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Oprah's Most Fashionable Favorite Things


Oprah's yearly favorite things list is out and in true Oprah fashion the list is over the top and full of fabulous finds. We have looked over the list and here are our top fashionable picks from the list.




APL Tech Loom Phantom Sneakers
After wearing these running shoes to hike through the Grand Canyon, I can confidently say they go the extra mile. They have four-way stretch uppers, motion-flex outsoles, cushiony midsoles, and a supportive 3-D grid pattern in neutrals and pretty pastels." — Oprah
Available for purchase at Athletic Propulsion Labs
$165 to $185 per pair, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH


Trio Gloves
"Anyone who’s ever searched for a lost glove will love this touchscreen-friendly interchangeable trio: It’s a pair and a spare, so you’ll never be caught cold-handed." — Oprah
Available for purchase at VerLoop Knits
Originally $38, now 25 percent off with code OPRAH


Won’t Let You Down Coats
"No one wants to put on a puffer and feel...puffy. That’s why I appreciate this toasty down jacket with a water-resistant shell, major insulation, and a removable hood: It’s snug but sleek." — Oprah

Available for purchase at Land's End
Originally $189 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH and PIN 2016


Madison Convertible Tops
This brushed-jersey number is the love child of a cowl neck and an off-the-shoulder top and feels divine either way you wear it." — Oprah

Available for purchase at Michael Stars
$128 each


Center Stage and Dauntless Frames by Peepers
"You’re always writing to me asking about my glasses. I highly recommend these readers for their antiscratch lenses and absurdly low price. Bonus: With their big bold frames, they’re impossible to lose." — Oprah

Available for purchase at Peepers 
Originally $22 per pair, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH



Coyuchi Linen Terry Robe
When linen meets organic cotton terry, you get a really sublime robe, perfect to wear while unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. You’ll be in good company: I gave these to the cast of Queen Sugar as a series premiere gift." — Oprah
Available for purchase at Coyuchi
Originally $198, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH


Vera Bradley Gallatin Sidesaddle Crossbody
"These perfectly sized, smooth leather cross-bodies have a hidden surprise: They're lined with one of Vera Bradley’s upbeat signature prints." — Oprah
Available for purchase at Vera Bradley
Originally $168 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH


Rustic Cuff Dallas .5 Stingray Cuffs
"These edgy handmade cuffs have Gayle written all over them! The intricate details and reasonable price blew me away. A great gift to give...or keep for yourself." — Oprah
Available for purchase at Rustic Cuff
Originally $96 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH

Take a look at the full list at Oprah's Favorite Things


Recipe of the Day- Patti Labelle Pie



If you haven't heard the buzz around the Patti LaBelle sweet potato pie you must have been under a rock. Social media star James Chanel`s raving review has caused  Walmart to sell out of the pies everyday. With the holidays being up on us, and no pies in sight on the shelves of Walmart, here is the recipe to make your own Patti Pie.


Servings: 8
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for the work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
For the filling
  • Salt
  • 3 large orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (about 2 3/4 pounds), scrubbed
  • 7 tablespoons (most of 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Directions
  • For the crust: Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the shortening. Use a fork or a pastry blender to cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few pea-size bits.
  • Stirring with the fork, gradually add enough of the water until the mixture clumps together (you may need more or less water). Gather up the dough and press into a thick disk. If desired, wrap the dough in wax paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days.
  • Lightly flour a work surface. Place the chilled dough on it; roll out to a round that’s 13 inches across. Fold the dough in half.
  • Transfer to the pie plate; gently unfold the dough to fit into it. Trim the dough as needed to leave a 1-inch overhang. (Bake or reserve the scraps for another use.)
  • Fold the dough under itself so the edge of the fold is flush with the edge of the pan. Flute the dough around the edge of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while you start the filling (and up to 1 hour).
  • For the filling: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a generous pinch of salt, then the sweet potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium; cook until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes, letting them fall into a colander. Run under cold water until cool enough to handle. Discard the skins; transfer the cooked sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl. Use a hand-held electric mixer to blend on medium speed until creamy and smooth. You’ll need 3 cups for the filling; scoop out the remainder and reserve for another use.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Uncover the pie shell; brush the interior with the melted butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom of the pie shell. Par-bake until the crust is set and just beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. (If the pie shell puffs, do not prick it.) Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, add the melted butter and brown sugar, the granulated sugar, eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon and nutmeg to the pureed sweet potatoes. Beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
  • Pour into the par-baked pie shell, smoothing the surface. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake (middle rack) until a knife inserted in the center of the filling comes out clean yet the filling still jiggles a bit, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then cover loosely and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Let us not forget how we all learned about the Patti Pie!!!