Past Few Days!

I didn’t realize it would be this hard to keep up with this blog once school started. It’s my last year of “studentdom” so I just have to keep telling myself, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

This week was very……varied. I’ll give you the super quick run-down:


Cheese Enchiladas: LOVE. They’re cheesy, gooey, delicious. Home run.

Recipe here.


Red Beans and Rice: Swing and a miss. I’m just not a bean-girl. The texture kills it for me. I’ll pick around the beans and go for the rice though!

Recipe here.


Slow-cooker Chicken Chow Mein. Not what I expected. It was good! But when I think of chow mien, I think of cheap, greasy, mall food courts and soggy noodles. Apparently that’s NOT what chow mean is. They’re crunchy and salty. Delicious! But not what I was expecting.

Recipe here.


Panfried Fish Fillets: Easy, semi-delicious. Looking back, I wish I’d squirted a lemon on top or something to bring out the flavors. It was all very muted. I made a honey butter sauce that Betty Crocker recommended and poured it on top. I didn’t end up eating a whole lot of it, but I can’t wait to try to make it again.

Recipe here.


Crab Cakes: I should rename mine to crap cakes because these were a fail. I tried to include my best one and my worst one in the picture, but in reality, all of them looked like the worst one. I just got a good angle on the other. They all fell apart and I’m not actually a fan of imitation crab meat it turns out.

Recipe here.


Gingersnaps: I wanted to make these to usher in the fall. It worked! These were so good. They stayed soft until I finally finished off the batch and reminded me of gingerbread cookies.

Recipe here.


Ok, last one for tonight.

Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs: Easy and delicious. I saved some to take as lunch this week. I love orzo and I get excited when I get to use it in recipes. The tomatoes were a perfect addition!

Recipe here.


Whew, sorry about that! I’ll try to be better about that!

93/691 recipes!

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!

Chicken Quesadilla Sandwiches/Asparagus with Parmesan

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Ok, so I’m not sure what makes these chicken quesadilla SANDWICHES. They’re literally just chicken quesadillas. And pretty dang good ones at that. I loved the little green pepper throughout. I’m expanding my palette!

This was super easy, and super quick. The husband loved it!

I just checked and the online recipe just says “Chicken Quesadillas.” The word sandwiches is in the book though! Believe me!

Recipe here.


The last time I tried to roast asparagus in the oven I ended up with a dry, crispy, disgusting fry of an asparagus. So I was a little apprehensive when it came to this dish. It was good though!

Besides, anything smothered in cheese is going to be delicious.

Recipe here.


45/691 recipes!

Oh-so-easy Beef Burritos

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Another success!

I’m enjoying this small, seemingly insignificant victories.

This recipe was so stinking easy and simple.

I really only had to cook one thing and that was the beef.

Believe it or not……I’ve never eaten beans before……I know, I know, I’m pathetic. But I’m also pathetically picky! I’m determined to become more of an adult now that I’m in a new phase of my life. One of the first steps is to start eating beans. Baby steps!!

The best thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. You can put anything you want on the burrito! Swap out chicken for beef, add a little rice, add some salsa (like I did), switch out tomatoes for corn, you name it! I will ABSOLUTELY be cooking this again when I need a quick, easy, go-to meal.

Recipe here.

My mind is being blown by these amazing Mexican dishes!

9/691 recipes!