A Busy Girl's Guide to "Lazy Sunday" Beauty

Why do we try to jam so much into September? Every year it seems like we’re plucked from carefree sunny days at the beach and plopped right into the hectic hustle and bustle of fall. There’s barely time to grab a pumpkin spice latte to get through it all!

Well, if you can’t get away for a spa weekend this time of year, we’ve got the perfect at home routine that will have you looking like the rosiest apple in the orchard (or the most perfect pumpkin in the patch?).  Whatever you want to call it, this routine will have you diving into all your fall activities totally refreshed.   

10 am

Time to grab that robe, send your roommate out for coffee and bagel sammies and give those tired eyes some TLC. 

Ever wonder where pesky undereye bags come from? Well, undereye skin is super thin and has fewer oil glands than pretty much anywhere else on your body. If there’s not pumped up with plenty of moisture, it shows.

Luckily our FlashPatch® Rejuvenating Eye Gels have plenty of caffeine to help “depuff” and hydrolyzed collagen to give undereye skin the elasticity it needs to bounce back from the day to day. Leave them in the fridge for a cooling sensation that’s like a mini vacation all on its own.

1 pm

By now you’re probably a few episodes into your latest Netflix binge…time to get into the moodmask™.  

We certainly don’t need to tell you that even younger skin has its ups and downs. From dryness to breakouts to dullness, sometimes you just need a boost to get your skin looking its best. That’s where our moodmasks come in. We’ve got the hydration, antioxidants, and inflammation-soothers you need to take your skin from meh to magical.

Our masks also really put the lazy in lazy Sunday because there are no messy hands left behind. Just unfold, pop on your face and let it do its thing for 10 minutes or more.

4 pm

One last thing to take care of…those tootsies, of course. Our PoshPeel™ Pedi is the perfect way to end your day. With four gentle but powerful acids working together to dissolve dead skin, you can put your feet up and not even realize what’s going on under there.

No need to measure out any product, we’ve already done the work for you. Just slip your feet into our plush socks and cruise on into your evening.

And that’s a wrap on our “Lazy Sunday” Fun Day. Drink some water, pick out your cutest boots for work tomorrow and let’s own September together.

A new dad's guide to the perfect Mother's Day gift (TLDR; It's Edoughble!)

Psst…hey you. Over here. Yes, you! The married guy with the baby!

Hey, we want to do you a solid here. Every year, Mother’s Day sneaks up on you. And it’s understandable! You’ve got a lot going on between work, home and whatever else you’re into. We’re sure your lovely moms are very understanding if your calls and gifts arrive a day or two late.

BUT, now that your wife is the one celebrating Mother’s Day…you’ve got to step it up! A cool, unique gift she’s not expecting is a must. If for no other reason than Father’s Day is right around the corner!

Just kidding.

But really, let us take the pressure off your hands and tell you that our Mom’s the Bomb box is the perfect idea for the world’s number #1 mom in your world. 😊

Here’s why.

It’s an all-natural treat she can feel great about indulging in.

So, what’s in the box? Well, this isn’t a Brad Pitt movie…it’s all good things.

Four of our most favorite flavors including classic Chocolate Chip off the Ol’ Block, dreamy Milk n’Cookies, sinful Salt n’ Swirl Caramel and new mouth-watering Macadamia Madness!

While Mother’s Day is a totally appropriate occasion for every mom to throw her diet out the window, your main squeeze will have no reason to feel guilty about breaking out her best spoon.

That’s because we use real, all-natural ingredients. Pretty much the farthest thing away from those weird chocolates you have to bite halfway into first to see if it’s a flavor you want to finish.

No eggs, no raw flour, no reason to worry about savoring (and sharing) every delicious bite. Even the baby can get in on the goodness!

It’s a gift that’s virtually impossible to get wrong.

Unless you get her a gift card (which, we mean…really?), there always seems to be a huge margin of error with buying presents for other people. Do you really want to be that guy in the department store holding up a sweater to a salesgirl shrugging “I think she’s about your size?”

