All posts in "Mexican"

Zucchini Taco Roll-ups

By admin / May 4, 2017

This is a great recipe for Mexican lovers who are looking to lighten things up a bit. No taco shells, no corn chips and no flour tortillas in this recipe. Zucchini is what makes this recipe “healthier.” Want to shave even more calories from this delicious recipe, replace the ground beef with ground chicken or […]


Mexican Chicken Soup

By admin / March 17, 2017

Everyone loves chicken soup and everyone has a family recipe. Basic chicken soup is great but sometimes I like to change things up and make my chicken soup really flavorful. This recipe for Mexican Chicken soup is a recipe full of flavor. It serves as a meal because it is really hearty. I love it. […]


Confetti Beef Tacos

By admin / February 27, 2017

This has got to be the easiest, most family friendly meal ever. These Confetti Beef Tacos are inexpensive to make and are quick and easy. They are perfect for the busy weeknight dinner. Feel free to change out the meat. I’ve used ground turkey or ground chicken. Both work just as well. As far as […]


Chicken Taco Cupcakes

By admin / January 26, 2017

Hand-held chicken taco cupcakes are great to serve as an appetizer or as a fun meal. Kids love these! If you prefer, these work well with beef instead of chicken. You could even use shrimp or ground turkey. The best part is that you can add whatever toppings you like or let everyone add their […]


Shrimp Quesadillas

By admin / January 23, 2017

Shrimp Quesadillas make a very nice appetizer or entree. They look pretty on a platter and can be made in a variety of ways. This recipe includes sun dried tomatoes which make this recipe a bit different. Alter ingredients in to make it perfect for your family…or have everyone make their own quesadilla. Owning a […]


Slow Cooker Smothered Buritos

By admin / September 6, 2016

The only limes that I’ve been able to find throughout the past few weeks of recipe-making have been intimidatingly large. As in REALLY HUGE. As in close your eyes and picture a softball, but then imagine that it has a green rind surrounding it– that’s what these limes look like. They kind of freak me out (“but WHY are they so big?”), […]


Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

By admin / June 24, 2015

Ingredients 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 diced tomatoes, drained 8 green onions, chopped 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chilies 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 10 large […]


Smoky Gazpacho

By admin / May 18, 2015

As the weather turns warmer and local farm markets start to sell their produce, I begin to think of lighter, healthier foods.  Smoky Gazpacho is a fresh and delicious soup which can be served chilled or room temperature.  The smoky flavor makes this gazpacho super flavorful. Ingredients 2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes 1 orange bell […]


Mexican Layered Salad

By admin / May 7, 2015

εε A layered salad is an easy way to turn a salad into a main course.  This Mexican layered salad includes all the flavors of a great Mexican dish – in one bowl.  If you are looking to serve this salad as an entree and would like to include meat, simply add cubed chicken breasts […]


Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

By admin / May 5, 2015

I came up with this recipe for Baked Corn Tortilla Chips in an effort to use up a bag of corn tortillas that I had on hand. I recently purchased a bag of corn tortillas (instead of flour tortillas) in an effort to cut back on gluten.  To say I disliked them is an understatement. […]


Lime Cilantro Beef Fajitas

By admin / May 5, 2015

Lime Cilantro Beef Fajitas – Simple and delicious.  Instead of using the packaged fajita mix (which is good), sometimes I like to create my own beef marinade.  I love the lime / cilantro combination.  The lime tastes great and has the benefit of naturally tenderizing the beef and the cilantro packs a fresh flavor. I […]


Chicken Enchilada Casserole

By admin / May 3, 2015

I have never eaten an enchilada, but I am serving Mexican on Mother’s Day and this Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe caught my eye. I’m not sure I am going to like the corn tortillas, but I am going to give it a shot.  I suppose that the corn tortillas could be replaced by flour tortillas, but […]


Grilled Nachos

By admin / May 2, 2015

  Nachos are great year round but when the weather turns and the house is hot it is hard to turn the oven on.  These Grilled Nachos are the answer! Turn up the grill and serve these delicious Grilled Nachos at your next BBQ.   Ingredients 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1/2 lb. fresh chorizo sausage, […]


