Fish Tacos, Watermelon Vodka Slushes, and a New Name

Good morning and happy Sunday, readers! Since today is Father's Day, I would like to begin this post by stating how wonderful my own Dad is. Without a doubt, he has been the most influential person in my life and is easily the first person I run to for advice when times are tough. I am one very blessed daughter to have been given such a fantastic Father. Although we cannot be together today, I look forward to spending time with him next week....more

Secret Taco Recipe

The Coach and I have a running joke – every time I ask him for a dinner idea, he says tacos. I know, this probably doesn’t seem all that funny to you, but it came about because he asked me to make tacos so often....more

The best beef taco filling ever

 Beef tacos in white corn tortillas, served with refried black beans and...more

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

I was scrolling through recipes trying to decide what we were going to put on for dinner. I spotted a great Carnitas recipe over at Fab Fit Fun. Her idea of cooking her pork in a combination of beer, orange juice and onion powder gave me the kickoff! You can read her Pork Carnitas recipe here. ...more

It's What's for Lunch.

I LOVE heating my food up at work. This is typically how it goes... I walk across the building towards the kitchen through the staff area. "Oh, Riann, what do you have today?" "Oh just left overs of XYZ." (today it's pork tacos with lettuce, toms and avocado) or at breakfast it's usually some kind of eggs. Then I heat it up (I had to heat my taco shells broken in half in the toaster- hey, it worked!) and walk back across the building to my office....more

Bell pepper tacos

These bell pepper tacos are so quick and easy to make. I was inspired by a recipe I saw for bell pepper nachoes? What recipes have you seen or used that subsitute something in a common recipe?...more

Sunday in the Oven: Mini Taco Bites in Muffin Cups (Vegetarian Friendly)

  I have a sick obsession with my ...more

Dinner Tonight: Chicken Tikka Tacos

One show that my sister and I really enjoy watching is The Great Food Truck Race. The season that just ended had some really great teams, and neither of us could get over how many people showed up in every single city to support Aloha Plate (the winning truck). Seriously, who knew there were so many Hawaiians living in the Lower 48? I'm sure their food is really amazing, too, but I kind of wanted Tikka Tikka Taco to win. Their Indian-fusion concept looked and sounded delicious. ...more

Recipe: Blackened Scallop Tacos

 My husband and I's favorite weekend dinner date is a trip to TacoLu in Jacksonville Beach with our friends. The usual one hour wait is not such an annoyance when you have good friends and superb margaritas. Their (unpublished) regular special of Scallop Tacos is to die for and their margaritas go perfectly with everything (topped with Grand Marnier of course)....more

Carnitas

Believe it or not, I had never made carnitas before this. I have no idea why, given that Mexican food and braised meat are 2 of my favorite things ever. I recently purchased Roberto Santibañez’s Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales: Flavors from the Griddles, Pots, and Streetside Kitchens of Mexico, and was feeling really inspired to make some kind of taco filling last week (before we left for the beach). - See more at: http://thespicedlife.com/2013/06/carnitas.html...more