Fajita Quesadilla

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The sizzle of perfectly seasoned fajita vegetables is snugly under wraps with oodles of gooey cheese in this golden, crispy Fajita Quesadilla.

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Fajita Quesadilla

Each bite of these quesadillas is a burst of bold flavors. The smoky char of sautéed peppers and onions is balanced with the creamy flavor of melted, freshly shredded cheese.

And for toppings, you can finish your fajita quesadilla with a fiery tomato salsa, a dollop of sour cream, or guacamole. Or, if you’re like my niece… more cheese.

I typically have bell peppers of every color on hand, so using a mixture of colors makes this vegetable quesadilla a little bit more fun for me. But, feel free to use whichever color pepper you have on hand.

If you’d like to make these a little bit spicier, throw in some fresh chopped jalapeno. At my table, you can’t go wrong adding in a bit of that lingering heat.

My boys would never let me live it down if I didn’t note that you can easily add the meat of your choice to this recipe. Grilled chicken, pulled pork, and tender steak bites keep my meat lovers quite happy.

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Fajita Quesadilla Recipe

The Flakiest Savory Beef Pot Pie

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The Flakiest Savory Beef Pot Pie

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Savory indulgent beef pot pie that is loaded with vegetables and topped with flaky, golden puff pastry! It’s pure comfort food!

I mean, it was bound to happen. Our readers are in love with our chicken pot pie, and in fact it’s one of the most popular recipes on our site. But with all of you requesting a few more beef recipes I couldn’t resist a savory beef pot pie recipe. Is it possible to have too many pot pies?

I think not!

What started out one way ended up an entirely different way and I’m ridiculously pleased with the results. And no one is happier than Cade, he says it’s one of his new favorite dinners. 🙂

Ingredients for Beef Pot Pie

You’ll start by pulling your puff pastry sheet out of the freezer and letting it thaw slightly. The rest of the ingredients you will need are here:

  • Puff Pastry – found in the freezer section of the grocery store by the pie crusts
  • Beef Roast – chuck roast is my preferred cut, but a top sirloin or round roast would also work, you could even use ground beef for a budget friendly option
  • Salt – flavor
  • Pepper – flavor
  • Yellow Onion – adds so much to the depth of flavor, see section below for using onions if you are not a fan of onions
  • Garlic – flavor
  • Carrots – go with real carrots that you peel and slice, no baby carrots
  • Celery – flavor and texture
  • Peas – I love these bright pops of flavor and color. They get added right before adding the filling to the baking dish so they don’t get too mushy.
  • Flour – thickens the filling
  • Rosemary – fresh is best, but you can use dried if you need to, 1 sprig fresh = 1 teaspoon dried
  • Bay Leaf – adds so much flavor, remove it before adding the filling to the baking dish
  • Thyme – fresh is preferred, but if you need to use dried, 1 teaspoon fresh = 1/3 teaspoon dried
  • Beef Broth – the base of the gravy that the meat and veggies will simmer in and become the delicious filling
  • Balsamic Vinegar – add sweetness and tanginess to the gravy
  • Worcestershire Sauce – our preferred brand is Lea & Perrins and it is essential! It adds great umami flavor!
  • Dijon Mustard – adds to the depth of flavor in the gravy
  • Whole Milk – used for the egg wash
  • Egg – used for the egg wash that will make crust beautifully golden

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card down below.

What If You Hate Onions?

I heard you all loud and clear on instagram, you either love or absolutely hate onions and there’s not really any who are in between. So can you substitute onions in a recipe? Well, in my personal opinion, no.

Oven Baked Rice

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Tart lime juice and peppery cilantro infuse the long, fluffy grains of rice with fabulous flavor in this simple Oven Baked Rice.

The cilantro lime rice has been completely mixed and is ready to serve.

Oven Baked Rice

Oven. Baked. Rice. This is a game changer, my friends, and there’s no better way to try it for the first time than in this cilantro lime rice. I tried baking rice in the oven once years ago when I first heard about it. But, I was unimpressed.

But, THIS rice? Spectacular. I could have eaten a whole pan full by myself, and my kids really enjoyed it, too. It became an instant staple over here.

I found this cilantro lime rice recipe in from my friend Jessica‘s cookbook, Good Cheap Eats, Dinner in 30 Minutes (or less!). It is filled with 300 easy recipes to help simplify dinner prep for healthy, unprocessed meals.

If you’re wondering how to bake rice in oven, you’ll be glad you learned. It so easy! It takes just moments to mix the ingredients. Pop it into the oven, and less than 30 minutes later, the rice is perfectly cooked.

A close up shot of the cooked cilantro lime rice.

