Honey Mango Shrimp Tacos

honey mango shrimp taco

If you've ever eaten at a "fresh-mex" restaurant, then you may have seen their versions of these little bundles of love. Although they go by different names, honey mango shrimp tacos are one of my favorites. Of course, they have to cost more than a simple burrito or salad. But, guess what? You can make them at home and they are SO SIMPLE!  Shrimp are a favorite because they are so quick to prepare. This is a meal that can be on the table start to finish in under 30 minutes. … [Read more...]

The Local Low Down For Cookie Con 2017

Cookie Con SLC Map

Can you believe Cookie Con is almost here?!? As a local Salt Lake Cookier, I wanted to share some info that might make your life better! TRANSPORTATION You have a few options in getting yourself from the SLC airport to the Hilton Hotel. What you choose depends on how cray-cray you went on your luggage. Trax Trax is our light rail system. If you can walk a block dragging all your crap, then I would recommend Trax as the cheapest and easiest option. It costs $2.50 for a one way … [Read more...]

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

This weekend, I made a discovery that is changing my cookie decorating life!  I think there are two things that set apart okay cookie decorators from great cookie artists. And I struggle with both. Hooray! One is icing consistency and the second is color. We're talking about color today.  There are some people who can visualize colors and determine what will look great together. Then, they can mix food colors to achieve those colors. I can't do either. If I just follow my … [Read more...]

Almond Pound Cake

almond pound cake

You guys... This cake.   I've made four of them in the last four weeks. It is so good.   It all started when I wanted to make a trifle. I needed a pound cake recipe, so I did a quick search and found a recipe. When it came out of the oven, I wanted to skip the trifle and just eat the cake. So, I just had to make another almond pound cake.  Then I made one for my Grandpa's birthday. Then I made another one just for me. Seriously.  I've kept it on top of the … [Read more...]

Lettuce Wedge Bites

Lettuce Wedge Bites

One more week until the Super Bowl. You still have a little time to plan your menu. One of my favorite salads is the lettuce wedge.  It's simple and really tasty. If you want something that contains a little fiber for your feast, then consider making Lettuce Wedge Bites.  All the tastiness of the wedge salad in a bite. Genius! Just grab your favorite thick cut bacon and cook it up. Just don't get it too crispy, or it will kinda fall apart on the skewer. If you can find … [Read more...]