Main Courses

Bean Enchiladas


I love enchiladas.

They are so basic, but so incredibly delicious and versatile with the almost infinite number of delectable fillings and sauces they come with.

I had never thought to use beans as the main enchilada filling, as I had never seen it…

Slow Cooker “Refried” Beans


Using my Crock-Pot is one of my favorite ways to cook.  The “set it and forget it” concept, and the smells emulating from the slow cooker all day, just make for a wonderful and easy way to cook meals.

I came across…

Southwest Black Bean and Corn Chili Soup |

Southwest Black Bean and Corn Chili Soup

I came across this delicious recipe for Southwest Black Bean and Corn Chili Soup when on a quest to find healthier recipes for Alex and myself.  It seemed like an easy recipe which required very little time, and after preparing the soup,…

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf |

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon.  Wrapped.  Meatloaf.

Does this even need more of an introduction?

A project in culinary school brought me to this recipe… long story, I won’t bore you with the details, but after reading the recipe, I just had to try it.  This was actually…

Teriyaki Burger with Cheddar, Fried Egg, Avocado, Green Onions, and Mayo |

Teriyaki Burger with Fried Egg

Feigning a Bachi Burger-style burger (a thick and juicy meat patty bursting with teriyaki flavor, sweet onion essence, buttery fried over-easy egg, fluffy bun), but unable to make a trip to the scrumptious burger joint, we came up with the idea…

Southwest Chicken Noodle Casserole |

Southwest Chicken Noodle Casserole

In a fit of creativity one night, I was in the mood for comfort food, and my legendary Tuna Noodle Casserole normally hits the spot… but I was also in the mood for something spicy.  With a little brainstorming and somewhat…

Pork Chops with Butternut Squash & Apple Stuffing |

Pork Chops with Butternut Squash & Apple Stuffing

My mother came across this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma catalog and made it for Alex and I when visiting us in Vegas during the winter.  With hearty and aromatic produce like butternut squash, apples, garlic, and thyme, this recipe is…

Enchiladas Verdes Topped with Fresh Scallions and Cilantro |

Enchiladas Verdes

One evening, with a one-track mind craving enchiladas, I came up with this recipe.  Loaded with lots of ooey gooey cheese, Ortega chiles, black beans, Southwestern spices, and rotisserie chicken (to name a few ingredients), these enchiladas are absolutely delicious and are…

Tuna Noodle Casserole |

Tuna Noodle Casserole

This creamy, rich casserole is one of my favorites to make, particularly because it is very adjustable; you can switch out most of the ingredients for personal preference or to add in additional flavor, and you won’t mess it up.  It is…

Tahoe Tacos ~ Mouthwatering slow cooker pork that's easy to make! |

Tahoe Tacos

Delicious, easy to make, and light on the wallet, these pork tacos are great for parties and families, and they reheat very well.  This recipe was given to me by my good friend Chandelle in Lake Tahoe, hence, the name of the…