Monthly Archives May 2012

Mini Lemon Pies


2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup of butter softened


4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup of lemon juice – Need about 2 large lemons for juice
1/2 tsp. lemon rind
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp baking powder


Crust – Mix flour and sugar together, cut in butter until mixture clings together. I use my hands.

Press into 9×13 pan or mini porcelain ramekins, and bake a...

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Cornflake French Toast

The Morongo Cafe off 29 Palms Highway. The parking lot was full so we thought that was a good sign. We walked in and sat at the only available table for two. The special on the board was Eggs Benedict. I debated between the breakfast burrito, Eggs Benedict, or the Banana Crunch French Toast. When asking our server her suggestion for first timers, she highly recommended the French toast...
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Chicken Enchiladas


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves

1 tablespoon of butter

4-oz. can diced green chiles

1 bag of Mexican style cheese

1 can of Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce “Picante Hot” or Original Style Salsa Para Enchilada (not as HOT)

Sour Cream and chives 


Place chicken in pan of boiling water to cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

Remove from heat, drain, cool, and shred chicken.

In skillet...
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Shrimp Ceviche


1 cucumber (skinned and diced very thin)
1 orange (juiced)
1 lime(juiced)
1 lemon (juiced)
1 pound of large shrimp – peeled, deveined, and chopped into tiny pieces
1 or 2 tomato (my hubby doesn’t like a lot of veggies)
1/4 head of cilantro, no stems and chopped
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp hot pepper sauce – Gringo Bandito or Tapitio
Salt & pepper to taste
1 avacado – peeled, pitted and diced
Sleeve of Sa...

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Mango Salsa

My best friend’s, sisters, boyfriend spouted this recipe off to me at a party a few months back. I used the only paper and pencil I could find and I’m so thankful I took the time and that he was willing to give his recipe to me. You know how difficult it is when you make up recipes and then try to tell people measurments. Well….he did GREAT. The salsa came out PERFECT!


Head of Ci...

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Breakfast Burrito


Legend’s Burger inspired me to make my first Breakfast burrito.

Ingredients to feed 4 people:

1 pack of frozen hash browns from Trader Joe’s or ANY hash browns you prefer. They also have the shredded frozen hash browns

1 package of flour burrito tortillas

1 package of cheese – your favorite!

8 eggs

PAM cooking spray

Carne Asada – El Terasco AUTHENTIC – 8161 Foothill Blvd – Rancho C...

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Beef Con Queso

Since I was a little girl, my mom made this for our family minus the beef. I finally called my amazing mom whom is a truck driver. 🙂 She’s RAD! to ask how I should make her cheese dip. She responded with one block of Velvetta, one jar of Pace Picante HOT, and some milk. My husband loves Chili’s restaurant, so that’s where I got the beef addition.


– 1 block of Velvetta 2% Milk (32oz...

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Cork Trivet

I saw this on Pinterest and was inspired tonight. While my husband was at Taco Tuesday, I pulled out 60 or so uniformly sized wine corks and made them into a medium-sized trivet. I noticed he had some metal hose clamps in the garage, so when he got home I asked him if we could use them to make this. It took 5 minutes to fit them around the trivet, cut the excess clamp down to size and tighten it...

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You can purchase a box of Quinoa at any supermarket. I buy the Trader Joe’s Organic Quinoa. You can make it in the microwave, stovetop, or in your rice cooker. I used the rice cooker.

Two different ways:
Simply treat quinoa like rice. Add two parts water to one part quinoa, stir, cover and cook.

I also add a splash of olive oil and salt to the water before cooking the quinoa...

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Avocado Sandwich

My mother in law makes these for me and I just crave them. She makes them so perfect! It’s one of our favorite lunches together at her house.


Your favorite sandwich bread – I used Sandwich Thins by Orowheat – 100 calories.

Mayo Light

1/2 avocado



1/4 of lemon


Spread 1/2 avocado on one side of the bread and spread mayo on the other

Squeeze lemon juice over avocado and spr...

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