Happy Taco Tuesday! This is a bold statement, but I have to admit that these are some of the best carne asada tacos I’ve ever tasted. The marinade for the meat was divine–I would have been content eating the carne asada alone. I recommend going light on the smoky dried-chili salsa, as it’s pretty dang spicy. But since I have a cold right now, I didn’t mind so much, as it cleared up my sinuses!
Hope everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day! I drove home to spend the day with my parents, as it was also my mom’s birthday. We spent the day relaxing by the pool and cooking some delicious food.
We hadn’t used our smoker in a while, so we decided to smoke a pork loin and make these sandwiches. Though time-consuming (since we made the coleslaw and BBQ sauce from scratch), the sandwiches were spectacular. The smokey meat paired wonderfully with the vinegar based BBQ sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!
I’ve been fighting a cold all week, so I’m just now posting the dinner I made my mom and family for Mother’s Day. My mom requested I make this dish, as she made it for a dinner party and said it was an absolute hit; and boy, was she right. Not a drop of food was left in anyone’s bowl.
The “crazy” water was delicious, but the halibut stole the show. The slightly crunchy parmesan, pesto and panko crust perfectly juxtaposed the flaky fish. I will most definitely make this again soon.
(FYI, I made this meal for five people, so I tripled the recipe below).
I’ve always been a sucker for angel food cake. The slightly crispy exterior and fluffy interior make for a heavenly combination. But until now, I’d only made the boxed version of the cake. Much to my surprise, my homemade version turned out light and delicious, and the lime glaze and pistachios added the perfect pop of flavor to the otherwise plain cake. This is a must-make!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I wish I had exciting news to share, but there’s not much happening over here–just working away and spending lots of time in the kitchen.
This crock-pot shredded chicken is unbelievably simple and you’ll most likely have most, if not all, ingredients on hand. The chicken would be delicious plain, but there’s nothing like a fresh, crunchy homemade taco shell. Am I right?
Up until now, I’ve been too scared to make risotto (silly, I know). I assumed my attempt would result in a mushy disaster, even though I’ve watched my mom cook the rice over a dozen times.
But good news, it turned out just right! The risotto was al dente, creamy and full of flavor, with a slight tang from the lemon zest. I made enough to feed me for an entire week, so whoever wants to come over for dinner, please do!