Sometimes, a recipe comes along and stops us all in our tracks. This is one of those recipes. I grabbed this recipe from my Skinnytaste cookbook, whipped it up for dinner, and my husband couldn’t stop talking about it. There are a lot of slow-cooker-taco-filling recipes out there, but this one holds a special place in our hearts, and now, our recipe box. It’s really, really tasty, and when you feel like you need to lighten up, and freshen up, your fall meal routine, this is a great place to start.
March Madness kicks into gear this week, and it’s extra exciting around here because my hometown of Indianapolis is home to this year’s Final Four! When many people think of Indiana, basketball comes to mind. (Well, that and corn, if we’re being honest.) But, basketball is a way of life for Hoosiers across the state, and nothing gets this place pumped up like a few weeks of nail-biter games which culminate in a giant party in our hometown.
I’ve lived in Georgia for over six years now, and one thing I’ve learned during my stay is that Pimento Cheese is kind of a big deal around here. If you’re not familiar with Pimento Cheese, it’s usually a pretty simple mixture of cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, diced pimentos (which are a type of red pepper), and seasonings. It’s used as a dip, or a spread, and Pimento Cheese sandwiches are commonplace. In fact, here in Augusta, they are a tradition at The Masters Golf Tournament.
Yesterday was just one of those days that called for a hefty dose of chocolate. I couldn’t get away from it. It had to happen.
I came across this recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies a while ago and have been saving it for one of my “Ugh…ME NEED CHOCOLATE” days. It was the perfect thing.
I’m just going to come out and say it. I won’t mince words.
I love this soup.
It may be my favorite soup to make during the chilly months. I always look forward to the first batch and, as usual, this year’s did not disappoint!
Every time I make this soup for someone, they ask me for the recipe. It’s so easy, it’s almost embarrassing. There’s nothing gourmet about it, preparation-wise, but it is the best Tortilla Soup I’ve ever had. It’s great to either entertain with or have on a busy weeknight. It can be a little spicy, though, and if you’re not into the heat, there are a few ways to mellow it out.
Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese: It’s a match made in football watching munchie heaven. Only recently, have I been able to admit that I actually like blue cheese. It took me years and years of failed attempts, but I’ve finally grown to like it. And thank goodness I have, because it makes eating Buffalo Wings that much better.