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Introducing Alina Skyler of Skyler Man Jewelry

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Hello all; my name is Alina Skyler and I will be a guest blogger here on Ode To Awe periodically. In case you’re thinking that my name sounds familiar, that may be because I am the designer behind Skyler Man, the (fabulous) jewelry line that Lizzy is always promoting. Lizzy is also my amazing sister (love her).  So when I thought about creating my own blog at some point, I quickly abandoned the idea in favor of doing some guest blogging on OTA, so we can support each other (sisters!).

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I will be blogging about Skyler Man street style, so you can see Skyler Man in action, on the streets, and just out and about, partying in Brooklyn and NYC. I want to share my style concept and inspirations behind Skyler Man with you. “Let me show you the world in my eyes” -Depeche Mode.

*Bio coming soon. xoxoxoxo
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Corn Pudding Muffins

Corn Pudding Muffins

I love side dishes. It might have something to do with not eating meat, but even when I did, I always felt like the protein was just a vehicle for its sauce or the accompaniment it came with. Eating steak? The best part is the mashed potatoes or creamed spinach. Wings? It’s definitely the sauce and blue cheese, and usually, the beer. So, for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas (and friendsgiving and friendsmas…) I’m usually looking forward to the delicious, so-not-good-for-you creamy and cheesy side dishes. One of my favorites has always been corn pudding. For my version, I mix whole corn, pureed corn and cream corn with pepper jack cheese to make individual sized corn puddings that are creamy, cheesy and perfect for the holidays.

Corn Pudding Muffins

Makes 18-20 muffins

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Frozen Corn, Thawed
  • 14 3/4ounces Can of Sweet Corn Cream Style
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper Finely Diced (about one small pepper)
  • 6-8 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese Grated
  • 3 tablespoons Flour (or 3 tablespoons cornmeal for a gluten-free version)
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper (or a couple good twists of a grinder)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a pan on medium high heat. Add the finely diced red pepper, saute till lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add up to a tablespoon oil as needed.
  2. Add one cup of thawed corn to a large bowl. Puree the remaining corn and transfer to the same bowl. Mix in the can of sweet corn, the sauteed red pepper, 1/2 of the cheese, the flour and the salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and cream. Add to the first bowl of ingredients and mix till well combined.
  4. Spray muffin tins with olive oil spray* and fill with corn mixture. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and place in preheated oven. Be sure to place a cookie sheet under your muffin tins in case the mixture bubbles over. Bake until golden brown about 45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and serve.

*You can also add a little melted butter to each muffin tin instead of the olive oil spray

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday: The Sales I’m Shopping

With Black Friday begins a weekend of madness, especially in NYC. After a full day of cooking and eating, the last thing I want to do is brave the cold and crowds to find a deal. Instead, I’m relying on stores offering online sales. I’m looking at the stores, designers and artists that I love all year around and staying true to the things I love, need and want to give as gifts. Below I’ve compiled a small list of sales I’ll be shopping this weekend- Camille Rose Garcia for Art, Skyler Man for Jewelry, Bellissi Furniture Gallery for Furniture, Fab.com for Gifts and Sephora.com for Beauty.

Camille Rose Garcia

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15% off through Sunday 12/1 at midnight with promo code: STUFFED

Skyler Man Jewelry

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20% off through Monday 12/2 at midnight with promo code: Black20

Bellissi Furniture Gallery

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up to 30% off the entire website, free 32 inch LED HDTV with purchase over 1999 using promo code: BFREETV

Fab.com: 30% off sitewide

Sephora.com: Limited edition products are just $10 while supplies last

Happy Shopping!

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