Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Ingredients:

One medium sized pumpkin
1/4 t Sea salt
2 T Olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Slice off the pumpkin lid and scoop out the stringy guts and seeds. Separate the seeds the best you can from the stringy stuff. Rinse well and dry thoroughly on a paper towel. Read More


Grilled Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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Makes 24 meatballs

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 large egg
2/3 cup fine bread crumbs
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan
2 t ground garlic – more if you love garlic
1 1/2 t ground onion
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried parsley
1/4 t ground black pepper
8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into 24 small chunks
24 thin slices pancetta, tear one end of each piece, opening it up so it is a long strip instead of round
24 toothpicks, soaked in water
1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce Read More




Baked Chicken Flautas

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Makes 8 large dinner-sized flautas

Looking for a great little flautas for an appetizer? Try Pan Fried Chicken Flautas.

Ingredients:

2 (1 lb total) chicken breasts, boneless skinless
2 T butter or oil
2 t chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t black pepper
Pinch of cayenne, or to taste
8 oz queso fresco, crumbled
2 T green chilis, mild or hot, chopped
1 T cilantro, finely chopped
8 (9 inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: salsa, guacamole Read More



Pan Fried Chicken Flautas

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Makes 20 traditionally thin pan fried flautas, perfect for your next gathering. Cut in half or leave them whole, just be sure to set out a variety of dips. Or for a wonderful change of pace, treat your family to a terrific Tex-Mex flautas dinner!

Need to save calories? Try Baked Chicken Flautas!

Ingredients:

1 cooked rotisserie chicken from your favorite grocers
1 (4 oz) can Hatch green chiles, hot or mild
8 oz Queso Fresco, crumbled
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 T cilantro, chopped
1 small lime, fresh squeezed
2 t chili powder
2 t cumin
2 t garlic powder
1/4 t ground black pepper
20 6” flour tortillas
20 toothpicks
Vegetable oil for frying Read More