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Recipe–Tortilla Bake

I just made this up the other night and it turned out pretty good so I thought I would share.

1 pound ground beef

1/2 pack of taco seasoning

1 can diced tomatoes (low sodium), drained

1/2 onion, chopped

6-8 mushrooms, sliced

5 cloves garlic, diced

4 flour tortillas

2 cups cheese (cheddar or a mix), shredded

1 avocado

1/2 cup sour cream

Olive Oil (just enough to saute onions and mushrooms)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash the avocado and sour cream together.  Set aside.  Saute the meat, garlic and taco seasoning together in one pan and the onions and mushrooms in another with some olive oil.  After meat mixed with sautéed onions and mushrooms and add drained can of tomatoes.  Heat tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side.

Line 8 x 11 pan with aluminum foil for easier clean up and spray with pam.  Layer tortillas, avocado mash meat and 1/4 of cheese twice finishing with cheese on top.  Bake 10-12 minutes until bubbly and serve.

NOTE:  I actually didn’t use taco seasoning because I didn’t have any on hand.  I used cumin, chili powder and some Tony’s but I think taco seasoning would be good too.  Leave a comment and let me know how the taco seasoning tastes in the dish.

RAD Mama


Recipe- Jalapeno Cornbread–20 Minute

My hubs loves jalapeno cornbread and I don’t always have time to make it from scratch.  So here is my version made from a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.  I don’t normally cook from boxes and cans but this is delish, so we have added to the dinner time rotation.  This is ready from start to finish in 20 minutes.

Jalapeno Cornbread

Here is the recipe:

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

1/2 can (12 oz) cream corn

1/2 jalapeno, diced

1 egg

cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix muffin mix, cream corn, diced jalapeno and egg with a wire whisk.  Spray 8×12 pan with cooking spray and pour mix in pan.  Sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste and swirl with knife.  Bake 15-20 minutes until set.  Let cool and serve.


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Recipe- Apple & Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins–Dessert

I was craving something sweet and pulled out some items out of the refrigerator that needed to be used and came up with this.  These dessert muffins turned out better than expected and the butterscotch topping is simple but really adds a great topping.

Apple and Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Apple and Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Here is the recipe:

Yields 12 Muffins

3 medium apples

1/2 cup fresh or frozen Cranberries

1/4 cup freshly squeezed OJ (1 large orange)

2 tablespoon sugar

4 tablespoon butter, melted

1 package of honey graham crackers

1 tablespoon vanilla

2/3 cup powdered sugar

10 ounces cream cheese

medium muffin tin and papers

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Pulse graham crackers and melted butter in a food processor until the consistency of sand.  Evenly divide graham crackers and press into muffin tins.  Bake 8 mins.  Take out of oven and cool.

Peel apples and dice.  Squeeze 1 large orange.  Cook apples, cranberries, sugar and oj on medium heat until soften and cranberries pop.  OJ may need to be adjusted if using frozen cranberries.  Begin cooking and slowly add juice if mixture is too dry.  Cool.

With a hand mixer beat the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until combined.  Gently fold the fruit compote into the cream cheese until well combined.  Evenly divide fruit-cream cheese mixture on top of graham cracker crust.  Bake 18-20 minutes.  Cool completely on wire rack and place in refrigerator.

Serve cold with a butterscotch topping.

Butterscotch Topping

Melt butterscotch chips with a splash of heavy cream in a double boiler.  Drizzle the melted topping over the muffin.  Could use carmel in place of butterscotch.


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