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Blackened Chicken Gumbo

This is my first attempt at making gumbo and I think it turned out pretty darn good! I had originally made this recipe for Simply Organic’s Cajun style recipes and I just had to to share it with y’all. I made this recipe using chicken and sausage, but I think shrimp or ham would also make a delicious addition.

Blackened Chicken Gumbo

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Breakfast Taquitos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Not that I need a reason to eat Mexican food, my absolute favorite, I made these fantastic Breakfast Taquitos to celebrate. They may be called “Breakfast ” Taquitos, but you really could eat them any time of day.

Breakfast Taquitos with Coffee

Breakfast Taquitos

These take a little prep time so next time I think I will double the batch. Then freeze the extras for later in the week when my cravings for these little buggers kick in… That is if there are any extras left 🙂

Breakfast Taquitos Close up

Breakfast Taquitos in the morning

These would also taste great topped with my fresh homemade salsa!

Recipe from Damn Delicious.

Breakfast Taquitos
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472
Calories from Fat 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 151mg
Sodium 463mg
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 8-10 corn soft tortillas
  2. 3 large eggs scrambled
  3. 6 ounces Italian sausage, crumbled
  4. 1/4 cup tomato, diced
  5. 1 avocado, seeded and diced
  6. 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place tortillas in microwave and heat for about 15-20 seconds to warm. Working one at a time, place eggs, sausage, tomatoes, avocado, and cheddar cheese in the center of each wrapper. Careful not to overfill.
  3. Roll tortilla and place seam side down onto baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Adapted from Damn Delicious
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Last Minute Skillet Pasta Recipe

Another crazy busy week night and I’m starving. Luckily, I had taken some sun dried tomato chicken sausage (free range chicken of course) out of the freezer recently. Now what to do with it?

I found some whole wheat bow tie pasta in the pantry and diced tomatoes. That’s a start! Of course I never made it to the store this weekend for fresh veggies. I’m really missing the local produce stands to quick stop at on my way home from work.

While digging through the fridge I found a jar of leftover sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and capers. I know, who keeps that stuff laying around in the fridge?  I like to buy that stuff in bulk so I always have a meal to throw together.  Of course fresh veggies would work wonderfully in this dish. Fresh peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, just about anything!  Oh well, next time.

Considering the circumstances, the dish came out great!

Skillet Pasta Recipe

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Skillet Pasta Recipe


  • 1 package Italian chicken or turkey sausage (or no meat at all!) This recipe would also work with ground meat or shrimp.
  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound of pasta, cooked (I used bow tie)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced1 large roasted red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 jar pasta sauce
  • parmesan or mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook sausage in a pan with a little bit of water until no longer pink and cooked through. Drain water and saute until nice and brown. Cut into bite size pieces and set aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet (or a skillet you can put in the oven) over medium high heat. If you do not have one, cook in a regular skillet and transfer to a baking dish.
  5. Saute onion for a few minutes. Add roasted red pepper, sun dried tomatoes, capers, and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until garlic is cooked.
  6. Lower skillet heat to medium low. Add can of diced tomatoes and pasta sauce. Cook until nice and bubbly.
  7. Add cooked pasta and sausage and stir.
  8. Top with cheese and put the skillet right into the oven, or transfer to baking dish and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

    Nutritional facts coming soon.  I Promise. 🙂