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Margarita Chicken Fajitas

I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  Life has gotten a bit crazy and my luck with trying new things hasn't been real good lately and I only like to post the best ones here!!  Well I finally hit the JACKPOT with this recipe.  It was oh so DELICIOUS!! After making fajitas the family kept eating just the chicken because it had such an amazing flavor.  I think it could be used for many different dishes. Oh YUM!! Margarita Chicken Fajitas 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used about 14 chicken tenders) 1 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 onion sliced 1-2 yellow or orange peppers, julienned 1 Tablespoon olive oil  8-10 tortillas shredded cheddar cheese diced tomatoes diced avocados sour cream salsa lime wedges Place chicken in a large resealable baggie.  Add the limeade concentrate, salt and pepper.  Seal bag and turn to coat.  Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill, br

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Who knows where the name of this delicious delight came from, perhaps it was from a child like my Karlie who yelled, "Whoopie" over the excitement of this treat!  Recently I was asked to help with food at a wedding reception.  These were perfect and I loved helping out with the food and hearing all the comments made about the cookies.  They were simple to make,so tasty and even better the next day.  So the trick is make them a day ahead of time!! Chocolate Whoopie Pies from my friend Liz 2 boxes Devils food cake mix (Pillsbury) 1 C. oil 4 eggs Mix together and roll into a 1" ball.  Dough will feel greasy.  Try to make the cookies as uniform as possible.   Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Filling- 1- 8oz. softened cream cheese 1/4 C. softened butter 2 1/2 C. powdered sugar 1/2 T. vanilla Beat all ingredients together until you have frosting consistency.  *You may need just a little more powdered suga

Crock Pot Refried Beans turned into a Great Burrito Meal for the Freezer

I have never had good luck cooking dried beans.  They never seem to get soft.  I had a few packages of dried beans and my family has been going through a ton frozen burritos lately.  So I decided to try this recipe out and turn them into some bean burritos for the freezer.  The beans turned out great.  I was amazed how simple it was.  Why have I been buying the cans or buying the frozen burritos?? It was all such a simple process that will be making my own from now on!! Crock Pot Refried Beans from Six Sisters' Stuff 1 cup onion diced 3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed (you can also use Black Beans) 2 tablespoons minced garlic 3 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 5 cups water 4 cups chicken broth Rinse and soak beans overnight in 6-8 cups of water (check your package) I used 2 cups pinto beans and 1 cup black beans. Place the onion, rinsed beans, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and chicken bro

Kim's Maryland Red Velvet Cake

So I have shared my new found love of Red Velvet well this one takes the "CAKE"!!(HAHA)  My friend Kim shared with me this old family recipe and it is to DIE FOR!! It was simple and oh so so delicious!  Moist and flavorful.  I think I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!  It is a TOTAL keeper! Kim's  Maryland Red Velvet Cake 1 stick butter softened 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup butter milk or (sour milk) 2 Tablespoon red food coloring (1 ounce bottle) red food coloring 2 cups flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 Tablespoon white vinegar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a BIG bowl...there is a reason Beat butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla, beat till creamy. In another bowl mix butter milk and food coloring In another bowl mix flour, cocoa and salt DO NOT ADD BAKING SODA TO DRY MIXTURE Then alternately add dry and butter milk / red coloring to bowl with butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Here is

Egg Shortcut for Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

My family is always in a rush in the morning.  I am so not a breakfast person, unfortunately my family suffers a bit because of my issue.  To help with this problem I try to make things in bulk (such as french toast sticks ), freeze and voila quick and easy breakfast that everyone can do on their own.  The grocery store had a killer deal on some of the canned refrigerator biscuits so I decided to put together some breakfast sandwiches. They were tasty and have been a good change to the breakfast rut we sometimes get into. The coolest shortcut I found for this is to bake your eggs in a muffin tin. Shortcut Baked Eggs adapted from Beauty and Bedlam There is no true recipe for this it is more of a technique.  You can use the crack and dump method, scramble, or add anything you wish to make little omelets.   I used: 12 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray. I whisk it up in a bowl and divided into 24 muffins (about 1/4 cup ea