It’s the Christmas season and what better way to celebrate than to give! I created a FREE printable to share with you featuring one of my favorite quotes from Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz. “All you need is love, but a little hot chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Isn’t that the truth?
This season is full of family, love and food (even a mug of decedent hot chocolate). What better way to feel like a kid again at Christmas than to sit down with a mug of hot chocolate topped with EXTRA marshmallows!
So print, decor and enjoy! My gift to you, this wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas! ~M
Well Hello Pumpkin, Happy National Pumpkin Day! I didn’t even know that was a thing, but now that I do…and it’s totally worth celebrating! I’ve had this illustration tucked away for some time and thought it was the perfect day to share it. Print, style and share this pumpkin freebie. Pumpkins are cute, yummy, and totally worth celebrating! Enjoy! ~M
It’s Tuesday which means only one thing… TACOS! Taco Tuesday! It’s my favorite dish, so it was a no-brainer that I was going to share my homemade taco seasoning recipe with you.
Photo by: Mrsiraphol
Store bought seasoning packets are quick and easy, but once you’ve made your own blend — you won’t go back! This homemade taco seasoning is quick, easy, inexpensive, and packed with way more flavor than it’s store bought counterpart. I personally have a sensitivity to high sodium foods. This was a perfect way to still enjoy my favorite dish, but tailor the recipe to my dietary needs.
Why you should make your own taco seasoning vs buying store seasoning packets?
You can adjust the seasoning to your own taste. Make it spicer, make it less salt. Play with the mixture until it’s perfect for you.
Make larger or smaller quantities to fit your needs. I like making a lot at one time so I always have it on hand. It keeps for quite awhile as long as you keep it stored in an air tight container.
Cut out all of the unhealthy additives, preservatives, and food coloring. Who needs all that extra junk? Not only is homemade better for you, it tastes better too!
Get rid of all of that extra sodium. The homemade version has a lot less salt than it’s store counterpart. If you’re on a low sodium diet substitute regular salt with a low sodium alternative.
To make this recipe even easier, the 8 ingredients are all equal parts. If you want to make an even bigger batch just make sure all eight parts measure out to be the same.
Fenway Taco Seasoning Recipe
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili peper
1 tsp Sazon Goya
Measure out all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Then taste and adjust the salt or spices as desired. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
More than just tacos!
This seasoning recipe is very versatile and can be used on so much more than taco meat. Here are a couple of great ideas:
Pan-roast some raw almonds with a tablespoon of olive oil and a couple teaspoons of taco seasoning.
Grill marinate boneless/skinless chicken breasts with olive oil and a generous helping of taco seasoning.
Taco Dip! 8oz of sour cream, 8oz of room temp cream cheese, a couple tablespoons of taco seasoning. Blend until smooth and dip with your favorite tortilla chip. Yum!
One of my favorite décor addictions? Throw pillows. And why wouldn’t they be? Throw pillows are the easiest and most affordable way of changing the look of a room. Pillows can add a pop of needed color, combine interesting textures, develop layering, interest and even tie a complete room together. This fall, I’ve picked some of my favorite trending pillows. These aren’t pillows you’d generally expect for fall, but with this year’s autumnal color palate swaying toward cool blues and neutral grays, there are some surprising favorites. These picks will add a nice twist to your normal fall décor and help carry you right into Winter.