Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Bang bang shrimp is a crazy delicious appetizer from the Bonefish Grill Restaurant made by smothering deep-fried shrimp in a spicy hot sauce. The first thing you notice is how super crunchy the shrimp are. I think they might be double fried. The second thing you notice is the lip-numbing spiciness. They also stuff these… 

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Easy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Roll-ups

Easy Jalapeno Popper Puff Pastry Roll-ups #recipes

There’s something about the combination of spicy-hot jalapeño peppers, cheddar cheese and cream cheese that I can’t get enough of. I don’t even care if jalapeño poppers are old news because according to me, they’re still the rage. Of course I had to make a puff pastry version! “You love that stuff don’t you?” Mom… 

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Mexican Crazy Corn Salad

Crazy Corn Salad

This crazy corn salad is inspired by the Mexican corn salad called esquites. Esquites is a play on Mexican street corn called elote. Elote is made by boiling or grilling corn on the cob, sometimes with the herb epazote, slathering it with butter and mayonnaise then rolling it in cheese like Cotija or Parmesan and… 

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Mexican Pizzas

Chicken & Corn Mexican Pizza

Double-decker Taco Bell-inspired Mexican pizzas! Sitting pretty in between two crispy flour tortillas is your choice of a beef & bean or a chicken & corn filling with salsa acting as the sauce. On the top is more salsa, cheese and any toppings you like – the very same ones you would put on a… 

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Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Corn & Avocado

Southwestern Mash

Just five ingredients come together to make these zesty and delicious southwestern mashed potatoes! I started with Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes and mixed in cheddar cheese, corn, avocado and jalapeno peppers. You can create your own five ingredient fix using Simply Potatoes and enter them in the five ingredient recipe contest for a chance… 

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Slow-Cooker Chili Con Carne

Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Chili con carne with hearty hunks of beef slow cooked in tomatoes with a ton of spices, bacon, garlic, onion, chipotle and jalapeno peppers. No beans allowed. Not in this chili. This chili is a celebration of meat. I don’t use a crockpot for convenience here but rather for the way it magically transforms the… 

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Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder #texmex

Creamy, cheesy chowder with tender tidbits of chicken, potatoes and corn surrounded by a thick, creamy broth that is highly spiced with jalapeño peppers and sharp cheddar cheese for a play on nachos. This hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup also has fire-roasted red peppers, garlic, onion and celery plus half & half to help make it extra… 

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