Monday, April 9, 2012

Beef Enchilada Casserole

OH. MY. YUMMINESS.  This is a Pampered Chef recipe, modified, and I can’t TELL you how easy it is to prepare!!

beef enchilada casserole

Photo credit and an alternate recipe

350* OR Microwave
Categories: Casserole, Pampered Chef, Mexican, Enchilada, Easy, Pictures!

1 lb ground turkey
1 10-oz can enchilada sauce
2 Tblsp taco seasoning
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup water
½ cup chunky salsa
12 yellow corn tortillas
1 Tblsp dried cilantro
1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

1. If BAKING, preheat the oven to 350*

2. Combine the turkey, taco seasoning, and salt and brown the meat.

3. Add enchilada sauce, water, and salsa.  Bring to a simmer.

4. Meanwhile, cut tortillas into 1/2” – 1” strips.

5. Layer into a 9x13 pan.  I used my Pampered Chef Covered Baker (no, this is not a paid advert!)! 

Layer #1: 1/2 of tortilla strips
Layer #2: 1/2 of meat mixture
Layer #3: 1/2 of shredded cheese
Layer #4: remaining tortilla strips
Layer #5: remaining meat mixture
Layer #6: remaining cheese
Layer #7: sprinkle the cilantro for garnish.

5. If BAKING, place pan into oven and bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until bubbling hot.  If MICROWAVING in your covered baker, microwave on HIGH for 3-5 minutes.  Either way, let it rest for five minutes before serving.


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Friday, February 3, 2012

Broiled Orange

This should actually be called A Little Bit of Heaven or something like that…  This recipe is from  She posts regular HEALTHY, YUMMY recipes!  My husband (who doesn’t care for oranges and/or citrus) AND my children (who are incredibly picky) rated this a 10/10!


A large orange (I used seedless, hahaha)
1 tbs of coconut sugar or raw brown sugar (I used brown sugar)
1 tsp of cinnamon


  1. Slice orange in half. Remove seeds.
  2. Using a sharp knife detach the orange from the peel. Slice the orange into sections following the natural pattern of the orange. This will make it easy for bite size pieces
  3. Turn your broiler on high.
  4. Sprinkle mixture of sugar and cinnamon onto orange. I would pre-mix the sugar and cinnamon next time…  just to make the carmelized sauce a little more cohesive.
  5. Place orange halves into an oven safe dish and broil for about 6 minutes or until the sugar is brown and bubbling. Six minutes was PERFECT for me.
  6. Enjoy right away! This little treat is best when it's straight out of the oven.  Mmmm, nom, nom, nom.

Asian Honey Chicken

I haven’t blogged a lot of new recipes because they’ve simply been lacking!  But I’ve started following some different food blogs, and these ladies are awesome!  They plan out their week’s menu using online links, or their own creations, giving the links for each.  If it sounds good, I put it into my Cozi meal planner and then plan out my menus from the recipes I have copied/pasted.

This menu item is from Leanne at, and OH BOY is it good!  You can subscribe to her and receive a daily e-mail, and I’d say about 1/4 of them have delicious recipes included.  She also offers meal plans for a reasonable price and has, I think it’s four, books out right now, filled to the brim with amazing recipes.  As if that weren’t enough, she has an online radio show every Wednesday filled with good tips (the link I gave you goes to the website and there’s a wealth of archives).  I have learned a LOT about nutrition and healthy, delicious substitutes (along with ways to prepare them).

(This is not a paid advertisement—I found Leanne through and love her!)

Without further ado, here’s Asian Honey Chicken!


1/4 cup Sesame Oil (I didn’t have this in my pantry and picked it up for about $4 at Kroger.)
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Low-sodium soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, pressed
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into strips (I did a double-take—that’s a lot of chicken!  I ended up using FIVE, and it made enough for dinner for 4, lunch for my husband, and TWO MORE frozen… I LOVE having things in my freezer that are delicious and easy-to-heat!!!)
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
5 green onions, minced (I forgot to get these, so I used some dried chives that I had on-hand)
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 small carrots, grated

Serve with Brown rice (I used my yummy white rice recipe because I’m on a tight budget and I have a huge bag of white rice to get through—delicious!!)


1. Mix together oil, honey, soy sauce & garlic. Marinate chicken for 8 hours or so.

2. Heat vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken until nearly all cooked then add remaining ingredients. Cook until veggies are tender, and chicken is cooked thoroughly.