Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Good morning!

I have missed you guys! Having a puppy in the house really does cut into your time and energy.

I have been getting up at all hours of the night with her to make sure she does well with potty training.

I feel like Sundae has been one of the easier dogs we have had, when we picked her up she was already whining and fussing to go out to use the bathroom. Which is one of the hardest things to train a dog to do.

We have had a couple of accidents in the house because she didn’t whine but we are doing better and better each day. We took her to the vet yesterday and she weighs a total of 4.4lbs! So cute.

But let’s talk about this recipe really quickly.

If you need a last minute recipe for a holiday like today I have the perfect one.

I love this recipe because it is easy to have on hand and it takes little to no time to prepare.

If you want to have homemade pound cake you can definitely do that, this is just if you are in a crunch or have little to no time to make a quick dessert.

All of the ingredients are kept refrigerated and can be purchased ahead of time so you aren’t finding yourself in the grocery store instead of poolside with your family.

Ingredients:
a tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 container of strawberries
a can or container of whipped cream
1 container of Sara Lee Pound Cake [in your frozen section]

Toppings: [optional]
Sliced Almonds
Chocolate syrup

Directions:

Cut your strawberries into quarters, toss in sugar and keep in refrigerator. You can always add more sugar depending on how many strawberries you decide.

Cut your pound cake into cubes or slices depending on how you’d like to serve them. I like to cut mine into cubes so serving in a glass or plastic cup is easier.

Once you are ready to serve go ahead and put whipped cream into the bottom of the glass you are serving in, top with strawberries then pound cake cubes, and repeat until your desired amount per glass. Once that is done you can put on additional toppings.

You can add more toppings depending on who you are serving and their needs.

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Austin Baby, Yeah

Austin Baby, Yeah

Sorry, the title was a play on years of having to watch Austin Powers, lol. 

I recently visited Austin, TX with one of my girlfriends and we had a blast.  I don't think. I have ever walked away from a weekend with Teresa upset that I went on the trip. 

We have been to LA, Austin, Waco, Miami, Atlanta, and Las Vegas together.  We base our trips on food, and the hotel.  

I am going to recap our Austin trip today, and if you are planning a quick trip to Austin I have a few recommendations!

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Grilled Chicken + Lemon Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

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Man you guys, I can't believe I am about to type this but it is so nice to be back in the kitchen.  And while I totally love cooking because I am progressively getting better and better at it.  I hate doing the dishes.  But with J feeling under the weather since, I guess the end of December we have been indoors for quite some time.  So it was really nice to feel back to my normal self again, even if unfortunately it was indoors.  

This was my first time making brussel sprouts and I have to be honest I had a total fail on the baking dish and ended up scraping most of it off the baking pan because I forgot to spray it with non-stick spray.  

Any of y'all think brussel sprouts get a lot of unnecessary hate? Seriously, I mean of course they aren't like eating a piece of chocolate bar [which I am not a huge fan of anyway] but they are a vegetable and are healthy for you for the most part so I can understand why people aren't jumping for joy at the sound of them but I thought they were just utterly disgusting because of what some people were saying. 

Anyway when it comes to cooking a lot of the time I try to use ingredients that I have in the house because I don't have a ton of time to constantly keep running in and out of the store to make these crazy recipes I find on Pinterest, so I do have a habit of looking at a recipe getting an idea to start from.  Cafe Delites has a pretty yummy looking recipe I'll have to try if I ever h

Brussel Sprouts
Lemon juice from one half a lemon
1 lb of brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup of grated/shredded Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
1/4 cup of cooked bacon

Chicken
1 lb of Chicken Breast
2 tablespoons of Tone's Tuscan Chicken
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Dinner at Los Cucos + Giveaway

*this post is sponsored by Los Cucos but all opinions are my own. 

Good morning loves!

I wanted to share with y'all a recent opportunity I had to visit a local Los Cucos and all the yummy treats I was able to try. 

Los Cucos isn't anything new to me, we actually live pretty close to one and we frequently get their fajitas for two but to go, so having the chance to go into the restaurant and try new things on the menu and have a couple of drink was such a treat and great experience.  

I ordered the Fajitas a la Poblanas and Oh em gee they are so good, they have such flavor and now I'm making myself hungry. If you don't like mushrooms definitely ask for it without them because I wouldn't use it as an excuse not to get them because you'll definitely be missing out. 

