Tag Archives: Mexican

Fast and Easy Cheesy Enchilada Stove-Top Pasta

Seems like “busy” and “din­ner­time” have become best friends late­ly. We are rushed from appoint­ments to lessons to prac­tice to com­plete assign­ments and tweak projects. Throw in some pret­ty weath­er that keeps you out­side more than in and the ever present desire to stare at a blank wall for a few moments when life starts to become too packed ((oh that’s just me?!?)) — and din­ner­time with a home-cooked meal can become near­ly impos­si­ble. Con­tin­ue read­ing

CopyCat Old-School Iguana Lounge Salsa

In the year BB ((before babies)), I worked for an engi­neer­ing firm in OKC, on the edge of Nichols Hills and had mon­ey to burn. Well, I NEVER had mon­ey to burn — but I could afford the occa­sion­al $4.99 lunch spe­cial at a string of near­by restau­rants. Brown Bag’s Chick­en Sal­ad Sand­wich & Pearl’s, Red Beans & Rice were among my most favorite lunch­es. I have shared my “copy­cat” ver­sion of those recipes HERE & HERE. But the one restau­rant I have yet to dis­cuss is Igua­na Lounge. Con­tin­ue read­ing

CopyCat Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is it — the chick­en enchi­la­da soup recipe that will be your go to. Now, I am not brag­ging ((at all)), rather just stat­ing the sim­ple fact: this is the BEST enchi­la­da soup recipe. It is just the right amount of thick and creamy, per­fect­ly spiced and so very sim­ple to make.  Con­tin­ue read­ing

Huevos Rancheros Verdes Breakfast Cups ((Breakfast will never be the same!!))

I have a bun­dle of recipes just float­ing around in the spaces between my to do lists, day­dreams and what­ev­er decides to bounce around in my brain through­out my days. And this recipe is one that has been beg­ging to come to be for months. Please tell me I am not the only one this hap­pens to! Con­tin­ue read­ing

Spicy Shrimp Tacos & Emily’s Special Sauce

If you saw my pre­vi­ous recipe: Sum­mer Seafood Pas­ta, then you may me notic­ing a mini-theme. Yes, for the last 6 weeks, I have been crav­ing seafood, espe­cial­ly shrimp. And — um, shrimp has become SO expen­sive, which is why it hasn’t been on our menu for a long time. But, Whole Foods ran a good sale, Con­tin­ue read­ing

Simple Mexi-Bowls & the Most Delicious Recipe for Mexi-Style Shredded Beef

A sign read­ing: “Neces­si­ty is the moth­er of inven­tion” should be hung in my kitchen for sure — it total­ly describes my cook­ing life. It goes a lit­tle some­thing like this: “What?!? it is 2:30 already?!? … Oh gosh. What am I going to make for din­ner … that doesn’t make every­one cry or throw up??!” ((think­ing, think­ing)) “What is in the pantry?? ((there is some stuff)) What is in the fridge?? ((some essen­tials for sure)) I think I will have to hit the freez­er ((dread — there is hard­ly enough time to thaw and cook those frozen bricks of beef))…” Con­tin­ue read­ing

Mexican Jumping Beans — ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

There are so many things I love about beans — but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things — sor­ry.  I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this Mex­i­can ver­sion my be my favorite. Well, it is prob­a­bly a tie between this and the Cajun Red Beans & Rice.

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