Weird. No.

If you are certain she is a cookie dough fan, you’re golden! Between your “outside the box” thinking and our a-dough-rable packaging and yum factor, you’re a shoo-in for husband of the year.

It’s the ideal “give, grab and go” gift

We know many of you have been through a punishing hellscape of a winter, so hopefully Mother’s Day dawns warm and sunny with a day of fun plans ahead.

If you spring the box on her in the morning, you can bring it along whether you’re heading off to see more family or just to enjoy the day together. Pack some milk or even a nice Sauvignon Blanc and scoop out some sunshine on what’s hopefully a perfect Sunday for your gal.

Happy Mother’s Day to you and your beautiful families! We’ll be back with some big ideas for your favorite grads next week!

What makes tapioca flour a gluten free go-to?

As our gluten-free friends know, Brazi Bites are wheat-less wonders! That’s right, there’s no wheat flour in our cheese bread. While you may not think about it too much if you’re a gluten eater, it makes all the difference to those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

We love sharing the “inside scoop” on why we’ve chosen certain ingredients to make our bites the best they can be. So let’s take a look at tapioca!

10 delish recipes to start pizza month!

s your favorite pizza recipe grand prize-worthy?

April showers may bring May flowers, but here at DeLallo, they also bring…pizza! No need to Google, we know the “official” national pizza month is October. But who wants to wait that long to celebrate one of the most perfect meals on the planet?

We’re throwing a month-long pizza party, and we want you to join in.

Click here to learn all about the giveaways & other fun we have in store for our pizza month!

 

To kick things off, we’re sharing ten of our most favorite pizza recipes of all time. Take a look, try them out and share your own favorites on Instagram! We’ll be doing a weekly giveaway for the best recipe and a grand prize at the end of the month.

Sound good? Great! Now let’s dive in to the pizza!

1. Pizza Margherita

 

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
– Confucius, Chinese Philosopher

The same, we think, could be said for pizza. You just need a few simple ingredients to create this Naples classic, but done right, the tart sweetness of the San Marzanos, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil crescendo into an Italian operetta for your taste buds.

2. Calabrian Pepper Pizza with Mascarpone and Italian Sausage

 

“The rainbow prepares the rain.” 
– A Calabrese proverb

We won’t lie to you, the chili peppers in this pie brings some serious spice to the party. But, if you can withstand the heat, you’ll be rewarded with bites of rich Mascarpone and meaty Italian sausage.

3. Pizza Fritta

 

“Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.” 
–Anna Quindlen, Author

If you’re a creative type, this is the pizza for you. Little rounds of golden fried pizza dough are practically screaming out for well…any ingredients you can dream up. Play it safe with chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil or go wild with gorgonzola, caramelized onions and balsamic. Your call!

4. Italian Garlic Mushroom & Prosciutto Cotto Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes

 

“You can never have enough garlic. 
With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.” 
–Morley Safer, Journalist

Antipasto turned perfect pizza topping, our mushrooms and sweet red peppers add the perfect garlicky note to this pizza. Add some thinly sliced prosciutto and you have a masterpiece on your hands.

5. Classic Pepperoni Pizza

 

“My idea of feng shui is to have them arrange the pepperoni in a circle on my pizza.”
– Unknown

It may be an Italian ingredient, but there’s something about pepperoni that feels as American as apple pie. A handful of basil and the three P’s (pizza sauce, shredded provolone and pepperoni) will do the job for the ultimate comfort or celebration meal.

6. Garlicky Olive & Anchovy Pizza with San Marzano Tomatoes

 

“Add anchovies to almost anything, in moderation, and it will taste better.” 
–Jay McInerney, Novelist

Certainly not a “starter pizza”, this is a pie for the open minded. If you’ve got a slightly more sophisticated palette, try this two cheese showstopper featuring our hand-packed in oil anchovy fillets. Olives and mild banana pepper rings add another layer of depth to every slice.

