Thirsty for Margaritas?

Hey Ya’ll! Happy Thirsty Thursday!! I’m so pumped today, because I’ve been waiting all week-long to tell you about one of my FAVORITE places to eat and have some margarita’s.  In the small town of  Forney, Texas! But you guys, I’m here to tell you, this is for SURE one of the best places in the land, that I’ve found!

Nestled in the quaint town of Forney, Texas – right outside the Dallas city limits, you will find a cute little mexican restaurant called Rio Lerma. When you walk inside, you won’t be disappointed. I PROMISE! This place has it all. From Hamburgers, to Tex-Mex, to some authentic dishes, and even a pasta section, you’re pallet will be so EXCITED!

You know what’s even better? On Wednesdays, they offer .99 cent margarita’s! Did you hear me correctly? .99 CENT MARGARITA’S! So, if there isn’t another reason to go there and try it out, this would be it! I can promise you, the margaritas don’t disappoint either. You can only have 2, but if you’re like me, 2 is really all you need.

If you’re into Karaoke, they even have that on the weekends.

Honestly, this is one of my favorite local places to eat, drink, and have fun conversations with our friends. The staff is AMAZING. They have known our daughter since she was growing in my belly, and when I call to make reservations on Wednesday’s – they know me by name.

So, if you’re in the area, or visiting the great city of Dallas, Texas – I recommend you take a stroll outside the city limits, and try this place out. I promise, you will be happy you did!


Easy Dinner – What’s not to love?

We have friends. We have friends that cook, we have friends that don’t cook. But we have friends none-the-less. I stole this recipe from a friend of mine, and somewhat made it my own. He said that it was sooooo wonderful that he ate the entire dish after everyone else got their servings. I was intrigued by this, and decided that I needed to hop on this band wagon too. Insert trusty crockpot!

You know, the crockpot is great invention. I love it. I especially love it in the winter season. However, here in Texas, we haven’t had much of a winter season as of late, but I still feed the need to use my crockpot all the time. My husband, on the other hand, would prefer to use the grill. I don’t mind either, but sometimes, you need to switch things up a bit. You know, I’ve said it before, live on the wild side! 😉

What do you want to call this one? I don’t really have a name for it. Ranch pork tenderloin? Crockpot pork tenderloin? I’ll take a poll, leave a comment with a name idea, and we can name this greatness together!

**As a side note. I totally forgot to take some pictures of the last 2 posts. I will make sure to take more for you all!**



Pork Tenderloin – 1lb

Ranch or spicy ranch packet

half onion, diced


1tsp garlic

1 cup chicken broth


Add all ingredients into crock pot. Cook on low for about 8 hours. Serve.




Best Grilled Tilapia

Let me first start off by saying, I LOVE our Traeger grill. If you don’t know what that is, just  go look it up and read the reviews. This thing is AHH-MAZ-ING! My husband and I were walking through Costco one day, and I’m sure this   guy   very friendly salesman had us pegged from the time we first walked into the food section, but we left the store with enough time for hubs to talk me into buying this thing, and back to Costco  we went 2 days later. HOWEVER, this is probably one of the BEST purchases that we’ve ever made. (No, they aren’t paying me to say this – this is free advertising for Traeger. I just feel that passionate about this dang grill.) It’s fun to say that we now actually somewhat cook together. I get it all prepared, and my husband will throw it on the grill and leave cook it. (That’s how easy these things are.)

So – We have been eating a LOT of meat here lately, which I don’t mind, but I think we both needed a little fish in our lives. Que in new recipes!! 🙂

Tilapia. One of the best fish to eat, aside from Salmon, in my opinion. This is a SUPER easy recipe, I’ve been cooking our fish this way from the beginning because it’s made such an impact on the somewhat picky husband. You will notice also, that I don’t usually ever put in exact measurements, because, well, I just don’t know them. I can guess for you, but the thing I’ve found in life, is that NOTHING is every EXACTLY correct, and it’s all to your liking. So have fun with it.

*Side notes- you can also bake this, and I usually bake at about 375º for about 20-25 minutes. But if you have a Traeger, USE IT!


2 pieces tilapia

lemon pepper seasoning

lemon, or lemon juice

salt and pepper

garlic, or garlic powder – or heck, any type of garlic spice you want.

aluminum foil



Heat up Traeger to 325º or oven to 375º. Place each piece of Tilapia on separate piece of aluminum foil. Make a “boat” out of the foil so no juices fall out of it. Cover with lemon juice, lemon pepper ,- or any other seasonings (Italian seasoning is good, cajun seasoning is good, you get the idea) salt and pepper, and top with some butter. Place in grill, or oven and let cook for about 20 minutes. You will know fish is done because it’s flaky, it will break when you cut it with a fork. Serve warm with whatever sides you choose.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, as it’s really easy and a lot of fun to make. Please comment and as always feel free to share.