Brownie Points

The other day I had quite the sweet tooth coming on, but nothing to satisfy it. So I decided I just HAD to bake something to alleviate it! I stumbled across this recipe for Old School Fudge Brownies with Walnuts, courtesy of Joy the Baker’s blog. Luckily, I had all the ingredients listed right at my fingertips and I set out on my mission.

Not only were these the best brownies I’ve made to date, but they made my apartment smell divine! Who needs candles when you have the scent of fresh baked brownies wafting through your home? I topped my brownie with a scoop of Batch’s vanilla ice cream and a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s milk & cookies flavored ice cream – go BIG or go home, am I right?

IMG_3065You have no idea how hard it is to resist brownie batter…

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What’s your go-to brownie recipe?

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Spiced Up Shrimp Tacos

Mexican food is something I crave on a regular basis – there’s no better way to end a long day than with a cup of queso shared with friends and an ice cold margarita, especially in the summer heat! This past weekend, I was definitely feeling the craving come on and knew I would have to find an easy way to satisfy it. Being from Florida, I’m also a huge seafood fanatic, therefore when I came across this recipe for shrimp tacos with cilantro-lime sour cream, I knew it was the best of both worlds.

It’s a super easy, no mess recipe that can be fixed up quickly on even the busiest of nights. It took me about 30 minutes maximum from start to finish.

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The blend of spices mixed in with the shrimp glaze made the dish turn out top notch!

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The sliced avocado and cilantro-lime sour cream made this dish refreshing for a summer meal.

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Serve with a margarita on the rocks and you have yourself a meal!

What’s your favorite go-to Mexican dish?