Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

When it comes to meal time, I’m lucky enough to have a family that has a wide range of likes, & very few things they dislike.  For this dinner, I wanted to use up some of the rescued produce I had on hand, including some gorgeous red, orange & yellow bell peppers.  Now my husband isn’t crazy about bell peppers, but he’s a good sport.  So I thought, everything is a series of compromises – he’s not big on bell peppers, but (if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you already know) he’s a big fan of cheese!  Give a little, take a little – and we’re both happy!  Families with kids are usually trying to sneak in some healthy vegetables whenever possible,  & this is a creative way to do just that, while still enjoying a “fun” family dinner!

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Green Chile & Beef Pies

Green Chile Beef Pies

Green Chile Beef Pies

Empanadas, pasties, pies…these are known by many names, but are they different?  In my quest to make these little gems for dinner, I found a delicious recipe for empanada dough from Mark Bittman’s book How to Cook Everything.  This dough was superb…flaky, tender, light & delicious.  It got me thinking, however, Continue reading

Amazing Chicken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

In a word, A-MAZ-ING!   I had a request for a low carb meal, and I came up with this one on the spot.  This is great because you can add all of the ingredients in a casserole dish with a lid, and bake in the oven for 1 – 1/2 hours (or the slow cooker!) and forget about it, knowing that the flavors will mingle & be even better with a little time! Continue reading

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

This is a good “go to” recipe when I’m busy with a project around the house, since there’s very little prep work.  It’s great to be about my work, but as I smell this cooking away, I smile, knowing that later in the day we’ll be rewarded with a delicious home cooked meal. Continue reading

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Tacos are just one of those things that has universal appeal.  I’d guess that most of us make them, and pretty much everyone loves them. But have you had deep fried tacos?  I know what you’re thinking…not so healthy, and you’d be absolutely right, of course.  But if you’re looking for that splurge, one satisfying CRUNCH will let you know you’ve tasted one of the best tacos ever! Continue reading

Cheater Chicken Enchiladas

Cheater Chicken Enchiladas

Cheater Chicken Enchiladas

Do you remember back in the 90’s when it was sort of a thing to make a quick enchilada casserole out of corn tortilla chips? (Did I just say that out loud?  Yikes! I’m showing my age!)  Anyway, I needed a quick dinner last night and threw this one together. Easy peasy. It’s so easy, I’m almost embarrassed posting it here. Don’t judge!  But I’ll tell ya what…it was really yummy and satisfying.  🙂 Continue reading