Loaded Healthy Nachos with Beef and Homemade Tortilla Chips

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  Consider these something you didn’t know you needed, but now will never be able to live without. Sort of the way of all nachos, though. I seem to consistently forget how much I love a good cheesy pile of nachos — and instead order fajitas (what’s my deal with fajitas?) — and then someone in my…

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Easy Mexican Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker

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I made this recipe for my family two weeks ago and, silly me, figured that by doubling it, there would be enough leftover the following day that I’d be able to photograph it for a recipe post. You know, because I’m neurotic and will only make lovey dovey food pictures in the light of day,…

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Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas

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Sweet mango slices. Smoky barbecue beef. Sharp cheddar cheese. Melted. Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas 2 lbs top of the round beef roast 1 cup barbecue sauce 4 large whole wheat tortillas 1 large mango, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese Directions: 1. Combine…

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Smoky Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

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My favorite tacos are those composed of ground beef, a packet of taco seasoning laced with mass amounts of MSG, Ortega crunchy taco shells, cheese, sour cream, and shredded iceberg lettuce- specifically the ones my mother sets under the broiler until the cheese melts into the ground beef and the taco shells begin to freckle….

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Camille’s Famous Ranchero Sauce

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During the past four days of our jungle adventure, Camille and I have spooned her famous homemade ranchero sauce on every last thing we’ve eaten. Our rustic cabin kitchen has never been so flavorful. Each morning, our plates are hot with two skillet-warmed corn tortillas, two runny-yolked fried eggs, ranchero sauce, guacamole, and crumbled queso…

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Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

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  Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be. Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie   PrintSlow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown…

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Spicy Garlic and Lime Black Bean Enchiladas

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Everyone loves an enchilada or two. Or three. Sometimes four. Everyone doubly loves a plate of enchiladas with loud, boisterous flavor and straightforward ‘structions. These spicy enchiladas are both: simple to make and wild with cumin and cilantro, garlic and tart lime. I kept them vegetarian because any meat might have muted the sweet and…

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The Best Salsa Fresca

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Salsa Fresca Ingredients: 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, very finely diced 1/2  cup red onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons minced green chiles (from a can)  1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl;…

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Slow Cooked Smoky Chipotle Brown Sugar Chicken

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When I slipped into my hostess *dress and threw a Mexican fiesta meets late ‘80s slumber party, this smoky chipotle brown sugar pulled chicken stole the show. I glanced ‘round my dinner table and smiled, my friends licking sticky fingertips while I, well, I licked the chipotle glaze that dripped, saucy and sweet, down my…

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Twelve very important life lessons I learned last weekend: Given the amount of baking I do, I need to always wash butter down the drain using the cold faucet so that the butter clumps and flows right on through. Hot water causes the butter to melt and coat the lining of your pipes, eventually leading…

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