Settling in with a Grilled Steak Lettuce Wrap!

Welcome to our new home on the web!! I’m VERY excited to be here, and to show you all around! After a lot of hard work and many late nights it’s great to finally be all settled in over here. As I’m sure you’ll notice as you look around, there are a lot of NEW features . Most of these features I’ve been eyeing with blogger envy for awhile, and I’m so happy to now have them in my blog!

A couple things to note ~ I now have “Pages” in the header, so there is a lot more information available. You’ll see a tab for my “Food Budget” and for “Real Food” in which I finally answer common questions I get. I’m VERY excited about my new “Recipe Index” page. There in one easy to find location, you’ll haveΒ all the recipes at Creative Kitchen listed by categories (breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, etc). I’ve always wanted one of those!! And don’t forget to check out my “Blogs to Digest” at some point…I’ve listed a lot of great blogs I read, and they are finally categorized so you can find the ones most interesting to you.

Also at the end of each post, you’ll have an opportunity to “share” it with various social media such as Facebook, Google Buzz, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Email etc. If you find any of my recipes or posts helpful, I hope you’ll recommend it to others. There’s also a button to “like” it on Facebook which shares it automatically as well. If for some reason any of the new features don’t work, please let me know. I’ve tested everything out, but you never know. πŸ˜‰

I still have a few new things to add like “Printable Recipes” coming soon…REALLY soon!! πŸ™‚ That is another feature I’ve longed to give you guys. You’ll notice a few more things added here and there over the next few weeks…I found if I waited until everything was done, we’d never get over here!! Now on to what you’re here for…the recipes!!

Grilled Steak Lettuce Wraps

  • Sliced grilled steak
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Diced tomato
  • Diced onions
  • Chopped fresh Cilantro
  • Mexican Crema Sauce (this stuff is GOOD!!)

Assemble your lettuce wraps with toppings of choosing just like you would a taco. It would also be amazing with diced fresh avocado & fresh lime juice. I was out of avocado. Top with Mexican Crema Sauce instead of sour cream. This sauce is what makes the whole thing!!

Mexican Crema Sauce (adapted from community forums)

  • 1 cup good sour cream (I use Daisy)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (I know…trust me though)
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 -2 tsp crushed dried red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt (more or less)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp sugar
  • Enough milk to thin out

Whisk all ingredients in small bowl except for milk. Add in milk until you get to desired consistency. Refrigerate. Keeps for at least a week.

***PLEASE be sure to let me know you stopped by today by adding a comment below (it’sΒ a tiny spot under the other post suggestions)!! I’m SUPER excited about my new site, and would really love to have some feedback and hellos. Thanks SO much for makingΒ this bloggers day πŸ™‚

This recipe linked up to Mouthwatering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Mangia Mondays, Homemaker Monday, Made by You Monday, Monday Mania, Tuesdays at the Table, Delectable Tuesday,Β Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Hearth and Soul Hop, What’sΒ Cooking Wednesday, What’s on the Menu Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, It’s a Keeper Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, Thrilling Thursday, This Week’s Cravings, Finer Things Friday, It’s a Hodgepodge Friday, Friday Potluck, Friday FavoritesΒ , Family Friendly Fridays, Foodie Friday,Β Summer Salad Recipes & Food Trip Friday.

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60 Responses to Settling in with a Grilled Steak Lettuce Wrap!

  1. YAY! It’s up! I love it, I am so proud and happy for you! πŸ™‚
    michelle@the domestic mama and the viillage cook recently posted..toll house muffins II

  2. Sarah says:

    Hey Mom, Glad to see the new site is up πŸ™‚ You have been working So hard on it πŸ˜‰ You were up till 2:00am most nights. I bet you’re glad you can get more sleep tonight πŸ™‚
    Love you – Sarah

  3. Congratulations on your new look. It’s always fun to have a fresh start.

    This lettuce wrap looks like the perfect thing for kicking off the grilling season.

  4. Nichol says:

    Congrats on the new site, glad to have found it! This lettuce wrap sounds wonderful and perfect for grilling and the outdoors!
    Nichol recently posted..Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  5. Honey says:

    The website looks great. That steak lettuce wrap looks yummy.


  6. Binky says:

    Denise, congratulations are your NEW website! It looks great!! Welcome to WP and much success to your website. :-D. Thanks for the recipe too. Looking forward to more recipes. What an awesome job!!!
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  7. Peg4Jesus7 says:

    Looks great ~ Love it!! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚


  8. Laurie says:

    I stopped over form Facebook. It looks great! I’m hoping to do a major blog makeover myself in the next few months. πŸ™‚
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  9. Linda says:

    I’m going to be making this often during the summer…thanks!

