Baked Fish with Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke, and Olives


2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, sliced

9oz, artichoke hearts

1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped

2 shallots

1/4 cup dry whit coking wine

4tsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 boneless, skinless fish fillets (I use Tilapia, or Cod)

2tbs. basil

Lemon wedges (for serving)

Pre heat to 450F

Toss- tomatoes, artichoke, olives, shallots, wine, 2tbs olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a 13-9 dish

Nestle fish fillets into baking dish and brush with olive oil.

Bakes 20-25 minutes, and serve with lemon wedges

Tilapia with Cilantro Hummus


Tilapia fillets

2Tbs. lime juice

2tbs. olive oil

tsp. paprika

salt and pepper

6tbs. hummus

2tbs. chopped cilantro

1tsp. lime zest

1tbs. mayo

Pre heat grill or oven to about 425F

Brush tilapia with olive oil, and sprinkle with paprika

cook for about 4-6 minutes per side


mix hummus, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and mayo.

place Tilapia on plates and serve with hummus mixture

Artichoke-Bakon Bites

Artichoke-Bacon Bites

Ingredient list

tortilla chips

1 can artichoke hearts, drained

4oz monetary jack cheese

1 plum tomato

1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro, minced

1/4 cup mayonnaise

4 slices bacon, crumbled and pre-cooked

Preheat oven to 425F

Arrange tortillas on baking sheet

Finely chop artichoke

Grate cheese

Diced tomato and cilantro

Combine all in a bowel

Divide all evenly onto each tortilla chip

bake 9-11 minutes


Married Life

So it has obviously been a long time since I have posted anything new, so I got to thinking... and I decided to start blogging about what I have been cooking! I have somewhat surprised myself lately with the concoctions that I have come up with so I think that I will start sharing some of them. Daren and I have no kids to blog about, and I am pretty sure no one whats to hear about my days at work, so I decided what goes on in my kitchen was the next best thing. Hopefully I will actually follow through with this and there will be pictures and recipes to follow soon!


Almost a nurse

Well, it is official I have Aced my way through nursing school!!! So excited to be done with this phase and ready to move onto the next. I still have to pass my boards, and then I am officially an LPN! I feel so blessed to have such a great family and for God looking over me the past year. I never thought that I could have gotten all A's through nursing school, but with every ones help I did it!! ......... Now just a few more weeks and Daren will be home, I could not have asked for a better gift! Looking forward to our next chapter TOGETHER!



So..... I passed my first semester of nursing school with an A!!! Along with an A in my computer class! So glad it is over, but really, it's just the beginning. No time to rest must keep the ball rolling.


Little Guys

Here are some of my new little buddies. This has been my hobby for the past couple weeks when I have a day off. Since Daren is gone I have to do something to fill my time. I really should be going to the gym, but this is more fun! Still learning how to use the camera, and have no idea to put it on black and white. Slowly but surely I will get there.