Sloppy Nachos

Just a quick post for some sloppy nachos today.  They are one of my favorite treats after a busy day.

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  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 recipe taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • tortilla chips

In skillet sauté ground chuck until cooked through and no longer pink.  Drain if desired and stir in taco seasoning, salsa, and black beans.

Spread into oiled casserole and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 – 30 minutes until cheese in melted. Serve with your favorite toppings; avocado, green onion, black olives, sour cream, jalapeno, and of course tortilla chips.

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Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Cranberry ~ Macadamia Nut ~ White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Charles called me at work tonight; luckily I answered the phone because after my “thank you for calling….blah blah blah…” the response is “holy *explicative* that’s a good cookie” He went on to say that he might actually have a new favorite.  Oatmeal cookies have always been his favorite but these came out amazing.  Not too sweet and the cranberries are the perfect complement to macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.

Cranberry Macadamia White Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup white chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Mix together butter and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla mixing well.  Stir in flour and baking soda.  Add nuts, chips, and cranberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Thought I would try a new peanut butter dessert.  I didn’t want to make a giant batch so I opted to scale down a recipe and make brownie bites using my mini muffin pan. This made 24 little treats; enough to share and enjoy all week. They came out a bit like a cross between a brownie and a cookie; a bit more chocolate might be good or maybe a fudgy icing if you desire. Great flavor though just as they are!

 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

  • 2 Tbs butter – softened
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 Tbs mini chocolate chips

Mix together butter and peanut butter; add sugar and brown sugar and mix well.

Add egg and vanilla.

Mix flour and baking powder together and stir into peanut butter mixture; add peanut butter chips  and chocolate chips.

Divide into 24 lined mini muffin pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly