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Green leaf lettuce filled with shredded grilled buffalo chicken, shredded cheese, and a creamy ranch slaw.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

An Easy, Shredded Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe Easy dinner recipes are all the rage for us lately.  My most popular blog post of all time is these buffalo chicken sliders for two, and people LOVE them.  I originally posted this shredded buffalo chicken lettuce wrap recipe about six years ago, so it was due […]

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

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas Recipe

Like Chicken Fajitas, but with lots of Cheese. 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 is a Chicken Fajita Quesadilla? A traditional fajita is comprised of grilled meats and veggies that are served on a flour […]

cacio e pepe with shallots is a gorgeous, decadent, and simple pasta to share for date night in | a flavor journal small batch recipe

cacio e pepe + shallots : a small batch recipe

you fancy Cacio e pepe is one of my top three favorite pasta dishes of all time.  It’s simple, to the point, and packed with luscious texture and flavor.  The last restaurant I worked at made an incredible cacio e pepe, but they added a slight twist : shallots.  Oh!  And a sous vide poached egg […]

fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta is quick, easy, and light! it is the perfect weeknight dinner for two, and comes together in only thirty minutes! | fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta | a flavor journal

fresh tomato & basil spicy pasta

Spring is here, and warmer weather is soooo close!  It’s been crazy here in the Midwest: tornadoes, snow, hail, and a record-breaking high temperature all happened in a one week span this month.  I’m ready for consistent, beautiful weather, and sunshine!  This also means it’s the time of year for lighter, healthier alternatives to some […]

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 […]

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!

buffalo chicken tacos

buffalo chicken tacos.

Buffalo chicken tacos are generally a safe bet to brighten anyone’s day.  I know I’ve already posted a recipe for buffalo chicken dip, and I’ve asked you all to send me recommendations for the best wings in the U.S., but I figure we don’t have to stop there. So?  Next stop:  buffalo chicken tacos.  For […]

stuffed italian bread

stuffed italian bread.

First off, this is a spinoff from Stuffed French Bread at Life in the Lofthouse.  I tried the original recipe a couple of weeks ago, and was definitely happy with it.  However, there were a few more flavors I wanted to add just for a personal touch. Holly from Life in the Lofthouse could not […]

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