Appetizer Enchilada Meatballs

It’s almost the day of the big game! Meatballs are a fun party food, and it’s always nice to find a new way to jazz them up.  I thought it would be fun to make a Mexican-style meatball dipped in enchilada sauce… Put them on a tortilla triangle, top with a cilantro leaf, and you’ve got Appetizer Enchilada Meatballs!

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Firecracker Shrimp Tacos

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos are a fun twist on a traditional taco. The crunch of the crispy shrimp with the cabbage combined with tangy queso fresco & sweet chili sauce is sure to light up your next taco night!  These tacos were inspired by some I had when I visited Arizona earlier this year.  While they’re not exactly the same, they are still pretty darn good!

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Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are one of my husband’s favorite breakfast foods.  So, I’m always looking for ways to put a fresh twist on this portable morning meal.  Fresh cilantro, eggs, & bell peppers at the local Farmer’s Market inspired these Green Chile Breakfast Burritos.

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Beef, Bean, & Cheese Taquitos

Taquitos are a fun food for appetizers, or even a main dish.  They are great for the whole family, and perfect finger food for dipping in a side of salsa or cheese dip.  This simple recipe is also freezer friendly.  So, whip up a double batch and throw half in the freezer for a quick meal in the future!

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7 Layer Taco Cups

Who doesn’t love 7 Layer Dip?  While I love the flavors, I always feel like it’s a little messy to serve.  So, I took some inspiration from my aunt’s sausage stars, and decided to make 7 Layer Taco Cups!  They are so fun and full of flavor.  Your guests are sure to be impressed, because although they look like a lot of trouble, they come together in a snap!

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tostadas

I love finding recipes that are simple to put together and taste great.  I recently tried this Slow-Cooker Chicken Tostada recipe as part of a menu plan, and since my family loved it, I will be making it time and time again!  I can see a lot of possibilities with this recipe, and there is so much room to make to suit your families tastes.  Tostadas are so fun to make and eat!

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Black Bean Tacos

Looking for a quick, weeknight dinner that you can have on the table in less than 15 minutes?  If you want to avoid heating up something from the frozen foods section of the grocery store, making a trip through a drive-through, or ordering take-out, Black Bean Tacos are here to save you!  They are so simple and quick to make, but you don’t have to compromise flavor!

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Taco Soup

Taco Soup is one of those recipes that is so simple, yet tastes so yummy!  This soup is great for a cold, blustery day, when all you want to do is wrap up in a blanket and eat a big bowl of a hearty soup.  And, it’s simplicity makes it a perfect weeknight meal.  Brown some ground beef with onions, open some packets and some cans, heat it all up, and “ta-da!”  Dinner is ready!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m so excited that the weather is finally starting to cool down.  I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in Kansas things have been, well, HOT.  And then hot a few days more.  Many cities approached or broke records for the number of 100-degree days.  I think it’s a little sad when I started getting excited about the weather report… “Hey, it’s only supposed to be 90 tomorrow!!!”.

Now, things have begun to cool down a little.  Most nights the low is around 40-50 degrees, and it makes for beautiful fall evenings.  “Soup weather”, I call it.  And it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year!

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Another dip, you say?  Absolutely!  If you’re serving up some yummy guacamole, the perfect accompanying dip is homemade salsa!  This is so simple to throw together, and can be adapted to your tastes.  We love cilantro, so there’s a big handful in ours.  Like it hot?  Toss in another jalapeno.  Have fun experimenting to make this recipe yours!  After you’ve made your own salsa, it’s tough to go back to store-bought.

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