7. Mortadella and Potato Pizza

 

“It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.” 
– An Irish proverb

Just as in Ireland, potatoes are a huge part of Italian culture and cooking. In this pizza, provolone, onions and mortadella, a type of pork sausage (and another beloved comfort food), come together to create a sophisticated spin on “meat and potatoes.”

8. Spicy Sausage, Fennel and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

 

“The fennel is beyond every other vegetable, delicious.” 
– Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President

If you haven’t tried it, there’s something about the combination of sausage and fennel that’s almost magical. It’s meaty, earthy and all around mouthwatering. Spicy sausage and our roasted red peppers add a hint of smoke and sweet to the mix.

9. Corned Beef Reuben Pizza with Dijon Bechamel Sauce

 

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” 
– Helen Keller, Author & Activist

If you’ve got an afternoon free for a culinary adventure, this is the recipe to try. Featuring a luxurious Dijon Bechamel Sauce that you have to taste to believe, this pizza has all the makings of the Corned Beef Reubens you grew up with—
Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and all!

10. Two Olive Pizza with Tuna & Capers

 

”I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Author

Let’s round out the list with a pizza that evokes Southern Italy. With Castelvetrano olives adding the sweet and Calamata olives adding the smoke, the tuna adds a nice meaty taste to the dish. Nonpareil Capers add a pop of tangy, salty goodness to this pie.

There’s our top ten, folks! Now it’s your turn to inspire us. Bring you’re A-game over to Instagram for a chance to win the ultimate pizza prize! Share your pizza creation and tag @DeLallofoods and use #DeLalloEats. Click here for prize details.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!

3 unexpected Edoughble combos you can totally take credit for

Stilettos and boyfriend jeans. “High end” camping. Martha and Snoop.

In life, there are some combinations that don’t seem like they’d work…but somehow they do. So well, in fact, that you wonder why you didn’t put them together sooner. 

The same can be said for the amazing duos we’re about to introduce you to. These unlikely pairings will make your friends look at you like the genius we already know you are. You know, because you read this blog.

Anyway, let’s dive into the dough.

Crash girl’s night in with Snicker-Dude

Yoga pants, mud masks and one giant hunk…of cookie dough. Snickerdoodles may be for kids but Snicker-Dude is an essential splurge for a night with your best gals.

A few bites of this cinnamon-y, gooey “center of the cookie” yumminess makes Cards Against Humanity funnier, office gossip more intriguing and rom coms more rom-commy.

Sugar, spice and everything nice…Snicker-Dude is the ideal treat to accompany a night of “Do I swipe right?” decision-making. Now, grab a spoon!

Say yaaaaaaas to mimosas and Milk n’ Cookies.

We’re not quite sure when milk and cookies got its rep as a bedtime snack, but we’ve dreamed up much bigger things for this fully loaded container of fun. Who wants to live in a world where there’s a “proper time” for such things anyway?

That’s right. We’ve been known to bring our Milk n’ Cookies to brunch. Brunch, people.

If we can be eating little quiches and bacony things and sometimes arugula, we can enjoy chocolate cookie crumbles and whipped vanilla bean frosting in silky, buttery  sugar dough. No questions asked.

Except maybe “Did you bring another tub?”

Oh, baby! Booties, bottles and Lady in Red Velvet Chip.

You know what the most painful part of a baby shower is?

It’s not trying to guess how big the guest of honor’s belly is or attempting to figure out what type of chocolate has been melted in a diaper (although ew and ew!). It’s the poor mom-to-be trying to be equally enthusiastic about 300 versions of the same onesie. Ugh.

So change things up with the sultry, sophisticated and totally safe for pregnant ladies Lady in Red Velvet Chip! Bursting with Callebaut white chocolate chunks and swirled with homemade vanilla bean frosting, this is one little bundle of joy sure to receive a genuine OMG!

Oh and if you really want to be the star of the day, get her a Six Pack. Maybe you’ll get the baby named after you.

Ok, that’s all we got. Can you think of any other unlikely combos? Tag us (@Edoughble). We love hearing how creative you crazy kids can get!

