Fresh Salmon Tacos


I have this friend who is obsessed with tacos. OBSESSED. He can and does eat tacos for every meal. And he tells me about it all the time. I literally get daily updates telling me he ate tacos again for lunch. And then dinner. Or he might tell me that he was forced to eat…

Thai Chicken Tacos


I had to drop everything I was doing tonight (AKA cleaning up the kitchen) to tell the whole wide world how amazing Thai Chicken Tacos are. I kind of thought they would be good. Even really good. But I had no idea they would be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I should have been clued in by the fact…

Homemade Tortilla Chips


I don’t know that it ever occurred to me to make home made tortilla chips until yesterday when I realized I had this huge bowl of salsa I needed to eat and nothing to eat it with. OK so I did have some beef and pork and tortillas and other fixins’ to make tacos. But…

Breakfast Nachos


Frequently Daily my friend Bethany and I share with each other (via text) what we eat. One day she shared with me her breakfast which was essentially a list of foods she had eaten for breakfast and I responded: Did you eat nachos for breakfast? She did. She ate nachos for breakfast. And as soon as…

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.

Baked (Stacked) Breakfast Quesadillas


This recipe is a riff from one that Bobby Flay does with bacon and hash browns. I’ve tried  this recipe before using bacon. Today I used what I had on hand in my fridge (chicken sausage breakfast links and avocado). I mean you can make a breakfast quesadilla out of almost any breakfast food, right?…

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…

Chicken and Bean Enchiladas


There were two motivating factors behind making this dish for dinner: a ton of leftover Enchilada Sauce from making Chicken Enchilada Pizza and the fact that I loved the Chicken Enchilada Pizza. I reasoned that if the Chicken Enchilada Pizza tasted so good, regular ‘ole enchiladas would rock as well. I was right. ingredients. 1 recipe Enchilada…

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…

Pulled Pork Quesadillas


You can split this with someone and eat it as an appetizer or eat it all as your meal. I like to make my quesadillas using a few (basic) ingredients which allows the flavors to speak for themselves. A quesadilla is the perfect way to use leftover meat lying around your fridge. ingredients. tortillas (I…

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?