Friday, June 3, 2016


Fried Tacos have become a family favorite as this dish is so versatile.

We call it "Fried" due to the frying of the corn tortillas, rather than buying commercial taco shells. This homemade version is delicious!


Ground Beef
Corn Tortillas
Grated Cheese

Cook ground beef and drain. Add spices (Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Pepper)

Add 1 can of drained Rotel.


Add cooking oil to skillet and fry corn tortillas on both sides till crispy. Dry tortillas on paper towels.

Top tortillas with favorite ingredients.
Other ideas are - refried beans, sour cream, sliced Avocado. Can even substitute ground beef with chicken.

This dish is excellent for adding your veggies fresh from the garden, or picking up a blend of Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Lettuce... Chopped tomatoes can substitute for the Rotel

BEST OF ALL everyone can pile their own plates the way they like. Not to mention, leftovers are easy to heat up and to stretch into other meals. Score!

Monday, May 30, 2016


Soft Tacos for breakfast? This meal can be streeeeeetched to feed an army!


Flour (or corn) tortillas

Get the bacon frying and dice the potatoes for the deep fryer
After bacon is finished, empty the skillet of grease and dry bacon on paper towel...

Drain a can of Rotel and sauté in the bacon skillet (with a little bit of bacon grease)
Then add about half a dozen eggs to scramble in mixture - season with salt/pepper, and a pinch of Cayenne Pepper if wanting extra spicey.

fried potatoes should be about ready...

Heat Tortilla in a skillet and flip over till both sides are puffing. If using corn, add a little oil to pan and fry corn tortilla on both sides, patting dry.

Fill the taco for a fulfilling breakfast!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Vegetable Beef Soup - quick and easy!

Homemade vegetable beef soup - quick and easy!

Main ingredients:

1 or 2 cans of green beans
1 can of diced tomatoes (or crushed)
4-5 med sized potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion chopped
1-2 cups of frozen peas
garlic chopped (or dry minced)
season to taste with salt & pepper

While putting together ingredients, precook a pound of ground beef in skillet and drain. To speed up frozen meat, add to skillet with a cup or two of water and simmer till brown, then drain.

For a quicker meal, this can be cooked stove top in a pot and boiled, but I prefer using a crockpot. Adding ingredients first, I top off with water then turn crockpot on high and that's it!

What's especially great about this dish is that it can be stretched into another meal by adding more green beans, diced tomatoes, and some extra potatoes. This soup is also handy for adding leftovers from other meals (fried potatoes, corn, spinach, etc.)

Serve with crackers or throw together a quick batch of cornbread. Enjoy!