Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mac and Queso

Oh no!  Not Mac and Cheese again.   Here is a variation that might just get your family excited.  With a few simple ingredients, we had around the house turned this into a nice wow dish.

1 lb       hot breakfast sausage
1 cup    sweet pepper slices
2 cups  pasta
1 can   diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 package processed cheese loaf
1 tsp    garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground hot peppers
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Brown the sausage in s skillet.  Remove the sausage leaving any drippings in the pan.  Add the sweet pepper slices to the skillet and saute until soft, stirring frequently.  Add the tomatoes and spices along with the sausage.  Slice the cheese and add to the pan.  Stir to keep the cheese from burning.  Place the cooked pasta into a casserole dish and add the cheese mixture.  Combine and place into a preheated oven at 350 degrees.  Bake  for about 20 minutes and then broil on high for an additional 3 to give the top a browned coating.

Serve and enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Grilled Peach Salsa Chicken Breasts

Looking for a new way to serve your chicken breasts?  Here is a quick and simple way that works on the grill as well as in the oven.

These were boneless, skinless chicken breasts seasoned with Adobo Seasonings.  They were placed on a medium hot grill until the bottoms were done.  When they were turned, I added a liberal amount of Peach Salsa to them and grilled until complete.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Enchilada Casserole

Here is an easy and flexible recipe that you can customize to fit your family's tastes.  It is numerous layers of precooked ingredients.

Start with a layer of tortillas in a 9x13 pan.  We use corn tortillas as they tend to hold up better, but flour would be fine. The next layer was refried beans spread over the tortillas.  More tortillas, browned seasoned ground beef and shredded cheddar cheese.  More tortillas, refried beans and green chile peppers.  Another layer of tortillas, browned ground beef, enchilada sauce and topped with shredded cheddar.

Bake in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted, about 25-30 minutes.  Serve with sour cream on top and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Grilled Seasoned Chicken Wings

I was able to light the grill for the first time this spring.  Easy to make seasoned Chicken Wings are always a hit at our house.  These were seasoned with equal amounts of salt, black pepper, paprika and cumin.

Toss the wings in the seasonings to coat thoroughly.   Place onto a medium high heat grill and cook for about 25 minutes.  Time will vary with the size of the wings.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday Morning Wake Up!

Here's a simple way to brighten up your breakfast.  A simple fried egg sandwich on toast, a slice of cheese and topped with habanero salsa.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Roasted Carrots

Looking for a new way to serve carrots?  Try this recipe to change your dinner.

This recipe was used to make 2 pounds of carrots:

2 lbs Carrots - sliced and quartered
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 cup Orange Juice
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Mix the ingredients in a large baking pan.  Toss with the carrots to coat thoroughly.  Place the pan into a 400 degree oven.  Let the carrots roast for 20 minutes, toss and roast again for another 20 minutes or until the carrots begin to achieve the appropriate texture and soften.