Monday, June 27, 2011

Yummy Taco Enchilada Bake..(recipe share)



Before baking

Done :) It's still bubbling

It looks really sloppy cause the bottom tortilla shell stuck to my spatula

I got this Recipe on Tasty Kitchen from Mrs. Schwartz

Taco Enchilada Bake


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • 1 envelope (about 1 Oz. Size) Taco Seasoning
  • ⅔ cups Water
  • ⅔ cups Taco Sauce
  • 2-½ cups Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 1 can 4 Oz Can Green Chilis
  • 1 can Red Enchilada Sauce, 10 Ounce Can (El Paso Mild Preferred)
  • 10 whole Small Soft Tortilla Shells

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Cook ground beef with diced onion over medium heat until meat is browned. Add taco seasoning to the meat along with the water. Let simmer until it thickens. Add taco sauce, mix to combine. Then remove from heat and set aside.

Mix 2 cups of the cheese and the sour cream. Add green chilis. Set aside until you are ready to assemble.

Grease a baking pan. Add a small amount of enchilada sauce to the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. Put a layer of the tortillas down in the pan. Add 1/3 of the meat mixture and some more of the enchilada sauce on top of the meat. Top with another layer of tortillas.

Add a half of the green chili and cheese mixture to the top of the tortillas. Add another layer of tortillas and repeat with a layer of the meat, enchilada sauce, tortillas, cheese mixture. The top layer should be just enchilada sauce and the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

My Notes** I used a 8"x 11" backing dish. I also didn't use all 10 shells, I only used 8. I think it turned out fine, but you can add all 10 if you like. I will add this recipe to my recipe box for sure. Also when I cut the servings I used a knife. Quick Easy Week Night Meal! If you like click on the Title or name of recipe creator to go to the original recipe. If anyone gives the recipe a try or has had this recipe before, let me know what you think.

Have a Great Week Everyone! Enjoy!

Friday, June 24, 2011

What?! 11 Milky Way's...(recipe share)

That is what I thought when I came across this recipe a couple weeks ago. I knew I had to give it a try it looked so yummy and sounded so good. See I'm not much of a "Cake" type person. I like Red Velvet and Texas Sheet Cake. I prefer Pies and Cobblers. Well with this Milky Way Cake recipe I red that is was a sticky style cake..which I love gooey brownies. So I headed to my local Sams to purchase a box of Milky Way candy bars(Regular Size), at first I grabbed the King size bars..whoa those things are on the $$$ I say I could have used those and just cut them in half for what I needed for the recipe, but nah I got the regular size box.

So I get back and decide to dive right in and make this cake..first I don't have a double boiler so I had to use two pots, which was fine. got everything all Melted, Mixed an in the Oven. I whipped up the icing. Now already this cake is needed a glass of cold milk to drink after licking the bowl...hehe..I know, I know not suppose to do that, but hey I have done that all my life licking the bowl after whipping up a batch of brownies..hehe

The Cake is finally done..I waited an then added the icing..too me I think its a bit to much icing. Well I didn't even let the cake get cool all the way an I had to stick a spoon in a give it a try..OMGOODNESS!!! WOW!!! this cake is awesome, especially warm. I think its a spoon style cake. It was a big hit in my house, it didn't last long. My mom had me drop off a couple pieces at her place of work an the Owners fell in love with the cake an asked for the recipe. **I don't take any credit at all for this recipe** I got my Recipe from Ree The Pioneer Woman.

Sorry I don't have a picture of what I went so fast I had forgotten to take one :(
Here is the Recipe...ENJOY!! if anyone makes this let me know what you think :)
Recipe got from Ree at Tasty Kitchen


  • 11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use
  • 3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 dash Salt
  • ½ cups Milk (more If Needed)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick margarine, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.

Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Mix baking soda with buttermilk, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.

Cream 1 stick of margarine with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition. Add melted candy bar mixture and mix to combine.

Pour into a greased jelly roll pan or 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until cake is done in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make the icing, melt the remaining 3 Milky Way bars with remaining 1 stick margarine (in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat). Add powdered sugar, dash of salt, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.

Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set. Cake will be very sticky! Don’t expect neat, perfect slices.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, then go run five miles!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June Week 3 & 4 "Rock On B-Day"

Here is a card I made for my nephew who will be turning 11- eleven. Oh boy! let me tell you I have the toughest time making Boy cards especially in the almost teen/teen age. The only thing I knew to go with was his favorite color Green. After this card an how long it took me to come up with an idea..I'm now going to buy boy theme pattern paper stacks. All the stacks I have are girlie style pattern papers. If I had any papers that were close to being for a boy there wasn't a lot of green in it. Green is what I was going for color wise. Also I need to invest in boy theme carts..I keep saying I'm going to get one or two, but just haven't yet. Hopefully he likes the card. I know he will like the birthday money inside more than the card :) they always do.

I Used:
DCWV pattern paper-Not sure stack
DCWV green paper on Star is from the Flower Shower stack
Bazzill cardstock
Wausau Cardstock
B-Day Bash cart- Rock On! 4"-Birthday 4" (page 25) I didn't use the wishes
P-Schoolbook-Stars 1" & 3/4"-Boy 3/4" (Roly Poly font)
CTMH Ink-Clover Meadow
SU Dimensionals
A2 size card
*I notice when I cut something small in thicker cardstock it kinda frays a bit.

Thanks for Looking an all the Great comments!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I hope all the Dads out there have a Great Day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Week 1 & 2 "Dad"

Here is a simple Father's Day card. I know how hard it is to make Guy cards. I need to get what guy cartridges there is so I can have on hand for Guy cards. I went with simple and with colors I know my Dad would like.

I Used:
DCWV pattern paper - Dots, Stripes & Plaids stack
Wausau cardstock
Mickey Font-DAD with shadow 1 3/4"
SU Dimensionals
A2 size card

Sorry I have been MIA from the blog world an leaving comments. I went out of town for memorial weekend an just couldn't get back into the swing of things. I hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend. Hopefully I can get back into working on some cards and trying out some challenges. Have a great week everyone!

Hugs, Sheena