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Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

If you love buffalo sauce, easy dinners, and chicken tenders, then you need to make these taquitos stat! I’m participating in a contest hosted by The Daily Meal for the Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips Campaign. While I was compensated with a coupon for a free bag of chicken strips, this recipe was my idea and I can’t wait to make more.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

I guess I can’t take all the credit as Bren did have the idea to turn it into a taquito c(my original idea was for tacos, but he was totally right about the taquito things). Then I added the buffalo sauce and the parmesan cheese. To top it off, I wanted a dip that I wouldn’t feel bad about. Blue cheese just isn’t our thing, and I didn’t really want ranch. We always have greek yogurt in the house (I buy my stash at Costco) and we use it in place of sour cream for EVERYTHING…and I do mean everything. If a recipe says “sour cream” all I see is “greek yogurt”. So, instead of ranch, I wanted a ranch dip…which is usually made with sour cream. Bam! Greek yogurt ranch dip. New Year’s resolution kept.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

We try to keep it healthy over here (or as much as possible). Did you know that buffalo sauce doesn’t have any calories? That’s right! Rejoice and have another taquito. I know I did. These would even be great as snack for that big game day party you may be hosting or going to. We made up a bunch ahead of time, and they actually heat up pretty well in the oven (or toaster oven). We did microwave them (for a super quick fix) and they were ok, but you do loose a bit of quality.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

These taquitos takes about an hour from start to finish, but they’re super easy to put together. I’ve become a bit addicted, so I know that these will be in my near future! They should be in yours as well. I know you’ll love them too!

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Blueberry Pancakes

These blueberry pancakes are one of my favorites that we’ve made yet! I love using fresh berries because when you bite into them, they pop and the juice flows out. The cinnamon and cardamom give a nice depth to the whole thing, and you can enjoy these not only at breakfast but lunch or dinner! I love pancakes for dinner.

Blueberry Pancakes

Did you know that January 28th is national blueberry pancake day?!? Neither did I, but I’m not complaining! You should whip up a big batch of these and enjoy them for dinner on Wednesday. Or better yet, Tuesday night so you can pop them in the toaster oven (or microwave) and start your Wednesday off right.

Blueberry Pancakes

These delicious pancakes don’t need much in the way of toppings. Just some maple syrup and you’re good to go! I will say that these are probably the biggest pancakes that we’ve made, so if you’re thinking of making a batch for the family, you’ll most likely want to double the recipe. We got four big pancakes out of this. The reason that we only got four instead of our normal 6-8 is that you have to add a bit of batter on top of the blueberries. Think of it like two pancakes full of fresh blueberries in the middle. You really do need to treat yourself to these amazing blueberry pancakes.

Blueberry Pancakes

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Trail Mix Granola Bars

I feel so proud of myself! I finally tried to tackle my own granola bars, and I must say that they’re one of the easiest things I’ve made yet!! I probably will no longer buy any more granola bars at the grocery store, and neither will you. It’s funny how the more you make at home, the easier things seem. Now when I pass by certain isles I always tell myself that I don’t need to buy it since I’ll just whip it up at home.

Trail Mix Granola Bars

One of my goals when I started this blog was to tackle some of snacks and other premade foods from scratch. When I first thought about this, it sort of overwhelming and daunting. I thought it was going to take all my time, energy, and resources. There was supposed to be all this drama over failed recipes and it would be like some kind of miracle when it finally turned out.

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Well…as it turns out, none of that’s true or happened. Most of the time I find it takes very little time to put together (about or less than the time it takes to run to the store and back), less money (usually) since I usually get way more servings, and almost no drama (except when I get hangry and can’t wait for it to finish).

Trail Mix Granola Bars

What I’m try to get at, is that making homemade versions of your favorite snacks is very easy and rewarding. If you’ve been intimidated in the past, give these a try! They’re one of my favorite thing to eat at the moment, and I’ve been thinking about adding in some chocolate chips as well. It’s a good feeling to know exactly what’s going in to your food, and it’s always exciting to know that you’ve conquered one more recipe.

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is the perfect pick me up after a workout. It’s packed full of nutrients to replenish you whether you’ve been running, weight lifting, or yogaing (yep, that needed to be a verb). It’s super simple to put together, and light enough that you don’t feel weighed down. I’ve actually been drinking this right before my yoga classes so as to be able to make it until dinner. I get home from work, whip up one of these, drink it, and then I’m off to class. I get dinner after coming home finally.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Lately, I’ve been buying bananas like crazy from Costco, and they all seem to be going fairly quickly. Luckily bananas are like the one fruit that you can actually do more with as it ripens, so I’m totally ok with it. I get them by the bunch and then freezing them as they get ripe. Perfect! Maybe I’ll also make some more of this delicious banana bread.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Where only halfway through January, and I’ve totally been slacking on getting my daily dose of veggies. I feel a bit less guilty when I drink this as one banana typically has two servings of fruit. Plus, I’ve been getting myself to the yoga studio at least three times a week. I might start running if it wasn’t so cold outside…sigh is it spring yet? I only have a few weeks left on my yoga pass before I have to buy another. The first one I got was a special first time deal, so I really couldn’t pass it up. Now I’ve gotten into the groove and love this studio…just wish the prices weren’t so crazy.

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Chicken and Salsa

This is one of my all-time favorite dinners (and it’s not even Asian!). Mexican is near and dear to my heart, and I could eat this just about every day. Best part, it can be as simple as three ingredients, but it’s a bit better when you add a few others. Chicken and salsa is almost like nachos, but with a lot less work involved and a lot of flavor.

Chicken and Salsa

I’ve started going to yoga classes again (thanks first time student packages) so I’ve actually had less time at home during the week than I used to and by the time I get home I am starving! I made a big batch of these at the beginning of the week and have been enjoying it over a couple of days. When I’m in a rush, I skip the lettuce, but if you have the time the lettuce really does add a nice crunch.

Chicken and Salsa

You totally need to make this for dinner! I’m sure you’ll be just as hooked as I am after one bit. Is it wrong that I went through two bags of tortilla chips within about four days? Doesn’t matter…dinner’s ready in less than 30 minutes and that’s really what this is all about.

Chicken and Salsa

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MeHi! My name’s Alexis and I finally took the leap into blogging after reading so many fun posts by other food bloggers.  I’ve always had a passion for eating, but have never really felt comfortable in the kitchen.  There are so many drool-worthy recipes out there, that I wanted to document my musings in the kitchen both following others’ recipes and becoming brave enough to create my own.  Please take a look around! I really want to hear from you! If you make something, like something, don’t like something, please comment or use the contact form!  Reading your comments really makes my day!  If you’re looking for an easier way to get my recipes, you can sign up for my email and get them directly to your inbox.  I hope to hear from soon.

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