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a quick and easy cilantro sauce with sour cream, fresh lime, cilantro, and spices

cilantro sauce with sour cream and lime

an easy sauce for all things tex-mex Cilantro sauce is a necessity for anything Tex-Mex.  Tacos, salads, nachos … everything.  This cilantro sauce is made with sour cream, a few spices, hot sauce, milk (or water), fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro. The flavors in this sauce will really benefit from chilling for about an hour, […]

a spicy buffalo chicken caesar salad recipe for two

buffalo chicken caesar salad :: small batch

an awesome buffalo barbecue chicken salad with all the toppings Warm weather means it’s officially salad season.  This buffalo chicken caesar salad recipe makes enough for two big salads, but can easily be doubled or tripled if needed.  It’s so good, and so easy to make!  It’s part of the constant rotation on our summer […]

small batch spicy meatballs with ricotta cheese (spicy and delicious!)

spicy ricotta baked meatballs :: small batch recipe

what can I make with leftover ricotta cheese?  SPICY RICOTTA BAKED MEATBALLS Ricotta is one of those ingredients that I get for one recipe, and then it goes to die in my refrigerator.  But why?  Ricotta is so delicious!  There’s no reason it shouldn’t be used in its entirety.  So, in hopes to change my […]

serrano grapefruit margaritas :: a spicy twist on a grapefruit margarita

spicy serrano grapefruit margaritas

If you like heat in your drink, you’re going to love this serrano grapefruit margarita!  It combines spicy serranos, sweet simple syrup, tart grapefruit and lime juices, and sweet orange juice with blanco tequila.  It’s super easy to make, and incredibly (but spicily) refreshing.   are serrano peppers spicier than jalapenos? Yes.  Serranos are spicy … […]

The blackberry bramble is an easy gin cocktail with blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin. Served in a short glass with crushed ice, then garnished with lemon and blackberry.

Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

The weather is a bit sketchy right now, but we are getting closer to warm weather any day now.  And what does warm weather call for?  Refreshing cocktails!  Like a blackberry bramble. 🙂 What is a blackberry bramble? A blackberry bramble is a cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and Crème de […]

spicy smashed black bean recipe

spicy smashed black beans recipe

a smashed black bean recipe for canned black beans Smashed black beans are an awesome side dish for Tex-Mex food.  This particular recipe for smashed black beans packs a flavor punch, and also delivers on the heat.  But it’s easy to adjust if you don’t want a lot of spiciness!  Smashed beans have a consistency […]

brussels sprouts for two

small batch roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan

Brussels sprouts are easily one of our favorite vegetables, and one that we eat almost weekly.  These small batch roasted spicy brussels sprouts with parmesan are a really good side dish for date night in!  They are perfect to eat with grilled steak, roasted chicken, or whatever you like! This recipe makes enough for two […]

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes for Two

Stuffed Potatoes Loaded with Flavor.  The first official side dish of my new “date night series” has to be a potato, of course.  But these are no ordinary potatoes.  THESE … these are loaded twice baked potatoes. 🙂 Full of cheese, sour cream, chives, and flavor! This recipe is made for two people, hence the […]

healthier buffalo chicken tacos

healthy buffalo chicken tacos with CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I don’t know about you, but I totally indulged over Thanksgiving.  And I’m seriously prepped and ready to indulge again at every holiday party I attend through the end of the year. 🙂  So sometimes, I need […]

the best caesar salad recipe

the best + unique caesar salad recipe

This is the best caesar salad recipe I’ve ever thrown together.  Inspired by a salad I ate in North Carolina, this is an unexpected blend of flavors that is going to wow anyone who is craving a unique caesar salad.  how do I spice up a caesar salad If this is your question, I’ve got your […]

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