Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Enchiladas

The first recipe I’m going to share with you is an old family recipe that I’ve put my own “twist” on. Its my Mom’s Enchiladas! AND, this is the first time I’ve shared this recipe publicly!!! So here ya go~!

Traditionally she would make the corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, and then fry each tortilla, top it with some enchilada sauce, onions, cheese, and then another layer of fried tortilla, sauce, onions, cheese etc etc…Until you had a stack of 3 or 4 per person. And they are amazing!!! So yummy – in fact I’ve never found an enchilada in a Mexican restaurant that could even come close to the flavor of hers! Consequently I’ve stopped ordering Enchiladas when I go out to restaurants – because I’m always disappointed! But I’m sure part of that is being that I grew up with hers and they are pretty awesome! ;) haha

So my twist on her recipe is a healthier and easier to make version.  Healthier because you don’t fry the tortillas, you bake them after stuffing them….And also easier because if you are having company over, it’s something you can prepare and then stick in the oven and go socialize with your friends! You aren’t stuck over the stove frying tortillas all night as people eat and want more. :) And the great thing is there is no right or wrong way to make them – you can do what I always do…Which is to look at the recipe and modify it to suit our tastes! If you want the sauce thicker, or thinner, or more or less cheese – its up to you! So don’t be afraid to experiment! Its the whole FUN part about cooking! I think its definitely one of the reasons I love it – because I love to be creative with it!  I’m sure we all have some EPIC failures that we’ll never forget and that we can look back on now and laugh~! Right??? So have fun with it and remember with every failure comes invaluable experience and you’ll become a MUCH better cook along the way! And if you have any questions go ahead and post a comment or email me! I’d be happy to help in any way! :)

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I’m a Blog Newbie No Longer…..Or am I????

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Well, first I want to welcome of all of you to my new blog and joining me on this new “online” adventure! I’ve never blogged before, although I’ve definitely enjoyed reading other people’s blogs.  The blogs I’ve gotten hooked on are couponing, beauty and scrapbooking. Although it isn’t limited to just those – I’ve read many others, and what I love about blogging is that it opens and broadens our perspectives. And if you can learn a thing or two in the process – so much the better, right? I’m excited because my blog will have a little bit of everything from cooking, couponing, scrapbooking, beauty, fashion, deals, crafting, health and many things in between! Basically all of my interests and passions rolled up into this little blog…and some ramblings here and there. ;) So I hope you all enjoy~!

So…my first post is going to be about cooking! Now, I’m not a professional by any stretch, but over the years I’ve learned a lot and come a long way. I used to be the WORST cook… (No joke)…my family would definitely attest to that. But after much experimentation, trials, errors and watching LOTS of Food Network (shout out Guy Fieri, Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay) – I’ve gotten to where I’m comfortable in the kitchen and love experimenting with recipes! I used to think cooking Hamburger Helper was “homemade cooking”….haha – Let’s just say I no longer buy that anymore and the more I get into cooking the more I’m becoming obsessed with the health benefits of making things from scratch. Being able to create amazing and delicious meals that are more nutritious in terms of calories, fat and also being free from all the chemicals you normally find in the store-bought “premade” products.

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