5 ways to put a Brazilian spin on your St. Patrick's Day

Top of the morning, everybody!

Yes, we know we’re a bit early but if you’re planning a St. Paddy’s Day shindig on Saturday we wanted to give you a few ideas for a totally unique soiree your friends and family will never forget. Here’s how to take a big step outside the box and throw a Brazilian Irish (Brazirish?) party.

1. Give Green Beer the Year Off

Or at least, let it share the spotlight! Welcome your grown-up guests with the national drink of Brazil, the bright and delicious Caipirinha. Incredibly simple to make, the basic recipe requires only three ingredients. Fresh lime, sugar and cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice. You’ve still got the green pop of the lime in there to represent “the luck of the Irish” as you sip on one of South America’s most popular cocktails.

2. Add Some Brazilian Beats to Your Playlist

We know…it just doesn’t feel like St. Patricks Day if you’re not “Shipping up to Boston” with the Dropkick Murphys or at least trying your hand at an Irish step dance or two. But what about adding some samba and Brazilian rock to set the mashup mood? Here’s an awesome list of 23 Brazilian classics you need to pull off Spotify. It will add a different vibe to the atmosphere and keep everyone guessing who’s coming up next. Queen of Samba Clara Nunes or Irish pop rock sensations The Corrs?

3. Kick Up Your Corned Beef & Cabbage

Think traditional boiled dinner is as Irish as The Blarney Stone? Think again! Many Irish families preferred pork as their boiled dinner staple until they immigrated to the US in the late 1700s. In the States, beef was actually the more affordable meat so corned beef and cabbage is actually as American as apple pie! No need for “tradition.” Switch out Irish soda bread for a delicious side dish like our Savory Bread Pudding. Instant classic!

4. Print Out the Perfect Decor

What’s a crossover party without both cultures on display? You’ve probably already got your “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons and shirts, so here are some quick and easy Pinterest party props to up your Brazilian game. Have your friends snap photos as everyone mixes and matches their flair. And, don’t forget to tag us on that amazing Instagram action!

5. Send ‘Em Off with Something Sweet

Forgot about party favors? We’ve got you covered. Grab some little green bags and throw in some gold coins with a colorful Carnival mask (you can find these at any party supply store). If you want to go the extra mile, whip up some delicious Brigadeiro. With only 4 ingredients, these Brazilian chocolate truffles are a snap to make. Cover them in green sprinkles and you’ve got the perfect treat for a one of a kind party.

Whether you remix your celebration or keep it classic, we hope you have a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

3 reasons Edoughble is perfect for your St. Paddy's Day Celebration

So you’re throwing a party for St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone’s coming, Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys are already generously featured in your playlist and your “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt still fits from last year! Score.

But just as you’re about to choose the perfect shade of shamrock swizzle stick… it hits you like a ton of bricks.

Do I need to up my dessert game?

Yes. Yes you do.

Because we’ve all waited six years for St. Patrick’s Day to fall on a weekend and there’s only one dessert epic enough for your guests to find at the end of this rowdy rainbow.

And it’s not lame green cupcakes.

Here are the top 3 reasons why Edoughble will make this St. Patrick’s Day unforgettable.

1. Our cookie dough comes ready for a party

Most desserts are not very interactive. You put it in your mouth and you’re pretty much done.

But with an Edoughble Dough-it-yourself kit, you can choose from either 2 or 4-12oz tubs of “naked” cookie dough to dress up with all sorts of fun stuff, like rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips and marshmallows.

You could even get sneaky and buy a box of Lucky Charms if you want to get all theme appropriate DIY-ish.

2. Your guests won’t expect something so darn delightful

There’s just something about cookie dough that makes everyone happy.

 Like our founder Rana says “it’s more fun than a water balloon fight in the sprinklers in the middle of summer.”

 It may not be as much fun as watching people who have had a glass of green beer attempt to Irish step dance. But it would be a very close call. 

 Oh and if you’re thinking about taking things to the next level with a personalized lids or even a special flavor, reach out! We love a challenge.

