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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,

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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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My Favorite Purple Smoothie

Hi everyone! I hope you all are are having a nice week! This week didn’t drag on the way last week did, but I am still glad that it is Friday!

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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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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos

Hi everyone!! I hope you had a nice week! I’m in the end of semester push right now (a.k.a. high anxiety and high stress only made worse by being around other law students!!). I’m hoping to continue posting through the end of the semester and exam period, but no promises. If things go radio silent, you’ll know why and hopefully I’ll be back around Christmas!

But anyway let’s think about other things like food!!

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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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Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and Happy November!! I can’t believe it is November already! Did you all have a nice Halloween? Did you dress up? I handed out candy in my building and dressed up as a witch – a nice witch though, not scary. I even burned a pumpkin spice candle and played some Halloween tunes! SuperĀ  festive, I know.

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Green Smoothie

Hi everyone and happy Friday!

I have been feeling a little under-the-weather this week and I wasn’t planning to post today. However, after a green-pick-me-up smoothie I am feeling slightly better and I decided to share my secret weapon! I’m not sure if it is just the constant rain that has me down or if it is related to the flu shot I had earlier this week, but I’m hoping that this smoothie keeps me going through the rest of the afternoon!

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