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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a wonderful meal that is made from scratch and is ready in a fraction of the time you would spend making this soup on the stove.  It’s hearty, spicy, and something the whole family will love.  You can even customize your toppings!  Add shredded cheese, cilantro, lemon wedges, tortilla chips – you name it! The recipe can be found here. Start by prepping your ingredients.  Mince the garlic, mince the onion, drain and rinse the black beans, drain the corn, slice the cilantro, and slice the lime.  Set everything aside and get your Instant Pot ready. Turn the Instant Pot on to the sauté setting and add the olive oil.  Once hot, add the onion and garlic.  It should start sizzling as soon as it hits the oil!  Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until translucent and fragrant.  Turn the Instant Pot off. Add the chicken stock and stir to combine.  Use a rubber spatula … Continue reading

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Breakfast Enchiladas are a great way to start your day!  Enchiladas are tortillas that are filled with various ingredients, rolled up, covered with sauce, and baked to perfection.  For my Breakfast Enchiladas, I’m swapping a typical enchilada sauce for whisked eggs, and filling the inside with cheese and diced ham. These Breakfast Enchiladas can be customized to meet your taste preferences.  I used diced ham, but you could use bacon or sausage.  I used white onion, but you could substitute with bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, etc.  Really make these your own and use the recipe below as a guide for quantities! Another plus side of this recipe is you can make the Breakfast Enchiladas the day before and bake when you are ready.  You can also make them the morning of…. like really early the morning you plan to bake if you are an early riser.  You want the dish … Continue reading

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If you need a fun new dinner idea, are looking for an appetizer for a party, or simply want to have Mexican night at home, Tostadas are the way to go!  They are very versatile yet simple and easy to make.  Tostada is the Spanish word for toasted, which fits the description perfectly, because a toasted (or deep fried) tortilla is the base of the dish.  You then top the tortilla with beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, fruit, and other toppings.  Basically, you want to pile the ingredients high and dig in…. these are meant to be messy! One of my favorite Tostada recipes is for BBQ Chicken Tostadas.  These are served warm and I think that’s part of the appeal for me.  I love the combination of melted cheese, tender chicken, and tangy BBQ sauce in every bite.  They are also fairly light so you will be satisfied without feeling … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy meal that’s bursting with flavor!  The seasoning is a homemade mixture that has the perfect fajita flavor; a bit of spice but not overpowering.  The chicken and veggies are tender, and you can add any toppings of your choosing.  Even better, everything cooks on the same pan for easy cleanup! The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the peppers, onion, and chicken into strips.  Set aside.  Feel free to use whichever color pepper or onion you like.  I like the contrast of red and green peppers in my fajitas.  I also prefer the flavor of white onions, so that’s what I use, but you can make this dish with whatever you like to meet your tastes. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chili powder, … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex Chicken & Zucchini Skillet is a yummy, low-carb, one-pan dinner that’s ready in about 30 minutes, which makes it a great option for a quick weeknight meal.  It’s packed with a variety of vegetables, tender chicken, and lots of flavor! The recipe can be found here. This is how you make it: start by doing all your prep work.  Chop the onion, bell peppers, zucchini, green onion, and cilantro.  Mince the garlic.  Drain and rinse the black beans.  Slice the chicken breasts.  Set everything aside.  This will help you move along a lot faster while cooking because all ingredients are ready to go.  You can even portion out your seasonings ahead of time! Add avocado oil to a large, deep skillet and heat over medium heat.  You need to use a large skillet, or you will run out of room for all the ingredients 🙂  You can also use … Continue reading

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How much Mexican food do I plan to eat this Cinco de Mayo, you ask? That’s nacho business! Break out the margaritas!  Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious food and refreshing cocktails.  I have a handful of recipes that are full of flavor and easy to throw together for a last-minute party.  Here’s what’s on the menu: Chunky Guacamole with Tortilla Chips White Queso Dip with Tortilla Chips Mexican Corn Tostadas Chicken Taquitos Mexican Pasta Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing Cubano Style Tacos Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Tequila Sunrise     Not only are these great recipes for Cinco de Mayo, but they are light and refreshing options for any summer dinner.  Plus, you can make them as mild or spicy as you like by adjusting the amount of seasoning you add.  First up is Chunky Guacamole.  This is … Continue reading

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