3. It tastes incre-dough-ble

See what we did there? Edoughble products are one hundred percent safe and one million percent delicious. No raw egg. No raw flour. No reason not to indulge the way St. Patrick would have wanted us to.

But seriously, our cookie dough is made with high quality ingredients from hormone free butter to all-natural mix-ins to handmade, hand-whipped frosting. It’s a next level dessert that will have every pair of Irish (and not so Irish) eyes smiling.

So, there’s the scoop and you’re welcome. Make sure to tag us (@Edoughble) in all your Edoughble-infused St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Are your kids ready for the ultimate afterschool snack?

3 Reasons Why Brazi Bites Have The Competition Beat.

Move over, muffins. Catch you next time, crackers. Farewell, fruit snacks. 

If you’ve got a hungry crew coming to your house after school, there’s only one nosh that kids go crazy for. And it’s easy to see why!

Nothing straight from a package or a pouch is going to touch this fresh-from-the-oven goodness. And since they’re free of gluten, trans-fat, sugar and soy, you can feel great about keeping them stocked for your little (and not so little) ones to snack on.

Let’s take a closer look at why kids everywhere are loving Brazis.

1. They’re perfect for eating on the run

Kids these days are BUSY. From study group to soccer practice, science projects to sleepovers, you’re lucky if you get a glimpse of these little whirlwinds during the week. So, they need a snack they can pop in and grab on the way to their next activity.  Twenty minutes in the oven and Brazis are good to go.

And if you really want to get on their good side, try our ridiculously delicious Seeded Brazi Bites recipe. The extra 5 minutes of prep time will be worth the big hug you’ll get as they run out the door. Bites in hand, of course.

2. They’re WAY tasty

Let’s be honest, no kid gets excited over a carrot. Healthy snacks are important, but often times can be a tough sell. Luckily, the simple wholesome ingredients in Brazi Bites translate to a taste that kids love.

Also, if you’ve got a gluten-free kiddo at home, Brazi Bites are the perfect way to include the type of cheesy, bready snack that may have been “off-limits” to them in the past.

This no cook veggie-packed dip will soon be a family favorite, even with pickiest toddler 

3. Multiple flavors get those creative juices flowing

If there’s one thing that kids like to do, it’s mix it up. From their fashion sense to their friends to the music they love, everything changes pretty much all the time.

The same thing goes for their snacks. While today may be a Cheddar day, tomorrow could be Pizza Cheese Bread. And who knows about next week?

Brazi Bites are so versatile, kids will never get bored of coming up with cool combinations. That’s why Brazi Bites are fantastic for parties. Next time you’re throwing one at your house, try a “Brazi Bar” with all sorts of toppings and sauces and let those imaginations run wild!

And remember we also love re-posting the cool combinations that our most creative fans come up with. So, tag your family’s most amazing #brazibites on Instagram and we just might feature you on our page!

Four services you need NOW from the best dentist DC has to offer

Picture this.

You’re running late for an appointment. Frazzled, you jump out of your Uber, round the corner, pull open the double doors and suddenly feel… completely relaxed.

The lush lobby, calming colors and lattes instantly make you forget everything about your race to get here.

After checking in with a lovely receptionist, you sit down and wonder “Does everyone love coming to the dentist this much?”

Welcome to Ivory DC.

Headed up by Dr. Ivory Hancock, the dentist Washington DC clamors for, Ivory DC offers the best in cosmetic, comprehensive and concierge dentistry.

From a convenient location to state of the art equipment to just about every luxe amenity you could think of, Ivory DC is not your typical dentist’s office.

Let’s take a closer look at four ways Ivory DC will have you living your best life.

Teeth whitening DC style

Coffee. Wine. Diet soda. Even lemons! All of these daily indulgences can do a number on the enamel on your teeth.

And while you may think it doesn’t matter all that much, research shows that people with whiter teeth are seen as smarter, more satisfied with their relationships and more psychologically adjusted. Who knew?

