pretty please!!!

can i have this kitchen one day…pretty please???

i love the yellow, the plants, and the windows..i’m obsessed!


fish tacos

Cream Mixture (“Crema”)

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise

3 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon grated lime rind

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove, minced

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.


1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 pounds fish fillets (I used talapia)

Cooking spray

8 (6 inch) corn tortillas

2 cups shredded cabbage

Combine all the spices (first 5 ingredients).  Sprinkle over the fish fillets.  Put the fillets on a sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake at 425 degrees for 9 minutes (until flaky).  Break into pieces and divide evenly among the tortillas.  Serve with the cream mixture and cabbage (and that homemade salsa!).  I also served them with avocado slices…it’s the way to go!

*** This recipe is also easy to just make a single serving! Just thaw one fish fillet and combine spices using smaller amounts!

*This recipe came from Cooking Light–2 tacos only have 394 calories!

the BEST salsa

If you haven’t already discovered Pioneer Woman…you should go check her website out right now. I love her recipes and her photo contest. I decided to try her “restaurant style salsa” and it was delicious! It is definitely my favorite and it is super easy!

(I have a slight obsession with mason jars!)

Restaurant Style Salsa

1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes

2(10 oz) cans rotel tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 whole jalopeno, quarted and sliced thin ( I scraped some of the seeds out so it wouldn’t be too hot!)

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 cup cilantro (I used more!)

lime juice from 1/2 a fresh lime

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until it is all combined. I pulsed mine until it was pretty thin! Refrigerate the salsa and eat with tortilla chips!

I made wonderful and healthy fish tacos last night! I’ll be back with that recipe soon!

like a kid in a candy store…

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” {Walt Disney}

In my Friday class we got our books that we ordered from scholastic book! I was so excited! I wish I had time to just sit down and read them all!

I was on such a children’s book high this weekend I decided to go to DI {Deseret Industries…like good will} and look at their children’s books. I have heard from multiple people that this is the place to get your books for cheap prices! They did not disappoint! I’m glad I had to leave for the gym by 11:30 or I would have stayed there all day.  I’d say $20.00 for 12 books is not bad at all! (the cheapest book was $.75 and the most expensive was $3.00!) They even had Blueberries for Sal! I remember my mom reading that book to me when I was little; it is definitely one of my favorites.



in honor of february, here’s some things i absolutely love.

{my family}

rebecca memselle {miss you!}

all of my pups!

korbin blunck!

yaya and grandpa

nana and papa {and compass lake!}

happy belated valentine’s day!

easy, cheap, & delicious: philly cheese steak sandwiches

I have made these a lot the past few weeks because they are exactly what the title says-easy, cheap, and delicious!

You’ll need:

Olive Oil

Onion, sliced

Pepper, sliced

Sliced roast beef (from the deli), cut into smaller pieces

Provolone cheese

Sub rolls

Cook the onions and peppers in a little olive oil. Add the roast beef and cook until it is hot. Put a piece of provolone cheese on the top and let it melt, then slide it onto your toasted bun!