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… 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.

81/691 recipes!

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon/Easy Key Lime Pie


Oh my goodness you guys, I freaking love salmon. Seriously. It is so good and when it’s marinaded in a soy sauce brown sugar marinade, I could die immediately and go to heaven.


So good.


In all seriousness, this recipe was so easy. I feel like inexperienced chefs (like me) get intimidated by salmon. It seems like such a fancy dish (fancy meaning, not using cheap chicken) that it should be too hard for the average cook.

I cannot stress how easy this meal was to make. I popped it in the oven and forgot about it. I’ve made salmon before and every time I’m surprised at how easy and yet incredibly delicious it turns out to be.

Super fun fact: my husband has type 1 diabetes and has to bolus for every meal he eats. He counts the total carbs eaten and then calculates how much insulin to put in to his body based on that. For this meal, however, he didn’t have to bolus at all! Which means less extra insulin used! Score!

Recipe here.

When I want dessert I immediately go to chocolate. This is a chocolate-less dessert and while I’m not exactly over the moon, I am pleasantly surprised.

The only taste of key lime pie I’ve had is flavored yogurt. This has a sharper flavor. I think it turned out like it was supposed to. It’s creamy and tart. I didn’t have green food coloring so maybe I should put a green filter over the picture. Kidding.

I ended up having to make a graham cracker pie crust for this dish which counts as another recipe!

Recipe here.

50/691 recipes! Whaaaaaaat!!?