Cobb Salad/Lemon and Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Okay, I’m officially declaring myself a “salad girl.”

My thinking before this meal was: “salads…….ew……healthy…….want. chocolate.”

That’s it in a nutshell.

But this was delicious. I had an idea of cobb salad being a dish that includes everything but the kitchen sink and that description about sums it up.

There was bacon, avocado, tomato, blue cheese, hard boiled eggs, and just about anything else you could possibly want to toss in there.

I packed this salad to go so I could meet up with my husband for a school function. At some point I think I blacked out and woke up sitting at his desk, obsessively munching away on it looking for any piece of bacon or avocado I could find and shouting to the world, “I’M A SALAD GIRL.”

You think I’m exaggerating…

This salad was insanely, astonishingly delicious. You normal people out there are probably thinking, “It’s a salad….big whoop…there’s lettuce and dressing, get over it.”

However, my life is forever changed.

The saddest part about all of this is that the salad looked so beautiful after I piled all of the add-ins on top of the lettuce. Silly me thought I could go ahead and shake the container to mix up everything and it would still be beautiful and perfect. Well, it was to me, but not enough for the picture.

Almost forgot to mention: the lemon vinaigrette dressing was literal perfection in a tangily, satisfying, liquidy little package.

Recipe here.


Another day, another delicious salmon recipe that of course is delicious because it’s salmon. If salmon were my child, it would be the perfect first-born that could do no wrong. Or the baby that was even more sweet and perfect than the first-born (shout-out to my parents for secretly thinking I’m their favorite even though they’ve never said it out loud!).

Crunchy bread crumbs…..flaky fillet…..no better combination.

I’m always amazed at how easy salmon is to cook. Toss it in the oven and it comes out 20ish minutes later looking perfect. It’s so versatile. You can marinate it, top it, grill it, literally anything. Maybe I’ll name my first-born Salmon instead of Hershey. I should make a poll……

Anyway, make this dish. It’s fast, easy, and delicious.

Recipe here.


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Fettuccine Alfredo/Chocolate Mousse

Whew, I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to update you guys on one of my favorite dishes!

I’ve always thought alfredo sauce was just cheese sauce….it turns out it’s a lot more delicious than that.

There’s whipping cream, and other stuff I can’t remember right now. But it is sooooo good. It’s definitely a little heavier than say pasta and marinara, but it fills you up so much quicker and really satisfies your appetite.

I loved it, my husband loved it, I’m sure other people would have loved it if we made enough to share.

Btw, if you’re wondering, yes, I did have to google how to spell “fettuccine.”

Recipe here.


This chocolate mousse is not for non chocolate lovers. I’m obsessed with chocolate. My husband buys me one of those XL Hershey’s bars pretty much once a week. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy. Any I’m naming my firstborn Hershey. Okay, the last one is a lie, but you get the point.

This mousse was too chocolatey for me! I put in the correct amount asked for and everything!

Nevertheless, I loved the texture and how it was light yet dense at the same time. My husband made several jokes about me cooking a moose for dessert. It was funny the first 15 times he said it…. ūüôā

Recipe here.


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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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