hey there! I apologize for the couple week hiatus in posting new recipes for y'all, but considering the reason is I was on a much needed vacation I am not that sorry ;) I spent the last week on a road trip exploring some great national parks, breweries, and coastal towns through Oregon & northern California. It was beyond beautiful and relaxing and I would highly recommend. Feel free to E-mail me for any recs, as much as I love talking food all the time I am also a total travel bug! Now I'm back to reality...unpacking, laundry, work, and the realization that it's time to work off all the great vacation meals. It would be nice if we could just go on vacation without having to worry about all that aftermath, am I right?! With all that fun stuff going on this week a nice and easy crockpot meal was necessary. These light turkey tacos were not only super easy but also got a "you should make our tacos like this every time you make tacos" from Jas.... easy, light, delicious, and a meal we can both enjoy?! WIN, WIN! Oh and then there's the beer, that was for the hundreds of work E-mails I had waiting for me post vacation, plus, what's a taco Tuesday without a good margarita or Mexican beer pairing?! After all our Oregon brew tastings we were inspired to try something new this week. I proudly partnered up with Estrella Jalisco to bring this taco Tuesday to life!
hey there! this recipe is the latest and greatest from my recipe swap club. This month I partnered with The Culinary Taste to bring you this oh so summer perfect ribs with a Jack & Coke marinade. This particular collaboration was extra fun because I got to interview the chef behind the recipe as well as see one of my recipes come to life on his blog. For those of you who may be new to my blog the recipe swap club is a group in which I collaborate with a new blogger each month to try out one of their recipes and vice versa - I love it because it helps me learn and try new things, which in turn I get to share with you!
hi y'all! Some of my favorite recipes I make tend to be a mix of what I have in the kitchen that needs used up ... it's amazing the creativity that sparks when you're feeling lazy. I had some leftover mozzarella and pesto from the naan flatbread I made last week (so yummy) and had my eye on these totally delicious pretzel buns the bakery had made up so sliders it was. I know these aren't anything super complex but they were so darn good. I can't believe I hadn't tried this combo before. I got a "you will totally need to make these for us again" from my man which is always the tell tale sign that the recipe was a winner. We ate these up for dinner but they would be a great party appetizer, barbecue addition, or game day recipe to serve. Enjoy!
I know I say this a lot, but I am seriously so excited about this post in particular. 2016 has been a great year as Simply Delish Eats came to life in April and I feel like I've come so far with this whole food blogging thing in eight short months. I think Santa realized what a passion blogging has become for me and decided to bring me a professional camera for Christmas. Finally I have a nice camera, I can't even tell y'all how excited I am!!! I am beyond grateful to all of you for being here and cannot wait to kick off 2017 with better images and upgraded content.... starting with this totally delicious cajun baked shrimp. I had a hard time deciding what my first post would be testing out the camera, I don't know why I landed on cajun shrimp but it just sounded so good and so here we are. I hope y'all love it as much as I did! Happy almost New Year!
Bacon. Wrapped. Need I say more? Seriously though, bacon wrapped is a great way to cook pork tenderloin, not only because bacon is basically the best flavor addition ever, but the juices from the bacon help keep the pork tender while it cooks. And let me tell you, tender pork is no easy thing – it tends to get chewy real easily. While this would be a great meal year round, I especially love this recipe for this time of year (fall / winter). It’s a great easy but crowd pleasing dish to serve up during a family holiday get together. I have a side dish paring recommendation below if you're looking for a whole seasonal meal to put together that I think you will totally love! Enjoy!
I'm so excited about this recipe y'all! I love fried chicken, and finding healthy versions of fried food is not always the easiest task. The cornflakes are so plain in flavor but add the perfect crunch to these baked tenders. They're the perfect happy medium between needing to eat healthy and sticking with plain ol' grilled chicken & wanting a yummy breaded fried chicken. I also made up a really yummy honey mustard sauce to pair with these, totally optional but recipe included! While these are absolutely crunchy and delicious, I would definitely recommend making what you need for the meal and not planning on having leftovers. The breading will become slightly soggy next day. I hope you enjoy!
Why are sliders so much more fun to eat than a regular sandwich? Maybe because they're mini and everything's cuter mini, or maybe because I get to eat 3 not just 1. Not really sure, but I know I can't get enough of them and can't wait to make many more combinations. These pulled pork with toasted buns & coleslaw were the absolute bomb.com. I made them up for dinner but these would be a perfect appetizer to put out on game day or a party tray as well! I also love that the slow cooker does most of the work on this one so it's a fairly effortless but totally tasty dish... but don't worry, if you don't have time to slow cook and just want to put some sliders together I'll give you the short cut!
I think a good slow cooked meat is one of those recipes everyone should have on hand, I can't speak up enough about how much I love a good crock pot meal. There is so little effort required for such a flavor packed and tender meal. I mean seriously you throw everything in there, let it cook and then just add a few final touches. It's perfect if you have day time plans or just know you won't feel like making dinner but have some time on your hands in the morning. I especially love slow cooking meat in the fall and winter. Football season is around so I can toss everything in in the morning, enjoy the day and a few beers and have a delicious meal waiting. I also love how yummy the house smells and the great BBQ flavor you get out of this meal on a cool cozy fall day spent away from your grill and indoors.
I love love love lobster. I'm so excited to share this recipe with y'all because if you're anything like me you love lobster, but don't like that it's always the most expensive item on the restaurant menu. It's a great recipe to feel comfortable making because not only is it miles cheaper to buy it and prepare it yourself, but it also will impress whoever you're cooking for. Win, win! I'm also excited to share this recipe because I think the idea of cooking lobster can be a little intimidating, I know I felt that way, and I'm happy to report it is so easy and you've totally got this! So long as lobster is in season that is, typically summer time is when you can find the tails easily at your grocery store, so just check that your store is currently carrying lobster tails before planning your dinner!
These pepper nachos are definitely going to become another healthy alternative staple in my kitchen. They're like a mix between stuffed peppers and nachos... both of which I love very much! Plus what's not to love about a recipe that let's you eat some of what you love but cuts out lots of carbs and calories?! Next time I'll try going extra healthy with turkey meat and low fat cheese, which you could totally substitute for here too. Even though the ground beef and cheese recipe isn't the lowest calorie dinner you could make, it's tasty, packed with protein and gets in a serving of veggies. I can't wait to try out other versions of these and share them with y'all!