Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My new favorite taco seasoning

LOVE this stuff

2 tsp dehydrated onions
1 tsp salt
1 t chili powder
1/2 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin

I put them in separate sandwich bags so I can just grab em and be done :D

** I had to cut down the salt on this by half.. too salty for my taste

Monday, May 23, 2011

Taco Piles

Taco Piles

1 can of refried beans
Ground Beef cooked with a packet of taco seasoning added
Grated Cheese *any kind we had Monterey Jack in this picture*
guacamole/sour cream/salsa/chopped olives or any other toppings.

Put down some fritos first
refried beans
ground beef
grated cheese

any order would be fine but I like the beans on the fritos to hold the meat on :)
top with your choice of extra sauces or toppings. Can make taco bar style so everyone can make their own plate

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Carne Asade (to try soon)

Carne Asada Steak (Mexican)

got this recipe in an email from great recipes you get by email, go sign up :)

Serves 4

4 six ounce portions of steak. I use tenderloin to keep it very
Juice of one lemon or lime
2 tsp of grated sea salt
2 tsp of grated pepper
1 Tbl of chile powder (I use a good quality of chile powder)
1 tsp of garlic powder
½ tsp of cumin

Drizzle the lemon juice over the meat. Rub around with your
fingers so it coats both sides. Then combine the spices in a
small bowl. Mix well. Then sprinkle them over the meat and rub
them in. Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavors sink in.
Lightly spray the grill with olive oil spray. Grill the steak to
your liking. Plan on about seven minutes per inch of thickness
for medium to medium rare.
Most often this kind of steak is served cut on the bias in thin
strips. That means cutting it perpendicular to the grain of the
meat. If you are using tenderloin like I was that really
doesn’t factor in.
Serve with a big salad loaded with veggies and you have a simple,
south-of-the-border meal.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hamburger Steaks and Gravy Oh My

Hamburger Steaks

note I made the gravy from the leftover juices in the pan, added some corn starch dissolved in water. Salt and Pepper DELICIOUS

*This recipe feeds as many as you make patties for

  • Ground Beef (can use lean, ground chuck, etc)
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Vidalia or other sweet onion, sliced

Heat one or two tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet. Press ground beef into doughnut shaped patties (the hole in the center will allow it to cook more evenly and will fill in as they shrink during cooking). Dip each patty into flour on both sides and place in hot skillet over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until browned. Scoot patties to one side and add onions to skillet. Stir and cook for a few minutes until lightly browned. Pour in 1 cup beef broth and cover. Allow to cook until meat is no longer pink in the center, about ten minutes.

Monday, May 9, 2011


thought Id post about hubby's progress on getting all our old trees chopped and in a pile. We cut down 4 Aspens and 3 Poplars . Cant wait to have it all cut and not sitting in my back yard. Hubby needs to cover it . Its raining like crazy and I think we still have a couple days left of rain grrr. Ignore the ugly shed we are planning on getting a new one soon (crossing fingers)

Peach Tree for Mother's Day

I have never had a fruit tree before :) SO excited thank you thank you hubby for my new tree.

UPDATE Miss Peachy Keen has been planted :) yayy

Starting the Garden

Hubby got some plants for us yesterday for our garden, we have tomatoes, strawberries, spinach, anaheim and jalapeno chilis, green peppers and zucchini .. cant wait. I also have seeds that I am starting inside. Tomatillos, Peppers, Tomatoes and Spinach we will see how they turn out or IF they turn out. I already have some lettuce growing out in a pot outside Yayy...WHEN it quits raining I will finally get to plant.

Papas y Chorizo

Papas y Chorizo (Potatoes with Chorizo)

4-6 medium potatoes (I used 8 small ones)
6-8 ounces chorizo
salt and pepper to taste

Slice your potatoes into even slices pretty thin, cook in oil until brown and crispy and almost cooked through. Make a well in the middle of your potatoes and start cooking the chorizo..slowly mix it in and cook all until the chorizo is done. Salt and Pepper to taste and serve. Great with fried or scrambled eggs

I dont have an actual recipe this is what I did :) I used a cast iron pan my FAV pan to use to cook

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Oatmeal Coconut Chewies

Oatmeal Coconut Chewies

recipe from My Kitchen Cafe

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to cool room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup quick oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (silpat or parchment) baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are set but not overly browned (bake a few minutes longer for a crispier version).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Totally Tangy Baked Fries

Totally Tangy Baked Fries

allrecipes recipe

4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4
inch thick fries
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, chili powder, mustard, and pepper. Add the potato slices, and stir until evenly coated. Arrange fries in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Then, turn the fries over, and continue to bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until crispy and browned. Season with salt, and serve.

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