Thursday, September 20, 2012

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

I have a few wrap recipes that I make often, this is by far the best one I have ever tried.  The proportions and flavorings are JUST RIGHT! I thought this would be a fun recipe for a small girls luncheon, or shower. If you make the middle ahead of time, you could grill them up in no time.

Yield: 6 wraps
(perfect for 3 adults. For lunch I think one wrap per person would be perfect with a side salad or something)

1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1 can black beans
1 green onion
½ red bell pepper
¼ cup cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
½ Tbs chili powder
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp garlic salt
2 cups shredded cheese
Sour cream
6 flour tortillas

1. Mix rice with chili powder, cumin, and garlic
salt. Add all other ingredients except cheese
and sour cream.
2. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, then arrange
the chicken mixture down the center. Dot
with sour cream and roll up tightly.
3. Spray each wrap all over with cooking
4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Arrange
wrap seam-side down in skillet and cook
each side until golden and crisp (usually
only takes a minute or two).

(sorry, not the best picture, I remembered to take it only after my plate was a mess from eating the first one!)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rich and Moist Zucchini Cake

We had 2 HUGE zucchini's from our garden that I needed to use.  I decided to try a zucchini chocolate cake and I dare say this was one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had.  I even snuck some whole wheat flour in there.  Delicious and few healthy ingredients :)

{photo by Six Sisters' Stuff}


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional- I didn't use any)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake springs back when gently touched. To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa and margarine; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners' sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled cake before cutting.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Better than sex cake, Carmel Delight, or simply Ty's birthday cake

Like the title of this post--there is many names this cake goes by. :) At our house it is more commonly known as Ty's birthday cake, because it's his FAVORITE. Per request I am putting the recipe out into blogger world. Know this-there is ABSOLUTLY no talent and time needed to make this...which is why I make it.


1 box of chocolate cake.
1 thing of schmuckers Carmel
Between 8 oz and 16 oz of cool whip
Couple of heath bars. I'm not sure how many exactly. Maybe like 5? It depends on the size of the bar and the size of your cake.

Step one: make the cake.
Step two: as soon as you take the cake out start poking some holes in it. I use a fork. The more holes you make the more Carmel will seep into the cake. However...don't massacre the cake. ;)
Step three: squeeze the whole bottle of Carmel onto the cake. Or whatever amount of Carmel you deem sufficient.
Step four: let the cake cool. Once it's cool spread the cool whip over the Carmel. Use whatever amount you'd like.
Step five: break the heath bars up into little pieces. Like take a meat tenderizer and beat the crap out of the heath bar. ;) then sprinkle the heath bars over the cake.

Put it in the fridge until you're ready to serve it.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cream Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

this enchilada recipe, with this rice as it's side is delish.

I needed a new enchilada recipe that wasn't the same old same old...if you know what i mean.  I loved it with the white beans!...and you gotta follow the recipe, no skippin steps. 

p.s.  i have never had anything bad from this site, in fact it is one of our favorites to turn to for a new recipe.