Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas

We used this recipe in the meat unit in my high school kitchens. I specifically remember going over the more difficult parts of the recipe ahead and being floored at how little they listened. “Mrs. Boyd, I put all the garlic powder in with the meat”. Yes, I talked about that for five minutes...

Chicken Nachos for Dinner

Chicken Nachos for Dinner

The idea of “taco night” isn’t something we practice; they love tacos so I’m not sure why – maybe the dietary restrictions that would make me need to buy three different types of tortillas? Regardless, a family favorite with my crew – perhaps the family favorite, is nachos. 

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

My friend Bethany brought this to my house with some (delicious) guacamole and chips. As we all chatted I dug into the guac (obviously). If and when I dunk my chip into salsa it’s for one of two reasons. Either there isn’t any guacamole, or I’ve eaten so much gaucamole that I think to...

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

I can remember the first time I had Mexican street corn – it was a “side” that came with food truck takeout. My husband handed it to me; if it was typical corn on the cob I may have passed it up, but this version looked interesting…charred corn, a creamy sauce and lots of...

Oven Quesadillas

Oven Quesadillas

This was one of our recipes in level one cooking; we taught it in the dairy unit. It was novel for me because the quesadillas are cooked in the oven, whereas I’d been making them stovetop my whole life. What’s the difference? It’s less messy, it’s hands-off, and the tortilla, instead of being flat...

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I’d like to get props for teaching my students how to make fish tacos over ten years ago; they’re a mainstream menu item now but it wasn’t the case then. These fish tacos have remained in my memory in such a way that I won’t order the dish off a menu; these are the...

Chilly Day Chili

Chilly Day Chili

Pretty sure I’ve mentioned before my weather related anxiety? It basically goes like this – on beautiful days I feel that I must spend hours outdoors and if/when I’m prohibited, I feel as if I’ve “missed out” and will never experience those moments in exactly the same way again. On cold or rainy days,...

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