in , by Kelly , February 24, 2019


  • For the shrimp:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds of shrimp , peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • chili powder and salt to taste
  • For the mango salsa:
  • 1 cup of mango finely diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper minced (remove seeds and ribs to make it milder)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • For the creamy cilantro lime sauce:
  • 1 cup sour cream (can use light)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ cup prepared green salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas


  • For the shrimp: Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large pan. Season both sides of the shrimp with chili powder and salt to taste. Place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • For the mango salsa: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add salt to taste. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, up to 4 hours.
  • For the creamy cilantro sauce: Place all ingredients in the food processor; process until sauce is smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve: Warm the tortillas. Add a spoonful of sauce, a handful of cabbage and place the shrimp on top of the cabbage. Top with mango salsa and serve immediately.


Make Ahead: The mango salsa and cilantro sauce can be made up to 4 hours in advance. 

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo

in , by Kelly , February 20, 2019


  • 12-15 jumbo shrimp without shells or tails, uncooked
  • 1/3 c onion diced
  • 15 oz alfredo sauce we used jarred
  • 1 c water or vegetable broth
  • 2 c noodles small, we used rotini
  • 1/4 c romano cheese grated, optional
  • 1/4 c parmesan cheese grated, optional
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced


  • Add your raw shrimp, onions, garlic and alfredo sauce into your pot, stir until combined.
  • Pour in your water or broth and stir until smooth.
  • Pour in your uncooked noodles and submerge into the liquid.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 3 minutes. (if you like your small noodles to be more al dente, set for 2 min.)
  • Quick release, add grated romano and parmesan cheeses and stir so they melt. Serve!


in , by Kelly , February 06, 2019
Going to a Mardi Gras ball this weekend and visit my grandparents. I have been going to this ball for years and I am so excited to go this year!!

Making headbands for my wonderful customers 

Watching shows on the DVR and Netflix

Wearing comfy pjs and my hair up
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