Grilled Cheesy BBQ Chicken Tacos

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One thing that’s always a little surprising to me, is the range of dates with back-to-school time across the US.

For as long as I can remember, up here in the Northeast, we go back after Labor Day. I know some of my friends are already sending their kids back to school within the next week or two. This will be our first year going back before Labor Day at the end of August. Even though Des doesn’t start kindergarten until September, Scarlet doesn’t know that yet! The thing is, we have one more month of summer. To me, that’s a lot of possibility. It’s road trips still to happen. It’s a lot of summer meals.

And the good news is that this recipe today can be eaten year-round for the most part!

I tend to make an “End of Summer” bucket list, because I’m not someone who enjoys summer ending. Fall is absolutely delightful around here, but I’m a summer girl! You know I love sundresses, sunglasses, ice cream, and grilling recipes.

That’s why I bring out my A-game in August. Last year, that’s when I visited Alaska – my biggest life dream. This August, Cassidy and I will be attending a convention in Boston and I paid extra to meet my favorite actor of all time. There are still three months left of my favorite ice cream stand being open, and the late summer produce is off the hook around here. In fact, we use our own lettuce in my taco recipe. We don’t grow our own corn, but we use local corn tortillas to grill into hard taco shells. And for my personal favorite taco topping, we head to Walmart for Heluva Good!® Block Cheese.


We have always loved it! This is my favorite go-to BBQ recipe, and this is my favorite cheese as well. I love cheese and crackers, because who doesn’t, but I also love to get creative with my cheese. Heluva Good is great for that – it provides the ultimate snacking experience no matter the occasion. And it makes for a GREAT dinner or party recipe.

It’s mouthwatering, gluten free, made with milk, and with 0 grams trans fat per serving. I love that it’s a good source of protein and also an excellent source of calcium. It comes in an assortment of flavors I can get easily in the dairy aisle.

Now, we can talk tacos. We love to make our own hard taco shells. They taste so fresh and delicious off the grill! First, we get corn tortillas from a local restaurant. You can’t get fresher than that! Then we brush them with olive oil and grill them. The best part is when we add the Heluva Good next. This tastes so good, that it’s honestly enough for me as is! As much as I do love to add taco toppings, I think using the right cheese and the right taco shells is key for a GREAT meal.

Grilled Cheesy BBQ Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Shells

Yield: 4 tacos

Serving Size: 1 taco

Grilled Cheesy BBQ Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Shells


  1. 1 lb ground chicken
  2. 1 packet taco seasoning
  3. 1/4 block Heluva Good! Cheese - Colby Jack, shredded
  4. 1/2 can pinto beans
  5. 1 avocado
  6. Romaine lettuce, shredded
  7. BBQ sauce - enough to coat your chicken
  8. Sour cream to taste


  • 1. Cook your chicken in taco seasoning
  • 2. Brush the corn tortillas with olive oil and grill at 400 for 2-3 minutes each side until crispy
  • 3. Add Heluva Good! Cheese until melted
  • 4. Coat cooked and seasoned chicken in BBQ sauce
  • 5. Pile tacos with desired toppings
  • 6. Enjoy!
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It’s an easy recipe, and it’s about the quality of the ingredients you choose. It’s the taste of the homemade taco shells, the local ground chicken, and the AMAZING cheese. It’s my perfect meal, and we have it often in our house – year-round.

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My Morning/Nighttime Skincare Routines

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I'm a busy working mama and I've struggled to keep clear skin as an adult. Here are my perfect morning & evening skincare routines #AfterDifferinJourney #ad

This week, Scarlet had her 8th birthday, her first week of camp, and having the first week of July under our belts has us celebrating! There are fireworks, ice cream trips, runs through the sprinkler, plenty of time in the garden, and sunshine.

I am also celebrating clear skin after eight weeks of using Differin® Gel!

skincare routines

In my last post, I said I would detail my progress, and it’s been ongoing. The thing is, it’s not about having clear skin for me so much as that safe feeling of having a product I know works for me. I never had breakouts in my teen years, but in my mid-20s, I had the worst acne of my life. It was during and after my move to San Francisco, and I’ll never know if it was stress-related or an adjustment to different air, water, and foods. Maybe it was all of the above. I had been a Northeast girl in terms of mind, body and spirit for as long as I could remember. Sometimes our bodies adjust with us. No matter the reason, I struggled.


Also in my last post, I told you about my “Acne Toolkit.” It’s cool that eight weeks in with a new product, I still agree with everything I said. I wish I had chosen better options back in San Francisco. I think it would have saved me a lot of anxiety. After all, I’m a photographer, so I know it best – your face is your big communicator to the world. What do you want it to say?


What makes Differin® Gel different from other acne products? It’s the first and only prescription-strength retinoid now available over-the-counter for clearing and preventing acne. Differin® Gel is the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years. What does it do? It clears breakouts where they start deep in the pores, prevents breakouts before they begin, and restores skin’s texture and tone as a result. Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.

I get Differin® Gel in the OTC acne section in the skincare aisle of Target. It contains the only multi-benefit, dermatologist-recommended retinoid, Adapalene, now available without a prescription to clear and prevent acne! Anyone who is suffering from mild to moderate acne can benefit from this product.

For more information about using it, I put together my current morning and evening skincare routines. After eight weeks of using Differin® Gel, as well as Cetaphil® Daily Facial Cleanser (LOOONG time favorite), I’m truly confident in my new routines. They help me through the changing seasons too! That always tends to make my skin have breakouts.

So here we go!

skincare routines

My morning skincare routine:

1 – I start my day cleansing with Cetaphil® Daily Facial Cleanser.

2 – Then I use an exfoliator in the shower and another round of Cetaphil® Daily Facial Cleanser.

3 – I use a gentle eye cream.

4 – I put on a gentle moisturizer with sunscreen built in, like Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15.

5 – I drink a LOT of water and add fruits and vegetables to my breakfast. Honestly, this helps a LOT. It’s cleaning your skin from the inside out. I have loved the glow I get from drinking enough water. It’s crucial to everything for me.

My evening skincare routine:

1 – I use Cetaphil® Daily Facial Cleanser to wash off the day’s wear and tear.

2 – Then I pat my skin dry with a clean towel.

3 – I use Differin® Gel, which is not a spot treatment. Rather, I apply a thin layer all over my face, once a day, every day, in order to get the best results.

*It’s important to continue to use it as part of your skincare routine, even after your skin looks clear, to help prevent future breakouts.

What’s in your morning and evening skincare routines? Have you tried Differin® Gel? Go to to get $2 off Differin® Gel and use it on your next shopping trip to Target!

This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.