These Recipes for Fresh Strawberries Are Berry Delicious

July 25, 2014 12:02 pm

Strawberries taste delicious all on their own, so imagine how tasty they’ll be when expertly combined with other creative ingredients. If you want to make sweet and savory dishes that utilize your favorite fruit, these strawberry recipes are a great resource.

Berry “Pizza”
This dessert combines the rich, tangy taste of ricotta cheese with sweet and fragrant strawberries into individual pies. Flour tortillas create the crust, while the ricotta imitates the cheese of a more traditional pizza pie. If that’s not already enough, the small, individual sizes of these desserts are just simply adorable.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread
Make a sweet breakfast treat that the whole family will love with this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread. The cream cheese adds a creamy texture, while the chunks of fresh strawberries create a lovely pop of pink color. The end result is dense and sweet, and it tastes perfect when paired with a steaming cup of hot coffee.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
Fish tacos are a lunch or dinnertime favorite, but they’re only enhanced by the sweet and spicy taste of a homemade strawberry salsa. Add an avocado sour cream dipping sauce, and this dish will secure a place on your list of favorite recipes!

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Bring a Hearty Appetite for Tex-Mex Fare to Chekos in Austin

July 22, 2014 1:43 pm

Obviously Texas is overflowing with high-quality Tex-Mex food, so what is it that makes Chekos stand out from the pack? It’s all about quality and portion size here. If you're craving a really hearty meal, this is a place that serves large portions of well-regarded food.

The burritos here might just be some of the best lunch deals in Austin. You can get a burrito topped with cheese for under five bucks, and you might even have leftovers when you're done. Other popular dishes include the carne guisada, a hearty Mexican beef stew perfect for cooler days, as well as the sizzling fajitas. Tacos are also dependable (try the lengua!). Regulars also praise the margaritas at Chekos.

Note that the lunch specials menu (which promises Chekos' best deals) doesn’t allow substitutions.

1304 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 407-8480

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Where to Shop Apartment-Friendly Home Decor Online

July 18, 2014 12:02 pm

If you’re struggling to add those personal touches to your rental while still adhering to the terms of your lease, there are a number of decor websites that can help. Here are a few affordable resources for apartment-friendly furniture, storage and decoration items.

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters sells functional products with an urban-meets-boho vibe, and just about everything is made with apartment living in mind. It’s not uncommon to find wall-sized tapestries, brightly colored, compact sofas, and even entertainment items like record players and cocktail shakers.

West Elm
Blending traditional comfort with hip, modern style, West Elm is a great resource for items like bedroom sets, living room sofas, and kitchen supplies. Items are high quality and reasonably priced, and decor items come in rich fabrics and neutral colors that create a seamless look.

If you prefer sleek minimalism in order to make your space feel more open and spacious, Muji is the place to shop. This popular home goods website sells simple products that often have multiple functions, and they all feature beautifully streamlined designs that work perfectly in an apartment.

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