October 23, 2016

My Personal Favorite, One-Pot-Pasta Dish

If you want a super quick and easy dinner, there isn't much better than a one-pot pasta dish! You toss the majority of the ingredients into one pot and cook away! It's so fast and delicious.

Over the past year or so, I tried several different one-pot pasta recipes and found a lot of stuff wrong with them. It was too watery, too thick, too salty, etc. I have found that this exact recipe that I concocted up is my absolute favorite!

The added goat cheese in the recipe can be a bit strong, so please note it is optional.

Let me know if you try it or make any of your own modifications. Bon appetite!
Mollie's Favorite One-Pot Pasta Dish

12 ounces linguine
12 ounces of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 onion thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic (minced)

½ tsp red pepper flakes

2 sprigs of basil leaves + extra for garnish

1/2 tablespoon herbed goat cheese (optional)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups of Vegetable Broth
½ cup Chardonnay
grated parmesan cheese
- Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, olive oil, 2 teaspoons of salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, broth and chardonnay in large pot, bring to a boil over high heat

- Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated (around 9 minutes after boiling begins). Stir frequently

- Remove pasta off stove and add goat cheese, stir before garnishing 
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with basil. Serve with olive oil and parmesan

October 19, 2016

A Little Lush Loot

In the last few years, I really got into taking baths in the late Autumn and Winter. It's such a nice and easy way to relax and pamper yourself in the cold winter months, and I especially love to treat myself around the holidays with some Lush goodies.

I went ahead and picked up a few items from Lush (definitely held myself back from going as crazy as I have in the past) and I thought I would share them with you! 

I love Lush's Bubble Bars because they had a little color to your bathwater, a bit of a scent, and a lot of bubbles! They are also really easy to use and reuse since you can break off little pieces of the bar to create multiple bubbly baths. I love sparkly pumpkin because it adds some pretty glitter to the bath, and also smells woodsy, but also citrus-y... the perfect scent for a Fall bath!

This bath bomb is a new pick for me this year, but I feel like I am going to love it. The colors are beautiful, which is sure to create a colorful autumn-leaf inspired bath, but it also smells really fresh and relaxing, almost like a a crisp fall day.

Lushies will know this cult-classic that returns every year for Christmas. For those who do not know, Snow Fairy smells like cotton candy and vanilla. It's very sweet, so stay away if you do not like sweet scents, but I absolutely love this pink, sweet, and glittery shower gel. It also lasts on my skin, hair, and lingers in my bathroom long after using it.

Here comes a bold claim: Golden Wonder Bath Bomb is my favorite Lush product of all time! It's true.This gold bath bomb has the most divine winter-y fresh scent (which reminds me of a glimpse of champagne?) and leaves your bath blue with tons of gorgeous swirly colors and sparkly stars. It is an aboslute delight and I just love it so much! So much that I got two his time. Oops :) 

What are you favorite seasonal Lush products?



October 17, 2016

Trader Joes Haul - Fall Favorites! | MollieBellezza

Life Update: Where Have I Been?

Guys, I know. The last few months, I have been completely MIA when it comes to writing blog posts. I have still been active on all social media and have still made weekly videos on YouTube that I have been posting on the site, but when it comes to actually writing, here is where the heck I have been:

Things have been busy. In the last (more than) few months, I entered into an amazing relationship (yay!) and also hunkered down and started looking for, and found, a new job. The finding and starting of a new job is really what took up the majority of my time. I had to learn new skills, balance time management, and overall get into the groove of my new routine. Now that I have, I am happy to say I am back to writing posts, as well as creating videos! It may not be perfect, it may not be on time or on schedule always, but I will try my hardest because I really love this little blog world I have created and have missed being able to give MB the love and attention it deserves.

I can sincerely say I am the happiest I have ever been thanks to my amazing family, friends, boyfriend and career. I hope you all missed me as much as I missed you! 

Cue the violins for the sappy vibes. I will see you all very soon.