Weekend Cooking Show

This past weekend I got to experience first hand my sisters doing their very own cooking show! What a creative way to share healthy fresh food tips and educate on how to incorporate essential oils into everyday snacks.

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Foodie Friday: Miso Ribeye Over Noodles


Happy Foodie Friday!! This week hubby threw down in the kitchen for our mock Chopped edition date night. I picked out 4 mystery ingredients and he had to make me a delicious meal. Continue reading “Foodie Friday: Miso Ribeye Over Noodles”

I Got Taco Wasted


This past weekend, I got wasted…Taco Wasted that is. Who doesn’t love a good taco? Living in Fort Worth there are taco places around every corner: Torchys, Salsa Limon, Taco Heads, Taco Diner, Velvet Taco just to name a few. But Taco Wasted is a popup Taco spot currently residing on the Dallas side.
Owner Vincent Meeks has broken a very different mold introducing something called a puffy taco. Not only is it a unique taco-sperience (yes I just made up a word) it’s also a very tasty taco-sperience!!

Hubby and I headed to a local church Fall Festival and got to enjoy first hand some delicious taco-ness. It started off with an airy crunchy puffy taco shell housing seasoned ground meat, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Don’t let me forget to mention it’s also topped off with a perfectly spicy cream sauce that builds beautifully with every bite. We thought we’d be satisfied with two but we both ended up ordering two more.


I can’t wait for Taco Wasted to start making trips to pop up on the Fort Worth side. Until then, I’ll be eating my puffy tacos in Dallas and I recommend you do the same 😉
Happy eating!!!! 

Let’s Take It Underground: Dakota’s Dallas

Every year me and hubby are blessed with the opportunity to have a date night celebrating our anniversary. It’s one of the few times we get all dolled up and eat some delicious food prepared by anyone else. This go round hubby found a spot in Dallas that serves its steaks below the surface…literally. Dakota’s Dallas.

This low key joint features dim lighting and a suave personality. It’s so unassuming from above, but once your inside the walls seem to close in on you and it cozies up the evening with a fire pit and elegant outdoor waterfall as the surroundings.


The food is what we came for so let’s dig in! To start we chose something off the beaten path, a Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras. It’s a duck liver with grilled apricot jam and sautéed onions over bread (the fancy menu way to say it is toasted focaccia and grilled apricot duck demi). Three words…DE-LIC-IOUS! This goes on my “food items I’d rather not share list”. I don’t even like liver, but this totally caught me off guard. The liver melts when eaten and has that beautiful earthy tone that married perfectly with the onion. The surprising note of apricot sweetens it the appropriate amount without overpowering the dish.


Then for my entree I enjoyed a medium filet mignon steak. Ok ok ok…sooooo I took a late pick on this because I forgot about pictures momentarily lol (For 9 months I stopped eating steak because I could only have it well done and that’s just not how I enjoy steak). It was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Again, a melt in my mouth type experience. 

For sides we went with a creamy gouda mac n cheese and sautéed broccoli. Gouda encorporated into mac n cheese is amazing because it’s so smooth and rich like all tasty goodness should be. 


To finish off the night Dakotas sent out a complimentary dessert for our 5 year celebration. Since hubby chose the app, I got to choose dessert. I went with the Molten Peanut Butter Cake. Traditionally I don’t care for peanut butter, but in this case I made an exception due to the fact that also in the molten center was gooey caramel, which I’m a sucker for. The cake was warm, moist, and alongside a spoonful of cool vanilla gelato, one forgets there’s even peanut butter in there lol!!!


What a lovely finish to a lovely evening. A cool underground romantic spot with more melt in your mouth food than I was prepared for. The only thing that topped this event was getting to share it with my best friend 😊 Until next time, happy eating.

Hot Box Biscuit Club


I’ve always wanted to attend a pop up restaurant. I see them in movies and modern tv shows but I can never figure out where the heck these places actually exist! Well thanks to awesome chefs like Sarah and Matt that managed several successful pop ups I now have access to a local foodie first for me. Continue reading “Hot Box Biscuit Club”

Veggie Pizza

Happy Foodie Friday!!! Eating veggies is super easy with this recipe from Honeyed Home. It’s jam packed with a medley of mushrooms, bell peppers, scallions, and jalapeños for a spice kick.

The only thing I didn’t make was the crust (I’m 9 mos prego, there’s no way I’m making pizza dough lol). No worries though because I love to sub it with one of my favorites, Naan original bread. It can be found hanging out in mostly any deli and it tastes AMAZING!

The veggies are so fresh and accommodating with this pizza. The mushrooms almost taste sausage like with a sprinkle of salt and pepper when sautéed. I also used some fresh tomato sauce that my youngest sister made from scratch right from their garden and let me tell you, it is one of my favorite parts of the whole meal! It’s sweet and acidic just like I like. Unfortunately it’s not available in store, but I’m sure any marina will work for this dish. 

This pizza was gone in minutes! I almost forgot to take a picture because it was so good. I had to snag hubbies plate so that’s why it’s missing a slice. Point proven lol!! Until next week, happy eating 😊

Delicious Fish Tacos

Happy Foodie Friday!!! Today my sweet hubs helped me make us a delicious Mexican meal. We had fish tacos courtesy of recipe found on delish.com.

I usually use tilapia as my fish of choice. But this time I decided to go with a nice piece of flounder. A whole host of Mexican spices go into marinading this flakey white fish.

We may have gotten a little carried away with our sides. Hubs made us fresh guacamole and pico de gallo. To top it off, we added a nice crunch of purple cabbage to texturize our tacos.

For sides it was a simple Mexican rice and Mexican Street Corn mixture. Overall a very tasty and satisfying dish. Until next time Happy Foodie Friday!!! 

Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

Happy Foodie Friday!!!! This dish is dressed up with somewhere to go….my stomach lol! Last week The Mister got back in the cooking game and made me one of his single man go to meals, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta (the fancy pinky version). I’m here to give all the details of what all went into this lovely creation. Continue reading “Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta”

Chickpea and Chicken Soup


Happy Foodie Friday!!!! Let’s see, this week I tried my hand at a soup. I LOVE soup….or maybe it’s better to say I have a healthy obsession with soup. 

This recipe I found while scouring the web for quick delicious meals that don’t require a ton of free time besides throwing everything in a pot. The Chickpea and Chicken Soup solved that problem.

This dish has a good amount of developed slightly spicy flavor from the chunky whole tomatoes, cayenne, and paprika. Because the chicken legs are cooked in the broth prior to shredding the meat, you get another added layer of depth to help build on.

My favorite thing about this dish is the finishing touches of the earthy parsley and zing of lemon juice at the end. Hubby and I added more parsley than the recipe called for, but hey, to each their own. Our soup was light, yet curiously filling and a great end to a busy week.

Give it a whirl sometime, see what ya think! Til next time, happy eating!!!