Mexican Manicotti

By admin / April 28, 2015

With Cinco de Mayo coming, I am looking for new recipes.  I love Mexican and like coming up with new ideas.  This recipe for Mexican Manicotti is a nice twist on Mexican Lasagna. Both are delicious, fun to make and make people happy.  Serve with your favorite tequila beverage! 🙂 Ingredients 1 lb lean ground turkey […]


Mexican Lasagna

By admin / April 28, 2015

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I am looking for fun Mexican recipes that are delicious, kid friendly and easy to make. This Mexican Lasagna fits that bill. This recipe is easy enough to double if you are planning on having a crowd of people.  Served with Margaritas!  That will ensure that everyone has a […]


8 Layer Taco Salad

By admin / April 27, 2015

Tacos are a favorite in a lot of households.  A different twist on Taco Tuesday is this 8 Layer Taco Salad.  Fresh, easy to make, delicious, and Healthy! Feel free to add your favorite ingredients – I love adding chopped cilantro to my 8 Layer Taco Salad!   Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound […]


Chicken Quesadillas

By admin / September 15, 2014

Chicken Quesadillas fall into the fun food category.  They are delicious and very versatile.  Quesadillas are great served in wedges as an appetizer, a light lunch, or even as an entree at the main meal.  They can be made as hearty or as light as you like depending upon what you add to them. If […]


Mexican Stuffed Shells

By admin / May 12, 2014

Mexican stuffed Shells combines my love for pasta with my love for Mexican food. What could be better than a large pasta shell stuffed with Mexican taco mean, spices, and cheese? If you want to make this a vegetarian recipe, simply replace the ground beef with a can of refried beans. Ingredients 1 lb. ground […]


Homemade Taco Seasoning

By admin / October 10, 2013

Tacos are pretty popular around our house.  Tacos are quick and easy to make and can be customized based on your individual likes.  Tacos are a fun meal for everyone.  I serve them with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green onions, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Some prefer the hard tacos, but I like the flour […]


Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

By admin / August 18, 2012

Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon flour tortillas butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Lay tortillas on cookie sheet. Brush lightly with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Turn over. Brush with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool […]


Mexican S’mores

By admin / August 17, 2012

These Mexican S’mores are an indulgent dessert that is fun to make.  This is a great recipe to make at your next picnic or BBQ.  Everyone can participate and make their own which creates a great activity and less work for the host/hostess. Use your imagination and experiment with ingredients.  I think these would be […]


Flour Tortillas

By admin / August 17, 2012

Homemade flour tortillas remind me of my Grandmother’s cooking (even though my Grandmother was Italian).  These homemade flour tortillas are simple, real food that can make any filler taste gourmet. Use these flour tortillas to wrap your breakfast omelet, make a Mexican S’more, house your favorite fajita ingredients, make soft tacos, etc. Ingredients 2 cups […]


Mexican Mac and Cheese

By admin / July 24, 2012

This recipe for Mexican Mac and Cheese will please even the pickiest eater.  It is great for the family or to put out at your next picnic.  It is quick and simple to make and is bound to become one of the dishes that makes your recipe book. Ingredients 2 TBS. flour 1 1/2 c. […]


Shrimp Gazpacho

By admin / July 19, 2012

  This gazpacho recipe offers a twist by adding shrimp.  Some refer to it as Agua Chile, however, the shrimp in this recipe are cooked, not raw. The spice level can be altered to taste.  Add a tablespoon of sour cream to cool it down if you’ve chosen to make it real spicy   Ingredients […]


Tomato Cilantro Salad

By admin / July 18, 2012

Summer ingredients are here.  This is a good salad to serve on the side of any Mexican dish.  It’s flavors are fresh and delicious. Ingredients 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved 2 Tbl. (1 medium) jalapeño pepper, de-seeded & minced 1/4 cup Vidalia onion, minced 4 Tbl. fresh cilantro, rough chopped 1 tsp. lime zest 2-3 […]