Los Cucos was nice enough to give me a gift card to giveaway to some of my friends 🙂 . So if you don't already go on my Instagram and click the follow button and enter the giveaway.  

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Easy Turkey Breakfast Bowl

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Good morning my loves!

I am so excited to get back to blogging and reaching out to the people I love. Honestly as much as compliments are few on here from my readers and family I love hearing them but I also love your feed back whether it is good or bad.

So if you want me to keep my food recipes or post I can't really say recipes then let me know, if you want them gone let me know!

Today's food post is all about breakfast, the most important meal of the day and most of the time like all mom's my breakfast is coffee in a tumbler, or sippy cup of I'm being real. But on the weekends when E is actually home we make breakfast.

This recipe is simple cut up all of your veggies, I did yellow bell pepper, onions, and garlic but you can add red bell peppers, green, and orange to add color totally up to you.

Cut all of those up and set them aside, because you'll want to cook your ground turkey, or beef if you prefer. We are trying to eat leaner so turkey is best.

Once your meat is cooked add in your vegetables and let those get tender, once those are tender make a hole in the middle of it all to add your eggs. This allows your eggs to cook in the middle without mixing it into your meat which will make it harder for the eggs to cook evenly.

Once your eggs cook somewhat then you can fold in your meat and veggies, I made the mistake of adding my eggs and mixing everything into them and it took much longer to cook the eggs. E loves soft scramble eggs so those weren't achieveable when you mix everything together initially.

I buttered some french bread slices and then toasted them in a nonstick skillet and added them to the bowl. Topped with spicy sauce of your liking and enjoy.

Tilapia + Shrimp with Spinach and Quinoa

hello there loves!

As I have said before I am a huge fan of easy cooking.  I also love those intricate detail recipes but I love to save those for more of a weekend I am not in a rush type of meal or when E will help me with those.

I recently picked up some Tilapia and Shrimp from Kroger and wanted to make something quick.  

I seasoned the Tilapia and the Shrimp with the same ingredients, I can't give you any measurements because I just sparingly put it on top of each meat.  I did use butter for the shrimp and Olive Oil for the Tilapia.

The Shrimp and spinach went into the oven and the Tilapia was cooked on the stove top with the quinoa. 

One tip I will always use while making quinoa is pairing it with avocado and cooking it in chicken broth. If you don't have chicken broth I highly recommend seasoning the water before putting it in there, it helps the flavoring tremendously.  Quinoa also doesn't take long to cook at all and use can use any left overs in a salad the next day.  

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Return to Work

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Yesterday was my official first day back to work, boo. I mean YAY!, if anyone from work is reading this. LOL.

I have to admit I did a lot better than I thought I would.  The first few weeks after Jaxon arrived I had the hardest time with even the thought of leaving him.  I didn't even nap, seriously.  Okay maybe once but I didn't know what to do without him.  And I still don't : | 

I finally feel a lot better and with the help of a lot of people it is getting easier to leave Jaxon to return to work, to go to the grocery store, and maybe just, maybe a girls night.

With it being my first day back to work and a new schedule to get used to I had doubts that food was going to get to the table in enough time for us to actually sit down to eat and before 9:30P.  I figured it would come out of a paper bag and let's be real, I am talking about Whataburger for dinner.  

E and I absolutely hate fast food but on occasion it's what we have to eat, and more often now with J here.  But it won't become a habit Momma is ready to lose the last few pounds : ] 

Last week I did some much needed grocery shopping and I picked these beautiful pork chops up from Kroger, and was hoping to bake them with some vegetables but last night we didn't have time. So instead E seared them a little on the stove and threw them in the oven for a bit to seal in the tenderness.  I helped by making the sides and he made the chops unfortunately I didn't get his ingredients for the glaze but I will and repost later.  

I am just happy that after us both working and getting J picked up we were still able to get an amazing dinner on the table.  We are getting this parenting thing down one day at a time but we couldn't do it without all of the help we have received from our family.

It really does take a village.  I just want to THANK all of the people who have sent food, watched J, and have helped us along this journey.  

You guys are amazing and we are so lucky to have all of you in our lives.  : ] Love y'all.