrick Starr

Patrick is one of the best if you love makeup! He has featured Katy Perry, the Kardashians, and other celebrities on his channel while doing their makeup. He is beautiful, funny, smart, and keeps you glued to the screen waiting to see what he says next. He can be unpredictable but in the best way. His Instagram is also one to follow. If nothing else, you’ll find some makeup inspiration for your next Saturday night out. He’s known for his bold lips.

2. James Charles

Okay, sister! James and his sister followers are on the up and coming. He just recently launched a beautiful palette with Morphe Cosmetics and his YouTube channel is on top right now. A definite channel worth following! James first rose to fame as a high school student with a beautiful yearbook photo that went viral. Then he signed a contract with CoverGirl. Now he’s offering us tutorials and house previews and I can’t put it down. I just keep playing it and you should too.

3. Shane Dawson

Shane is an author, musician, comedian, and has a channel you need to follow. While he started in sketch comedy, he is now best known for his conspiracy theories and mini docuseries. Most recently, his series The Mind of Jake Paul received over 100 million views.  Shane is reinventing the way entertainment is being done and the world is clearly watching.

4. Carli Bybel

Carli is also a beauty guru with quite the following. She offers tutorials, hauls, and videos inviting people to “follow her around” where she offers a glimpse into her personal life. Carli is from New Jersey and definitely worth subscribing to.

5. Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender is for you if you are looking for inspiration for working out. Kelli and Daniel, a married couple who are both personal trainers, offer free exercise videos! You don’t have to go to the gym and you don’t have to subscribe to an expensive workout program. You can simply pull up the Fitness Blender YouTube and have an incredible workout. They also offer meal plans, health information, and nutrition information. Talk about the complete package from a YouTube channel. Your health is important! Following this channel is a great idea.

6. Tasty

Tasty is so fun if you love to cook or bake! These are quick video clips that show you how everything yummy is made! From how to make Meatless burritos to sangria, you will find everything you need to host your next dinner party! If you’re anything like me you may find yourself watching all of the videos they have on their channel.

7. Jeffree Star

It’s hard to talk about YouTube right now without mentioning Jeffree and his pomeranians. He isn’t one to shy away from drama or controversy, but he will give you some serious entertainment if you tune in. Who remembers the Kat Von D breakup? Anyways, Jeffree’s channel is so popular right now and you’re always going to learn about makeup, clothing, technology, and hair if you subscribe.

8. Dolan Twins

Ethan and Grayson Dolan are a popular comedy duo who were just recently featured on Jeffree’s channel, actually. They’re recently back on YouTube after taking some time off due to the death of their father.

9. Emma Chamberlain

Emma is arguably taking over YouTube! Since just 2016, she has had 590,946,619 views and found herself friends with some of the greatest including the Dolan Twins and James Charles. I love that she’s honest about her anxiety and stays true to herself while also offering funny and relatable content! And she was born in 2001 so she’s only just getting started!

10. Tana Mongeau

 

Tana’s has been pushing boundaries for the last few years in many different ways. By boycotting VidCon to being in an open relationship with Bella Thorne until recently and even taking a lie-detector test on camera, she’s pushing the envelope a bit and I’m here for it.

Okay, so what are you doing to watch next? This list is enough to keep you busy for a while. There’s something for everyone. There’s comedy, beauty, tutorials, lifestyle, mental health, and documentaries. Maybe you too will find yourself down the YouTube channel rabbit hole.  Make sure you have your favorite snack and drink with you.

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