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A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread

Quick & Easy Garlic Bread for Two Want to pin this for later? Click here! This cheesy garlic bread recipe steps it up a notch by using roasted garlic butter (which is heaven), and gooey, melty cheese.  Roasted garlic is the easiest thing in the world to make – and I have a link coming […]

A side view of a hoagie bun stuffed with shaved ribeye, softened veggies, mayonnaise, melted cheese, and french fried onions.

Spicy Philly Cheesesteaks with Jalapeños

A spicy twist on the Philly Cheesesteak. This spicy Philly Cheesesteak is seriously one of my favorite sandwiches of all time.  The FIRST post on A Flavor Journal was actually this Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich recipe.  (I honestly recommend clicking it just because the difference in photos between it and this post are pretty comical!) How […]

A fresh and easy pico de gallo recipe (with garlic) that is a perfect topping for any Mexican dish!

Fresh Pico de Gallo with Garlic

Pico with garlic makes everything better. Fresh pico de gallo is a super easy recipe that is necessary for Mexican night at home.  Traditional pico doesn’t have garlic, but this version definitely does.  I’m obsessed with garlic, and put it in as many recipes as I possibly can!  This pico recipe only requires six ingredients […]

Roasted jalapeños and chopped artichoke hearts mixed with a creamy, cheesy blend for the best jalapeño artichoke dip!

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip with Roasted Jalapenos

This jalapeno artichoke dip is seriously addictive. It’s creamy AND cheesy with roasted jalapeños, artichoke hearts, and tons of flavor. Tried and true, this jalapeno artichoke dip pleases even the pickiest of eaters.  It’s basically a copycat version of the Aldi jalapeño artichoke dip, but this version is totally easy to make.  We use roasted […]

smash cocktail with blackberry and bourbon

blackberry bourbon smash

what is a blackberry bourbon smash? This drink is such a classic cocktail. A “smash” is comprised of seasonal fruits, mint, citrus, and a spirit of your choice.  If you’ve ever had a mint julep, which is basically just bourbon, sugar, and mint, the smash is like the julep’s close relative. But this drink has […]

an easy tex-mex chicken dish with fajita veggies, spices, shredded chicken, and leftover rice!

Tex-Mex Fried Rice with Chicken

tex-mex chicken recipes are the best. Tex-mex fried rice is a pretty delicious twist on fried rice.  While chicken fried rice is one of my favorite meals, it’s fun to shake things up every now and then.  This fried rice is still simple, but has some really delicious ingredients that bump up the awesome tex-mex […]

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 … […]

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