Mango Salsa

When I think of salsa I normally I think traditional tomato salsa. It hasn’t been until of late, that I have been expanding my horizons on what salsa can be! For Christmas we got a box from our aunt and uncle that contained cherry salsa, which is more of the consistency of traditional salsa. I…

Leftover Latkes

First off, I love potatoes! I love that there are so many different kinds of potatoes! Growing up I don’t think I realized that there was more than one type of potato (russet). I am sure I saw them in a grocery store shopping with my mom and helped her cook and all, but it…

Big Mac-ish Chili

Alright guys, this dish was inspired by a friend who wanted to have a Big Mac and Mcflurry game night. This dude went all out, toasted buns, special sauce, everything. When we layered our own burgers he was sure that we layered them correctly, I mean, I got in trouble for putting cheese down first,…

Apple Chippies

I absolutely love apple chips, I mean who doesn’t love a good dehydrated apple slice?! I am sorry if your are the few who do not enjoy apple chips, but I do think you are crazy, nothing personal! Out of all the dried fruit, next to craisins, dried apples are my favorite snack to enjoy…

Chocolate Chili Surprise

To some people, chocolate and chili may be a peculiar combination and you may be disgusted by such a flavor combination; but if you are like me, you are intrigued by the peculiar and can’t wait to sink your teeth and envelope your taste buds in an explosion of flavor. I first encountered this combination…

Mediterranean Chicken Skewer Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos?! Am I right?! I love tacos, and am a huge fan of taco Tuesday, but I never just limit myself to Tuesdays for tacos. For instance, I made these tacos on a Thursday, and they were still delicious! I come from the glorious state of California where we have a ton…

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

First let’s talk about heirloom tomatoes. Honestly I don’t know if I have ever really had heirloom tomatoes. I have had beef steak and roma tomatoes, but not specifically heirloom tomatoes. Naturally, when I see pretty food in the grocery store I gravitate towards it, and that is exactly what happened when I saw a…

Smokey, Cool, Potato Salad

I don’t know about you, but I am a huge fan of potato salad. Up until a few years ago, I thought you could only make potato salad one way; with mustard and dill. Boy am I glad I was wrong! Don’t take it the wrong way, I do love potato salad with mustard and…

Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup

We all have those days when we don’t want to cook, I have been there! It is so nice to have recipes where you can just dump a few ingredients into a pot and leave it alone for 40 minutes or so. This is one of those recipes where there is not a lot of…

Summer’s Perfect Dessert: Smore’s Cake

When I think about summer I think about watermelon, lemonade, camping, campfire, and smore’s of course! The thing is, I am not a big fan of smore’s. I know, don’t hate me but it is just a sugary mess and I get all sticky and I hate it! But, I do enjoy smore’s desserts, like…