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

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Southwestern Quinoa you ask?  Sure, why not?!  Anaheim green chilies are really plentiful in Tucson this time of year, and you can usually purchase them by the box or burlap bag at many of the markets.  If you’re really fortunate, you’ll find a temporary roasting station set up outside, that will do the roasting for you, which will save a lot of time.  Many Tucsonans take advantage of this seasonal market (coming from New Mexico) to package and freeze the chilies for future use. 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