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Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!

BLT Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

basically, the best mini BLT sandwiches. When tomatoes are ripe and juicy, it doesn’t get much better than making a perfect BLT.  These little BLT sliders are super easy to put together, but they’ve got a delicious twist:  caramelized onions, and arugula. There’s a step-by-step guide right here for caramelized onions.  (If you’re making more than […]

shredded pork french dip sliders (small batch recipe)

slow cooker pulled pork french dip sliders

succulent shredded pork, melty cheese, and crunchy fried onions make the best sliders. If you have a two quart crockpot, you have come to the right place for recipes for it!  This small batch recipe for pulled pork french dip sliders makes one pound of pulled pork.  It’s perfect for about 10-12 total sliders, which […]

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 […]

chicken quesadillas packed with veggies, chicken, and cheese. an awesome dinner idea for any night of the week!

chicken fajita quesadillas recipe

These chicken fajita quesadillas are easily a new favorite recipe for me!  They’re easy, really flavorful, and packed with veggies and cheese, and shredded chicken.     what makes a chicken fajita quesadilla A traditional fajita is comprised of grilled meats and veggies that are served on a flour tortilla, and accompanied by awesome toppings.  (Think […]

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea.

shredded chicken caesar lettuce wraps

As promised, here is the first recipe to use with the greek yogurt caesar dressing.  It’s so easy to throw together, and it’s’ also delicious.  Make the greek yogurt caesar dressing for salads some night, then use the leftover dressing for these lettuce wraps a couple of nights later. I also make my own toasted […]

avocados, greek yogurt, and TONS of awesome flavors come together to make this AMAZING healthy alternative to chicken salad! avocado chicken salad | a flavor journal food blog

loaded avocado chicken salad

This stuff is NO joke.  I call it loaded avocado chicken salad for a few reasons: It’s loaded with fresh herbs. It’s loaded with not one, but THREE creamy base ingredients : avocado, greek yogurt, and just a touch of mayo. There’s ALSO crunchy almonds, a dash of hot sauce, organic rotisserie chicken, and more spices. […]


breakfast burritos with creamy black bean, cheesy egg, and seasoned hash browns

Back in KC, there was a place just down the block from my loft that made my favorite breakfast burrito.  It.  Was.  DIVINE … and lovingly stuffed with all the breakfast necessities : hash browns, cheese, eggs, and meat.  It’s so easy to walk down and grab one of these burritos and a coffee for […]

these tacos are stuffed with spicy shrimp, crumbled bacon, avocado, and tomatoes - then drizzled with a cool and creamy sour cream cilantro sauce. it's the perfect weeknight taco option! spicy shrimp tacos with sour cream cilantro sauce | a flavor journal small batch recipe

spicy shrimp tacos + sour cream cilantro sauce

small batch spicy shrimp tacos Yeah, it’s official. I’m obsessed with small batch spicy shrimp tacos.  But I feel like there could be worse things, right?   Last week, I took full advantage of Taco Tuesday. We stopped into this quaint little restaurant in Pinehurst for lunch, and the place was packed.  Apparently they have […]

perfectly flaked white fish and crunchy red cabbage slaw are tossed in a cool and creamy sauce for easy and super delicious fish tacos. fish tacos with crunchy slaw | a flavor journal food blog

fish tacos with crunchy red cabbage slaw

fish tacos! crunchy slaw! let’s eat! I think fish tacos need to be a weekly thing.  They’re so incredibly easy to make, they taste absolutely delicious, and they are relatively healthy!  (If you swapped a lettuce wrap for the tortilla, you’d really be in business.)  Every time I make fish tacos, I seriously wonder why I don’t […]

english muffin + italian sausage / beef + cheese + egg + hot sauce = my new easy weekend breakfast at home. simple hot sausage breakfast sandwiches | a flavor journal food blog

simple hot sausage breakfast sandwiches

There’s a lot to be said for cozy weekend morning at home.  Weekends should be about rejuvenation and enjoyment.  You should always give yourself at least two days a week to focus on your happiness, and let go of the stresses that you carry around throughout the week.  Sometimes you need a hearty, comforting start to […]

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