Twice As Nice!! The Versatile Blogger Award!!

What an honor to be nominated for “The Versatile Blogger Award” for the second time. That must mean I’m getting around! I am, indeed, very privileged to be nominated by Melinda because she reflects true commitment despite Life’s challenges. Thanks very much! 🍓

As the little engine that could, I faithfully increase my momentum “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet” on stopping along the way to develop new and lasting friendships all over the world!

The rules are simple:

(1) Acknowledge the person who nominated you by thanking them and posting a link to their blog.

(2) Share ten (10) interesting things about yourself. 

(3) Nominate ten (10) more bloggers.

Here are the ten (10) random facts about myself.

(1) I like root beer floats.

(2) I can’t carry a tune.

(3) I can curl my tongue.

(4) I was a tom-boy my entire childhood.

(5) One of my favorite movies is “The Wizard of Oz”.

(6) I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was a senior in high school.

(7) I have moved 20 times in my life.

(8) My name in the Bible means “my father’s joy”. 😇

(9) My favorite color is green….the color of my husband’s eyes!

(10) I believe in Providence, not Coincidence.

These are the bloggers I would like to get to know better:



Congratulations, whether you are being nominated for this award for the first time, or the umpteenth time.

Please Pay it Forward! 🍓

Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter Z

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? A Second Helping of Zesty Fish Tacos. The first time my California friend ordered Fish Tacos, I was like, “Whaaaaaaat??” After all, being a Midwestern girl, fish was caught to be dredged in beer-batter or lemon-peppered, deep fried, and eaten with a side of French fries. Not exactly good for the heart, but tasty. Well, my taste buds have matured over the years and now I tend to cook a little healthier without sacrificing great flavor…..which brings me to the Recipe of the Day.
2 Tilapia fillets

1 egg

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal 

2 tablespoons Panko seasoned bread crumbs

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper 

2 tortillas, flour or corn

1 cup shredded broccoli-carrot blend

1/4 cup salsa

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 green onion, snipped
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix egg and lime juice in a shallow dish. On a sheet of waxed paper, use a fork to blend flour, cornmeal, Panko crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin powder. Dip fish fillet in egg mixture to cover. Then coat with crumb topping. (This can be done more than once for an extra crispy crust.) Place breaded fillets on a greased baking dish. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip over bake 4 minutes longer. If you prefer a crispier crust, broil 4 minutes longer. Watch carefully. Fill each tortilla with fish, broccoli-carrot blend, salsa, and Greek yogurt. Garnish with green onion snips.