Homemade Guacamole

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Since we have already established that I really think Mexican food should just have it’s own food group, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for Homemade Guacamole!  This stuff is beyond delicious.  My hubby is usually in charge of making this because I just think his tastes awesome.  Not to mention, I love watching that sexy man in the kitchen.  😉  You need to go and get all the ingredients to make this soon.  Like VERY VERY soon!  You can then come back and thank me!  Believe me, you will.  Yum!

Homemade Guacamole
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Haas avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the scooped avacado and the juice from the lime. Toss to coat well.
  2. Drain the lime juice but reserve it for later.
  3. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mash well with a potato masher.
  4. Next, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add in 1 Tbsp of the reserved lime juice.
  5. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Let refrigerate for one hour and then serve. If preferred, you can also serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Alton Brown

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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You know how you have those favorite family meals?  The ones where everyone in your family likes it so it becomes a regular in your home.  That is the case with these Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in our house. It can be really hard sometimes to find something that all five of us like, but there’s not one complaint when these are on the table.  They really are so good! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of mexican inspired food so I always love when I find a new recipe to add to our family cook book.

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos | www.shariblogs.com

Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine sure is!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 can rotel, run through food processor
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chipped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and rotel. Mix until they are blended well.
  4. Add cumin, shili powder, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add shredded chicken, mexican cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until all is well combined.
  6. Add a line of chicken mixture about an inch from the edge of the tortilla. I use about 2 Tbsp or so of mixture per taquito. Repeat with each one and place on baking sheet making sure they aren't touching one another.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
* I used the medium size tortillas here and got about 7 from this recipe. We like to fill ours up. 🙂 You can get close to 10 when you use the smaller tortillas and don't use as much filling in each one.

 *Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

Let’s Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo | www.shariblogs.com

There is happiness in the air my food loving friends!!!  It is Cinco de Mayo time.  I am a serious lover of Mexican food.  I have shared some of my favorite mexican dishes on my blog and wanted to link them all up for you again.  So many yummy dishes.  I already had to whip up my Fire Roasted Salsa today.  I just couldn’t wait a few more days!

Stand n’ Stuff Tacos…

I had to share this again because we really love these taco shells.  They just make taco nights much less messy!

Stand n' Stuff Tacos | www.shariblogs.com

Cilantro Lime Rice…

This is similar to the rice at Chipotle (my favorite Mexican restaurant).

Cilantro Lime Rice - http://www.shariblogs.com

Fire Roasted Salsa…

The kids say this one tastes just like the salsa from Chili’s Restaurant.

Fire Roasted Salsa - http://www.shariblogs.com

Taco Seasoning…

If you have never made homemade taco seasoning, you are seriously missing out.  Soooo much better than the store bought stuff.

Taco Seasoning | www.shariblogs.com

Chipotle Lime Fajitas…

I love fajitas!!  This meat marinade is super yummy!

Chipotle Lime Steak Fajitas | www.shariblogs.com

Spanish Rice…

I have tried lots of different spanish rice recipes and this one is definitely my favorite.  I will admit that I tend to add a bit more tomato paste than the recipe calls for.  Just add it to your taste.

Spanish Rice via Shari Blogs | www.shariblogs.com

Fresh Salsa…

Hands down our FAVORITE salsa recipe.  Everyone that tries it continually asks me to make it for different gatherings.

Fresh Salsa - http://www.shariblogs.com

Churro Ice Cream…

I fell in love with this ice cream.  A perfect little cool treat to finish off your mexican night.

Churro Ice Cream | www.shariblogs.com

Pico de Gallo…

One of my all time favorite mexican meal staples.  I have to have it!!

Pico de Gallo - www.shariblogs.com

Don’t worry there are lots more mexican dishes coming soon!