Tag Archives: Southwest

Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Cheese Burritos

When things get really busy, and I haven’t prepped and planned enough, one of my on the go favorite foods is Amy’s Burritos.  While these aren’t the worst choice I could make, they obviously are pretty processed and full of … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I went on the hunt for a recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup, but since I am awful at following recipes, this is only inspired by the Pioneer Woman’s recipe.  Everyone ate this – even all 3 of the kids!  And it … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

I came up with this recipe from the pantry, knowing I needed something that I could reheat easily for lunches all week.  It’s good alone, or over rice.  I like to add some diced avocado and fresh pico de gallo … Continue reading

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Black Bean, White Bean and Beef Taco Chili

It’s a gloomy day in Phoenix – one of those days that feels a lot colder than the thermometer reads, and chili sounds like the ideal dinner.  I came up with this based largely on ingredients in my pantry and … Continue reading

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Make Ahead Breakfasts

If your house is anything like mine, mornings are a well-oiled machine, children are beautifully dressed, with backpacks packed and ready to go, and you all have plenty of time to sit down for a breakfast you lovingly prepared that … Continue reading

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Cowboy Caviar

Ring in the New Year with special foods for good luck!  My mother in law taught me that you have to eat black-eyed-peas on New Year’s Day. I grew up eating pork and greens for prosperity and luck.  Over the … Continue reading

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker Carnitas

It’s almost the New Year (how on earth did that happen?  is it me, or is each year shorter than the last? ), which has me planning our menu for New Year’s Day.  Have to eat the right foods to … Continue reading

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Beef Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I love spaghetti squash – not because of how it tastes on its own, but because of how it absorbs so many other flavors so well.  It’s a great vehicle for the sauces you would put on pasta, but I … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

This is the perfect fall meal – it’s a shame it’s still 100 here, but it’s October 27, and I’m making it anyway.  Perhaps if I will it fall, it will come?  I’ll wear a sweater tomorrow.  That should help. … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

Of the semi-processed variety.  I love a good chicken chili, and I’m guessing I could come up with an even better version of this using fresh tomatillos and chilies I roast myself, but really?  When the Herdez salsa people already … Continue reading

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