Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Because until a few months ago all of our children were living in Utah we have made a lot of trips to Utah over the last 10-12 years.  To Provo, Utah specifically.  One of our favorite activities to do while there is go out to eat.  For years our favorite place to go was Los Hermanos.  A local Mexican restaurant that is also a local favorite.  There is always a line and a wait at Los Hermanos. Now that Provo’s restaurant scene has grown and improved we don’t go to [Continue Reading...]

Baked Tacos

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This week’s quick and easy dinner is a quick one!  One of my go to meals when the kids were young were tacos.  I, also, remember it being one of my mom’s go to meals.  It doesn’t get much easier than browning up some meat, adding in a packet of seasoning and wrapping it in a tortilla! The only problem was, I am a crispy taco shell girl.  You know, the kind you bake in the oven first.  The only problem though is the entire shell cracks and falls apart [Continue Reading...]

Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce in the Crock Pot

Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce

I think I have finally embraced my crock pot. I am not sure why it has taken me so long.   I keep thinking about all the years I have missed out on of enjoying the ease of having dinner cooking first thing in the morning and not having to stress mid afternoon about what I’m going to fix!  I may be slow but I eventually get there! Today’s recipe for Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce in the Crock Pot uses one of my favorite cuts of meat.  I love [Continue Reading...]

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

I love when my blog readers write to me and share recipes. I also love it when they write asking me if I have a certain recipe on the blog.  A few weeks ago a reader wrote asking if I had a carne asada recipe on the blog.  I don’t, which is surprising as it is one of my favorite things to order when we go out for Mexican food.  I love the challenge of recreating my favorite restaurant meals at home.  So I took on the challenge to find [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Enchiladas and Enchilada Sauce

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Today’s recipe is the fourth in the series of recipes I promised you that make quick and easy summer meals because they start with a rotisserie chicken.  You can pick one up at Costco or your local grocery store and dinner is halfway made. I love a good enchilada.  I prefer my enchiladas made with corn tortillas.  That is what I used for this recipe but if you prefer a flour tortilla it will work also. The first step is to use the chicken from your rotisserie chicken and combine [Continue Reading...]

Salsa – Quick and Easy

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What would a proper Cinco de Mayo celebration be without some chips and salsa? If you have never made your own salsa before because you thought it was too much work, too much chopping, today’s recipe is for you. It doesn’t get any quicker or easier than this.  O.K., except maybe buying it at the store. We love to go out for Mexican food and one of the reasons is the chips and salsa.  I love restaurant style salsa.  It’s not too chunky but just a little chunky. Over a [Continue Reading...]

Cinco de Mayo Favorites

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Just a quick post today to share some recipes that just might come in handy for Cinco de Mayo this week (that would  be May 5th for us non-Spanish speakers) You could start dinner out with a nice yummy bowl of guacamole. Or a nice Mexican Layered Dip For your main dish there are lots of choices! Fajitas are a favorite at our house, both beef fajitas and chicken fajitas And there are enchiladas.  One way I like my enchiladas is as an enchilada casserole. Honey Lime Enchiladas are amazing [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Tostadas with Favorite Marinade

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Quick and easy dinners have been a necessity around here lately. We have just been having so much fun that cooking dinner has been one of the last things on my list. Today’s recipe for chicken tostadas using my favorite marinade is quick, easy and delicious!  What more could you ask for you? You see, I’ve been having too much fun playing with these boys who were home to see their sister perform in Hairspray. We’ve also been spending time with these three little ladies, three of my  favorite people [Continue Reading...]

Enchilada Casserole

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Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo – the 5th of May!  The holiday celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. If you’d like to join in the celebration, how about a little Mexican flavor for dinner. Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican food but sometimes you want the flavor of an enchilada but not the work of filling and rolling them – that’s when an enchilada casserole comes in handy! I am not much of a casserole girl but this enchilada [Continue Reading...]