taco seasoning

Apr 10, 2011 by

i’m pretty good about keeping things in stock around the house.  i’m slightly ocd and making out a grocery list for my weekly trip to publix.  it usually takes a half hour or so and consulting several blogs, the publix ad and my husband to see what he’s hungry for. (which usually ends in an “i don’t care.”)  i love his willingness to eat whatever i make. 🙂 then there are the times that i forget to stock up on things.  things like taco seasoning.  i’m here to tell you that it’s really simple to make because you’ll more than likely have all of this stuff in your seasoning cabinet.  make a large batch and throw it in anything that you’d like to instantly give a smoky, spicy flavor.  ground beef, shredded pork, chicken.,...

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pulled pork

Apr 2, 2011 by

one of my favorite food blogs is the pioneer woman.  her blog is amazing and talks about a lot more than just food.  when she posted this recipe, i knew i had to try it.  my mouth was watering! this dish is great for any season and is also multi-functional!  (never thought that i’d say that about food, but it really is!)  you can serve it on a sandwich, tom style with bbq sauce, pickles and melted pepper jack cheese, in a taco, on nachos, or use it for pretty much anything you’d want to put pulled pork on.  i’m thinking that it might even be great on a pizza… mmm. i’ve adapted the original recipe to be a two-person friendly, crock pot gig, with leftovers for one meal.  if you want to make...

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chicken tacadillas w/ roasted corn pico de gallo...

Aug 11, 2010 by

i am a big fan of rachael ray… and was very excited recently to watch her in the mornings on some extended time off from work.  this was one of the recipes that she featured… which included fish.  it almost made me want to try the recipe as it was.  however, i chickened out (no pun intended) and the voice of reason in my head (tom :)) said to go for the chicken.  so here is my version of the recipe, slightly adapted from the original.  this recipe also includes a bonus recipe for pico de gallo! 4 small vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (leave the seeds in for more heat!) 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped a small handful of cilantro leaves, finely chopped...

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