This Chile con Queso contains Velveeta and Rotel, yes, but it also incorporates meaty sausage, extra green chilies, sauteed onion, and delightfully crunchy, fresh, spicy jalapeno. Though I can pretty much guarantee it won’t show up on the syllabus at the French Culinary Institute any time soon, it’s always a crowd pleaser—especially if that crowd contains humans of the male variety.
I know everyone has heard of the sausage and Rotel dip, but I first heard of it on The Crockpot Lady’s blog, where she calls it “Mommy Crack.” I threw this all in the mini crock one day, and we ate it for dinner with tortilla chips. My fiance asked, “So, what is this? Taco crack? Whatever it’s called, it’s good.” This is a great recipe to use up salsa or enchilada sauce you have left over.
Homemade refried beans are the easiest in the world to make, and are toward the top of the list of “Things That are SO Worth Making From Scratch Because They Taste So Much Better Than The Storebought Stuff.” Use them to make burritos, nachos, or just top with cheese and serve alongside tacos, quesadillas, or enchiladas.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!