Take-out Tuesday, Taco Bread Boat

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This is what greeted me when I got home the other night 😋 A 2 foot long taco boat full of the last of the summer tomatoes Piled high on a bed of taco meat, refried beans, sour cream and cheese A blanket of green onions was scattered on top along with a few jalapenos, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos

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I know Cinco de Mayo was last week, but we eat Mexican dishes all the time, and this one just might be my newest favorite~ The best part is the “easy peasiness” of it pot roast and a couple of seasoning packets, a slow cooker and tortillas and voilà, dinner’s ready!!  I saw this recipe … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Fries

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is really a north of the border celebration, but all the bright colors and festive decor have inspired my summer decor in the family room My little “patio” Cantina has relocated to the secretary shelves “Don’t you think our California relatives are going to be amused by us … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Homemade Flour Tortillas

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My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month is Dessert Before Dinner.  Stephy has an eclectic collection of recipes on her blog and I had a lot of fun browsing through her creations.  I tend to always check the appetizer section of a blog or cookbook, I guess because small bites are my favorite things to … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Secret Chicken Enchiladas

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Everybody has a recipe for Chicken Enchiladas, but my “secret” is how easy these are, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand for a fast delicious family meal or a wonderful casserole to give to a friend.  You can make it ahead 24 hours, or freeze and bake later.  It would be a … Continue reading

Creations, Tacoladas

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My favorite part of cooking is the creating part.  I guess that is why it is so difficult for me to follow recipes exactly, I just can’t do it!  I have to change something, good or bad, I can’t help it.  Last week when I fixed tacos I cooked an extra pound of seasoned ground … Continue reading

Party Panache, Salsa Bread

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Say salsa bread around my house and people start lining up.  So easy, so simple and so cheesy good. It is always gobbled up.  You can serve it as a side dish, add meat and more veggies for a main dish, or its great for an appetizer or snacks at a football watching  party or … Continue reading

the Organized Life, Fab Fajitas & Guacamole

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Know Thyself! Great wisdom from the Ages.  Here’s the thing, I am so a morning person.  I can do anything at 8 am and usually have a long challenging list for the day.  At 5 pm I turn into a Chardonnay person and only want dinner to be ready so I can relax and enjoy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Southwestern Eggrolls

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“Take out Tuesday” is the day I cook dinner for my son, Hungry Husband Jr., and his wife, Yoga Girl.  They have 2 sons, Super Boy who is 4 and New Baby who is 2 months, so it’s busy around their household.  On Tuesdays Super Boy comes over to my house and I like to … Continue reading

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