Well, the Superbowl was a little disappointing this year to say the least. I feel pretty terrible for Peyton Manning. Poor guy. But the Seahawks dominated, so congratulations to them. Superbowl aside, things have been pretty crazy around here with really sick kids and opening my husband's Chiropractic practice! We are absolutely thrilled that he has opened his doors and now we just need to find some more patients.
A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked for a really good Banana Cream Read more [...]
Just in case you need some last minute ideas for appetizers and finger food desserts for the Superbowl tonight, here ya go!
We're cheering on the Broncos tonight and feel excited that they get to take on the Seahawks. Who are you cheering for?
Happy Superbowl everyone!
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Wingers Copycat Sweet & Spicy Wings
Meaty Queso Party Dip
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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burritos, smothered. When I lived in Utah and was going to school at BYU, this was one of my favorite places to eat. I've never had anything like it anywhere else. Some people argue that Costa Vida is better than Cafe Rio, but I think they're close enough to the same that I don't mind going to either. When we moved to St. Louis, for 3 1/2 years I was unable to satisfy my craving for Sweet Pork Burritos. We tried Q'doba and Chipotle, both good, both very different than Cafe Read more [...]
This slow cooked, shredded, Sweet Pork is to die for. It's sweet and spicy and perfect to put on anything and everything, or just eat plain. This is a copycat recipe from the popular Mexican restaurant, Cafe Rio. They make sweet pork and put it in a burrito with beans, rice, salsa, and cheese, and then they smother it in more salsa and cheese and bake it. It is one of my favorite splurge meals and something I have only found in Utah and Idaho.
After several attempts to nail the exact flavor Read more [...]
I created this Salsa Verde for the sole purpose of using inside my Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Burritos. However, it is delicious and works well to use as an enchilada sauce or to simply eat with chips. Whatever you might use salsa for, you can substitute this Salsa Verde.
It's really fast and easy to throw this together. Just combine everything in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let simmer until it's the desired consistency. I like mine a little Read more [...]
When I was a kid, I really hated avocados. Not as much as I hated Salmon, but pretty close. They were just, weird. And green. And mushy. But then one day I grew up and moved away from home. I started trying things like Bacon Avocado Burgers and Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwiches. And suddenly, one day I decided I LOVED avocados. And no, it wasn't because of the bacon, although bacon makes everything taste better.
Now, I can't get enough of avocados. I put them in and on anything I can Read more [...]
I hope you're not bored of Mexican food yet. Ha! I'm slowly making my way toward the Grand Finale: Cafe Rio Copycat Smothered Burritos. But to get there, I have to post all the other elements first. And there are quite a few. So, bear with me, it won't be too much longer. And then, hopefully, you'll be singing praises from the kitchen, especially if you live outside of Utah, about how wonderful Sweet Pork Burritos are.
In the meantime, I have a confession to make: I really do not like fresh Read more [...]
Pico de Gallo, or Salsa Fresca is pretty much amazing. There are lots of ways to make Pico and many variations depending on what flavors you prefer. For me, I like to keep it simple. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, and fresh lime plus a generous sprinkle of course sea salt.
This salsa stinks up my kitchen table and fridge in a very, very, delicious way.The combination of fresh ingredients and aromas is incredible. I like to make it a couple hours in advance of serving it because Read more [...]
I don't really know why I decided to start calling this "Mexi Quinoa." I think I just got really lazy and didn't want to say Mexican Style Quinoa Salad. So Mexi Quinoa it is. This salad is packed full of protein, vitamins, nutrients, fresh vegetables, and flavor. It can be served hot or cold, over lettuce or chips, as a side dish or entree. Clearly, this is a very versatile dish and it can be customized to your liking!
I prefer to serve the quinoa mixture over a bed of chopped romaine Read more [...]
My husband spent two years serving a mission for our Church in Porto Alegre Brazil. He had the time of his life sharing the Gospel and teaching the Brazillian people. One of the things he always talks about is the Black Beans and Rice they would eat every single day. He said the beans there were better than he has ever had before. I wouldn't say these are exactly like the beans he had in Brazil, but they're pretty darn good.
They are gently simmered with onion, garlic, plenty of spices Read more [...]