Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with White Sauce
This post was sponsored on behalf of Maison Louis Jadot Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
This summer things aren’t really too summery around here. We spent two summers ago dining out on our balcony by candlelight and coming up with new summery drinks to sip. Last summer our balcony didn’t see quite as much use, but we still managed to find time to enjoy our perfect summer playlist. This summer, with our upcoming move, has been the summer of boxes and craigslist sales and stress. In the midst of the chaos, we’ve had to carve out at least a few perfect summer moments to keep ourselves sane. Thankfully, there are tacos and there is wine.
Blueberry Goat Cheese Pastry Braid
These pastry braids are an elegant addition to any special occasion tablescape (I just said tablescape. Pls forgive me. Thanks.) Anyhow, these make delicious breakfasts, desserts, or appetizers with minor tweaks to the filling ingredients. They are deceptively easy to prepare, and they come out beautiful enough to impress your guests!
Thanks to ConAgra Foods for sponsoring this post!
Homemade Chips and Queso
Diana (of The Chic Life fame) and I became friends while rooming together in San Francisco for the now-defunct FoodBuzz Conference. Apart from providing me a new forever-friend, a partner to explore Alcatraz, and an accomplice for a spontaneous photo shoot around the city in the leopard-print robes we secreted out of our hotel, Diana continues to provide me with inspiration. I especially love that every January she hosts Eat in Month over on her blog. I get tons of great tips for eating in every year she does it! But to be honest, I’m an eating-out junkie. So I have to start small.
ConAgra’s #GreatAmericanCookIn Challenge is my baby step! The idea is that you pledge to cook in for just one week during the month of May. Boost your meal planning, confidence, and creativity by challenging yourself to not spend a single dime eating out — for just one week!
Thanks to PAM Cooking Spray for sponsoring this post.
I know, I know. You guys have probably made baba ghanoush a million times and I’m the ONLY one sitting over here in my corner being a fussy-pants about roasting an eggplant. I honestly don’t know that I’ve touched an eggplant before this, which is ridiculous considering how much I love Mediterranean food. And roasting things always leaves tons of caramelized goodness stuck to the baking sheet to try and scrub off. But hey, isn’t working with PAM Cooking Spray the perfect time to give that a try?