Kodiak Cakes Cornbread

Last night I made the Kodiak Cakes Cornbread Mix I had bought earlier this week. It was a good opportunity to use my cast iron skillet and I followed the pro tip on the box for an extra moist cornbread. There wasn’t anything “extra” about it, but it is delicious. I’ll definitely buy the mix again.

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Roasted Pecans

I’ve been making a batch of these almost every week. They are sooo good!

Mix:

  • 2 cups of pecans
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of butter (melt in the microwave)
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spread pecan mix in a single layer on a baking pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool & enjoy!

Chorizo & Eggs

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A little chorizo a day early for Cinco de Mayo but I try not to spend much time cooking during the week. Plenty of sausage left for tomorrow.

Taco Salad

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Taco Salad

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground beef/turkey/chicken
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Taco seasoning
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes (I bought a can which also had jalapeños)
  • 4 oz can of diced green chiles
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1-2 Avocados

Instructions

  1. Throw your protein in a pan over high-ish heat.
  2. While the meat is cooking, dice up the onion.
  3. When the meat is browned and cooked through you can drain out any grease if you want. I leave it in.
  4. Add some minced garlic, taco seasoning, and the diced onion. How much? Up to you. 🙂 I have a big container of taco seasoning so just sprinkled some around. Most people will probably use a packet from the store. I have minced garlic in a bottle, so I gave it 3 little squirts, which was maybe a teaspoon.
  5. Add some cayenne pepper and/or hot sauce if you want. I didn’t measure.
  6. Mix it all together and cook until the onion becomes translucent.
  7. Add the tomatoes and green chiles.
  8. Cook for another 5-7 minutes to let all of the flavors combine.

I ate mine on a bed of romaine lettuce with half of a mashed avocado on top.