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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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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When you have a Mexican fiesta and a slumber party

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The other night two of my best friends joined me for a Mexican fiesta meets late ‘80s slumber party. I couldn’t even dream of a more ‘propriate party union. There was a taco bar and a toe or two painted. Pillow fights and particularly unbecoming pajamas. Catching up and cream pie slices the size of…

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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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Easiest Ever Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

Something you may not know about me is that I eat a mainly vegetarian diet. And not for any particular reason either, I just find myself living day in and day out without paying much mind to meat. I’m lucky to love nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, tempeh, and generally anything else that might make my…

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Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

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    You may not know this about me, but I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I love love love the succulence of a perfectly seared steak, the sweet smokiness of  pulled pork, and the way lamb seems to melt on my tongue after a day of slow cooking, but truthfully I could go…

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