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Taco Stew


I found this recipe on the wildly popular Crock Pot Girls Facebook page. They do a crock pot video on You Tube every Monday. This was their recipe last Monday. I use creamed corn instead of regular or frozen corn.

This is basically a kicked up chilli. It has the best flavor and I’m pretty sure we will be making this instead of regular chilli forever more. It is THAT good!

Taco Stew

1lb cooked & drained ground beef (you can cook with half a chopped onion as well, I prefer with the onion)

1 can Rotel

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can Ranch Style Beans (any flavor)

1 can Ranch Style Pinto Beans

*NOTE* For my friends out east and in the midwest you could use a can of Busch’s southwest flavor grillin beans and then a regular can of pinto beans since you don’t have Ranch Style brand out there.

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix

1 can creamed corn

Spray inside of crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Add cooked ground beef and all ingredients into crock pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours. I usually turn to ‘Warm’ after five hours. Serve with cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips or Fritos. 🙂

FREE Dinner & Movie at AMC Esplanade 14

All right food lovers…don’t say I never gave you anything for free. This offer extends out to anybody reading this that is living in the Phoenix area. The amazingly cool people at AMC Theaters are offering all of my local readers a totally free movie and dinner to celebrate the re-opening of AMC Esplanade 14 as a Dine-In theater.  They are offering my readers a free ticket along with a free entree and free fountain drink. There are a lot of links to follow, but each link coincides with a different date. This offer is only good until this Saturday, September 3rd. To get the free movie ticket you need to register with gofobo first.  After you click on the movie time of your choice it will take you to gofobo, then you can create an account with a link at the top.

Explore the links below to find the perfect time this week for you to see a movie in a cool, comfortable AMC theater and dine free.  Act now before space is gone and thank me later 😉   Also, don’t be a cheapskate, tip your servers accordingly!!

On the plate


Here is the sweet n tangy chicken I made last night.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Squares

I came about this recipe from one of the favorite mommy bloggers I follow, Fesity Frugal & Fabulous.  It is simple and they were gone in a flash. My hubby specifically loved them. I made a couple of changes from the original recipe.  This will be great for busy school nights when there is not a lot of time. Enjoy!


This recipe will serve 4-5 people

2 pkgs of crescent rolls

4- small chicken breasts cubed

5- pieces of bacon (cooked crispy and chopped)

12 oz ( 1 and 1/2 blocks) cream cheese

3- green onion sprigs diced

2- garlic cloves put through a garlic press

salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon to crispy, set aside. Pour most bacon grease out of the skillet, leave enough in the pan to coat the bottom of the pan. Place chicken pieces in skillet on medium high heat with garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook chicken 3-5 minutes or until fully cooked.

Add cream cheese and green onion, mix well.

Crescent rolls have 8 triangles or 4 rectangle shapes. Leave the 2 triangles together and use the rectangular shape. This means with 2 packages of rolls you will have 8 chicken squares.

Place spoonful of mixture into rectangular dough and pull corners together to enclose the mixture.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

They look like happy little presents of chicken, bacon, creamy goodness when they are done 🙂