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Welcome to The Amabiscas! I am seriously so glad that you’re here. If you’re new here (even if you’re not), you’ve landed on the right page! I know that there are a billion different blogs out there, and I’m so thankful that you’ve chosen to come here and spend some time with me.

 

About Brandi

My name is Brandi Amabisca, and I am a Wife, Mother, Professional Makeup Artist, Wannabe Foodie, and Blogger! I am a plus-sized, Latina, Millennial Mom just trying to figure it all out… I am a lover of all things beauty, home, making delicious food, and travel. While I enjoy living a moderately healthy lifestyle, the occasional cheats make their way in. I’m a sucker for French fries, y’all.

My husband and I have been together for thirteen years, and married for three. He is 100% my better half, he is full of all of the wonderful and amazing qualities that I’m lacking. He has always just…gotten me. It’s one of the most attractive things about him. I’m also a lot to put up with, and he does it *mostly* with a smile on his face.

Like most, our marriage isn’t without ups and downs, but I find myself valuing Jacob’s commitment to our family and our relationship daily. He never fails to keep me feeling safe, he makes me laugh, he keeps me sane, and he manages to annoy me just the perfect amount. I feel truly fortunate and blessed to have married my best friend.

Sweet and oftentimes shy, but incredibly rambunctious from day one, Grayson is our little explorer. In Early 2017, we found out that Grayson is hearing impaired, though that doesn’t slow him down! He is incredibly opinionated, beautifully brilliant, and such a character. He has a fascination with Space, Dinosaurs, and literally anything with wheels. He is such a cool dude, and he is full of joy–truly. Every single day he brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh. He just recently has started practicing jokes on everyone, and it’s as precious as you’d think. It’s been so rewarding watching him turn into a little boy.

Photography by: Alura Wayne Photography

Photography by: Alura Wayne Photography

In July of 2018, we welcomed Sawyer into our lives. She has been such a blessing. Grayson has so enjoyed being a big brother, and really tries to step up and help with everything, every day. Her little smile and laugh is incredibly infectious, and it’s been so fun to see her personality come out more and more as the days go by.

Becoming a Wife and a Mother has been the most rewarding, exhausting, joyful, and terrifying experience of my entire life. Some days I falter, but we all do. It won’t always be sunshine and rainbows, but it will be raw and authentic. Becoming a Mother of Two has been…an experience. I am still trying to navigate my way through it, every day I learn that I’m capable of more than the day before.

It’s totally possible to kick ass at this Wife and Mom Thing. I know it is. I get by with caffeine and a lot of crockpot meals (which I’ll totally share with y’all!)

I started blogging because I craved people, community, and Moms to share my hopes and dreams, and trials and tribulations with. I hope that through this blog we can connect, share stories, and get to know one another.

You can never have too many women in your corner.

About Me

About Me

I'm Brandi, a thirty year old Mom of two living just outside of Nashville. I share all of my passions here. My hope is to help you realize that you can make some absolutely amazing, flavorful, and healthy meals at home...meals that your family will love, and you don't have to spend a lot of money or put in a ton of effort in the kitchen. I want you to be able to find community, encouragement, tips, and several laughs here.. So grab a snack and your favorite drink and stay a while! Let's be friends. Read More

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  • I’m going to be honest here, I am impatient. 
Do I like waiting in lines? No. 
Am I going to fight someone for a chicken sandwich? Also no. 
Like most things, If I can make it at home I’m going to… out of pure convenience. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love some drive thru burgers, fries, and chicken sandwiches. But, the articles recently about the mayhem happening over a chicken sandwich? Miss me with that. Check out this really simple, made at home, better than fast food fried chicken sandwich.

https://theamabiscas.com/2019/12/04/better-than-fast-food-fried-chicken-sandwich/ (link in my bio) •
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  • My favorite part of Thanksgiving? The leftover sandwich. I *might* even like it more than the actual Thanksgiving Dinner. 
I started with a thick slice of @saraleebread Artesano Bread (the original, but I bet the new brioche would be bangin’), then I placed some of the OG Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce sliced thin and topped that with some leftover arugula from my charcuterie board. I smeared a hearty serving of mashed potatoes on top of that—with a little extra salt and pepper, strategically placed my turkey slices, and drizzled gravy over top. Closed it up with another thick slice of bread. 
I didn’t go all Ross with my moist maker slice of gravy soaked bread, but you totally could. I’m thinking of adding some melted brie over top of the one that I’ll be having today. 👀

Grab a napkin, because you’ll need it. 
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  • You guys asked to see my first ever #charcuterieboard— here it is! This was super intimidating, and I can see imperfections and areas that I would have done differently. But, it was so delicious. And I think I have a new obsession..I’m already thinking of my next board. I did a mix of soft and hard cheeses (from a brie wheel and herb goat cheese log to extra sharp white cheddar slices and parmesan cubes...I even threw some fresh mozzarella and leftover gruyere from my Cheesy Brussel Sprout Bake on here). I added lots of fruit and a Fig and Lemon Preserve which added some much needed sweetness, and I did a mix of Nut-Thin crackers and Butter crackers. The meats that I chose were dry salami, old world pepperoni, and thinly sliced prosciutto. This might have been the most popular item at my home this year. The kids loved it, and we loved it. •
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  • NEED A LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY APPETIZER? I got you. 👌🏻 I shared this Sweet and Savory Hawaiian Cheese Ball on my feed last year, but I thought this year it deserved a dedicated post to live on the blog. I even made him all cute and Festive. 
This is seriously my favorite cheese ball recipe ever, I’m sure it will be a hit at your get togethers! 
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  • It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! #ad I just finished all of my shopping after carefully crafting my *perfect* menu and creating a detailed shopping list. Shoutout to my grocery stores for not being out of anything that I needed! But, what y’all didn’t know was that the last week I’ve been using my #TimeForTurkeyBBoxx from @babbleboxxofficial to create some really delicious Turkey Day Treats!
My new blog post just went live and I’m giving you a peek inside my box (featuring some awesome items from @runningpressbooks, @ragu, @peeledsnacks, and @nutiva!) and also sharing how I used each item to create a delicious pre or post Thanksgiving treat! 
The link to this post (and all of the yummy recipes) is in my bio. •
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  • 2019 ➡️ 2009 (20s vs 30s). It’s taken me 10 years to learn that no one should be shaving between their eyebrows. 
I think that the biggest change to happen for me (excluding marriage and family), is just gaining a comfortableness with myself and who I am. I spent the early part of my 20s trying to fit in with people and things that didn’t always interest me. I would say that I’m definitely more self-aware than I’ve ever been, and I have areas that I’m constantly trying to improve to be where I want to be. 
Fun Fact: I was with my now husband when both of these photos were taken. If he isn’t tired of me yet, I think it’s safe to say we’re golden.
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