Jalapeno Popper Chicken Empanadas

Cream Cheese Chicken Empanadas

Flaky pastry crust wraps itself around shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, corn and jalapeños to make these golden brown beauties. A kind of play on jalapeño poppers. . .Only better ’cause there’s chicken, corn and pie crust involved. Where ever there’s buttery, tender pie crust you can find me.

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Soup

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Soup

I combined my chicken tinga tostadas and Tex-Mex rice into a soup! Thank-you Mom. Sometimes you give me the best ideas. Tender cubes of chicken, rice and corn swimming in a mildly spiced broth with confetti-sized pieces of onion, red bell pepper, black olives and salsa. I chopped everything smaller than usual

Cheesy Skillet Tex-Mex Rice

Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice

Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust. The original recipe from… 

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Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Dear Chicken Tinga, I wonder where have you been all my life and why haven’t I heard of you before now? With your catchy name that makes me so happy to hear I want to repeat it over and over. Chicken tinga. . . chicken tinga. . . chicken tinga! Music to my ears. So… 

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