Friday, May 7, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Thanks to all of you who have requested these recipes. Sorry they are so late. At our house Cinco de Mayo means a happy hubby! We had so much food! Here are the recipes from our Fiesta. Sorry about the pictures-I had hungry people who didn't want to wait for me to play photographer. Let me know what you think!

Eric with all of our food!
Sombrero Sugar Cookies

Make you favorite batch of sugar cookies, cutting out cookies into circles. Once cooled, frost edges of cookies and roll in sprinkles. Put a dollop of frosting in the middle of the cookie and place a gumdrop in the center. Sprinkle a few more sprinkles around the gumdrops. I usually bake the cookies and let the kids decorate them. My little guy loves making these!
Cornbread Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
rachael ray

1 box cornbread mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
5 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
15 jalapenos

Prepare jalapenos-cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs. Preheat oven to 400*. In a med bowl, prepare cornbread mix according to pkg directions. Mix in scallions and 3/4 cup cheese. Set the peppers on a baking sheet, cut side up. Fill each pepper with mix and top with additional cheese. Bake until cooked through and golden, about 15 minutes.
I serve these with raspberry jam. These freeze great as well!!Chicken Taquitos
my kitchen cafe

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup green salsa
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 green onion, finely sliced
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
small yellow corn tortillas
kosher salt
cooking spray

Heat oven to 425* Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Add all ingredients to tortillas in a bowl and mix to combine. Working with a few tortillas at a time, place 3-4 between 2 damp paper towels and microwave for 30 seconds or until soft and pliable. Place 2-3 tbsp of chicken mixture on lower third of tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges. Then roll it as tight as you can. Place filled taquitos, seam side down on baking sheet, making sure they don't touch each other. When ready to bake, spray the tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle some kosher salt on top. Place pan in oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp and ends start to get golden. Serve immediately. Can be dipped in salsa, sour cream, guacamole or ranch dressing.

Chili Relleno Squares

3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cans (4oz each) chopped green chilies, drained
4 eggs
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp flour

Place half the cheeses in a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Sprinkle with chilies and remaining cheeses. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk and flour; pour over cheese. Bake at 375* for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into small squares and serve warm.Chicken Nachos
real mom kitchen

1 small bag frozen corn
1 can black beans, drained
2 lg chicken breasts
1 (16oz) jar salsa
1 8oz pkg cream cheese

Pour frozen corn into crock pot. Place chicken on top of corn. Top chicken with beans and salsa. Cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 4 hours. Shred chicken with forks and mix in cream cheese until melted and creamy.
Serve with chips and toppings if desired-tomatoes, olives, etc.
Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup uncooked white rice
1 tsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
15oz chicken broth
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

In a med saucepan, combine rice, butter, garlic, chicken broth and 1 tsp lime juice. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce temp to low. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Mix into cooked rice as you fluff it.
Refried Beans
rachael ray

2 cans pinto beans, drained
1 (4oz) can diced green chilies

Heat 1 can pinto beans in a saucepan over medium heat. Mash with a fork or potato masher. Add additional can of beans and can of chilies. Stir to combine and heat through.
Black Bean Quesidillas
blog chef

2 tsp Olive oil
3 tbsp onion, finely chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10oz) can corn, drained
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp butter, divided
8 (8inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups monterey jack cheese

Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in beans and corn. Heat through. Mix in sugar, salsa and red pepper. Cook until heated through.
Melt butter in another skillet-place tortilla in skillet and add cheese over top. Place some bean mixture over the cheese. Add another tortilla over the bean mixture. Cook until brown and flip. Brown on the other side. Repeat until tortillas are gone.

1 lb ground beef
1 med onion, chopped
3/4 cup red enchilada sauce
1 cup refried beans
6 flour tortillas
1 1/2-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cook meat in a skillet with onions. Stir in sauce and refried beans. Gently simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon about 1/2 cup filling into center of each tortilla. Place 1/3 cup of cheese on top. Fold sides in, then roll ends up. Fry in vegetable oil, seam side down in 3/4 inch oil, over med heat, turning when golden brown. 1-2 minutes per side.
Lift from pan with slotted spoon. Place on thick layer of paper towels; keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
Serve with sour cream, guacamole, cheese and olives.
These freeze great too!
Serves 6
Mock Fried Ice Cream

3 cups rice krispies
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
1 1/2 cubes butter
1 1/1 cups coconut
2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened

Melt butter and brown sugar together on stove top. Add additional ingredients (except ice cream), mix well. Layer 1/2 ;mixture on bottom of round cake pan, layer ice cream over that and sprinkle the rest of mixture on top of the ice cream. Press firmly. Freeze. Serve with chocolate, caramel or raspberry pie filling.

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