What A Difference A Day Makes | Free Printable

Life is a little crazy right now, and as I was putting together some other posts, I discovered this one sitting in my drafts.  Somehow I never got around to sharing it, but I’m stoked that I found it and can pass it along today!  Maybe it would be a fun little craft over the long weekend?

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As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s taken me two years to really start putting my house together.  I mean I did have the kiddo about three months in, so that slowed things down significantly.  But still.

Gallery Wall | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

One of the things that I had to do was to put in a gallery wall in our family room.  For two years, a way-too-small mirror hung there sadly, until I finally got motivated, ordered some pictures, found some old frames, and printed off some free printables.  It was almost perfect.

I had seen a slew of “date” printables either for sale, in formats that I couldn’t edit, or that I just didn’t love.  And me being the cheap, pseudo-Photoshop savvy person that I am {I really am not}, I decided to make one of my own.  And I just adore it.

And I thought you might adore it too.  So below is the editable 8″ x 10″ Photoshop file for the “What A Difference A Day Makes” free printable. Plug in birthdays and anniversary, print it out, and pop it on your wall.  Hey, maybe it’ll motivate you to finally decorate too.

What A Difference A Day Makes Free Printable | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

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Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Independence Day is almost here, vacation season is upon us, and I’m dreaming about a tropical island with freshly caught seafood, juicy fruits and veggies, and lots of cocktails with little umbrellas.  While it’s not easy to jet off to the islands for a fabulous vacation, it is easy to whip up a little something to remind you of it in your home tonight.  This one was just spectacular, and spot on for that perfect fresh island taste.  Perfect for reminiscing about your recent vacation, or just to enjoy with the family over the long weekend.

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

I’m not going to lie my friends, this one’s a little more time intensive than the *throw it in the slow cooker* things that I usually share, but it’s worth every chopping minute.  But, I actually made the salsa while the little one napped and all I had to do was cook the scallops once it was time to eat, so it was pretty quick and easy once Hubby made it home.

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

And that salsa.  Oh my.  Don’t get me wrong, those delicious little seared scallops can make their way onto my plate any day, but I could eat that salsa by the spoonful.  It’s deliciously fresh, sweet and salty, and a little bit tangy…just a perfect balance of flavors.  And it’s all about the fruits and veggies.

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Oh yea, they’re healthy too!  Is it weird that I just realized that as I was typing?  Seared seafood in a corn tortilla {you could even sub the tortilla out for a lettuce cup} topped with a fruit and veggie salsa.  They’re just so good, you won’t even realize how good they are for you!

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Scallop Tacos with Fresh Avocado Pineapple Salsa
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados, chopped into chunks
  • ½ cup pineapple, diced
  • ½ of a red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 T cilantro, chopped
  • 1 T garlic salt
  • 1 lb scallops, rinsed and dried
  • 2 T + 1 t olive oil
  • 1 t + 1 T lime juice
  • 1 t garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded cabbage
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. First, make salsa by combining avocado, pineapple, onion, jalapeño, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic salt, 1 t olive oil, 1 T lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir gently to combine and chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
  3. Heat 2 T olive oil and 1 t garlic over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  4. Add scallops and sear 2 minutes on each side.
  5. While the first side is cooking, season with salt, pepper and 1 t lime juice. Continue cooking process. Remove from heat after 4-5 minutes total.
  6. Create tacos by layering tortilla, then scallops, then shredded cabbage, and topping with chilled salsa. Enjoy while scallops are hot.

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Thai Peanut Butter Cashew Chicken | Slow Cooker

Thai Peanut Butter Cashew Chicken | Slow Cooker | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

My two year old will eat anything with peanut butter in it.  Or on top of it.  Or to dip in.  Peanut butter is quite popular around these parts.  So peanut butter chicken?  It was a done deal. I made this on one of those nights when Hubby was out of town, and I like to keep it pretty simple.  If … [Continue reading]

Horse on a Stick | DIY Party Favor or Gift

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Guys, I'll admit that even I knew that I was a little bit crazy to make 19 of these for party favors.  But I made the first one for my little pretty easily and she {being the horse lover that she already is...we're in trouble...} adored it.  Rode it, ran around with it, cuddled it, and loved on it … [Continue reading]

Curried Sweet Potato & Vegetable Soup | Slow Cooker

sweet potato curry

Don't give me that look.  I know it's 85 degrees and I'm serving a hot, creamy, soul warming soup for dinner.  Would most bloggers be posting this one in October?  Probably.  But I'm a soup year round kind of a girl, especially if it involves curry, so I went for it.  Because it sounded good.  And … [Continue reading]

S’mores Pops | Easy, No Bake Dessert

S'mores Pops | Easy, No Bake Dessert | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

We made it through the party, people.  And a full recap and more details will come soon, but I wanted to share these little suckers while I'm still digesting the whole thing, cleaning up and flipping through the photos {preview of the dessert bar is below}.  Oh and by the way, I have a two year old … [Continue reading]

Sweet & Sour Meatballs | Slow Cooker

Sweet & Sour Meatballs | Slow Cooker | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

What do you make when you're so busy preparing for the end of the year party and your kid's birthday and the multiple workout classes that you're teaching that you can't think straight?  Something easy and quick that everyone will like, that's what.  And that's exactly what this recipe is. It's … [Continue reading]

Rope Letter Name Sign | Easy & Cheap Party DIY

Rope Letter Name Sign | Easy & Cheap Party DIY | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

I cannot believe my baby girl is going to be two.  And I really can't believe that her birthday party is sneaking up on me.  I've been trying to haul through all of my fun DIY cowgirl themed decorations like her photo booths {western themed and polaroid themed} as well as some other surprises that … [Continue reading]

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps | Leftover Hamburger Hack

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps | Leftover Hamburger Hack | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

My lovely friends, grilling season has officially begun.  And if you're like us, you're dusting off the BBQ and getting ready for plenty of warm evenings with burgers, brats and other deliciousness.  But then... Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you.  You've invited a bunch of family … [Continue reading]

Polaroid Toddler Photo Booth | Easy, Cheap DIY

Polaroid Toddler Photo Booth | Easy, Cheap DIY | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Last week, I shared the Western Themed Toddler Photo Booth that I made out of a wardrobe box for my little one's cowgirl themed birthday party next month.  While searching for cheap boxes, I found a very nice lady who was willing to give me not one but two boxes for free!  I figured the second one … [Continue reading]