Cinco de Mayo – Part 2 of 3

Gordon’s Chipotle Guacamole 

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! My dad, Gordon, has been begging me to post his guacamole recipe since the blog began. I think he wants to be famous and the time has finally come for him to have the spotlight. This dish is basically his go-to party favor. I think the first time he brought it out was for Thanksgiving. Guacamole…at Thanksgiving. Whatever – its amazing and I’d eat it year round too. It’s a bit different than your average guac since it has chipotle peppers. He adds lemons to his as well but I forgot to buy them so mine won’t. Feel free to mix it up and enjoy!

Continue reading Cinco de Mayo – Part 2 of 3

Sweet and Spicy, Tropical Shrimp Tacos

Here in Denver, we got a glimpse of sunshine before this freak snowstorm hit. I figured a light and fresh taco recipe would be the perfect thing to celebrate the warm weather and ring in the spring. Also, I was trying to figure out what to do with all the hot pepper jelly I made last week. Shrimp + pepper jelly = sweet and spicy, tropical shrimp tacos. They were a hit with the roommate and they only took about 30 minutes to prepare. So, if you’re dreaming of summertime or you’re lucky enough to be somewhere sunny, throw together this recipe and have yourself a little taco time.

Continue reading Sweet and Spicy, Tropical Shrimp Tacos