Utilizing the latest advancements, Dr. Ivory and her team can brighten and whiten your teeth like nobody’s business (Well, except her own..)

Next-level cosmetic procedures

Hate saying cheese for the camera? You’re not alone. 81 percent of people think their teeth look unattractive in photos. That’s almost everybody!

If you’ve ever felt like you just have to “live with” imperfections in your smile, one trip to Dr. Ivory just may change your mind.

With her keen eye for design and detail, Dr. Ivory offers the best in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry solutions. Whether you’re interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign or a full mouth reconstruction, Ivory DC will give you the smile makeover you’ve been waiting for.

Oh, and perhaps the best-kept secret in DC?

Dr. Ivory doesn’t just stop at your mouth. You can now enjoy Botox and Restylane treatments right in your dentist chair.

Sedation dentistry

If you can’t shake feelings of anxiety and even dread about your upcoming dentist appointment, (a) you’re not alone and (b) Ivory DC has a solution for you.

It’s called oral conscious sedation, or “twilight dentistry”. After a thorough review of your medical history, Dr. Ivory will help you decide if it’s an option for you.

This service involves taking an oral medication prior to treatment so you’ll feel totally relaxed during your visit. You’ll be able to respond to questions and directions but you’ll realize that any worries about what’s happening while you’re being treated have completely floated away.

General Dentistry

While this may not be quite as glamorous, Dr. Ivory expertly provides everything that a “normal” dental office does, like fillings, crowns, root canals and emergency dentist services. Helping patients take an active role in their dental health is something that excites Dr. Ivory as much as anything else.

So, there you have it… four amazing reasons to book an appointment with Dr. Ivory and the team at Ivory DC. Then all you have to do is open up and say ahhhhhhh.

How to deal with persistent teenage acne

When you’re a teenager, persistent acne can feel like the end of the world.

Between school, activities, friends and homework, you’ve got a ton to focus on, but all you can think about is how to cover up what’s happening on your face.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12-24 experience at least minor acne. In fact, it’s the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million people every year.

Which may lead you to wonder, if it’s so common, why is it so hard to treat in certain kids?

A lot of it has to do with your genetics (gee, thanks Mom and Dad) but it also could be related to changing hormones, emotional stress, medication, and even the food you eat.

It helps to take good care of your skin by washing once or twice a day with a mild cleanser. And making sure you don’t pick at any acne on your face!

But if you need more serious treatment, you should visit a dermatologist to talk about acne treatments for teenagers.

So, what are some of the best treatments out there? Let’s take a closer look.

Medical facials

 A medical facial is a treatment that uses medical-grade products including glycolic acid. It helps to deep clean the pores, which releases dirt and oil as well as allows a fresh layer of skin to reveal itself. In older adults, medical facials help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but you won’t have to worry about that for a long time to come.

After a medical facial, your dermatologist will recommend avoiding any direct exposure to the sun or using a tanning bed (which you shouldn’t be doing anyway!) But you can get right back to your schedule after leaving the office.

Chemical peels

Many teenage girls don’t realize that they have makeup and dirt trapped in places that cleansers and exfoliators just can’t reach. A chemical peel is a corrective skin treatment designed to remove dead and damaged skin. Because of its small molecule size and ability to penetrate the skin, glycolic acid is a popular ingredient in chemical peels.

And don’t worry, a peel won’t hurt- just tingle- and you won’t leave the office with a super red face. The actual “peeling” time varies but most medium-strength peels take about a week.

Prescriptions

So, what if your skin needs the kind of help that only a prescription can provide?  That’s ok. This is where your dermatologist will make a recommendation on what he or she thinks will work best for you. Whether it’s a topical prescription medication, which means a cream or gel you can apply on your face, or an oral medication, there are many different treatments to get your acne under control. 

So now that you’ve made it this far, we hope that you understand teenage acne (and what you can do about it) a little bit better. If you’re stressed about your acne, talk to your dermatologist. Treatments have come so far in the last few years, it’s time to take advantage!