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this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it's a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever. small batch spicy pork carnitas | a flavor journal food blog

small batch spicy pork carnitas

this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it’s a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever.

cook these spicy + decadent short ribs in the slow cooker for the ultimate simplified comfort food! spicy slow cooker short ribs | a small batch recipe for two | a flavor journal | food blog

slow cooker beef short ribs : a small batch recipe for two.

Winter is trying SO HARD to hold on, but the warm days just keep coming.  As spring beckons, I find it necesary to pay my respects to winter for actually showing up this year, and making me appreciate the sunshine and warm weather so much more.  It was COLD this year!  Cold enough to make […]

creamy, spicy, decadent cajun cream sauce coats every strand of this linguine pasta dish. topped with parmesan cheese and green onion, it's a small batch recipe for two (plus a little extra!) that is a favorite! creamy cajun linguine | a flavor journal | small batch recipe

creamy cajun linguine : a small batch recipe for two.

I crave creamy pastas.  Do you ever have similar experiences?  I can literally be sitting at my desk during the day, dreaming of dinner, and oftentimes my dreams tend to lean towards spicy, creamy pastas.  Like this creamy cajun linguine. It’s not only easy to make, but creamy, simple pastas exhibit a simple elegance to me.  I […]

slow cooker shredded pork french dip sandwiches are easy and delicious! Lean shredded pork topped, bubbly provolone, and savory au jus are a killer combo. | slow cooker shredded pork french dip sandwiches | a flavor journal

slow cooker shredded pork french dip sandwiches

A new slow cooker recipe!  This recipe idea stems from a sandwich I recently devoured at a new local restaurant.  We had heard good things about the place, so we popped in one evening to check it out.  After scanning the menu, I noticed that they had a french dip sandwich made with shredded pork.  I […]

cajun spiced beef mixed with onion, green pepper, jalapeño, garlic, and melted cheese wrapped in a cheddar tortilla wrap and served hot! | spicy cajun philly cheesesteak wrap | a flavor journal food blog

spicy cajun philly cheesesteak wraps : a small batch recipe for two.

spicy cajun spiced beef mixed with onion, green pepper, jalapeño, garlic, and melted cheese wrapped in a cheddar tortilla wrap and served hot!

spicy and creamy chicken cajun pasta delivers big flavor with decadent cream sauce, veggies, pasta, and chopped chicken for the perfect weeknight dinner. | creamy chicken cajun pasta | a flavor journal food blog

spicy, creamy, chicken cajun pasta

spicy and creamy chicken cajun pasta delivers big flavor with decadent cream sauce, veggies, pasta, and chopped chicken for the perfect weeknight dinner.

creamy, rich, decadent beer cheese soup made with white cheddar and a little heat. the ultimate comfort food soup in a bread bowl. | spicy white cheddar beer cheese soup | a flavor journal

spicy white cheddar beer cheese soup

spicy white cheddar beer cheese soup is a creamy, rich, and decadent blend of cheese, beer, and heat. it’s the ultimate comfort food soup in a bread bowl.

slow cooker spicy shredded beef | a flavor journal

slow cooker spicy shredded beef

I recently mentioned that I had debated between making barbacoa or pork carnitas for quite some time.  The pork carnitas tacos won out, but like … WHAT?!  BOTH of these recipes are SO good!  Why did I ever wait so long to attempt either of them?!  Rather than naming these barbacoa, I went with slow cooker […]

Philly cheesesteak sliders are a little spicy and so delicious! Made with sautéed ribeye, green pepper, onion, jalapeño, and topped with cheese sauce!

philly cheesesteak sliders.

It’s no secret that philly cheesesteak sandwiches are one of my all-time favorite foods.  Period.  The thought of thinly sliced ribeye, sautéed onions and green peppers (not a mushroom fan : just FYI), and cheese sauce makes my mouth water any time, any day.    I’ve been on a bit of a slider kick lately.  Buffalo […]

creamy tex-mex sauce.

creamy tex-mex sauce.

Creamy Tex-Mex sauce is a quick and easy recipe that is PERFECT for topping tacos, sliders, burritos, nachos, etc. A little spicy and a lot of flavor will make any of your dinners pop! Try it for a quick weeknight dinner, or to share for parties!

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