Tex Mex

The night before my citizenship ceremony, we had a few friends over for dinner to celebrate. Instead of American or Canadian food, I decided on a Tex-Mex menu. Because that makes sense, right?


Creamy Chicken Taquitos
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2 cups shredded chicken
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 cup shredded cheese
12 corn tortillas

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.
2. Zap the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds so it's nice and easy to stir. Add the salsa and spices. Stir to combine and then add the cilantro and green onion. Add chicken and cheese and combine well.
3. Zap tortillas in the microwave, covered with a damp paper towel, until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It's easiest to work with no more than four tortillas at a time.
4. Place two to three tablespoons of the chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about half an inch from the edges.
5. Roll and then place seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Make sure they are not touching on the baking sheet.
6. Sprinkle a little salt on top. Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and salsa for dipping.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
*note: the dark chocolate peanut butter cups are not related, but are highly recommended*

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
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2 packages cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cans crescent rolls
Another 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll the first can of crescent rolls. Press the seams of the rolls together to fit into a greased 9x13 pan.
2. Beat the cream cheese with vanilla and sugar until smooth.
3. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough.
4. Unroll your second can of crescent rolls. Repeat the process of pressing the seams together to make another layer of dough covering the cream cheese mixture.
5. Melt the butter. Using a basting brush, coat the dough evenly with your melted butter.
6. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the butter.
7. Bake for twenty-five minutes. Cut into squares and serve with honey.

1 comment:

  1. All I know is that those plates are really pretty.


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