Dialogue tags don’t need to be fancy to get your character’s dialogue across. In fact, the plainer the better, if they even appear at all.
Her face was quizzical as she considered writing about facial expressions.
Overwriting bores the reader, so don’t do it.
Adjectives are best avoided: add nuance with a better choice of noun or phrase.
Judicious use of adverbs is much more effective than scattering them liberally.