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Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers Easy Week Night Dinner Recipe

Pepperstexmex copyThe inspiration of Cinco De Mayo brought this delicious Stuffed Peppers Tex Mex style dish that is quick and easy and goes from stove to table in under an hour. I cannot take the credit for this recipe, it comes from my daughter (an amazing cook) who served these for dinner last night. You could serve these peppers by themselves or with a light salad and cornbread on the side.

What you will need for this recipe:
1-1/2 LB Hamburger (Chuck or Market)
6 Bell Peppers (cut in half from top to bottom)
1 Medium Onion (diced)
1 Bag Frozen Corn (Microwave Steam in the Bag 12oz)
1 15oz Can Black Bean (Bush’s Seasoned)
2 Pkg Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (Instant White Rice in Microwave)
1 Small Container Salsa (or homemade)
2 8oz PKg’s Cheddar Cheese (grated)
1 Small Container Sour Cream
1 Bottle Presidente Beer
Taco Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil

Prepare the Peppers First. We used Orange, Red, Yellow and Green. Cut the peppers from top to bottom to make two shells. Rinse and dry then clean out the seeds and white ribs. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease with Olive Oil (or oil you prefer) Place pepper half’s on baking sheet ( inside up) drizzle with olive oil then season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside. * If the pepper half’s do not sit flat, slice a thin piece from the back.

In a skillet, add chopped onion, season with salt and pepper and saute on medium heat until translucent. Pour in frozen corn and black beans, continue to saute until heated through. Remove from pan and set aside. Microwave the Rice and set aside.

To the same pan add hamburger and cook until just done. Drain in a colander and return to pan. Add Taco Seasoning and mix well, then add the rice and onion mixture to pan, combine all ingredients. Add the bottle of beer stir well and let simmer for 15 minutes uncovered stirring occasionally.

Add spoonfuls of the meat filling to fill the pepper half’s, cover with cheddar cheese and return to oven for 20 minutes. To garnish add a dollop of sour cream and top that with Salsa.

(If you want to add a bit of heat, chop up a jalapeno pepper and add with the onions, or red pepper flakes.)

 

Enjoy :}

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Super Bowl Must Have Party Tailgating Recipes

ID-100171893The 2015 Superbowl with Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet up this Sunday February 1st at 6:30 pm ET on NBC.

For a great Super Bowl party,  you need awesome food to share with friends and family.

Hot Chili to Hot Wings, here is list of recipe idea’s for your game day fun.

Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

Brown Sugar BBQ WingsPlainChicken.com

Nachos Cheesy Party Dip

Perfect Guacamole GimmeSomeOven.com

Lara Spencer’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip (as seen on Rachael Ray Show and so yummy!)

Bacon Spinach Quiche Bites –Easy Recipe With Just Five Ingredients

Mac and Cheese BitesBiteMeMore.com

Buffalo Chicken BitesSweetPeasKitchen.com

Bacon Wrapped Beer and Brat BitesBetterRecipes.com

Beer Candied Bacon StripsiSaveAtoZ

Mini Meatball Heroes – Giada De Laurentiis

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork with Apple SlawCookiesAndCups.com

Loaded Sweet Potato SkinsSallysBakingAddiction

Favorite Pepperoni Pizza DipSallysBakingAddiction

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beer Soft PretzelsHalfBakedHarvest.com

Emeril Lagasse’s Baby Back Ribs With Coffee BBQ Sauce – As seen on Good Morning America

Kansas City-Style RibsTasteOfHome.com

Frito Chili Pie  – Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman

Game Day Chili – Sunny Anderson Food Network

Football Pretzel Sticks ­SheSaved.com

Neely’s Pigs in a Blanket with a Tangy Dipping Sauce – Pat and Gina Neely (Food Network)

And of course there has to be Dessert!

Chocolate Pudding and Cookies Layered Dessert Recipe 

Candy Bar BlondiesSallysBakingAddiction.com

Football CupcakesMix&Mingle.com

Butterfinger Rice Krispie TreatsRecipeGirl.com

Wishing you a fun Super Bowl Party and don’t forget the commercials!

 

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How To Organize a Foodie Book Club

ID-100303170If your a foodie as I am, you love anything to do with food, recipes, cooking and eating delicious meals. There are many books on the market, memoirs, mysteries, humor and novels to name a few that are geared toward food lovers. A love for food, reading and great conversation can be shared with friends and family with your book club.

Get your book club going easily with these tips:

Get your Group together:

Contact family members, co-workers, friends and ask if they are interested. I am sure you know of a few people off the top of your head that like to read or cook, they should go at the top of your list. Invite at least 7-10 people to start.

First Meeting:

Your first meeting should be about picking a book everyone will enjoy. Have a list of at least 3 books available for your guest to choose from as too many books could get overwhelming. Once that book is chosen you can organize what day and time of the month is good for everyone for your first book review meeting. Let your friends know that you will be rotating meetings at each others homes and will put a list together along the way with more books to choose from.

Book Review Meeting

Have the first book review meeting at your home. Since your are the creator of this group, you should host. This is also a good way for your friends to see how you do it and be able to feel more comfortable for the next meeting if it is in their home. Send out a reminder of the day and time of the meeting a couple days ahead, and ask if anyone will not be able to attend. You will be serving food that is themed to the book, so getting a head count will help know how much to make. Arrange your furniture for conversation or set a table big enough to hold everyone.

Set aside at least 10 – 15  minutes at the beginning of this meeting for everyone to socialize a bit and then start to focus on the book. Explore the characters, the authors recipes, favorite parts of the book etc. The meeting should last about an hour and a half and you can serve the food as you are starting the review or after.

Theme your Dishes

Theme your dishes for the meeting to the book your reading. Try pulling out a recipe from the book and bring it to life for your group. If you cannot make the recipe, see if one of your members would like to give it a try.  No time to cook? Visit your local bakery, deli or hold your meeting at a restaurant geared toward that dish.

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Benifits of Eating Kale for Your Health and a Beautiful You

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ID-100181983Kale is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C and K, Fiber and more. With just 33 calories per one cup of raw Kale, not only is it good for your health, but by consuming it you could see a difference in your hair and skin. If you have dry skin, it could be a sign that you are low on Vitamin A. Kale offers 100 per cent of our daily needs for Vitamin A.

For your Hair, the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids together in a glass of Kale juice give it great benefits adding circulation to your scalp and helping your hair to grow faster and healthier.

Read more about other benefits of Kale and get recipes from WebMD.com and StyleCraze.com

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