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Chilaquiles- A Simple Family Favorite

If you know me then you know that I am completely obsessed with chips and salsa. Despite trying to eat healthy as often as I can, I just cannot resist. So it is no surprise that when my husband first introduced me to Chilaquiles I was in love. When can you call chips a meal! Plus the homemade sauce is another form of a delicious salsa. As you can see it is no surprise that Chilaquiles have become a simple family favorite around here. Red or Green? Although I enjoy the green chilaquiles, my preference lies with the red version. Another choice to make is how will you prepare your eggs? Scrambled, over-medium, sunny-side up? There are so many customizable, simple options. Making this dinner an busy-day meal for the family. Choosing your packaged chiles There are many types of packaged chiles. The three most common are New Mexico Chile,…

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Enchadillas- Dinner Improvised

This recipe is one that you just have to try! It is now one of my Quick Fix Meals- perfect for the busy mom with no real time to cook. In fact, these enchadillas were created by my husband as a improvised meal and total dinner save. He had the kids, okay and me, raving about them all night. Yesterday I had planned to make some quick and simple enchiladas. I knew it was going to be a busy day so I prepared the ground beef the day before. It is a simple process, cook the ground beef than add in 1- 28 oz can of Las Palmas green enchilada sauce. I always season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder as well. It was simple and I thought I was fully prepared for the next day and all of its chaos… But I was very wrong The next day…

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Not Your Typical Ceviche

Ceviche… If you would have asked me 12 years ago what it was and if I would try it, I would have said “No idea and no way!” It sounded to me like some exotic seafood dish, maybe with octopus. Who knows really. However, when I met my husband 11 years ago, he introduced me to a world of new delicacies; ceviche being one of them. However, his was very different! So, if you have not yet tried it because of the “typical” ingredients, like raw fish, I encourage you to give this one a try! It is Not Your Typical Ceviche! Fear not! There is nothing raw of funky in this recipe. If you like shrimp and crab (imitation) then I encourage you to give this a try. It is perfect for lunch, dinner, and parties. It is light but so full of flavor; and did I mention that…

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The Perfect Teriyaki Sauce

I love chicken breasts. They are so versatile and affordable so I cook with them at every possible opportunity. One thing I love to make, and the kids all approve of, is teriyaki chicken. We often used a store bought marinade, but after awhile the taste just was not right. I wanted a more naturally tasting teriyaki flavor. For many years I have played around with ingredients and have FINALLY found the right mix for the Perfect Teriyaki Sauce. It has just the right combination of tangy and yet sweet, along with a nice hint of ginger. You can use this for chicken or beef. In fact, we plan on making some teriyaki beef next week. However, for the sake of this blog post we decided to make Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs. (I will post an alternate way to cook this if you don’t want to make kebabs). It is best…

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Crispy Chicken Taquitos

I love Mexican food. I love simple food. Even more, I love anything that I can eat with some delicious guacamole. So, it is no surprise that one of my go-to dinners after a busy day are these Crispy Chicken Taquitos. They combine just a few ingredients and are fried to perfection. I like to serve them with some rice and beans at dinner and the left overs make the perfect lunch time meal the next day. The best thing about this recipe is it is completely “to taste”; meaning that you add as little or as much as you like of almost everything. I start off by boiling the chicken. I buy my chicken breasts on the bone because they are better in cost. So to prepare them I cut off the skin and boil the bone and breast meat in a little salt. I do this because I…

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Fresh & Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

With our Fall temperatures hitting the low 60’s I was looking for something fresh, flavorful, and belly-warming for dinner; something that really hit the taste buds. The one thing that kept coming to mind was that sizzling hot plate you get at a Mexican restaurant. Now I have had a lot of fajitas in my time, which is rather odd because I am not a big fan of bell peppers. Even if you don’t like to eat the peppers, I encourage everyone to have them at least once in their life. There is nothing like the blend of flavors you get in a good plate of fajitas. Most of the ingredients are often kept on hand as well. You can add all the color you want or if you only have green bell peppers and aren’t looking to make a trip to the store, that’ll be just fine. My love…

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Crispy & Flaky Tostada Bowls

There is nothing more wonderful than a well-rounded meal. I mean veggies, protein, carbs, and absolute deliciousness. I know my favorite thing for many years has been the taco salad at Baja Fresh; that crispy, flaky tostada bowl shell most of all. We used to live close to this place and I could have my splurge anytime. I would splurge like a pregnant woman with a craving! However, since we have moved out of state I have been deprived of my one true love… that tostada bowl. I have scoured Pinterest for something similar but have only found baked recipes and although good, they were just not the same. So I bought a large bottle of oil, some tortillas, and all the fixings to make tostadas and began trying different methods on the stove (since my hubby has not blessed me with a deep fryer yet.) By this point I…

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