Spicy Sweet Chicken Wraps with Bacon and Guacamole

School has started for many of us and as parents, we're so wrapped up in what our kids are going to eat for lunch and for snacks and for dinner, that we forget about ourselves. I was pulled back to the reality of "HEY, parents need to eat too and wow, doesn't that look amazing!" When I opened up my reader and saw these AMAZING Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps on A Cowboy's Wife's blog and my mouth started immediately watering and my tastebuds yelling, HEY YOU! REMEMBER US!!!! Summary: Makes 6 sandwiches and is great on a hot day or as party food! Ingredients Guacamole Spread 1 avocado 1 Tbsp. Kraft Mayo 1 Tbs. sour cream 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced (about 2 TBsp.) Dressing 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate 3 … [Read more...]

Pollo Fundido Chicken Recipe

It's amazing how differently food is prepared from state to state. Being a born and bred Arizona native, I grew up eating Mexican inspired dishes. When I moved to the east coast a few months ago, I experienced quite a bit of culture shock.  No more 24 hour Mexican places, no more fresh salsa, my neighbors don't sell tamales, and nobody makes their own tortillas. I decided to take matters into my own hands and figured out how to make my favorite Mexican entree right at home. The Pollo Fundido. Filling 4 chicken breasts 1 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 can diced green chilies 1/2 C italian salad dressing Put all ingredients in crockpot. When chicken is cooked through, take it out and give it a rough chop. It will begin to shred on it's own. … [Read more...]

Vermont Mac and Cheese Recipe

Is there anyone out there that doesn't like Macaroni and Cheese? Anyone? Bueller? I didn't think so. It's right up there at the top of my list of good old comfort food. I use a tried and true recipe, given to me by one of my best friends, Jen. It makes a cheesy, totally creamy mac and cheese. You know how some homemade ones can be grainy and well, kind of curdled and dry? This one is nothing but creamy. The secret? Food snobs, you may want to avert your eyes now... Velveeta. Yes. I'm serious. I tried a few other recipes for mac and cheese. They tasted fine, but were dry, and I just couldn't get the famous "creamy" type that I was looking for. But with Jen's recipe, it's super creamy and just so damn good. I made some changes this time around. Yesterday, we packed the kids … [Read more...]

American Chop Suey

A family favorite--American Chop Suey! My mom used to make it for us about once a week, and we happily gobbled it up. She made it for my kids  when they were younger and it quickly became one of their favorites, too. It's a great comfort food, that's for sure. It's quick, easy, and kids love it! It shows up on school lunch menus around here to this day, and even though I don't make it often (What is wrong with me?  It's super easy!) my girls are so happy when I do. My 13 year old actually clapped and said "yay!" when I told her we were having this the last time I made it. It's not easy to get happy reactions out of a 13 year old girl, by the way. I made extra noodles for the boys to have the way they like it (with butter and parmesan). This couldn't be any easier, … [Read more...]

Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon Recipe

This salmon is flaky, moist, melt in your mouth delicious and yet so very easy to make. Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon * 1 salmon fillet from your seafood deli. (I chose a large one, about 14 oz) * 2 Tbsp olive oil * 1 Tbsp butter * 1 Tbsp Blackened Seasoning, I use Old Bay. What to do 1. I cut my salmon into two equal (roughly 7 oz each) portions, leaving the skin on I rubbed olive oil over the whole of each piece of salmon. 2. Next, sprinkle about 1 Tbsp of Blackened Seasoning over the top (non skin) of the fish. 3. Heat your skillet over medium heat and melt the butter in the skillet. 4. Place each fillet skin side down in your skillet. Cook for about 4-6 minutes, or until you can see that the lower 1/2 of the fish has turned 'white'. 5. Flip the fish over and … [Read more...]