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Loaded Chicken Nachos

Have you  totally been guilty,  like I have, for buying loaded nachos with all the fancy smancy flavorful shredded meats, melted cheeses, etc. at your favorite restaurant? I’m going to save you some money, are you ready?! Best of all, you get your crock on! Whip that baby out from under the counter, I’ve got a tasty shredded chicken recipe for you! This shredded chicken recipe is very versatile and can be used for nachos, tacos, enchiladas or empanadas.

Sometimes I just need my ooey gooey cheesey chicken nacho fix. Especially on those hectic nights when I don’t feel like cooking up a big ol’ meal. Super duper easy and very very tasty! Plus, it’s a kid pleasing meal! Enjoy.


You can totally replace the diced tomatoes and green chilies for 1 can (15oz.) of Rotel tomatoes instead. 🙂

This makes approx. 6 cups of shredded chicken breast. Use or freeze the remainder for later use.

This can be made kid friendly by just leaving out the toppings your child does not prefer.


  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chili’s
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried onion
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • sprinkle of chipotle chile pepper
  • tortilla chips
  • shredded cheese -Mexican, cheddar or pepper jack
  • 1 can (15oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed.
  •  diced onion
  • diced tomatoes
  • sliced olives
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno peppers
  • sour cream
  • salsa



  1. In your crock pot or slow cooker, combine diced tomatoes, green chili’s, chili powder, dried onion, ground cumin; stir. Place chicken breasts in crock pot and scoop some of the tomato mixture on top of breasts. Sprinkle the tops with chipotle chili pepper. Turn crock pot on high, cook for approx. 3-4 hours or until breasts are easily shredded with a fork.
  2. Shred chicken breasts in crock with tomato mixture. Stir and set aside. Keep on warm until ready to use.
  3. On a large baking sheet, layer tortilla chips. Top with shredded chicken, cheeses, black beans and all your desired fixings, except for sour cream & salsa; repeat for second layer. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven until cheese has melted. Approx. 8-10 minutes. Top nachos with sour cream,salsa and fresh chopped cilantro if desired.

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Vegetarian Enchiladas

Being that I run a household with many different diet requirements, I thought I’d share one of our absolute favorite vegetarian meals – for my vegetarian friends. This recipe is hearty, simple and very satisfying. The carnivores in the house don’t even miss the meat – now that’s saying something!

*Notes* This is a great freezer meal. Make one for now, freeze one for later. To bake frozen enchiladas, remove from freezer, bring enchiladas slightly to room temp. Remove lid, cover with aluminum foil. If covered with plastic wrap and foil, remove plastic wrap, bake as directed. Add additional time to make sure the enchiladas are baked all the way through. Approx. 1 hr.


  • approx. 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 small yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • approx. 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • handful of fresh chopped cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz.) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • medium vintage white cheddar cheese, shredded – desired amount
  • fresh mozzarella, shredded – desired amount
  • 1 can (28 oz.) enchilada sauce ( I use El Pato)
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced olives


  1. In a large non stick skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, zucchini, squash, onion, mushroom, red pepper and broccoli slaw. Cook, tossing frequently, until zucchini and squash are slightly fork tender. Reduce heat to low, add drained artichokes and fresh cilantro; toss. Remove from heat. Set aside
  2. Warm tortillas. Keep tortillas warm in a tortilla warmer. This will keep them pliable and easy to fold when making the enchiladas.
  3. Pour approx. 1 1/2 cups of enchilada sauce into a round baking dish.
  4. Dip tortillas in enchilada sauce, fill with approx. 1/4 cup vegetable filling, top vegetables with desired amount of both cheeses; fold. Place enchiladas in TWO 3 qt. baking dishes for a total of eight each, in each dish. Top enchiladas with additional enchilada sauce, vintage white cheddar, mozzarella, remainder vegetables, olives and cilantro if desired. At this point they can be frozen. Cover with lids and freeze. If you do not have lids, cover each baking dish with a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil, freeze.  See notes for baking instructions if freezing.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes. Serve.


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Monster eye skewers in slime, perfect Halloween food

Let me tell you a little secret… these aren’t actually monster eye balls.  And that isn’t slime.  It’s meatballs and a sauce. I bet you were fooled, right? 😉 Ok, so maybe not, but kids will enjoy this fun food. It would make a great Halloween party snack. Would also make part of a Halloween dinner at home.

I neglected to take pictures of making the meatballs. Oops! All you need is a bag of meatballs (I use homestyle)

small jar of grape jelly

1 bottle of bbq sauce

can of olives


Add the jelly and the bbq sauce to a crockpot and stir. Pour in the bag of meatballs and stir them up. Put them on low and let them cook for 4 -5 hours. When you are done, add a slice of olive to the top for the pupil. Stick a toothpick through the middle. Keep in a bowl or place on a serving dish for a party. I add the sauce to make them look slimy and besides that, it tastes better that way!

There you go, a great addition to your Halloween party!

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