How to make Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are such a quick and easy meal to make. I wanted to share my favorite recipe with you guys. This recipe has been in my family for generations. I originally learned how to make salmon cakes from grandmother. I wanted to share this exact recipe with you guys! I hope you enjoy and if you would like to watch a detailed tutorial please visit my YouTube channel.



Do not mix these ingredients until all ingredients are in the bowl. You can use fresh salmon or you can use a can of salmon. For fresh salmon be sure to cook the salmon first before creating your patties. Place the fresh Salmon skin side down, wipe olive oil on the salmon, and season with salt and pepper. Let the salmon bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once your salmon is cooked pop your salmon into the fridge for about 10 minutes to get cold.  For canned salmon, open 1 can of salmon cakes and debone the salmon. After you have deboned the salmon, pour the salmon into a bowl. Dice one half of an onion, dice one half of a red bell pepper, and one half of a green bell pepper.  Toast one slice of bread to create bread crumbs or use bread crumbs from a can. If you use a can of bread crumbs you will only need a 1/2 cup. Place those ingredients into the bowl of salmon as well. Crack an egg into the bowl of salmon as well. Add old bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix all of the ingredients together. Once all ingredients have been mixed together start to create your patties.

Turn on frying pan or skillet to medium heat and lightly coat the pan with olive oil. Be careful of heat because the cakes cook rather quickly. Let the cakes simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side until the cakes are golden brown.


  • One can of salmon or fresh salmon
  • salt, pepper, old bay seasoning
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • fresh garlic (optional)
  • toast or canned brad crumbs
  • one half of an onion
  • olive oil
  • one egg
  • parsley (optional)

To Watch a Full video Tutorial Click Here

My Favorite Natural hair Care Products

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My natural hair journey has been a long journey! The past few years I have really been learning a lot about my hair texture. My hair is 3c/4a texture and seems to only take to certain products. I stopped relaxing my hair about 5 years ago and I also cut off all of my straight hair. Since then I have seen a major change in my hair. I absolutely love the curl pattern and I am satisfied with the how much my hair has grown over the years. I realize my hair would probably grow a lot faster I wore my natural hair more often. I can’t help it I am a weave girl at heart, but I do love to wear my natural hair occasionally. No matter the , hair style whether it be a weave or a twist I make sure I take great care of my natural hair. I have been consistently using True, by made beautiful products on my natural hair this past year and I am obsessed with the results. I tend to be a creature of habit, so if a particular regimen has been working for my hair I like to stick to that regimen. I have listed the products that I am loving right now below and what I use them for.

My hair Regimen

I wash my hair every two weeks when I am not wearing a sew in. If I am wearing a sew in I wash my hair when I take the sew in down, which is about every three to four weeks.  If I have been sporting my own natural hair for a while I tend to wash my hair once a week, however not with shampoo. I like to use a co-wash cleansing conditioner once a week to cleanse my hair. After cleansing I add in my leave-in conditioner along with my rejuvenating hair butter by made beautiful and my Che natural hair smoothie by Che natural. Both products can be used for twist outs, bantu knots, pretty much any natural hair style. I find that they worst best on a wash and go. Here is a list down below of all of the products I am loving right now for my natural hair.

By made Beautiful

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  • Co wash Cleansing Conditioner
  • Conditioning Styling cream
  • Hydrating Hair Butter
  • Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Nourishing leave-in conditioner

Che Natural Hair Smoothie


  • Che’s All Natural Organic Hair Smoothie! Che has created this smoothie from some of her favorite products, herbs, and essential oils. This is a great grooming moisturizer and smoothie that promotes hair “GROWTH”. Great for the whole family women, men, & children.

    Ingredients: Raw Shea butter, raw coconut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, black Jamaican castor oil, lemon essential oil, Rosemary oil.

