February 24, 2017

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Initially I had no plans on posting this recipe. I was just making this sandwich because I was hungry. I then realized it was too delicious and beautiful not to post! Fortunately my camera phone was close by and I snapped a few quick pictures. This is a really simple recipe and a great way to take your regular old sandwich to the next level.

I ended up using telera rolls for this recipe. Living in the southwest Telera rolls are common. They are softer on the inside and crispier on the outside than French Bread and are perfect for hot sandwiches. The bread is most often used for what is called a torta. This is a Mexican Sandwich and a very yummy staple in my house that I will have to share a recipe for soon!


1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
5 tablespoons of buffalo sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot)
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
slider or Telera rolls (mexican bread rolls used for tortas)
sliced tomatoes
ranch/blue cheese dressing (optional)


Cook and shred your chicken in a bowl. While warm toss in sauce.

Then add mozzarella and cream cheese and stir together until melted.

Slice rolls and place sliced tomato, lettuce, and chicken mixture onto bread. Drizzle with some ranch or blue cheese if you want and.....


February 21, 2017

Tuesday Topics: Three Things Going On In My Life

It is almost the end of February! Time flies when you are having fun! Lately I feel as if my planner has been my best friend. Life has been hectic, but full and fun. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Three things going on in my life? Just three...

Enjoying Winter in the Southwest
As much as I am usually always counting down to our next trip or planning something fun to do with my days off, I also love just being at home. Sometimes nothing makes me happier than the peace and quiet that only home can bring. We have just been enjoying the beautiful weather in the Southwest. This time of year is the reason people live here. I mean temps in the 70s? How can I beat it?!
I mean I splurge on calories and carbs far more than I care to admit, but I have been upping my game in the gym and getting that sweat look on. I have been taking boot camp conditioning classes at my gym and it is kicking my butt and keeping me accountable by having a time and a class to go to.

I am a lover of skiing in the spring! We took a trip to Salt Lake City and enjoyed some fun skiing and company. Having friends and family there makes Salt Lake City an enjoyable place to visit. One day, I would like to explore other parts of the state as well.

What have you been up to lately?
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February 17, 2017

Glazed Cod With Broccoli and Barley Salad

This is one of those incredibly delicious and super easy meals that are on a taste and look level of 5 course meal but lazy level of just above a bowl of cereal. I usually don't add barley, but for my husband I needed some grain in this meal. 

And after all this is a perfect meal to impress and continue to celebrate Valentine's Day...


2 cod fillets
1/2 cup pearled barley
3 cloves of garlic
1 orange
1 lemon
1/2 pound of broccoli
1 tablespoon of white wine
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons of almonds
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 + 2 tablespoons of water


Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling.

Quarter the lemon, cut the broccoli into bite sized florets, peel and mince the garlic, roughly chop the almonds, and half the orange. Squeeze the juice of half of the orange into a bowl and remove the rind and dice the other half of the orange.

Add the barley to the pot of boiling water and cook uncovered for 25 minutes until tender. Drain and return to the pot. Add the juice of two lemon wedges.

In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the broccoli, mince the garlic (and add), and add the crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Add 1/4 cup of water and stir until the water has cooked off and add the juice of the two remaining lemon wedges. Remove from heat.

Pat cod fillets dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan the broccoli was in, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high until hot. Then add teh fillets and cook 4 minutes on the first side or until browned. Flip the fillets and add juice of the orange, wine, and 2 tablespoons of water. Continue cooking and spoon the glaze over the fillets and turn off the heat after two minutes.

Add cooked broccoli and diced orange to the barley. Divide onto plate and top with cod fillet and garnish with chopped almonds. Then enjoy!
adapted from Blue Apron

What is your favorite easy way to do fish?

February 14, 2017

Tuesday Topics: Four Ways I Show Love

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is having a love filled day. I love anyway to celebrate something as beautiful as love and Valentine's Day is a celebration of just that. I am here at work today but it is Tuesday and I wanted to share four ways that I show love!
One of the biggest ways I show my love is through food. I learned from my dad. He shows so much love through food. I love making a thought out meal (no matter how big or small) for someone.

I show my love through respect. My husband and I have slightly different views on faith, money, how many kids we want, and even style and fashion. And that is okay, as long as we respect each other and our views.

I blog about love! To my husband: I love listing reasons I love my husband. ways I show love my husband, and how simple love can be. I also love myself. my girlfriends. family, being a nursefootball, travelling, and skiing.

I gifting to show my love. I know that love is not all about material goods or money, but gifting is a great way to pick something for an individual--not because they expect it, but because you want them to have that. I loved giving my husband his paper gift for our one year anniversary.

What are some of your favorite ways to show love?
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February 7, 2017

Tuesday Topics: Five Strengths

Another Tuesday and more topics coming your way! Five Strengths. I think that is important to own your gifts and strengths. This is not arrogance, but rather the big picture of working and truly delivering in life. So here are five things you can do for your best life. 

Own and utilize your strengths this is how you understand your best approach. Take ownership of your strengths and cultivate them. Our personal growth is never done. Invest in your own skill set and strength.

Be self aware in knowing what your strengths are to ensure you are doing what is most meaningful, fulfilling, and sustainable in life. Everyone has their own stories and experiences that have shaped who we are and how we will show up in the future.

Take ownership. Sure, can be challenging, but it causes us to dig really deep at times. Nothing magical ever happens on autopilot. You have to be fully present. It will make you better.

Look at what makes it unique and important. You are not the only one living life, chasing your dreams, so therefore, you can't get caught up in the small stuff. It is so easy to see someone doing what you are doing and fearing that you are not good enough. My encouragement to you is to remember your strengths, dig deep, and remember that big picture.

The ability to recenter and rediscover the work that you are doing is something that can provide you longevity. It can be all to easy to get stressed out.
Go out and do life! You are strong!
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