Saturday, November 12, 2016

Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos

Adapted from:

1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 packet of taco seasoning
1/2 cup of onion, diced
1 can rotel
Stand n' Stuff taco shells
1/2 can refried beans
Monterey jack cheese, enough to melt on top of tacos
**any toppings you may want...jalapenos, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, etc.**

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.

Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion is translucent and fragrant.

Stir in the chicken, taco seasoning and rotel.  Stir to combine fully.  Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes, until liquid is fully gone.

Place taco shells in the baking dish, standing up.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of beans in the bottom of the taco shell.  Top with the chicken mixture, almost to the top of each shell.

Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.

Remove from oven and add toppings.


Saturday, November 05, 2016

My Favorite Broccoli & Rice Casserole

This is THE BEST Broccoli and Rice Casserole!  I love the spice from the Rotel!

2 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 stick of butter
1 can of rotel, undrained
1 jar of Cheez Whiz
1 package of frozen broccoli florets
salt and pepper, to taste

Heave oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together.  Bake until hot through and edges are brownish.  About 30-45 minutes.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies aka The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of:

I saw a post on Facebook asking about the best chocolate chip cookie recipe and this recipe was provided.  I decided to make them during Christmas.  I was hoping they really were the best and I have to agree...they are.

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.