Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Delicious avocado pineapple salsa that is perfect with chips or as a topping for tacos or nachos.

Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Avocados are not my all time favorite food. To me, the taste is just a bit too “meh” to deal with the odd texture.

I wish I liked avocados, I hear they have some amazing health benefits like lowering cholesterol and helping to protect your eyes… I’m sure that requires you to eat more than one avocado a year (which may still be an overistimate for me).

With that said, I won’t turn down a meal because it has some avocado in it (hello california rolls), which is why I jumped on board for making some avocado pineapple salsa last night. I figured any of the indifference I felt towards avocados would be canceled out by the deliciousness of the pineapple.

I was right.

Ready In 8 min
Average Cost $3.50

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

Spicy buffalo chicken and mozzarella cheese wrapped up in a pizza braid (fancy calzone).

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

Ever wish your pizza was wrapped up in an easy to devour package?

Sure, we could just make a simple calzone, but that doesn’t turn any heads. Take an extra 2 minutes and add a bit of flair to your next potluck submission. I’m sure Alicia found this idea somewhere in the Pinterest world, and true to her nature, the first thing she wanted to do with the braid idea was to stuff it with massive amounts of cheese and buffalo chicken… who am I to deny her wishes?

Ready In 30 min
Average Cost $6.00

Fish Chowder

Easy to make fish chowder, complete with potatoes, cod, and just a hint of… bacon!

Fish Chowder

Did you know that there are people who only want the thick parts of a cod fillet? I never really considered asking the seafood counter to slice up a piece of fish and give me only a certain part. Apparently they had enough people asking for the thicker sections a few nights ago that they needed to find someone to pawn the thin parts off on. All they had to do was utter the words “Discount” and I was sold. If I could get any white fish for $2.99 per pound every day, I wouldn’t eat anything else!

The only question at this point was, “What the hell am I going to do with 3+ pounds of fish?” The answer came to me in the form of a cookbook… Union Oyster House Cookbook to be exact. As a seafood lover, I was very happy to receive this cookbook as a gift for Christmas. Sadly, this was the first time I’ve gotten the chance to use it!

Ready In 40 min
Average Cost $10.00

Stuffed Jalapenos

Baked jalapenos, halfed and hulled, and stuffed with a three-cheese blend.

Stuffed Jalapenos

Back in the day, whenever I ordered a pizza from this one place in town I had to get an order of jalapeno poppers as well. The cheese filled, spicy, fried little buggers were just the perfect blend of mouth-watering awesome. Now that I’m flexing my culinary muscles, I want to make (and eat) them by the dozen, but I am still holding strong in my fight against fried food (oil is expensive).

Instead, I found something that might fill that void in my life… jalapenos stuffed with a three cheese blend and baked.

Ready In 25 min
Average Cost $2.00

Chicken Quesadilla

Loaded chicken quesadilla with a spicy mayo sauce and extra cheeses!

Chicken Quesadilla

Welcome to 2013!

With that said, I may as well jump on the New Years bandwagon and talk about my resolutions. When I started this site, I always expected to get about 10 page views per day (most of which being my mom)… but somehow I’ve managed to attract a decent following and I have not been doing anything to deserve your love.

This year you will see things changing (for the better).

  1. I’ve been working on an enhanced version of this site which will be more mobile friendly (I’ve noticed more than half of my views come from mobile devices… and I’ve slacked on the mobile front).
  2. I’m going to do my best to be more social. I’ve been putting Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest on the back-burner, but they deserve to be right up in the front. I’m also determined to show my face on all of the food sites/blogs that I go to regularly. The foodie community thrives on collaboration and I haven’t been doing my part.
  3. I want/need to stick to a regular posting schedule. While my work schedule is awful and constantly changes, I highly doubt that I will be able to post more than three times per week… but I know I can do at least two. You will see my name pop up in your RSS readers every Monday and Thursday (with the occasional Saturday) from here on out.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about these delicious quesadillas!

Ready In 25 min
Average Cost $5.50