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Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a new recipe on the blog! Twelve whole days, actually, with my “Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Chickpeas” post being my last shared recipe. But don’t worry – I have been cooking, and here’s the evidence. I’m a sucker for any dish involving cornbread. This casserole has … Continue reading

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

I’ve a lovely pair of dinner recipes for you today, courtesy of my favorite healthy recipe source: Cooking Light! A side and an entrée, which pair together perfectly. Let’s start with the side. Alternatively this makes also makes a great meatless lunch (I can tell you from experience, as that is exactly what I made … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Today I’m going to take you on an adventure. The adventure ends with quesadillas. You in? I thought so. One upon a time, a twenty-something chick found a recipe for quesadillas that she fancied. Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas, from BevCooks, in fact. On Sunday morning, she tossed a few ingredients in her crock pot. … Continue reading

Gaucho Casserole

Gaucho Casserole

I think I’ve made about a million different variations on this Gaucho Casserole. You know, the vaguely Americanized-Mexican dish with some variable combination of ground beef, tomatoes, onions and peppers, rice or flour tortillas, taco seasoning, beans, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, sour cream, and cheese? You know ‘em… the Enchilada Lasagna, Tex-Mex Rice Bowl, and … Continue reading

Enchilada Lasagna

Enchilada Lasagna

Finding a hundred variations on a Mexican casserole is not a difficult task. Basically, they’re a dime a dozen. “Mexican Lasagna,” or “Taco Delight,” or “Fiesta Casserole,” or what have you. Most everyone loves the familiar flavors to be found in these comfort food dishes. Finding one that is relatively healthy, and not weighed down … Continue reading

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of dining at the newly-opened Isalita in Ann Arbor. I cannot remember the last time I was so excited to try a new restaurant! [above picture source: freep.com] Isalita is the brainchild of the owner of the high-touted, nationally acclaimed restaurant located right next door: Mani Osteria. I … Continue reading

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Chiles Rellenos are probably my favorite Mexican dish. If they are on the menu at a restaurant, I will probably order them! (Evidence: see here and here). For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Chiles Rellenos, the dish typically consists of battered and fried poblano peppers that have been roasted and stuffed with … Continue reading

Beef Carnitas Tacos

Beef Carnitas Tacos

How does this plate look? Not too shabsters, methinks. Saturday I made Beef Carnitas, using beef stew meat, seasonings, and Cooking Light’s recipe, which involved an hour and a half of low-and-slow simmering in my French oven. After 90 minutes of simmering, I achieved tender, falling-apart chunks of beef. I did run a knife through … Continue reading

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Today I was lazy in the food department. For lunch, I found it necessary to brighten up the rather dull work day by going out to lunch. Our first choice was closed for the holiday, so our nearby second choice was Café Marie. I was tempted by all of the offerings featuring smoked salmon, and … Continue reading

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

While I enjoy cooking, I appreciate a wholesome meal that can be thrown together quickly, especially on a weeknight. This menu from Cooking Light is a great example! I made dinner in under 20 minutes following these two recipes. Recipes from Cooking Light: Tex-Mex Rice Bowl Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad Firstly, in a large bowl … Continue reading