Feb 042013

We love making nachos at home!  We load them up with all of our favorite toppings and graze.  I don’t list exact measurements in the recipe…top them with as much or little of your favorites!

Chicken Nachos

Tortilla chips
Cheddar cheese
Salsa chicken (see below)
Black beans, drained
Jalapeno pepper, sliced
Green onions, sliced
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Layer tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Top with cheese, salsa chicken, black beans, and jalapeno peppers.  Baked for 5 – 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Top with green onions and serve with salsa and sour cream.

Salsa Chicken

1 chicken breasts
1/2 cup favorite salsa
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 cloves garlic, minced
pinch salt and black pepper

In a slow cooker, place the chicken, salsa, cumin, chili powder, garlic, and salt and pepper. Cook on high for three hours. (Or low for six.)  After three hours, shred the chicken with a fork.



Jan 242013

I love guacamole and chips and was trying to find a way to make it more healthy. I bake corn or flour tortilla chips in the oven and top them with a ripe mashed avocado. Really easy and delicious!

Avocado with chips2

Tortilla Chips

Corn or flour tortillas
Spice mixture – salt, pepper, cayenne red pepper, cumin or any spice to your liking
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray tortillas with cooking spray and cut in quarters or more, depending on the size you want. Sprinkle with spice mixture on one side. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until crisp. I usually flip them half way through cooking time.


Avocado Mash

This is ridiculously easy. I half an avocado and squeeze a little lemon on each along with a sprinkle of salt. I mash it right in the shell with a spoon or fork.

avocado mash