Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Tacos

Saturday night I hosted our dinner club and made Ina Garten’s Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork. Everyone that was at our house that night thought this pork would be fabulous served in tacos. Since I had so much meat left over, that’s exactly what I decided to do tonight. My good friend, Karin, who’s in our dinner…

Chicken Fajitas

Today is Tuesday, which to some people means “Taco Tuesday”. I wanted Mexican tonight, but not tacos … fajitas. I figured I could wait until Friday and make a “Fajita Friday” dinner, or yesterday we could have had “Mexican Monday”, but went with my idea for fajitas on a Tuesday. I roasted a few chicken…

Chicken, Mango and Black Bean Burritos

Last night, my lovely nieces, Madeline and Olivia were at our house for a sleepover. Maddie and Olivia are also our Goddaughters. Their older sister, Alexis, was at work so was unable to join us for the evening. It was so much fun listening to Kylie, Maddie and Olivia chat and laugh. The sound of…

Turkey Tacos with Pasilla Pepper Cream Sauce

Tonight’s dinner started with a pasilla pepper. I knew I’d be making ground turkey tacos this week and wanted to make a sauce to spread over the corn tortilla before stacking my taco with the meat, diced onion, chopped tomato, cheese, cilantro and avocado. I started by chopping up half of a pasilla pepper and…

Salsa Verde Chicken

As I was grocery shopping the other day, I noticed Trader Joe’s had a new salad I hadn’t seen before … southwest chopped salad. It is a salad kit, like others they offer.  In it you will find green cabbage, romaine, cotija cheese, roasted pepitas, tortilla strips, green onion, cilantro and spicy avocado dressing.  This…

Flank Steak and Corn Tacos

Since last night was Tuesday, I made tacos for dinner. I chose flank steak as the protein for my tacos. I started by marinating my steak. I sprinkled kosher salt, pepper and Chile lime seasoning over both sides of the steak. After that, I squeezed the juice of two limes (making sure to set aside the…

Cinco de Mayo Nachos

Last night for Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make a big cast iron skillet of chicken nachos for Dennis and myself for dinner. Kylie was out with her friend, so it was just the two of us hanging out in front of the t.v. watching a movie. I started by seasoning and roasting two…

Roasted Bell Pepper Tacos

This past Saturday I sat down to compile my menus for the week and put together my grocery lists. I knew I wanted to make tacos for tonight, but wanted to come up with something a little bit different, a little bit unexpected. I decided I’d make my tacos in bell pepper halves that I…

Mexican Chicken for Fajitas

Tonight, my friends and I are throwing a dinner party for our friend. Lisa’s birthday was last week and we are all celebrating her special day. We are having a Mexican Fiesta night. My friend, Azita, is hosting the birthday party at her house and her, Ethel and I all have our assigned tasks. Our…

Chicken Tostadas Marinated in Cilantro Dressing

One of my favorite fast food restaurants is El Pollo Loco. I’ve always enjoyed El Pollo Loco, but even more so now that they’ve introduced an under 500 calorie menu. This is where I choose to eat if we happen to be heading out for a quick bite on a weeknight because I know I…

Turkey and Pinto Bean Taco Boats

I found the cutest little taco boats at my local grocery store last week, I couldn’t pass them up. Last night I made ground turkey tacos and thought these would be the perfect vessel to serve them in. The taco boats actually made for a much less messy taco. These are by Old El Paso and have only…

Beef Enchilidas

Who doesn’t love enchiladas?  I’ll admit, I don’t make them often.  They are a bit tedious, and a little messy … but, in the end, I’m always glad I’ve taken the time to make these for my family. It’s Saturday and Dennis and I had some errands to run this morning. Kylie stayed home to…