Baked Beef and Bean Chimichanga

Baked Beef and Bean Chimichanga

We are Mexican food lovers. We have it almost weekly. Which unfortunately means that I am always looking for variety. My eldest son is a taco lover and the middle is a quesadilla lover. My husband loves enchiladas and I love just a little bit of everything. Chimichangas aren’t a regular in our menu. Mostly because I used to deep fry these babies. And Im not going to lie sometimes I still do. But for this time I baked them. Stuffed these tortillas rolled them up and baked them. Topped them with some green enchilada sauce, cheese, sour cream, and …

The Perfect Pan Seared Steak

The Perfect Pan Seared Steak

Have you ever been to a restaurant and ate a steak and wish you could cook one just as good when you are at home? I am pretty sure almost every single person has felt that way one time or another. There is nothing like biting into a flavorful steak that is juicy in the center and has just the right amount of a crust of seasoning all around the edges. Top that with a little garlic herb better and you have got yourself one delicious steak. I have been able to be apart of a very fun 15-course meal …

The Best Burger, The Best Burger Seasoning, and The Best Burger Toppings

There are a few things that are key to a good burger. How the actual patty is seasoned and cooked. Along with the toppings that are placed on the burger itself. Those two components are what makes a good burger in my book. The other night I was out with some girlfriends and we were at a local BBQ place that is one of my favorites. It is in Tempe, Arizona and is called Lucilles BBQ. We ordered way too much food and I took home the left over onion straws. I had hamburger meat at home and I knew …

What are the best things to have at a picnic?

What are the best things to have at a picnic?

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias Anyone who knows me knows that there is a few things that I love and can’t live without. One of those is my Diet Coke. Whether that is a good thing or not to admit it is an absolute true statement! So when I had the opportunity with Walmart and with Coca-Cola I knew this was not an opportunity to pass up! And more importantly this campaign was about sharing a coke with someone you love. There are so many people …

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

Arizona is known for some pretty amazing Mexican food. The kind of Mexican food that is not always the healthiest. It usually contains a certain amount of grease but all in all it is still delicious. When I think about Chipotle I think about the healthy Mexican food that is is. This recipe is something yummy and a little lighter then the normal Mexican meal.  Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl 7 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce2 tablespoons ancho chili pepper powderSmall red onion, coarsely chopped3 cloves of garlic1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon oregano, dried1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup …

Sous Video BBQ Country Ribs

After my Sous Vide salmon was such a success the following night I cooked up these BBQ country ribs. They were so yummy but unfortunately hard to photograph! That is because they were literally FALL OFF THE BONE ribs! They were so yummy. They did take some planning ahead because they do cook for about 21 hours. But there is little to no work involved with the Sous Vide. Preheat your SousVide Supreme water to 71-80 degrees C or 160-176 degrees F.   Grab the country style ribs and drizzle with olive oil and then add your favorite go-to steak …

Apricot-Pistachio Rolled Pork

Apricot-Pistachio Rolled Pork

With the holiday season quickly approaching I feel like I am constantly looking for great recipes for upcoming parties and events. Whether it is a appetizer, dessert, or a main dish I am always looking for a nicer dish then the average everyday meal. This recipe is what I would like to call a “special occasion” main dish. I would not typically spend this amount of time on a week night meal. In fact when I was making this on a Saturday my husband asked if I was bringing dinner to someone or having people over haha. I actually just …

Loaded Berry Crispy Chicken Salad

Loaded Berry Crispy Chicken Salad

I love making salads for myself. But I rarely make them for dinner. My kids won’t eat salad and I thought that my husband didn’t like salads for dinner. But it turns out that I was on a salad kick a few weeks ago and made salads a couple of times and my husband loved them! So I made a few different ones and we absolutely loved this one! The fresh berries with the crunchy chicken and bacon paired with sugared almonds was just so yummy!  I found this recipe here and made it but with the ingredients that I had at …

Asian Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa

Asian Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa

First I wanted to Congratulate Jessica Kuligowski for winning the Peanut Butter & Jelly GIVEAWAY that was going on!  And now onto a yummy recipe with a funny story to go along with it! The night I made this salmon was pretty eventful. I usually do my cooking and meal prep while my kids are taking naps. But this day it didn’t quite work out like that. So it was pure chaos in the kitchen come 5:00. So trying to have a meal on the table by 5:30 when my husband walked in from work took was pushing it. I …

The BEST Copycat Rubio’s Fish Taco Recipe!

Copycat Rubio’s Fish Taco Recipe The Rubio’s Fish Taco sauce recipe is simple and very easy to make at home. I absolutely love this Rubio’s fish taco recipe! Have you been wondering how you can make rubios fish taco sauce at home? This yogurt fish taco sauce is easier than you think. And has easy to find ingredients at a portion of the price of eating at Rubios or Baja Fresh for that matter. I rarely buy cabbage. But the other day my son requested orange chicken and chow mien (recipe to come soon!) and so I had some left …