    • Denise says:

      Linda…so glad you stopped by!! These were a first for me…and I am definitely planning a repeat! Interestingly enough they were made with “leftovers” from our date night of steak kebabs. Gotta love that πŸ™‚

  10. Donna says:

    Hey Denise! I LOVE the new site! I am so happy for you! I can not wait till we can cook together on vacation this summer! πŸ˜‰ I did some chicken salad (made with avocado mixed in) on lettuce wraps and the girls loved it. It is amazing how good that food can taste if you put them on lettuce wraps where you can taste the good stuff and not just bread. Talk to you soon!

    • Denise says:

      Yay Donna!! Can’t wait!!!!! Praying it all falls into place, and feeling BLESSED to have a friend like you πŸ˜‰

    • Denise says:

      Ooh Donna That chicken salad sounds amazing!! I’d have never thought of mixing avocado in. YUM!! Yes, I’m also excited to cook on our vacation. We’ll have to decide some meals ahead of time…or think of a few new things (or projects…new foods!!)

  11. The new site looks GREAT! Congrats!! πŸ™‚

  12. Elysa Mac says:

    Looks good, Denise! And since this is a “virtual” new home for you, I’m making you a “virtual” meal for as a housewarming gift:

    Enjoy! πŸ˜€

  13. Julie M. says:

    It looks great Denise! You did a wonderful job. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you add to your site. Nice work! This salad looks pretty darn tasty as well!

    • Denise says:

      Thanks Julie!! It’s a labor of love, right! It’s amazing how personal and gratifying our food blogs become. I thought I’d be sad leaving my old site/design behind, but instead, I’m super excited about the future. Thanks for coming by and for the encouragement. πŸ™‚

  14. Kelly says:

    Mmm this looks delicious! So glad to be your newest follower! πŸ™‚

  15. Angela says:

    That looks like a great summer meal!

  16. Oh my, that looks delicious! Bring on the summer meals. πŸ™‚
    Amy @ Finer Things recently posted..Homemade Hashbrowns

  17. Lindsey says:

    These look delish! I will definitely be trying these sometime soon πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing

  18. Nice blog and great looking recipe. Good job.

  19. kris says:

    Looks good! This is my first visit to your blog through Real Food Wednesday
    at KTKP. I am looking for new low carb ideas lately. The cream sounds
    interesting – will have to try that one.


    • Denise says:

      Happy to meet you Kris! I love the recipe swap over at REAL Food Wednesday…so many great REAL food recipes and blogs to check out. Thanks for coming by!!

  20. Brooke Denison says:

    This looks super yummy=== I will be making this ASAP.

  21. Debbie says:

    This sounds so terrific. Thanks for posting it to What’s On the Menu Wednesday:)

  22. thanks for sharing the recipe. might try preparing this, one of these days. here is my Simple Summer Drinks
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  23. Cecile says:

    loos yummy and healthy :-)!

  24. Looks so yummy-and cuts out lots of carbs using lettuce. I have one more linky for you:

    Each Friday we do a food linky and would love for you to stop by!

  25. We are hosting a linky party with the theme this week of “MEXICAN DISHES” at THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS and would love for you to link up your wonderful recipe! (linky closes Monday.. hope to see you there)
    Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING recently posted..Spring-Time Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  26. These wraps look great! I love anything when wrapped in lettuce – thanks so much for linking up to Friday Potluck!
    Erin @ EKat’s Kitchen recently posted..Friday Potluck 32

  27. This looks amazing!! My husband tried to grill meat yesterday and it didn’t go so well…he picked the wrong cut and it came out awful!! I am forwarding this on to him!! πŸ™‚

    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party – pop on over to link up!
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  28. Darly says:

    thanks for sharing these, im running out of ideas on what to serve on dinner

    have a blastful weekend, and hope you check out my entry here too.
    Food and Passion
    I Love Darly!
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  29. mama cooks says:

    great idea! we also love lettuce wraps! we just buy lettuce and use whatever meats and sauces we have in the fridge. thanks for sharing this! πŸ˜€

    Beach Menu
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  30. cheerful says:

    wow, this one sounds so great and healthy too! thanks for sharing on how to make it, i want to have it soon! have a great weekend!
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  31. Your blog is looking wonderful! And those Grilled Steak and Lettuce Wraps look just delicious – the sauce sounds fantastic too – nice and spicy. Thank you so much for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  32. Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!
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  33. vincent says:


    We bumped into your blog and we really liked it – great recipes YUM YUM.
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  34. I would love to invite you over to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS linky party for Summer Salads. This recipe would be perfect, we hope you stop by and link it up! Thanks a million!
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  35. Thanks for coming back to link up!
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  38. Maura Harding says:

    Thanks for coming back to link up! Hey Mom, Glad to see the new site is up You have been working So hard on it You were up till 2:00am most nights.
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  40. Nita Alford says:

    Congrats on the new site, glad to have found it! I’m going to be making this often during the summer…thanks! great idea! Congratulations on your new look.
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  42. Oh wow this looks amazing. I shouldn’t be surfing food blogs while hungry, but just found your blog and love it!
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