Ground Beef Tacos

Ground Beef Tacos ~ bold, spicy Mexican flavored ground beef tacos with chipotle peppers. An easy recipe, perfect for tacos, enchiladas or nachos.

Dinner | April 22, 2018 | By

Ground Beef Tacos ~ bold, spicy chipotle flavored ground beef tacos from scratch. Also perfect for enchiladas or nachos and ready in under 30 minutes.  

When it comes to sharing recipes, sometimes I overlook the obvious, like these Ground Beef Tacos. Who doesn’t love a good taco (except maybe my grandkids who are in that ‘suspicious food’ state of toddlerhood). Crunchy or soft but always loaded with spicy meat, lettuce, cheese and fresh salsa.

You’ve probably made tacos using a packaged dry seasoning mix and if you’re happy with that, don’t rock the boat.

But I’m guessing since you’re reading this, you know in your heart of hearts there are better tasting tacos out there. If you’re also wondering (a) what’s actually in that seasoning package and (b) why your homemade tacos don’t taste as good as the ones in your favorite Mexican restaurant, I urge you to give this recipe a try.


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. 


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. 


Chicken Enchilada Casserole

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Flavored chicken, beans and tortillas layered and topped with cheese. Weeknight or + margaritas for easy entertaining!

Dinner | November 9, 2016 | By

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Casserole ~ layers of boldly flavored chicken, black beans and tortillas layered then topped with cheese and baked until warm and bubbly.

Most days I love cooking. It relaxes me in a way that very few other things do, but even food bloggers have nights we come home, put on comfy pants and just want to dinner to magically appear on the table.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is simple, quick, really delicious and everything cooks in one pan. Layers of tortillas, seasoned chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce and cheese. Lots of cheese. It’s about as close as I can come to magic. Make it for dinner tonight for your family or add a pitcher of margaritas and a side of guacamole for easy entertaining with friends.


Ultimate Chicken Nachos

Ultimate Chicken Nachos ~ the ideal crowd-pleaser. Tortilla chips, chicken, refried black beans, lots of cheese, jalapeno, avocado, salsa & sour cream. Ole!

Ultimate Chicken Nachos. What makes something ‘ultimate’ is subjective. Tyler Florence calls his best recipes ‘Ultimate’. I would agree. I checked, but couldn’t find any sort of TF Ultimate Chicken Nachos recipe. Maybe nachos just aren’t Tyler’s thing. Nachos are my thing, though. I could eat Mexican food a few times a week if I didn’t think hubby would abandon ship. When I’m in a restaurant with a group ~ and by group, two or more will do ~ and nachos are on the menu, I’m ordering one. They’re great to split. As I’m eating them, I secretly ~ or maybe not so secretly~ grade them based upon taste and the nacho’s components and whether it covered all the required bases.  I’ve had this thing for nachos for a long, long time ~ going back to my single girl Taco Bell diet days. I started on beef nachos, then a few years ago I got hooked on Chicken Nachos and I haven’t looked back.


Shrimp Quesadillas

shrimp quesadillas

Dinner | May 17, 2016 | By

I know you stopped by for a Shrimp Quesadillas recipe ~ the first of two recipes this week for Same Ingredients/Different Results and I swear I’ll get to it but it’s time I come clean. I’m about as tech-challenged as they come. My kids know it and they’ll eagerly vouch for my inadequacy, but if you feel you need further verification, you can ask the ever-patient Michele at Brave Creative Designs the woman who recently designed my new logo and will also vouch for it. Michele set up this fabulous new logo on my blog then emailed me the logo to use on other things, like Facebook and Instagram. . .hello Michele? It’s me again. . .