Homemade Tomato Salsa/Fish Tacos

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Fish Tacos

Okay. I’ve made homemade salsa before. This….was not salsa. This was pico de gallo. It was chunks of veggies.

Granted, it was delicious chunks of veggies.

I decided I was going to taste each ingredient that went into this dish separately. I almost gagged after tasting the jalapeño. I guess the acidity of the tomato reacts with the bitterness of the jalapeño and onions? Please advise. Yay for learning!

This salsa was great. I used it as topping for my fish taco and then subsequently forgot to put it back in the fridge overnight so I had to pour it out.

I would probably end up tossing this in the blender to make it REALLY creamy and salsa-like.

Recipe here.


These fish tacos were sooooooo good. The recipe called for the fish to be grilled, but it’s been rainy here in Arkansas lately so I broiled them in the oven.

I also ended up just using salmon fillets. We found great frozen salmon fillets that we used a couple of weeks ago for some recipe so I bought more of them for this week.

These tacos were incredible. I don’t know that I was too crazy about the corn tortillas though. Believe it or not, I’d never had corn tortillas before (I’m an uncultured swine, I know….).

Recipe here.


77/691 recipes! Next up: Fettuccine Alfredo and Chocolate Mousse! Yum!

Chicken Enchiladas/Guacamole

The picky version of me is getting her butt kicked with all these incredible Mexican dishes. My Mexican restaurant order of choice is what’s known as a Steven Special (literally just rice and chicken smothered in queso).

I know what I like and I’m scared to try new things. But let me tell you, these enchiladas were amazing.

Granted, they’re probably not exactly the same as what I’d get if I ordered them at a restaurant, but I think that’s why I liked them so much. They weren’t overly greasy or soggy. They might have been if the recipe had called for queso (sadly, it didn’t).

I made 6 for my husband and I but we barely made it through our first before we had to stop. They were so filling! AND so easy!

Recipe here.


Holy Guacamole!!!! I’m sorry, I had to.

I’m a huge huge fan of avocados. Typical millennial. I know. Btw, I despise that label.

Anyway, back to the most delicious food on the planet. I love love love guacamole and I normally eat it with just avocado, salt, and lime. This recipe called for a few more ingredients (I didn’t add the tomatoes).

While the recipe doesn’t specify what kind of salt to use, kosher is most reached for when making guacamole (I’m a guac pro).

After adding in generous amounts of salt to the dish, we WENT TO TOWN on these bad boys.

I almost forgot to take a picture, I was so excited!

As always, delicious and easy. One of my favorites.

Recipe here.


75/691 recipes! Tonight: Grilled Fish Tacos and Homemade Tomato Salsa! I got this!

Buffalo Chicken Wings/Date Bars

My husband’s favorite comfort food is buffalo wings. It seems like daily he’s asking if we can go eat at our local Wing Stop (I’m sure it’s not that often, but its a LOT). I was so excited to get to make this dish for him since he’s been so sweet and patient with me. I’ve been doing a ton of cooking which means he’s been doing a ton of dishes. Bless him.

These wings were so easy and quick. I wish I had known sooner that you could just toss chicken you needed to bread in a bag and shake. The buffalo sauce was sweet. I expected it to be a little spicy.

I’d made buffalo chicken for my husband before but my sauce was simply equal parts Sriracha and melted butter.

This was legit and amazing. Try it. You’ll love it.

Recipe here.


The date bars were so much fun! I had leftover dates from a couple weeks ago that I couldn’t figure out what to do with so I found this recipe.

Another easy recipe. I just whipped up the ingredients, pressed them in a pan, and stuck them in the oven.

The crust was so crunchy and my unexpected love for dates is further being solidified. I can’t wait to wrap these babies up and pack them in my lunches this week!

Recipe here.


73/691 recipes! Tomorrow night is chicken enchiladas and guacamole. Any tips!?

Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze/Sangria/Grilled Mediterranean Foil Packs

Oooo these cinnamon rolls. They’re sweet, gooey, and all around delicious. Heaven will be a room filled to the brim with these babies.

As long as you’re patient, these rolls are a breeze. I made double the amount of filling asked for. Smart choice. You can’t have enough cinnamon filling.

I made some vanilla glaze to go on top and just poured it right on. If heaven isn’t a room filled to the brim with these cinnamon rolls, it will be a room filled to the brim with this vanilla glaze.