Cilantro Lime Rice

I served each bowl with a lime w

Delicious Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe [+Video]

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Delicious Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe [+Video]

a photo of saucy peanut butter chicken topped with chopped peanuts and a side of broccoli, red onion slices and red pepper slices

Looking for a new and tasty chicken recipe? Look no further! This peanut butter chicken dish is easy to make and full of flavor. Try it out tonight!

I kind of have this thing for peanut sauce (hello, Thai peanut noodles with chicken!) and it’s grown even greater in my life because of my friend Kerri! She makes the most amazing peanut chicken with this mango cucumber salsa over the top and we might totally have to convince her to share the recipe on the blog because I can’t stop making all things peanut butter sauce after eating dinner at her house.

So this chicken recipe is totally different than hers. It’s kind of a fun takeout Feik out that even your pickiest of eaters should love. Heck it’s like a peanut butter sandwich, or I guess not. I mean it is chicken, but you see what I’m saying.

Introduction: Why is This Recipe a Must Try

Peanut chicken is great for busy weeknights because you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

The peanut sauce is to die for! The flavor is so addicting!

Peanut chicken is super family friendly. The flavors are familiar for children but elevated at the same time to satisfy adult palates.

This recipe is perfect for meal prep. You can make the chicken and then portion it out into containers with rice or noodles to eat for lunches or dinner all week.

Ingredients for Peanut Chicken

Sometimes when I see a recipe that leans in the direction of Asian cuisine, I get worried that the ingredients are going to be random and hard to find. This is not the case with this recipe! All the ingredients are easy to find, affordable, and pantry friendly so once you get them, they will last forever. Here is what you will need:

For the Chicken

  • Chicken Thighs: boneless, skinless
  • Soy Sauce: low sodium
  • Canola Oil: or olive oil works great too
  • Garlic: fresh and finely minced
  • Ginger: fresh is preferred

For the Sauce

  • Peanut Butter: we had the best results with natural pb
    • PRO TIP: If you have a peanut allergy, almond butter works great in this recipe too!
  • Hoisin Sauce: thick, sweet and salty and found by the soy sauce at the grocery store
  • Crushed Tomatoes: we love the brand Cento but any brand works great
  • Chicken Stock: helps thin out the sauce while adding flavor
  • Sesame Oil: gives that signature Asian flavor to the dish
    • PRO TIP: Don’t use sesame oil to sauté the chicken. The flavor will be too overpowering. Sesame oil is best in small quantities!
  • Honey: adds natural sweetness
  • White Vinegar: adds acidity and flavor
  • Ground Cumin: adds flavor
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Mexican Street Corn Soup

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Mexican Street Corn Soup

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A delicious twist on our classic Elote (Mexican Street Corn) recipe, this soup is full of flavor and a quick and easy soup for dinner. A creamy broth packed with sweet corn, roasted chicken and a subtle hint of spices for flavor, this chicken and corn soup is sure to win over friends and family!

I don’t remember the first time I enjoyed Elote, but I want to say it was in Rexburg, Idaho at a little farmer’s market. I never went to school during the summer so I never enjoyed all the yummy food that comes from summer fruits and veggies there. It took my parents moving from Vancouver, Washington to Idaho for me to finally enjoy this tasty recipe that’s a staple in Mexico.

Now that I’ve had it, I cannot get enough. From the classic Elote recipe, to Mexican Street Corn Salad, and even a fun Elote Mexican Street Corn Pasta salad the possibilities are endless. Oh and let’s not forget our slow cooker Mexican street corn dip! Y’all know I love a good dip!!

What is Elote?

Well, first let’s address the question, how do you pronounce elote? It is super easy! You start the word just as if you were starting the word “eloquent” except drop the “quent” and replace it with “tay”. Elo-tay. Now you’ve got it!

Elote, often called Mexican street corn, is grilled corn on the cob smothered in a creamy mayo sauce and topped with chili powder, cheese and fresh lime.

Ingredients for Mexican Street Corn Soup

We are going to take all those classic elote flavors and add a few ingredients to it to make a fantastic corn soup! We add a few more vegetables for more depth of flavor and chicken to make it a little more hearty. Here is what you will need:

  • Butter: used for sautéing all the veggies
  • Vegetables: Yellow Onion, Celery, Garlic, Pasilla Pepper and Corn
  • Seasonings: Chili Powder, Kosher Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper
  • Soup Base: Chicken Broth, Heavy Cream, Mexican Crema
  • Chicken Breasts: you can grab a rotisserie or if you want to cook your own, try our sticky Mexican chicken recipe
  • Cotija Cheese: found in the refrigerated section with the other cheeses or sometimes in the section of Mexican specialty foods

NOTE: If you want to keep it vegetarian, skip the chicken and swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card down below.

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