Spicy Sweet Potato Chicken Black Bean Chowder

I had an awful day yesterday. I have two dogs one of which isn’t in the best of health and the other of which usually is. My healthy one wasn’t eating. He hadn’t eaten much in about 60 hours by the time I got to my vet appointment. Prior to heading over to my vet…

Fajita Style Ground Turkey Tacos

I resurrected an old recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning last night and tonight set out to make some healthy ground turkey tacos. I normally don’t add much into taco meat besides meat and seasoning. Maybe some onion. But tonight I was inspired to add in some veggies. I’m not big on veggies so I need…

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

The other day I bought the cutest little tortillas at Von’s. They are called Mission “Street Tacos.” They are tiny, flour tortillas – something you would see sold on the street. I love tortillas of any kind. Flour. Corn. Homemade. Low-carb. Even whole wheat. The only tortillas I don’t really care for are hard shell tacos….

Taco Soup

One of the reasons I really like this soup is because it reminds me of one of the soups the day kitchen manager, Christine, used to make when I worked at the Wauwatosa Chancery.

Salmon Nachos

I found the idea of salmon + nachos at once intriguing and slightly disgusting. The most out-on-a-limb I normally go when eating nachos is subbing chicken for beef. But I had this one lone salmon fillet in my fridge this week and didn’t feel like having salmon and spinach again. So I got a little…

Spicy Chicken Nachos

For those that have known me only since I moved to Portland two years ago, few know this dirty little secret about my past: I used to be a server and bartender at the Cheesecake Factory – first and for three years in Wauwatosa, Wis., and next and for a little over three months in…

Chicken Pesto Quesadilla

I’d never heard of a pesto quesadilla before until I ate at the Iron Horse Restaurant just down the road from where I live in Sellwood. When one of the bosses at work found out I live in Sellwood she raved and raved about Iron Horse and their pesto quesadilla. Subsequently I sped to Iron…

Ground Beef Tacos

It’s been a long time since I’ve made tacos for dinner. The other day I bought a pound of ground hamburger at Trader Joe’s with no real purpose for it. With a large amount of tortillas lying around the house I decided it would be a good time to try making tacos with a Homemade…

Pulled Pork Tacos

My entire point in making Roasted Pork Butt is that I wanted to use the shredded meat for tacos. Though the meat wasn’t as tender as I would have liked and, thus, shredding the meat took forever, it was well worth it when I bit into these tacos. ingredients. tortillas Roasted Pork Butt, shredded Spicy…

Pork Tamale Quesadilla

My quesadilla version for using Thanksgiving leftovers was much easier and tastier than the burrito version.

Grilled Tamale Burrito

In the spirit of using Thanksgiving leftovers, I concocted a recipe using the traditional Mexican-American Thanksgiving leftover.

Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Grilled Burrito

I purchased jalapeno cheddar tortilla wraps intending to make more buffalo chicken wraps. Then I had a thought. How would buffalo chicken taste in a burrito?