New! L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Hair Line


If you guys have not tried the new L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil hair line, then you are totally missing out! I am so happy to have found a product that works on my natural hair as well as my hair extensions! L’Oreal has out done themselves with this new line! This is hands down the best drugstore line I have ever had the pleasure of trying out! I am so happy to be a part of this campaign. My readers know that I have no problem giving my honest opinion  when it comes to a product. I have tried all of the products included in this new line and I absolutely love them! Each product contains natural oils that help revitalize and nurture your hair!

Here is what each product below contains: Coconut, Argan, Chamomile, Amla, Soja, and Sunflower. Deep nourishment without the weight for incredibly lustrous, touchably soft hair.

Here are the new products that are included in the line:

  • Extraordinary Oil Shampoo
  • Extraordinary oil Conditoner
  • Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Conditioner
  • Extraordinary Oil transforming oil in cream

Gel Nails at home with Madam Glam


Madam Glam is a a growing trendy brand of cosmetics based in the Fashion district of New York. All of their products are cruelty-free and they have an array of nail colors to choose from. I love the convenience of being able to do your own gel nails at home. There a ton of gel colors to choose from and they also offer a beginners kit that comes with one gel nail color, a top coat, a base coat, and an LED lamp. I was able to try one of their gel colors in the color rosy nude and I absolutely loved the finish. You can watch my full review/ tutorial on my YouTube channel by clicking the link down below. Use my coupon code WWITHEE30 for 30% off

Madam Glam Gel polish

Watch my tutorial


Irresistible Me Ruby Curling iron

A traditional curling iron goes out of the window with this product! Irresistibleme has a new curling iron that rotates! What makes this curling iron different from the rest is it’s rotating barrel with auto recovery function that gives you perfect curls every time.

The barrel of the curling iron is ceramic and comes fused with tourmaline. According to irresistible me The diamond coating enhances its durability and heat transfer, unlike conventional ceramic irons.

These are the wonderful features the curling iron comes  with. To see a full tutorial check out my youtube channel! For 10% off use my coupon code irresistibleAshley

Ruby rotating iron Review

Ruby Rotating Iron


  • No frizzy hair – the tourmaline technology with negative ions leaves your hair smooth and shiny by sealing hair oils, color and moisture in
  • Fast heating (less than a minute) and variable temperature control (210C/410F)
  • Intelligent  – the LED screen shows you the temperature you`re at
  • It has an auto stand by feature after 1hour


Welcome to My New blog!

I just wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of you for all of your support thus far! I am so incredibly grateful for all of you! I decided to give my blog a bit of a makeover! I hope you guys enjoy all of the content that will be posted in the near future! There will be lots more Lifestyle posts on my blog than ever before! I am so excited to share with all of you everything that I have been working on this past year! I really wanted to be able to connect with you guys and share more of my personal stories on my new blog! So please stay tuned and keep checking back with me periodically. I will try my best to have at least two to three posts up per week if possible.

Thank you guys!

Ashley Chennel

15% off Mikasa Beauty Brushes

These Mikasa Beauty Brushes are by far the best brushes I have come across in a very long time. I have been using them for over a year now and I absolutely love them. Mikasa beauty Brushes are extremely well made and have lasted me all year long! Mikasa is offering 15% off right now on their website! and I thought I would share with my reader how I feel about them! I encourage you all to take advantage of this promotion at the moment! These brushes can be a little pricey, so any amount off is a great deal!  Check out my video I filmed just last year on Mikasa Beauty Brushes!

How I Stay Positive

The past few months have been really hard. Everyday has been a struggle and I have truly not been myself as of lately. Today that changed when I went to church! God spoke to me and told me everything is going to be alright. I’m really tired of being strong so I gave it all to God today because I just can’t physically handle it anymore. Thank you so much to W Tameka Wiggins and Apostle John T Wiggins you guys have no idea how much these flowers brightened up my day! As small of a gesture as it is it gave me hope! Thank you! And thank you God for never leaving my side!