Friday, September 30, 2016

Deep Dish Taco Pizza

Mexican never gets old.  Always fun to try new recipes.  This is filled with my favorite taco meat and nacho veggies, on top of delicious biscuit dough.  

Recommendations: With any Mexican dish, I recommend having delicious veggies available for topping. There have been other taco pizza recipes that require pre-baking the crust. With this, you do not have to.

Results:  It's good.  But it's not my favorite taco pizza.  I like the taco pizza with actual pizza crust.  It's just a preference though.

1 can refrigerated biscuits
1 lbs. ground beef (I used chicken)
1 package of taco seasoning
1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese

shredded lettuce
avocado, sliced
roma tomato, diced
sliced olives
jalapenos, sliced

Preheat oven to 400°F.  In a pie dish (not pan), generously cover it with cooking spray (to prevent biscuits from sticking). 

Prepare your Mexican meat. I usually brown it and then add diced onions.  Once the onions are cooked through add taco seasoning (plus oregano and cumin) and black beans.

Open the can of biscuits, carefully pull them apart and start to press them into the pan one by one until it forms a pie crust.  I flattened them as I stretched them.  I put the meat mixture on top and put it in the oven for 10 minutes.  Make sure the crust is starting to turn gold brown and then top with cheese and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Be careful not to burn the crust. 

Serve with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DIY < $25 Halloween Witch Wreath

About the only decorating I do is the front door, other than Christmas where I go all out.  So I've been eyeing some Halloween wreaths online.  However, the price they want for the witch wreath was around $150 at a certain craft store.  It was insane.   Here is how I made my $23.99 witch wreath: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chicken & Broccoli Tetrazzini

I've never heard of Tetrazzini, but I found it as an easy recipe on the Pillsbury website, HERE.  It sounded fun to make because it didn't require boiling the noodles.  The noodles boil as the casserole bakes.  The recipe takes about a full hour from prep to table, but it's doable on a week night.  In fact, I did this after grocery shopping after a work.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spinach and Beef Lasagna

And summer is wrapping up, unfortunately.  So I am able to focus on new recipes for the family.  I've been so unmotivated since our summer has been packed with adventures.  We cleaned our freezer of the freezer meals, and I've been surviving on tried and true recipes that I've already shared.  But now I'm kind of getting sick of the regulars.  I need to find some new regulars. 

Which is a great opportunity to introduce you to this beauty...