A delicious mexican dish that can be easily modified for your preferences
Beef Nacho Casserole
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly
browned. Drain grease. Remove from the heat.
While the beef in browning, in a separate bowl, mix together the salsa, mayonnaise, sour cream,
taco seasoning and corn. When the beef is browned and drained, stir the beef in.
In a 2 quart casserole dish (about 9x13 inches), layer the ground beef mixture, crushed tortilla
chips and cheese twice, ending with cheese on top.
Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. After 15 minutes, remove the foil
and let it bake for 5 more minutes uncovered, until cheese is melted and dish is thoroughly
You can go crazy with making many modifications to the recipe. You can try Doritos, Fritos, or any other of your favorite chips in place of the tortilla chips. You can add other veggies and ingredients, like onions, beans, peppers, etc. You can add many other spices and seasonings, like garlic, onion, chili powder. Or try switching up the types of cheese. Enjoy!
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. I made this adorable and delicious cupcakes for the season premiere of Breaking Bad. But since the series finale is just around the corner (September 29th!), it’s a great time to make them!
Breaking Bad “Meth” Cupcakes
We’ll start by turning our blue rock candy into blue “meth”! I left my rock candies in their individual bags and rolled my heavy marble rolling pin over them. The candy falls off the stick easily enough.
I had light blue and dark blue so I put them into 2 separate dishes. Set aside till later.
Now for the red velvet cupcakes! Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt) together in a medium sized bowl.
In a larger bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and eggs until very well mixed. Stir in the sour cream, milk, lemon juice, food coloring and vanilla.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the large bowl and mix it well. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into the mini cupcake liners, about 2/3 full .
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove them from the pan and let them cool. (you can also make large cupcakes instead, bake them for 18-22 minutes). DON’T stack them like I did in the photo below, BAD idea! =P
For the frosting, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together. (If you want the frosting to be firm to hold shapes from piping, use cold ingredients from the fridge). Slowly add confectioners sugar until it’s smooth and fluffy.
Pipe the frosting onto your cupcakes once they are completely cooled. (If you do not have a piping bad, you can easily use a ziplock bag and just cut a hole in the corner). Add the blue crystal “meth” to your cupcakes while the icing is still wet so it sticks.
Leave a few without “meth”, and instead create some chemistry elements (like Br and Ba) with the decorative gel.
Repeat many times and ENJOY!
A very quick, simple and tasty dip! This is my new “go-to” dish when I have unexpected guests!
Tasty Taco Topping
Gather your ingredients! Okay, let’s get real… this not going to be a healthy dish by any means! But you can feel slightly better using low fat sour cream, lean beef and low sodium chips!
Brown your beef in a frying pan and add the taco seasoning, garlic, onions, and any other seasons you enjoy. Layer it flat into a casserole dish. I used an 8x11in dish (2Q / 2L dish), but a smaller one
(8x8in) should work great too.
Add the layer of sour cream over the beef.
Slice up the Velveeta (or similar) cheese if you bought a block. Thickness depends on how cheesy you want it! In the photo below, the top piece is pretty thick, most were cut thinner.
Layer the cheese over the sour cream. I decided to use small slices of marble cheddar cheese to fill in some gaps, with a sprinkle of grated parmesan.
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. If you happen to like burnt cheese, then broil it at the end =P.
You can serve as-is (layered), or mix it all up! Being impatient (like myself!) will cause you to burn your mouth, so give it a little time to cool! Scoop onto your chips and enjoy!
This recipe is really about using the 3 main ingredients (beef, sour cream and cheese), but adjusting it to your taste buds! Feel free to season and spice up the beef and play around with types of cheeses.
Tender, juicy chicken baked in a sweet garlic mix… yum!
Sweet Garlic Chicken
Sauté the minced garlic and olive oil in a pan until soft.
Remove pan from heat and add the brown sugar. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
Line a baking dish with tin foil and coat with the cooking spray. Put the chicken breasts in the dish and cover with the garlic brown sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until the center is no longer pink.
Cheese, Corn and Bacon together. What more could you want?!
Cheesy Creamy Corn and Bacon Casserole
Start with your corn in large bowl. If you are using frozen corn, it’s very important to make sure that it is thawed. Trust us on this one…
Stir in the cooking cream until well blended.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Soften butter in microwave and stir in to yummy corn mixture.
Add chopped bacon like your life depended on it and transfer to baking dish.
Top the corn with your newly shredded cheese and pop in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Voila! Cheesy Creamy Corny Bacon Goodness!
This dish is so delish, I make it every few weeks <3
Rolled Garlic Cheese Turkey
Prepare your garlic cheese spread by taking it out of the wrapping and putting them together in a bowl. We used regular Laughing Cow cheese and added minced garlic.
Mix it well so that the spread becomes easier to work with. Set it aside.
In a shallow bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. I like to use a mixture of breadcrumbs (regular Italian, Japanese panko, and Kellongs Corn Flakes). Dip one side of the meat in the melted butter, then into the breadcrumb mixture. Ensure the one side gets coated well, then set it on a greased baking sheet.
Cover the other side of the meat with the cheese spread.
Roll up the meat and place a toothpick in each roll to keep them in place. You may want to add remaining breadcrumbs to the meat if needed. Then sprinkle the shredded cheese over each roll.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Keep one for me and enjoy!!!!