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Cheesy ground beef quesadillas stacked on top of one another with salsa and a margarita in the background

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas for Two

An Easy Beef Quesadilla Recipe! This “beefy quesadilla” recipe was the fourth recipe that I ever posted on A Flavor Journal!  Needless to say, it was time for a glow up! Although the photos are much better than they used to be, I actually decided to simplify the recipe list a bit. This recipe now […]

Grilled jalapeños stuffed with sausage and cheese bring the heat, the sweet, and the smokiness for a flavor bomb appetizer that's perfect for your next grilling night, or your next tailgate!

grilled jalapeños stuffed with Hatfield® Sweet Italian Sausage and cheese

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #REDiscover #simplyhatfield #CollectiveBias School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on summer quite yet.  I don’t know about you, but Mark and I grill all summer long, and we […]

Combine smoked salmon and cream cheese with just a touch of seasoning, then spoon or pipe onto bite-size pumpernickel squares. Garnish with chives for an elegant and super easy appetizer! Perfect for party food! | smoked salmon and cream cheese bites | a flavor journal food blog

smoked salmon and cream cheese party bites

Ahh, smoked salmon and cream cheese bites.  How I love you.  I love party food in general; specifically bite-size party food.  When I go out for dinner, I always select entrees (or appetizers) with the most flavor combinations.  The thought of enjoying multiple textures and flavors in one dish is just so appealing to me.  So […]

creamy goat cheese is baked in spicy, fresh herb tomato sauce and served with garlic crostinis. the ultimate appetizer for date night. baked goat cheese with fresh herb and tomato sauce | a flavor journal food blog | small batch recipe

baked goat cheese in fresh herb and tomato sauce : a small batch recipe for two.

the ultimate date night appetizer! Oh boy.  I am REALLY excited to share this baked goat cheese in fresh herb and tomato sauce recipe with you. It’s my version of one of my all-time favorite tapas recipes, which is served at a local restaurant in Kansas City. I love goat cheese, but I prefer to […]

loaded beefy queso dip is packed with veggies, seasoned beef, and melty cheese. it's an easier appetizer for game day or snacking! loaded beefy queso dip | a flavor journal pinterest image

queso dip with ground beef

*the best* queso with meat. All right.  One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is happy hour.  Specifically, cheap beer and cheese dip (or nachos) at half price.  On days when I work from 5:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., I am like a child getting out of school so I can take […]

thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.

perfect chunky guacamole [made by Mark].

So I originally had the intention to make cheesy guacamole yesterday.  Instead, I ended up making trashy [freaking delicious] cheese dip, and I made Mark tackle his famous perfect chunky guacamole.  Why?  Because Mark is the KING of guacamole around these parts.  He rarely measures ingredients, but it always comes out perfect. This time, I […]

buffalo chicken sliders are made with shredded chicken, wing sauce, seasonings, cheese, and ranch dressing piled onto a slider bun and baked. they're easy, delicious, and perfect for any party! buffalo chicken sliders | a flavor journal

buffalo chicken sliders

It’s time for sliders.  This easy buffalo chicken sliders recipe has been the most popular recipe on my blog for four years running.  There’s something to be said for that much love, right? But really, who doesn’t love buffalo chicken recipes?!  This particular one is a recipe for rotisserie chicken buffalo chicken sliders, so it’s as […]

pork carnitas sliders are easy to make and packed with flavor! perfect for any game day or celebration, these sliders are going to kill it. top them with creamy sauce, onions, cilantro, or anything! | a flavor journal

pork carnitas sliders.

If you’ve never had pork carnitas sliders, I’m here to help you.  I want to introduce you to one of  the easiest slow cooker recipes EVER.  That way, you can have an abundance of delicious pork carnitas at your fingertips (with minimal effort).  One of the best parts about carnitas is that they are so versatile – […]

easy, quick chicken quesadillas with TONS of flavor and a little heat! perfect for a weeknight dinner, or an excuse to have a margarita.

favorite chicken quesadillas

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Mexican food.  Tex-Mex, Mexican … no matter.  Just give it to me.  I’ll eat it.  I’m specifically fond of quesadillas, namely my favorite chicken quesadillas.   Chicken quesadillas are easy, basic, and magical.  My FAVORITE chicken quesadillas can be made in under thirty minutes, and eaten in about two […]

steak, shallot, and blue cheese flatbread. Simple dough rolled thin, topped with homemade crushed tomato sauce, then shallots, spinach, cheese blends, leftover filet, blue cheese, and mozzarella. Baked to perfection and served hot! | a flavor journal

steak, shallot, and blue cheese flatbread

I ate this entire steak, shallot, and blue cheese flatbread by myself.  I’d like to tell you that this occurred over the course of four or five days, but that’s not true.  It took me two days.  *gone*. The flavor combinations in this flatbread are some of my favorites.  We start with homemade flatbread dough […]

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