Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

These are so easy and so yummy. I made them tonight and my kids all asked for seconds (and even a third!) and asked me if we can have them 'a lot of times'!!

Flour tortillas
Rotisserie chicken
1 lime
Black beans- I used 1 can per 4 burritos
Shredded cheese (I prefer colby jack- but tonight I just had cheddar- so that's what I used)

Shred your rotisserie chicken. (You could use any kind of chicken you prefer.) Add the juice and zest of one lime. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, allowing the chicken to absorb the lime flavor. Layer 2-3 heaping tbsp of beans, some chicken and some cheese into a tortilla. Roll them up burrito style (tucking the ends). Put them on a griddle (or a pan on the stovetop) for about 2 minutes on each side. Let each side brown lightly. Unroll and add toppings of your choice: guacamole, shredded lettuce, chopped cilantro, chopped tomato, sour cream.

Hobo Stew

This is one of my favorite soup recipes... there really isn't a recipe. You just throw in whatever you have! I always add veggies, beans and spices. Beyond that, I let the kids each pick out a can of something from the pantry, we throw it in and eat it! So, it's always different. It's SO yummy!! This batch turned out really good.

4 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup kale (rough chopped)
1 can of corn
1 can of green beans
1 can of white beans
1 can of red beans
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 lb of cooked hamburger
6 cloves garlic
1 can of vegetable stock
3 cups of water
1 tbsp beef base (3 beef bouillon cubes)
Spices to taste- garlic powder, thyme, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin

Cook hamburger with onion, garlic and carrots. Drain. Drain cans of veggies and beans and add to soup. Add all remaining ingredients. Heat through. Serve.
Great served with rolls or cornbread.

***Like I said- add whatever you have, whatever you like. Change the veggies, the meat, the spices. It is always different and always yummy! Normally I add potatoes- I forgot this time. If I have celery, I always add it. I don't like tomatoes- so I don't add them unless my kids pick the can out of the pantry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Sauce

Not a great picture- my camera battery was dead- so I used my cell phone!
This stuff is SO GOOD!!! I seriously could've licked the bowl!

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Sauce

Melt ¼ c. butter

¾ c. brown sugar
2 T. half and half or milk
1 T. ground cinnamon (I used 2 tsp)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Microwave until bubbly (1-1 ½ min)

1 T.half and half or milk
1 T. flour

Whisk until well blended.

Thank you for the recipe!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Easy Grilled Chicken

This is so easy and very yummy. We marinate it overnight or even for 48 hours. It is super moist every time with super flavor.

recipe from
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
4 -6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
In a bowl, add the Italian dressing, teriyaki sauce and minced garlic; stir to combine.
Add the chicken breast halves; cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Grill over hot coals for approximately 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.


We made this last night and it was so yummy and so easy. Everyone loved it. Some of the cheese oozed out on the pan and it was delicious. We just used the cheapest salami from the deli.

Recipe from The Sisters Cafe(

1 Rhodes bread dough
1/4 lb ham, sliced
1/4 lb hard salami (I goofed and made it with pastrami and it was still so good!)
1/4 lb provolone
mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp dried basil, divided
1/2 tsp dried oregano, divided
melted butter or olive oil

Set out bread dough to thaw. Once thawed, spread the dough out on a cookie sheet or silpat (which works perfect). Layer the ham and then the salami along the middle of the dough going lengthwise. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each of basil and oregano then layer on cheeses. (I used approximately 1 cup shredded mozzarella but it’s entirely up to you how much you want!) Sprinkle with remaining basil and oregano. Wet edges of the dough and fold over the long edges and roll up the ends. Brush olive oil over dough and sprinkle lightly with corn meal. Carefully flip stromboli over and repeat on other side. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Serve with hot spaghetti sauce for dipping. Enjoy!