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Green (Tomatillo ) Salsa

Ingredients…  8-10 tomatillos, peeled and stems removed 2 jalapeños 4 Serrano chiles 1/4 white onion, separated 3 cloves garlic, peeled 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1/2 tsp dried oregano Pinch of comino (cumin) 1 tablespoon lime juice Process… Broil on high (about 4 inches from the heat source) the first 5 ingredients until blistered The garlic should be removed after 3 minutes or so, so it doesn’t burn Turn the rest of the ingredients every 5 minutes or so Remove the ingredients as they become blistered enough The garlic will be done first, then the onion, then the rest of the ingredients I like to add the items to my blender as they are done *dont forget to cut off the stems of the chiles before adding them to your blender You can remove the seed in the chiles if you like, this will render a less spicy salsa Add all ingredients listed to your blender Blend Taste for salt, enjoy!

Mexican Posole w/Pork

3 – 31/2 pounds pork butt, marbled with fat, chopped into small cubes 3 tablespoons cooking oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 2 tsp crushed oregano 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 3 bay leaves 10 cups beef broth 1 can (28oz) enchilada sauce, Las Palmas 1 1/2 cans (28oz) red chile sauce, Las Palmas 2 tablespoons chile powder 1 large can white hominy 2 cups hominy liquid

Zoodles with Avocado Cream Sauce

This is a great dish to make if you are doing Keto or low carb, it’s super tasty and easy. Make your zoodles. There are contraptions you can buy on Amazon to do this. For the sauce… 3 avocados 1/4 cup cream 1/4 cup water 1/4 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt Blend all until smooth Spiral your zucchini Salt and pepper the noodles Pan fry over medium heat in 1 tablespoon olive oil for just about 10 minutes Add amount of sauce to your specific desire/zoodles to sauce ratio. Top with parm cheese, enjoy! g.

Easy Tex-Mex Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Thanks to my daughter for reminding of the fact that these are yummy! I had not made them in decades. As a young mother and budding foodie I believe my first try took a lot of work (in my opinion) and the effort did not yield too much flavor. This version of stuffed peppers is full of flavor and could not be easier… Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 cup rice (cooked) 4 large bell peppers (any color), tops trimmed off and white and seeds inside of peppers removed Dash of pepper 1/8 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp garlic powder Process… Preheat oven to 350 Cook the ground turkey Add the taco seasoning and all other seasonings Combine the cooked turkey with white rice Stuff each pepper with the turkey and rice mixture Top each stuffed pepper with grated cheddar cheese Bake the peppers for 45 minutes Enjoy!

Green Chile Chicken Posole for the Win!

A soup made of green chile, broth, hominy, chicken and some delish mexican spices. I finally tried my hand at this soup. I’m glad I did, it came out very tasty! I hope you’ll give my version a try. I grew up enjoying the red chile posole my mother made, hers was so good. Over the years I’d heard of others eating the green chile version and I actually tried it myself once long ago, but found it to be a bit bland. After researching recipes on the web I came came up with this delicious version, enjoy! Onions translucent, salt added, garlic in and the chicken. All ingredients added now, bring to a boil, cover and simmer. After 30 minutes add in the can of chopped green chiles. Meanwhile, gather and chop your condiments and remember to always keep your condiment game strong! These tasty ingredients help take the posole to an over the top yummy status. Here’s my husband starting to top his bowl of goodness. I like adding extra spice to mine, …

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients… 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 large shrimp (optional), peeled and deveined 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (any vegetable mix can be used here) 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce (you can certainly add 2 T. I just wanted my finished mixture to be lighter in color dash of pepper 8 ounces riced cauliflower 2 eggs, beaten Here’s some of the ingredients I used Process… In a large skillet heat the sesame oil to med high Add in the garlic, vegetables and shrimp, cook for about 5 minutes stirring often Add in the ground ginger, pepper and soy sauce, combine all well Add in the cauliflower, cook the mixture another 3 minutes mixing a few times during this time Push all to the side, pour in your two beaten eggs, cook until they are set, breaking the eggs up as you combine all well Cook all another 3-5 minutes Check for seasoning (I added a bit of salt and more pepper) Serve topped with chopped green onion, extra …

Oh My Mollete

I recently got together with my maternal Aunt, we swapped family history and recipe stories. She shared how her grandkids love a good Mollette. Naturally I had to ask, “what the heck is a mollette?.” This hungry girl had to know, ASAP. Here’s a link from Savuer, their take on the coveted Mollete First off, here are some tips… Split your bread, bolillos (found in Mexican bakeries and some grocery store bakery sections) or bun of choice, toast the halves and butter them (after hollowing them out a bit) for added decadence. Use beans as the base layer. Cooked meat can be added as well. You could also add cooked scrambled eggs or seasoned cooked ground round or ground turkey, leftover taco meat or cooked shredded chicken, etc… Garnish with your favorite things/whatever you have on hand. Thee Molleta is your oyster at this point! This morning for my garnishes I used a green salsa I made previously. I used some chopped onions I had in the fridge, a bit of chopped cilantro, a …

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

Guisado a La Oma

This is a dish my mom made quite often. It’s a meat and potato stew with green beans. I’ve spent years trying to get this recipe just so. I do believe I finally have. It’s so perfect on a cool evening. Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 a medium white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tsp salt divided 1/4 tsp pepper divided 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 cups beef broth 1/4 tsp oregano Pinch of comino (ground cumin) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can green beans, drained Process… Cook the ground turkey, season with 1/2 the salt salt and 1/2 the pepper, drain any fat, set aside In a stock pot heat oil to medium high Add in the onion, cook until translucent Add in the rest of the salt and pepper Add in the garlic, cook an additional 2/3 minutes, stirring often as to not burn the garlic Add in the chopped tomatoes cook another 5 minutes or so Next, add in the beef broth Add …

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

Ingredients… 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Cooking spray Lemon pepper for chicken 1 tsp olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 cups chicken broth 1/4 tsp lemon pepper for broth Chopped curly pastsley for garnish Lemon wedges for service Process 1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray 2. Heat to medium high 3. Generously season chicken with lemon pepper, both sies 4. Cook the chicken per side 3-5 minutes 5. Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside 6. Add the tsp of olive oil to the pan 7. Add in the garlic, scrape up any chicken crumbs and combine them with the garlic 8. Cook the garlic for a few minutes mixing continuously so as not to burn it 9. Add in the chicken broth 10. Add in the 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 11. Add in the orzo 12. Combine all well 13. Layer in the chicken 14. Bring the mixture to a boil 15. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the orzo is tender (al dente) …

Breakfast Casserole

Not going to lie this was a huge hit at a recent family gathering my husband and I hosted. It’s over the top tasty with a touch of decadence. I hope you’ll try it! Cooking spray 30 oz bag hash browns defrosted 1/2 tsp salt divided 2 tablespoons butter (salted) 10 oz pork breakfast sausage 12 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 cup sharp cheddar 1/4 tsp minced fresh rosemary (optional) Process… 1. Spray a 8 x 11 casserole dish with cooking oil 2. Cook the sausage until done, breaking it up into small pieces, drain and set aside 3. Layer the hash browns into the dish 4. Dot the hash browns with butter 5. Sprinkle the hash brown layer with 1/4 tsp salt 6. Add a dash of pepper 7. Layer the sausage next 8. In a large mixing bowl add the eggs, cheese, cream and 1/4 tsp salt (if using rosemary, add now), mix well 9. Layer the egg mixture now (if using rosemary add it in now) 10. Add another …