mexican rice with cilantro + garlic

if you have been to my house, you might have noticed i have a little problem with too many cookbooks. i will admit it, but i am far from getting into a program to help me quit. every time i get a new cookbook, i will curl up with it that evening like i would a novel…

mexican style roasted corn-on-the-cob

i haven’t always been the corn-on-the-cob’s number one fan, you might say. i like my corn to have a little sumthin’ goin’ on, if you know what i mean. so there i was, looking for a summer corn recipe that would light my fire. then the lights shone down from heaven and lit up this…

creamy baked chicken taquitos

for a long time, i was unable to find a really good taquito recipe that did not involve frying. they are always fried (traditionally) and i am just not the frying type. no thank you. so i came across this one and was excited to try it, although i was a little skeptical. but it…

asian turkey meatballs

these little gems were a lovely surprise this week. i was skeptical, them coming – randomly – from the disney family website (i have NO earthly clue how i originally got this recipe, although i think the link was sent to me by a family member). i had read through the ingredients and the instructions…

santa fe chicken tacos (crockpot)

i made this a few months back (and have made it several times since) and completely forgot to share it with y’all! a good friend reminded me of it yesterday and it just may be going in the crockpot this week. now, if you know me, you know that in my past i have not…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…

rice and corn with cilantro & avocado

this side dish makes me so happy, i’d probably eat it for the main course. it is light, refreshing, and the perfect thing to go with anything on the grill. it’s ingredients lean southwestern and mexican, so it goes really well with chips & fresh salsa or a big cheesy plate of enchiladas. i even…