‘Tis the season to be jolly, which means it’s the perfect time to try a more festive and fun hairstyle for the celebrations ahead. With braided hairdos getting a modern, cool-girl renaissance, it’s only right to bring back the iconic and incredibly adorable bow tie braid!
Introducing: The Bow Tie Braid
Unlike its predecessors, the bow tie braid leans more into the glam garden party aesthetic. Think cottagecore, but instead of using a bow made from fabric, you’re making one out of your own hair. It’s a perfectly versatile look that you can pull off for a date night, a casual Friday at the office, and a holiday party. Loose and carefree, or tight and put-together, the bow tie braid is just the sweetest holiday hairstyle.
The best part? This hairdo is super easy to create, which makes it a great substitute if you’re tired of the plain old ponytail or messy bun. The bow tie braid can make you look a lot more elegant and put-together while taking pretty much the same effort that a messy bun would. No wonder the bow braid is back in fashion! It’s been trending on TikTok with more than 5.6 billion views!
Make This Whimsical Braid at Home
Suitable for any weather and pretty much any hair type, the bow tie braid is fairly simple to make. All you’ll need are hair ties, a hair brush, and a few bobby pins. To make the bow, start by collecting a section of your hair and pulling it into a pony. Leave a loop of your hair out on the last pull-through. Split the loop in half and use bobby pins to set the bow sections to your head. Then, wrap a small piece of hair around the center of the bow to complete the look.
If you want to take things up a notch, you can finish off your bow tie braid with a fish braid underneath the bow. Of course, you can choose any other braided hairstyle to combine your bow braid with. It’s up to you!
Here’s a Recipe for Delicious Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bites
Do you love broccoli? If you do, you probably have a favorite way to eat it. Served with a little mayo or steamed? The sky is the limit! This recipe is for those who like broccoli and need a vegetable-filled snack!
A Power Combo
What’s the one element that elevates the flavor of broccoli? Cheddar cheese! It’s one of those potent combinations that’s difficult to do wrong. To make these bite-sized broccoli cheddar treats, combine cheddar, steamed broccoli, torn bread, onion, eggs, and mayonnaise. Then, bake the mixture in mini muffin tins until golden brown.
Egg Bites Can Be Frozen
Egg bites are wonderful for a speedy snack, an appetizer at a party, or a school lunch. It’s not difficult to prepare a batch or two in advance, chill them or freeze them, and then reheat them in the microwave when you’re ready to serve them. Enjoy!
- 1 large cluster of broccoli (about 300g broccoli florets)
- 2 big, lightly beaten eggs
- Fresh bread that has been shredded (into tiny bits) into 1/2 cup and packed
- Onion, grated in 1/4 cup
- Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup
- Sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup (4 ounces, 114g)
- A half-teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1/2 kosher salt spoon
- Freshly ground black pepper, one-fourth of a teaspoon
Preparing the Egg Bites
To start preparing the egg bites, preheat the oven to 350F. Then, in a saucepan with a steamer basket, add 1 inch of water, up to a boil. Flake broccoli into the dish. The broccoli florets should be slightly soft after five minutes of steaming. To stop them from overcooking, rinse them with cold water. The broccoli florets should be finely chopped, 2 1/2 cups should be about right. Make the filling by combining the beaten eggs with the shredded bread in a large bowl. Mix until all of the bread is saturated. Add the cheese, mayo, shredded onion, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Add the minced broccoli and stir. Spray non-stick cooking spray into the wells of the two small muffin tins (1 dozen wells each). It’s advisable to use micro muffin pans that are non-stick. Place the broccoli mixture in each muffin cavity. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until it’s cooked through and lightly browned.