Tortilla Casserole

tortilla casserole

 I was compensated for my work on this campaign in partnership with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. I grew up in the era of casseroles. Most of those casseroles usually involved some kind of condensed soup, tuna or tatertots!  Casseroles were a staple at the church potluck too. Recently I was going through a cookbook of my family’s favorite recipes and I found today’s recipe for Tortilla Casserole.  I had forgotten about this hidden gem.  I promise there is no soup, tuna or tater tots in [Continue Reading…]

Cinco De Mayo Menu – 48 Recipes

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We love Mexican food at our house and I’ve shared a lot of Mexican inspired recipes over the years.  Today I’ve put them all together for you in one place to help with your Cinco de Mayo Menu Planning!  Let me know which ones you fix! Appetizers: Guacamole Quick & Easy Salsa Mango Salsa Balsamic Black Bean Salsa Chili Con Queso and Nacho Bar Chipotle and Cilantro Dip Mexican Layered Dip Salads: Tex Mex Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Salad Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad Mexican Caesar Wedge Salad Mexican Cole [Continue Reading…]

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

Chicken Enchiladas

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…]