I was recently introduced to the magic sauce known as HOISIN SAUCE. Have you cooked with it before? If not, you must give it a try. It is unlike anything I’ve tasted before. It’s like a mix between barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce and soy sauce, except with some delicious magic thrown in.Read More
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If you have memories of the Salisbury Steak recipe from school lunches as a kid, I am begging you to make this recipe so the beefy, mushroom-y, comforting meal can redeem itself. Your slow cooker will transform beef patties into tender, juicy pieces of meat..Read More
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I think fondly of college every time I eat Ramen noodles. I must have feasted on them hundreds of times in that four-year span. You'd think I would have reached my quota, but I can still eat my share. Lately I have been into repurposing the tasty little noodles..Read More
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If you know me, you know that 1. I love food and 2. I love easy food. I tend to over-pack my life in just about every way imaginable (I'm constantly working on this), so food that is easy to make is an absolute necessity.Read More
I have been home for two days, but I still have my recent vacation on the brain. I hate the reason the vacation happened, but I LOVE that it happened. I spent time with old friends, met some new ones, and we had a TON of fun. There were tears, but way more laughter. I will cherish those memories forever!Read More
One of the things that made me scratch my head when my husband and I were dating was when I discovered that he didn’t like mushrooms. I could hardly believe what I was hearing. Mushrooms are amazing! They are one of my all-time favorite foods, especially when they are stuffed with..Read More
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It is the perfect day to post an easy recipe. My boys and I have been enjoying the Minnesota heat, so we have not had time for much else! I have so many wonderful recipes to share with you all, and they will come in the next few days.Read More
I absolutely cannot write this post without sharing my funny story about quiches. It's funny now. It wasn't so funny when it happened. A few years ago my incredibly thoughtful husband asked me if I would like for him to make me a quiche for Mother's Day.Read More
A filled taco with creamy avocados, cooked mushrooms and beef to create the perfect dinner. A unique version of the standard taco that you are sure to find delightful!
Excluding last year (due to my being on bedrest), my husband and I have thrown a Cinco de Mayo party at our house every spring. We plan to resume our tradition this year. Want to come over for a CdM fiesta?
Cinco de Mayo happens during the most perfect time of the year, in my opinion. Spring has officially sprung by then (most years) here in Minnesota, and everyone is in the mood for margaritas, Mexican food and mingling. Is there anything better than those three things put together? Add to it JUST SURVIVED TERRIBLE, HIDEOUS WINTER and it's a glorious scenario!
To get into the Mexican-springtime-celebrating spirit, I donned my sombrero and put together this delicious taco recipe that I adapted from a friend's recipe. It's a unique version of the standard taco and my husband and I found it to be delightful. Sadly, we did not simultaneously consume margaritas. What were we thinking?
What kind of beef works best for tacos?
The good news is that there is no wrong answer! Carne Asada is traditionally a good meat to throw on the grill because it’s thin cut and slices up perfectly for tacos. In this recipe, and for budget purposes, ground hamburger works good too.
Can you make your own taco seasoning?
Taco seasoning is very affordable at the grocery store. But it’s so easy and even healthier to make your own - I have an easy recipe to make your own and store some for later. Try this recipe here.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
1 pound ground beef (we used venison)
1/2 of an onion, chopped (reserve the other 1/2 for later)
3 jalapeno peppers, minced (deseed and/or use fewer peppers for a less spicy result)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onion is softened, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl, reserving the skillet.
In a separate bowl, combine:
Remaining 1/2 onion, chopped
2 avocados, cubed
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
In the reserved skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
Stir into the beef mixture and cover to keep warm.
Wipe out the skillet. Over medium heat, toast 8 tortillas, one at a time, for 1 minute on each side.
Stuff the tortillas with equal amounts of the beef-avocado-mushroom mixture. Serve immediately to hungry person(s)!
Or just come on over to our house on May 5th!