Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mexican Haystacks

The other day I was in desperate need of a trip to the grocery store, but too tired to make one.  I remembered seeing something like this in an old family cookbook.  So going from memory and the help of my sweet neighbor who went on vacation and left me a few perishable items created this dish!  It was a huge hit with the family!
Mexican Haystacks
1 lb hamburger
1/2 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 packet taco seasoning*
1 (14.5 oz) can of corn, drained
1 (15 oz) can of red kidney beans or beans of your choice
cooked rice (About 3 cups uncooked rice)
shredded cheddar cheese
diced tomatoes
diced avocados
diced mangoes or peaches
Sour Cream

Brown hamburger and onions together.  Drain.  Add the salsa and *just enough of the taco seasoning packet for your tastes. Add a little water at this point. (maybe 1/4 cup).  Stir in the corn and beans.  Heat until warmed through.  Serve over rice.  Top with the cheese, tomatoes, avocados, mangoes or peaches and some sour cream.
*I did not have any mangoes, but had a couple of peaches.  They were a great addition to this dish.

Simple and Delicious!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fritos for Dessert??..OH YES!!

Ok this is one of those recipes that you truly cannot believe the ingredients actually work together.  Well let me tell you it is AMAZING!!  I took these to work. Had the first person guess what was in them.  Then it became a game for everyone else to figure it out.  Let's just say it was a HUGE hit and they have been hinting for me to make more by telling me that they are craving them!! Honestly addicting and so easy to make!
Fritos Bars
from Jennifercooks 
10 1/2 ounces Fritos corn chips
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
 ½-1 cup milk chocolate chips

Grease a 9x13 baking pan and pour the Fritos in the pan. Crush just a bit.

In a saucepan, bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth.
 Pour over corn chips and gently stir until coated.  Pour corn chip mixture into greased baking pan and spread evenly.

Place chocolate chips in a baggie and microwave for 30 seconds; remove and squish the bag  then microwave for 30 seconds more, if necessary to melt. Cut one corner off the bag and drizzle  the melted chocolate over Frito Bars and allow to cool completely.  (I stuck mine in the freezer for just a few minutes to set the chocolate.)
Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.
OH YUM!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let Old El Paso Help You Make Dinner and a Great Giveaway!

Some nights you just need an easy meal and on those nights it is nice to  have products from Old El Paso to help make dinner quick, easy and delicious!! Since Mexican food is our favorite I was excited for these new products from Old El Paso.

  • Stand ‘N Stuff® Tortillas are so easy to fill, hold, and eat that your kids might even leave less food on the floor!
  • Stand ‘N Stuff® Tortillas make it even more fun to spoon in your favorite fillings.
    It made for quick and easy to handle tacos!  Not to mention delicious!
    New Mexican Cooking Sauces bring you complex Mexican flavor that would take days to make from scratch, delivered simply via roasted vegetables and traditional Mexican spices. These versatile cooking sauces taste great with your favorite meats or veggies, and are perfect for traditional Mexican meals or for adding a Mexican flare to other recipes.
Join in the fun by blogging about new Old El Paso® Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas and Mexican Cooking Sauces, and share your thoughts on the newest additions to the Old El Paso® line of Mexican foods!  Also check them out on Facebook.
Now for the fabulous part.  You can win this great Old El Paso Stand 'n' Stuff Giveaway Package.

The gift pack includes:
 1 container of new Old El Paso® Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Tortillas

 1 of each flavor of new Old El Paso® Mexican Cooking Sauces – Chipotle, Roasted Tomato, Chile & Roasted Garlic
 Collapsible colander
 Veggie chopper
 Chop turner utensil
 $10 gift card to buy additional taco ingredients

To enter the giveaway follow the directions below.


It is time for some delicious Mexican food!!
Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark. 

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