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Showing posts from August, 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.

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 fo

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 Sauce