Mexican Stuffed Shells

Forget what you know about stuffed pastas and open your mind to the possibilities with my Mexican Stuffed Shells. Mother Cookie made stuffed shells all the time when I was a kid, but never like this. Her shells were traditional ricotta filling-stuffed and covered with marinara and more cheese. That’s why I was surprised when […]


Readers’ Choice Wednesday: Frito-Topped Mexican Pizza

It’s Readers’ Choice Wednesday! That means I let you guys choose what I’m going to make. I got a few great suggestions this week, but Tina G.’s idea for a Mexican pizza with a tortilla crust jumped out at me. It was different than anything I’d made before. But I had to make my version, […]

Healthy Cookie: Double Bean Enchilada Soup

I didn’t think I’d be interested in enchilada soup of any kind when my mom made it for dinner a few nights ago. Her version was made with chicken, so I couldn’t have eaten it even if I wanted to. But when I walked through the door after getting home from the gym, my stomach […]

Smart Cookie College Cuisine: Instant Chicken Enchilada Bake

Waiting until the last minute may sound like a bad idea, but for me, it often helps. When I’m under the pressure of a time constraint, I become clever  and crafty, using whatever time and resources I have to work with in order reach my final goal. Such was the case the other night when […]

Mexican Sweet Potato & Bean Skillet w/ White Cheddar Queso

Nothing impresses me more than a multi-talented meal. I’m talking about the dish that does it all. Quick, easy, nutritious, attractive, and above all, delicious. Sure, there are plenty of foods out there that cover one or two of those things. But how many foods do you know that possess them all? That’s what makes […]

Sweet & Spicy Mexican Beans: A Side or Taco Topper

Some like it sweet. Some like it spicy. Me? I like both. I’m the kind of girl who wants it all. I want to have my cake and eat it too. I don’t like making decisions because I’d much rather have both options. If you can have the best of both worlds, why would you […]

Healthy Cookie: Zesty Black Bean Tacos (240 Calories!)

Living the low-cal life can be tough. There’s so much temptation out there! Tacos, for example. Those things clock in at hundreds and hundreds of calories. Plus, the existence of tacos is made even more cruel when you make the decision to become a vegetarian. I was never big on meat, even back in my […]