Salsa Verde Enchiladas

Salsa Verde Enchiladas packed with pork Carnitas OR rotisserie chicken, topped with creamy salsa verde sauce & cheese baked until golden brown.

Dinner | May 2, 2017 | By

Salsa Verde Enchiladas packed with pork carnitas or chicken, topped with creamy salsa verde sauce plus extra cheese and baked until golden brown.

Today I’m turning one of my favorite appetizers, Chicken Salsa Verde Dip into an actual meal. I don’t mean an appetizer that I eat as a meal something I *may* or *may not* have done. 

Salsa Verde Enchiladas are rolled tortillas filled with deliciously seasoned pork Carnitas I made the other day in my slow cooker (otherwise known as a 2 for 1 meal) slathered in an easy, creamy sour cream-salsa verde sauce then topped with as much cheese as I feel like because that’s just one of the perks of cooking at home, then baked until they’re all golden and gorgeous with gooey melted cheese and lightly crisp edges.

No Carnitas? No problem. You can easily use leftover or even a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store with equally delicious results. 

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas: juicy, tender pork with brown, flavor-packed edges. Enjoy as tacos, burritos, enchiladas or all by itself.

Dinner | April 27, 2017 | By

Mexican and Italian happen to be two of my favorite cuisines so I’m always eager to tackle a new recipe in either department. Our youngest daughter recently spent a month in Los Angeles, where I’m told you can find some of the best Mexican food other than well, Mexico. She raved about the Carnitas that up until now I had never tried, but I knew this had to change. I wanted an easy, everyday version ~ real food for real people. This Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas checks all the boxes.

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Grapefruit Margarita

Appetizers & Beverages | February 22, 2017 | By

Grapefruit Margarita recipe without a mix. Easy to make for a crowd or small batch. Tangy-sweet with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and simple syrup. A tropical twist on the classic cocktail. 

Besides sunshine, palm trees and Disney World, when I think Florida my mind goes to grapefruit juice. For some reason, I rarely buy it at home, but it tops my grocery list when we hit the southern states.

This Grapefruit Margarita is a tropical makeover of a classic, uniquely refreshing and simple to make. No mixes were harmed in the making of this cocktail and in about 5 minutes you can be sipping this tropical vacation in a glass.

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Taco Cupcakes

Taco Cupcakes: wontons filled with spicy ground beef topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and everything you love on a taco all baked in mini muffin tins.

Appetizers & Beverages | December 30, 2016 | By

Hola! That’s pretty much the extent of my Spanish, even though Mexican food is one of my favorite things to eat pretty much any day of the week. I don’t need National Taco Day or Cinco De May to chow on 4 or 5 of these Taco Cupcakes. They’re really great all by themselves, but put out with a pitcher of margaritas and friends, you’re got yourselves a party. 

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