Salsa Cilantro

We eat lots of store bought jarred salsa because it is quick and easy, but homemade salsa is SO, SO much better. It isn’t even really the same thing. I will eat way more fresh salsa than I will jarred. I have previously mentioned my love for the Nopalito cookbook. Everything I have made fromContinue reading “Salsa Cilantro”

Short Rib Chili

Chili is one of those things that everyone makes differently, and there are so many variations. I love a good traditional ground beef chili with tomato based sauce and make that often. This chili, though, is probably our favorite. Short rib chili takes a little more time and work than typical chili, but it hasContinue reading “Short Rib Chili”

Carnitas Tacos + Taqueria Red Salsa

I think I have mentioned before that we are a bit obsessed with tacos. Especially taqueria style tacos. We used to live in California and had access to some amazing taquerias there. When we first moved east, it was hard to find similar food here. Thankfully now there is a lot more popping up inContinue reading “Carnitas Tacos + Taqueria Red Salsa”

Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad

This dinner salad recipe is originally from the Carlsbad Cravings site, which I love. I love salad, but I especially love salad like this cilantro lime chicken taco salad with a ton of good stuff in it. The more tasty ingredients the better. Homemade dressing also goes a long way to making salads better. TheyContinue reading “Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad”

Beef Birria Tacos

Mexican food in all it’s forms is so incredibly flavorful and enjoyable. My family and I were fortunate to live in California for 15 years and eat the wide variety of authentic Mexican food that was available there. In recent years, a lot more Mexican food has been showing up here in North Carolina too,Continue reading “Beef Birria Tacos”

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Cheeseburger quesadillas are a great quick weeknight meal when you don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes or so on dinner. I love to make a big complicated recipe a lot of the time, because I truly enjoy cooking. But there are still some days where I just want it to be as fastContinue reading “Cheeseburger Quesadillas”

Crispy Fish Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

If we go out for dinner and fish tacos are on the menu, I’m probably going to order them. I like both the fried and non fried versions, especially if they come with a good sauce. My family really likes meat, so it can be tough to make meals that are seafood or vegetarian. TheseContinue reading “Crispy Fish Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce”

Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots

We were fortunate enough to live out in California for 15 years in an area with amazing taquerias. When we first moved to North Carolina it was hard to find that style of Mexican food, but I am happy to say that there are totally amazing taqueria style Mexican food trucks all over the placeContinue reading “Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots”

Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps

For tonight’s dinner I decided to try this recipe for crispy chipotle chicken wraps from Half Baked Harvest. Spicy chipotle chicken folded inside a tortilla with peppers, cheese and spicy ranch, then pan fried sounded amazing to me. The original wraps called for rice, which I left out, because I didn’t feel like making itContinue reading “Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps”

Crispy Chicken Taco Salad

Summer in the south gets HOT. I love the heat and humidity and summer storms. Sunny days at the beach. Ice cream and popsicles and lazy school free days for the kids. I tend to cook a bit lighter and serve more big salads in the summer time. I love a good salad but itContinue reading “Crispy Chicken Taco Salad”