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Happy Barbacoa Birthday

This week KrausnicKitchen.com turns 1! As I look back, I’m so thankful for this blogging experience. It has been a useful tool in my own meal planning. Obviously, I’m not tracking everything that I cook, as that would be a long, mundane list of flops and mishaps. I’m simply posting the dishes that are deliciously … Continue reading

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Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas with Roasted Red Peppers, Sweet Potato and Tomatoes

I know I’ve mentioned several times that I love roasted veggies. This dish highlights four of them, red peppers, tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes. It’s a quick assembly, layered like lasagna and it’s vegetarian too. Overall this dish is a bit of extra work because you have to roast the veggies before hand. So when I … Continue reading

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Recipe-On-The-Box Trilogy: Part II – Taco Casserole & Refried Beans

Part Two is a family favorite found on the side of Ortega Taco Shells box. It’s a recipe for Taco Casserole. They make great leftovers as is, or serve heated on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes as a “taco salad.” Yum! And bonus, it’s less messy than tacos. To stretch out this meal, I … Continue reading

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Ancho Chili Chicken & Steak Fajitas

This is a great weekday quick cook, especially if you prep your ingredients the night before or even in the morning. I modified the original steak-only recipe by doubling the ancho chili marinade and adding chicken to the mix. These Chicken & Steak Fajitas make great leftovers and take-away lunches. Serve it with black bean salsa, sour … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chili Tacos

I love chicken tacos, so I was delighted to find a slow cooker version in Everyday Food. Although this dish has few ingredients it has a complex flavor because of the chipotle chilies, which come canned for less than $2 in the Mexican food section. Freeze leftover chilies in a zip top bag for later. This … Continue reading

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The Mighty Black Bean: Black Bean Tostadas or Burritos

This protein-packed pantry item really comes in handy. If I am out of a protein options and want to stretch the budget, I keep these stocked, as well as, some tortillas just in case. Yesterday, thirty minutes before dinnertime, I made this quick “Mexican Pizza” for the kids & they enjoyed it. The beauty of … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salsa

salsa & chips

Now that summer is here, try this great alternative to traditional salsa with protein to boot! This recipe is flexible, add more veggies to substitute if you don’t have enough of something else. Enjoy! Black Bean Salsa  Refrigerate for 2 hours, serve with tortilla chips. Combine the following ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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