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Worth New York Blouse and Trousers, Gianvito Rossi Heels, Myriam Schaefer Bag, also seen here, and with navy here and here.

Worth New York Blouse and Trousers, Gianvito Rossi Heels, Myriam Schaefer Bag, also seen here, and with navy here and here.

Problem: It’s the end of September and it’s as hot as Hades outside.  You want to look chic and cool, but not summery.

Solution: Opt for a lightweight white blouse and a dark trouser that will carry you over from summer into fall. 

   This particular blouse from Worth New York is semi sheer but the French knots add texture and style. It is light enough that I don’t feel too warm outside and the neckline is feminine and sexy so you don't feel like you're wearing a man's white shirt. 

     The polka dots on the trousers, also by Worth, are fun. The stretch of the fabric make this a travel staple since they will emerge from your suitcase crease free!

     Red is a color that I like to add to a black and white outfit no matter the season. I have a few pairs of red shoes but these by Gianvito Rossi, also seen here, and here, are my favorites. It elevates the look. If you want to play it safe, you can always stick to a black pump or flat.

 

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Ingredients:

2 chickens (2 ½ to 3 pounds each), quartered
2 cups apple cider
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or almond flour for a gluten free version
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup applejack
2 apples, cored and cut into thin wedges

Directions:

1.     One day before serving, place the chicken pieces in a shallow dish. Pour the cider over the chicken and marinate overnight in the refrigeratior, turning the pieces occasionally.
2.     Preheat oven to 350˚F
3.     Remove the chicken from the cider, but reserve the cider. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste, in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken with the flour mixture and place skin side up in a shallow baking pan.
4.     Bake the chicken for 40 minutes.
5.     Meanwhile, combine the reserve cider, the brown sugar, applejack and apple slices.
6.     Pour the marinade mixture over the chicken and bake 25 minutes more, basting occasionally with the pan juices.

Serve Immediately.

6 portions. 

 

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Like many of you I have a terrible sugar addiction. I have to shy away from it completely, or I will overindulge. My nutritionist, Susan Cohen, turned me on to these little treats for those desperate times when I need something sweet but do not want to start dipping into dangerous territory. Each little cake comes individually packaged with its own spoon, is 95 calories and only 4.5 grams of sugar. I took these to the Hollywood Bowl and handed them out to my dinner companions for a lower calorie dessert indulgence. The reviews are in….FABULOUS!  


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