Fresh Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salsa

By admin / June 18, 2012

Fresh delicious ingredients make this a perfect summer salsa. Ingredients 3 ears of white corn, husks and silk removed 5 tomatoes, finely chopped 1/3 cup of red onions, minced 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 3 tbls. fresh basil, minced 2 tbls. jalapenos, minced Juice of 3 limes salt and pepper to taste 1 avocado, pitted […]


Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

By admin / January 13, 2012

The creamy avocado dressing makes this salad worth of center stage.  Mexican salads are great.  Feel free to alter ingredients as you wish based on your likes.  I like to put a few tablespoons of spicy salsa on top just before serving.  The spicy salsa offers a wonderful contrast to the creamy avocado dressing. Serve […]


7 Layer Mexican Dip

By admin / January 11, 2012

Mexican dips are a favorite at any gathering – especially on Super Bowl Sunday.  This recipe will be a crowd pleaser for sure. The best part about this 7 Layer Mexican Dip is that you can create it how you like it! Switch it up and add what you like best.   Here’s the basic […]


Taco Casserole

By admin / October 11, 2011

This Mexican Taco casserole is Easy, Fun, Delicious! Ingredients 2 Cups Corn Chips, coarsely crushed 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Medium Onion, chopped 4 Cloves Garlic, minced 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes, optional 1 1/4 Ounces Taco Seasoning Mix 1/4 Cup Water Salt and Pepper 15 Ounces Refried Beans 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded 1 Cup Monterey […]


Spicy Gazpacho

By admin / August 16, 2011

It is the perfect time for Gazpacho.  Head on in to your local farm market and pick up these ingredients and you will have a delightful, healthy meal.  This gazpacho recipe is spicy, but you can adjust the spice to your taste.  Fresh vegetables are in abundance in the summer and a cold soup is […]


7 Layer Tacos

By admin / May 4, 2011

This is a fun recipe that is great for a party.  I am having a get-together next weekend and plan to make this.  Sometimes I make it with meat and sometimes I just use refried beans.  Either way, it’s great.  If you want to add meat, simply brown ground turkey or beef, add your favorite […]


Vegetarian Taco Salad

By admin / March 11, 2011

I’ve served this Vegetarian Taco Salad when entertaining friends for lunch at my home.  This is another one of those easy-to-serve meals that don’t require a great deal of your time when your guests are present.  Prepare this ahead of time, toss everything just prior to serving and bring to the table already plated for […]


Mexican Rice & Beans

By admin / March 10, 2011

Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained & rinsed 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen whole kernel corn (optional) 1 c. uncooked long grain white rice 1 jar (16 oz.) thick & chunky mild salsa 1 1/2 c. vegetable juice cocktail (V-8) (may use lo-salt V-8) 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 3/4 […]


Mexican Layered Dip

By admin / March 10, 2011

There are a million recipes for Layered Mexican Dips.  I had this Layered Mexican Dip at a party I attended recently and it was a bit different.  The bottom layer of this Layered Mexican Dip is pureed with chipotle peppers – it gives a nice smokey flavor. As with any recipe, you can alter it […]



By admin / March 9, 2011

Guacamole is a wonderful Mexican dip made with ripe avocados. Guacamole is served with tortilla chips but is also eaten with Mexican entrees as one of many garnishes. Making guacamole is really very simple and worth the few minutes it takes to do so.  The key to a great guacamole is the use of ripe […]


Chicken Fajitas

By admin / March 9, 2011

A Fajita is a meal that includes meat, poultry, vegetables and other ingredients which are cooked together over an open fire or a grill and are served in a flour tortilla. Fajitas are regarded as a Tex-Mex cuisine although credit should really go to the Mexican workers who created the dish whilst working and living […]


Turkey Tortilla Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Though we all look forward to an indulgent turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, by the time Thanksgiving is over, most of us are done with turkey.  Even left-over turkey gets old.  This wonderful recipe for Turkey Tortilla Soup is a great way to use your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers without feeling like you are eating turkey again. […]

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