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Nachos

Hi everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I hope you all survived the snow storm! Chris and I both had the day off yesterday and decided to have a semi-indulgent dinner last night in the form of nachos!!

We had some leftover chicken, corn tortillas, and cheese so I decided to throw them together in a casserole and see what happened. Lucky for me, my little experiment was delicious!!

20140214-084045.jpgThis isn’t really a recipe – more of a method. Feel free to swap in black beans, a different type of meat, or a different kind of cheese!

For my nachos I used homemade corn tortilla chips, fat-free refried beans, leftover chicken breast (1 and 1/2 breasts), sharp cheddar cheese, and salsa (hot green salsa and medium red salsa).

If you want to make your own chips, cut 6-inch corn tortillas into triangles (4 chips per tortilla). I think I used at least 15 little tortillas if not more. If you make too many just keep them in a large ziplock bag!

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and then place tortilla triangles in a single layer. Spray the tortillas with more nonstick spray (I used butter flavor) and top with kosher salt and chili powder. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they brown really easily!

20140214-083906.jpgTo make the nachos, place a layer of chips in the bottom of a deep casserole – preferably one you can serve them in.

20140214-083914.jpgTop the chips with refried beans,

20140214-083926.jpgleftover chicken breast,

20140214-084104.jpgand a layer of cheddar cheese!

20140214-084111.jpgRepeat all the layers one more time.

20140214-084118.jpgPlace the casserole in a 350 degree oven and cook for 10-20 minutes. You might need to go longer to make sure the cheese on the second layer melts!

20140214-084125.jpgTop with your favorite salsa and enjoy!!!

This was a really delicious and easy snowday dinner! It wasn’t too terrible either because we baked our own chips!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and are able to defrost a little today!

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice week. It has been rather chilly in DC this week! Luckily I made a recipe today that packs enough heat to warm you up after a long and cold day! It is also perfect for any upcoming Super Bowl parties you might attend!

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Pizza Muffins

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a nice week. Mine was busy and productive. I have a super busy week next week as well – seems to be typical for November in law school! Anyway, I have a new super easy, really delicious, and impressive looking recipe for you all today!

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Crazy Feta Copycat Recipe

Hey there friends!!! I FINALLY have the feta dip recipe for you today!! Third time’s a charm!! I made this on Wednesday to take down to Chris’ moms house this weekend and finally took time to photograph it!

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Gazpacho

Hi everyone!! I have a recipe for one of my favorite summertime meals to share with you today! On the menu is….

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Lightened Up Pimento Cheese

Happy Fourth of July!!!! What is everyone up to today?! Today, I want to share a super simple, but super delicious recipe. This recipe is for anyone who needs a last minute dish for tonight. In fact it is so simple, I made it twice in one weekend!  Pimento Cheese is seriously addictive, which is why I wanted to make a lighter version of this typically mayo and cream cheese laden dip. Here’s how I accomplished that goal!

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Feta Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

As I’ve mentioned before, I l.o.v.e. tomatoes. So, when I saw these beautiful, large vine-ripened tomatoes on special at the grocery store, I knew I needed to buy them, and create a dish that exhibited their flavor. These baked tomatoes have a salty tang from the feta cheese, and a great texture from the panko breadcrumbs.

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