Giveaway!  Outdoor Grill from Lowes ($1200 value)

Day 4 of the 5 Days of Giveaways!

We are still celebrating birthday week. It’s day 4 and this one is going to rock your world. First, in case you missed: Day 1: Magmix Food Processor-$400,

Day 2: Vacation for 4 to Deer Valley Ski Resort, Day 3: A houseful of new appliances from Hamilton Beach-$500+

Today’s Giveaway

I couldn’t think of a better way to continue the celebration than to, A. Share one of our all time favorite dinner recipes, and B. GIVE AWAY AN OUTDOOR GRILL! (Think Oprah when you read that last sentence. Ahhh, now you can here the voice right? Too bad I’m not her or I’d also add, “One for you, and you, and you”)

Anyway, make sure you check out Monday’s giveaway for the best Food Processor ever, Magimix, Tuesday’s Giveaway for a Vacation for 4 to Deer Valley Resort, Wednesday’s for over $500 worth of Hamilton Beach Appliances and enter today’s giveaway for an amazing Master Forge 5-Burner grill courtesty of Lowes. Kinda makes sense that Lowe’s says to, “Never Stop Improving” and trust me your cooking will totally improve with this baby.

PS: You MUST scroll down to check out these amazing tacos too. DO NOT FORGET. Especially if you win, you’ll need the perfect recipe to try out. 😉

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Lowes Grill – $1200

 Why This Grill Rocks

The Obvious

  • This grill is obviously one of the “hottest” grills on the block. It’s sleek, and includes a gorgeous granite counter. Hey pretty baby…
  • A built in trash? Heck yes! I love that you can throw a little trash bag in the trash container hidden under the grill. No more back and forth inside the house to throw away hot dog wrappers, broken skewers etc.
  • 5 Burners-5 Burn-ers. Did you catch that? That means a whole lot more grilling in a lot less time. Woohoo!!
  • Electric Ignitor

Getting All James Bond

What you may not know, but what I consider to be my favorite parts about this grill…

  • Infrared Rotisserie Burner-You heard right, this grill is about to change your life forever. You have a build in infrared rotisserie located at the back of the grill. Oh my gosh, I’m starving already.
  • Built-in halogen lights and LED control panel lights
  • A warming rack so you can constantly be adding more to the grill
  • Natural Gas Conversion!!


This grill is seriously crazy amazing. It’s our favorite one to use because it’s easy (NBD if you don’t have matches, the thing starts itself), it looks amazing, and it works like a gem. Seriously, we have not had a single problem. I cannot tell you how much Mr. Handsome loves it. I mean, the guy calls it his, “Baby”. It’s unreal. And yet, I totally get it.

Authentic Carne Asada Tacos

marinated carne asada tacos

My husband and I honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was wonderful, warm, relaxing and oh so delicious. I swear there’s just nothing like all of that fresh food down there. Oh my goodness I can smell it! I don’t love how Cabo has changed, it’s so much more of a tourist spot instead of a tropical vacay, but the food is still delicious. We had two favorites (well three if you count Cade’s love of coconut shrimp) the carne asada tacos and chicken nachos. For my birthday I wanted to recreate the carne asada deliciousness.


carne asada tacos with marinated flank steak

I wish that I had the for real recipe, but since I don’t we’ve been experimenting instead. Their’s is juicy, tender, and while I adore steak with crusty sea salt and pepper (natural flavor is amazing when done correctly) their’s definitely has got a little more flavor goin’ on. I love that the steak is thinly sliced, and you get a caramelized crust on the outside. The little bits of “crust” on the steak is deliciously flavorful. A grill definitely is key to this recipe, and a great grill makes it even better. See the giveaway if you haven’t already.

Marinated flank steak


One of my favorite parts about tacos, besides the fact that they are so fresh and delicious, is that they are easier on your waistline too. For example, A 3 ounce serving of beef is an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, iron and riboflavin. (You can check out other fantastic facts about how much healthier beef is than you realize by reading at the Beef Council. Bet you thought chicken was the only best option huh? ) That’s just 3 ounces!  And trust me, you don’t need huge servings no matter how delicious anything is. But that’s what else is great about tacos, you can load up on yummy veggies too. It’s a great way to eat healthier without even trying. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes are delicious, but I’d take one of these any day and it great for my body too!

home made corn tortillas


And while we are talking about deliciousness we better stop for a moment and talk about home cooked corn tortillas. Obviously 100% homemade are my absolute favorite, but I do not have the time, or tortilla press to make that happen. We are in love with the fresh, uncooked flour tortillas, in fact they are all that we will use, but recently they’ve come out with a corn version. Woohoo!! They are so delicious! You have to start scoping your local grocery store for Tortilla Land Fresh corn tortillas.  Or check their website for locations.

Baja Carne Asada Tacos

Yield: 6-8 Tacos

Baja Carne Asada Tacos

There's nothing like a bunch of fresh tacos stuffed with marinated steak, guacamole, and all the fixings you love.


  • 1 1/2-2 lbs Flank Steak
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce (we always use low sodium)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Ts Cumin
  • 1 1/2 Ts Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Ts Kosher Salt
  • 1 Ts Chili Powder
  • 1 Ts Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Oregano, chopped (we used gourmet garden tube herbs found in produce)
  • 2 Teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • For the Tacos
  • Queso Fresco (found in the cheese section)
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 lime sliced in wedges
  • Guacamole (we just used wholly guacamole from the store)
  • Corn tortillas


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients and squish the bag to blend everything together. Add the flank steak and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
  2. Heat a grill to medium high heat. Add the steak and turn down to medium heat. Cook the meat for 6 min and flip for another 5-8 min. Flank steak does not have much fat so you really should serve this more like medium verses well done, otherwise the meat will be chewy instead of juicy.
  3. Remove the meat from the grill to a cutting board and tent with foil for 6-10 min.
  4. Slice thin and serve on a platter for build your own tacos.
  5. Meanwhile, head a griddle, grill or pan to medium heat and warm up (or cook) each side of the tortillas. Fill your taco with meat, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, cilantro and a squirt of lime juice.


Queso fresco is a soft, crumbly cheese that is very mild and really delicious for Mexican food. YOu can find it in all grocery stores by the cheeses.

Fresh corn tortillas are found by the cheese or produce depending on your store. They are so much better than any other corn tortillas but if you can't find them make sure you still warm up the tortillas, as they will taste better. We prefer to use the grill.

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