A few of my “Go To” Recipes!

If you know me at all…you will know that I HATE cooking.

It literally gives me anxiety, and I have no common sense when it comes to cooking, whatsoever.

I NEED a detailed, specific recipe to go by, 

and even if I follow it step by step something always goes wrong.


But guess what?!

I’m kind of getting the hang of things!

[kind of]

So for all of my fellow clueless cooking ladies, I bring you my favorite go to recipes!
Most of these recipes are from pinterest, but it’s always nice to know
that someone (with little cooking skill) has actually cooked them,
and they turned out great!

First: Chicken Avocado salad

This is the EASIEST thing you will ever “make” in your entire life.

I am an avocado ADDICT. like for real.

I stumbled across this recipe on pinterest but I actually left out some ingredients.

Go to the store and buy yourself one of those delicious rotisserie chickens,

a few avocados and some limes.

The recipe also calls for cilantro and chopped green onions but I didn’t have those

at the house so I skipped them.

Here’s what you do:

Cut up your rotisserie chicken into small pieces until you have about 2 cups full 

then take 2 avocados and slice those babies.

Mix the chicken and avocado together in a bowl and throw some salt on there,

and cut up a lime and squeeze the juice into the bowl.

and voila…SO easy and SO delicious and SO simple!

Kyle and I have eaten it 3 times this past week.

If you love avocados this might become your new favorite meal,

because I crave it every day now…no joke ladies.

Second: Lemon Baked Salmon

Okay, y’all this is GOOD and your husband WILL be impressed.


This recipe was also found on pinterest [duh, where else?!]

4 tsp minced garlic
3/4 cup light olive oil
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 T lemon juice
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
4 fillets salmon

1. in a medium bowl, mix garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon, & parsley
2. line a glass baking dish w/ foil & place fillets on top
(i like to spray butter on them before drizzling the marinade)
3. drizzle marinade on salmon, cover with foil
4. preheat oven to 375, cook for 25-30 minutes!

Third: Black Bean Enchiladas 

[I may have overdone it on the cheese…Just kidding you can  never have too much cheese]

My sweet friend Anna gave me this recipe and it is now one
of me and Kyles absolute favorites!
and it is SO easy!

1 can black beans, washed
1 can refrained black beans
2 T cumin (more or less, whichever you prefer)
2 T Chili powder (more or less whichever you prefer)
Mix together

Take 1 cup tomato sauce
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
and pour into skillet
Individually soak tortillas in sauce mixture then set aside on paper towels.
Fill each tortilla w/ black bean mixture and sprinkle some cheddar cheese inside.
preheat oven to 325
place enchiladas in baking dish and sprinkle cheddar cheese over all.
cook for 30 minutes!


  1. April 30, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Those all sound like delicious recipes!

  2. May 17, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    "I NEED a detailed, specific recipe to go by, and even if I follow it step by step something always goes wrong. ALWAYS."

    GIRL. You just spoke my truth. I actually juuuust did a version of that rotisserie chicken/avocado meal this past week. I added corn, cilantro, and a little bit of brown rice.

    aka Bailey

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