Sweet Pork Quesadillas

What’s better than Laura’s Sweet Pork? Sweet Pork Quesadillas made from the leftovers! These are so easy to make and we love them here. Everyone looks forward to leftovers the day after I make the sweet pork. Continue reading “Sweet Pork Quesadillas”

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad

This is a meal that my special needs son enjoys helping me with. He really likes to eat it as well. I try to let the kids help with certain meals and this one is ‘his’ meal. It helps them to feel a sense of accomplishment when they are able to do things independently. I do have to supervise with a lot of the oven part but other than that he really enjoys helping to put the bowls together.

You can add your favorite toppings to it and make it the way you like it. With individual bowls, each family member can customize their own bowl. Serve it with rice and beans.

Note: We do have a set of ovenproof bowls that we use to shape the tortilla bowls themselves but you can check out this link for ideas to make them without a bowl. Continue reading “Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad”

Easy Bean Tostadas

These are so easy to make and you can get very creative with the toppings that you use on them. They are also a good way to use up leftover beans that you may have sitting around. You can also use leftover mashed potatoes in place of the beans. Or add a little cooked meat too.

The kids can help by spreading out the beans and topping their own tostadas. Continue reading “Easy Bean Tostadas”


My kids just love saying this, Sopapillas (Soap-ah-Pee-yas)! These are so easy to make and can be eaten plain, with the cinnamon and sugar mixture, or topped w/whipped cream and strawberry preserves.

These have been a NO-NO for me as I have been trying to eat better but I figured out a way to make them a little healthier so we can still enjoy them from time to time. Continue reading “Sopapillas”

Chili Dog Casserole

My family absolutely loves this recipe and it is one of their all-time favorites. It is also super simple and the kids can help with it.

We have begun to make this a little bit different as we just put the hotdogs into hotdog buns, instead of tortillas, and then spread the chili sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese before baking. Mr. Awesome is not crazy about the tortilla version so we decided to give it a try this way and it was a WINNER! Continue reading “Chili Dog Casserole”

Mexican Tortilla Skillet

This meal, along with many of the other meals that use hamburger, comes together really quickly if you brown your hamburger when you bring it home from the store. I usually buy several pounds and divide it up into 1lb sections, then brown it and freeze it for later.

This is super simple and comes together really quickly. Continue reading “Mexican Tortilla Skillet”