The recipe I used is found as an alternative to the caramel sticky roll recipe and has the dough made from scratch. I found this recipe on the website that I’m sure is equally as amazing.


I’d heard of sangria and figured it was a juicier wine drink. I hit the nail on the head. Literally just orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, and wine. If you don’t like the bitterness of wine, this recipe is for you.

Of course the wine was a little watered down so you’d really drink this mostly for the taste.

Easy, simple, idiot-proof. That’s the kind of recipe I need!

Recipe here.


I had to defrost the chicken for these foil packs which took awhile and it caused there to be a ton of juice in the pack once everything was cooked.

No problem. I just put everything on a plate before serving it up.

I usually cook chicken by tossing it in the oven on a baking sheet frozen so I’m used to my chicken turning out super dry. This foil method trapped the steam in with the chicken so it was really moist and juicy. I LOVED it! Two of my roma tomatoes were looking a little worse for wear so I tossed in some cherry tomatoes to make up for it.

My husband declared today that he really likes cherry tomatoes. I’m so good.

He’s still not a fan of roma tomatoes though. We’ll get there.

Recipe here.


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Cornbread and Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops/Balsamic-Glazed Root Vegetables

Guys, I truly outdid myself with these pork chops. This turned into one of my proudest kitchen moments.

I’m drooling thinking about this dish….

It was sooo delicious. The cornbread and bacon were enough moisture that I didn’t need any sauces to accompany the pork.

I just don’t have enough words to describe this dish.

The hardest part was cutting out the pockets for the stuffing. Worth it.

Recipe here.


In complete opposite news…. These vegetables were a fail. I accidentally burned the veggies (only pieces of them) and the balsamic glaze turned into a scary black goop that reminded me of fern gully.

It was bad. But I tasted it so it counts as done!

Also, I’d never had parsnips before, but I didn’t mind them!

Since this dish was a fail and I had to wait 45 more minutes for the pork chops to cook, I munched on the wheat berry salad from the other day and it was still as delicious as I remembered!

Recipe here.


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Country French Chicken and Rice/Whoopie Pies

Oooo this dish was so fancy! I felt so french! I loved that I didn’t have to cook the rice separately. It all cooked in the same dish! It’s practically idiot-proof (unless you’re me and don’t check to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way before serving it to your darling, patient husband).

I also accidentally cook rice too long so that it’s unbearable mushy, but this way, it was a breeze and turned out great! I’ll be a pro chef in no time, oui oui!

Recipe here.


I’ve never had homemade whoopee pies and these are sinful. I was a little heavy handed on the creme filling so I had to pick the prettiest ones and then freeze them for about 10 minutes before I could take this picture. without them sliding apart.

I think I got about 12 cavities from one of these babies…..worth it!

Recipe here.


Quick shoutout- I’ve been watching a lot of the food network lately for ~inspiration~ and because we got sling and that’s one of the best channels on there. And I discovered Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, a show featuring Trisha Yearwood.

–I can’t forget my girl, the Pioneer Woman, always number one on my show queue– 

But, she made a drink on her show called a Porch Punch and my mind could think of nothing else the rest of the day. All I had to buy to make it was fresh mint leaves so I made it happen. I made a pitcher and oooooo it is so smooth.

Try it.

It’s so freaking good.

Recipe here.


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Wheat Berry Salad/Cheesy Pizza Casserole

I had to go to the nearest whole foods (40 minutes away) just to find these dang wheat berries. And even the cashier didn’t know what they were!

But let me tell you, they were actually really good! It functions similarly to quinoa as a rice or pasta substitute. It had a nuttier flavor.

I really liked it in this dish mixed with all the veggies! The dressing also really tied everything together!

Recipe here.


I’m ashamed to admit I had another doh! moment. My timer went off, I went to take the casserole out of the oven, noticed it wasn’t quite as hot and bubbly as I expected, and realized I turned the oven off at some point. Fail.

Not knowing exactly when I turned the oven off, I reheated it, and put the casserole in the oven for 15 minutes. Since the pasta and beef were already cooked, it turned out okay. Actually, delicious! I’ll never hate a dish that includes pasta sauce and copious amounts of cheese.

My husband got home late and devoured it almost as soon as he smelled it. Success!

Recipe here.


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