Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Smoked shrimp & avocado tacos {#CookoutWeek}


#CookoutWeek is here and I'm super excited to be participating with so many amazing bloggers. Grilling, cookouts, picnics, and eating outside are all quintessential summer activities. I can't wait to see all the terrific recipes everyone shares this week.

First up, I'm sharing these Smoked Shrimp & Avocado Tacos made with the help of Smokin' O's. My husband is the grill master here, so he helped me with this recipe and we were both really looking forward to trying these out. We don't have a smoker, but we do enjoy smoke flavor, so this was a perfect product for us. We used the Applewood Smokin' O's for these tacos and they turned out amazing!! The smoke flavor was prominent, but not at all overpowering. I wasn't sure if the smoke flavor would penetrate the shrimp since they don't cook for too long, but they were perfect! The Smokin' O's were so simple to use and we will be using them a lot! We already have more ideas, so be on the look-out for those. Tacos are a year-round staple for us and I love that we can make them on the grill now, too!

This taco recipe will serve two people. It's perfect for a weeknight cookout for two, or it's super simple to double or even triple! 

Check out my video of a Smokin' O in action on the grill while making this recipe!


Monday, June 26, 2017

#CookoutWeek Welcome & Giveaway Information


Get those grills fired up... because it's #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I'm joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout. We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

July Meal Plan

It's time for July's meal plan menu which consists of recipes that are patriotic and/or cookout appropriate for the July 4th holiday, or any summer picnics you have coming up. Please check out all the recipes below. 


Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23rd Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party



Happy Friday, everyone! Since it's Friday, that means it's Friday Frenzy time! Please check out our favorite link-ups from last week and share what you've been doing this week!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Skillet peaches & cream pork chops


I've missed a couple of months of the Fantastical Food Fight recently, but I'm back this month to join in the Peaches & Cream food fight! As soon as I saw the theme, I knew I wanted to go savory with my recipe. We have a lot of pork in our freezer (which we just cleaned and re-organized) from our half pig, so while thinking about what to make, this dish sprung to mind. I wasn't completely sure it would come out good, to be honest..... But, it came out even better than I thought! Both my husband and I enjoyed it a lot. I made this dish with just two pork chops as our twins are not quite up to pork chop level yet; however, you can easily add two more to your skillet along with more peaches. There will be plenty of sauce. I served these with a side of couscous and peas. 


Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16th Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Hi, everyone! I slacked a bit this week with blog posts. Not intentionally. I thought that the Fantastical Food Fight was this week, not next week, so I had that post all ready to go until I caught my error. Oh well.... I'd like to say I'm talented enough to whip up something else post-worthy, but these days not so much haha. #twinsaremyexcuseforeverything. Anyways, I hope some of my fellow bloggers out there will link up to the Friday Frenzy! It's a great way to have fun and get more exposure. Here's this week post: 

Happy, happy Friday! Kelly here from Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats and I am writing this week's link party post...which means I get to pick out some of my favorite posts that were linked up last week, to share with you! Let's get on to the party....