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Jul 29, 2015

Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Rancheros Sauce!

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One of my all time favorite meals is huevos rancheros!  It's just delicious and so easy to whip up, especially if you pre-make a big batch of sauce and keep it ready for action in the fridge!  It's also a versatile meal, you can make it for the traditional breakfast, but also for lunch or even dinner!  My rancheros sauce is the perfect blend of sweet from the tomatoes and spicy from the pepper and uses Swanson Broth instead of water for extra flavor!


Rachel's Huevos Rancheros

For the sauce:
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, blackened (directions below) (you can use two peppers if you like it extra spicy) 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small to medium sized onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of lime juice
For the huevos rancheros: 
  • 2 eggs per person
  • 1 tortilla per person
  • shredded cheese
  • black beans
  • prepared sauce
  • Optional: sliced avocado, cooked and sliced sausage


First, blacken the pepper.  Cut the pepper in half and place face down on a baking sheet covered with foil.  Heat up the broiler in your oven and then broil the pepper about 10-12 minutes, until the outside is blackened.  Remove and place in a paper or plastic baggy to cool.


While the pepper cools, make the sauce!
  • Add the olive oil and cumin to a pan and heat up on medium heat, sautéing the cumin.
  • Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook for a few minutes until they are cooked through.
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, pepper and lime juice.  Stir the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pepper from the bag. Remove the seeds and skin, then chop into small pieces.  Add the chopped pepper to the sauce and stir it around.  Cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use immediately on your huevos rancheros or keep in the fridge up a month in an air tight container. 

To make the huevos rancheros:

  • Heat a small pan with a little bit of oil or cooking spray.  Heat up each tortilla in the pan to make them crispy, about 1 minute on each side.
  • Fry up the eggs, 2 per person.
  • Warm up the black beans in a small sauce pan.
  • To assemble: layer a tortilla, then a scoop of beans, then the eggs and a dollop of sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese and any other toppings you desire and enjoy!


I used Swanson Chicken Broth for this recipe, which can be found in bulk at Sams Club!  Chicken broth is a great thing to stock up on, because you can use it for so many meals.   You can find more meal ideas using Swanson Chicken Broth here!   Check out the demo happening nationwide this coming Friday (7-31) from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.  And, be sure to enter the giveaway below!


Thanks for checking out my Huevos Rancheros recipe! What's your favorite summer recipe using Swanson Chicken Broth?

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Jul 28, 2015

Mommy & Son Netflix Date!


This summer Netflix introduced a new original series, Dragons: Race to the Edge!  Based off the How to Train Your Dragon movies, the show introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities -- shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few!  I thought this show would be a fun one to watch for a "mommy and son date" so I whipped up some yummy snacks and tuned my Netflix to some dragons!


I'm also calling these snacks "Dragon Breath Cheese Bites" because of the garlic!  They are yummy and cheesy snacks that almost look like cheese cookies!

You will need:
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used cheddar and mozzarella mixed together)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder*
  • cooking spray
*alternately you could use chili power or even hot sauce for a "fiery" dragon's breath cheese bite!

What to do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Mix all the ingredients well in a medium bowl. With clean hands, create balls with the cheese mixture and space them out on your cookie sheet.  They will spread out like cookies when they bake, so be sure to leave a couple of inches between each one!  Bake for 12 minutes.  Allow to cool a little before serving.  

Yields: 12 - 20 "bites" depending on how big you make them!

Enjoy!



Since I'm a member of the Netflix Steam Team, I was sent a fun box full of Dragons: Race the the Edge goodies!  For our mommy-son date when had fun unpacking the box and playing with the mask and swords before watching the show!


I paired our Dragon Bites with our fun props and we were ready to watch!  You can also make other fun themed snacks such as "dragon scales" with triangle shaped chips or using Twizzlers to make swards!  Those surprises were tucked away in our Dragons lunch box!


My son enjoyed the show and the cheese bites.  A win-win for sure!  You can check out Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix and watch the trailer here to see what its all about!

What are you watching on Netflix this month?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #SteamTeam and Netflix has provided me with products and services in exchange for participation. All opinions are my own and we really do love and enjoy Netflix!

Jul 13, 2015

Disney Baby Nursery Gift Basket!

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Recently my friend Nikki told me she was expecting her second baby this fall!  Even though a lot of people don't have showers for their second baby, I still think it's nice to give a little gift!  She already has plenty of baby things, but it's also great to have a little nursery update and freshen things up for the next baby!


I picked up these cute Disney Baby Finding Nemo baby blankets, a perfect gender neutral baby gift!  I wanted to make a little gift basket for her so I went ahead and created some fun wall art to go along with the Finding Nemo theme from the blankets.


You can really make this wall art with any theme!  For example, if you wanted to do a Cinderella nursery you could do a castle outline and the saying "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."

You will need:
-2 small blank white canvases
-at least two paint colors
-paint brushes
-stickers in the font you want
-a fish cut out* (or other shape you want)

*I printed the fish out on regular printer paper and cut the fish out.


Step 1: Paint your canvasses.  You don't have to paint the wrap around sides at this point because you will just do it later with the second coat.  This first layer is the color that will "show through" in your artwork.


For the fish shape:

Step 2: After the first color dries, tape the fish cut out down with double sided tape.  Gently paint around the fish, starting each stroke on the paper and pulling it away, so you don't smudge the paint under the paper.


Step 3: Once the outline is complete, carefully remove the paper cut out and discard.  It will look something like this!  Honestly, I kind of liked it this way and seriously considered leaving it like this!


Finally, step 4 is to paint the rest of the canvas blue so the fish is in the water!  Be sure to paint the wrap around sides of the canvas as well.  This really allows the fish shape to pop!


For the words:
Step 2: Carefully place your stickers with your chosen saying on the dried canvas.  Be sure all the edges are pressed down so no paint sneaks under!

Step 3: Paint your second color on over the stickers and all over the canvas.  You may need a few coats to fully cover the first color, depending on how dark it is!


Step 4: After the paint is dry, carefully peel the stickers off to reveal your quote in the original paint color!

This craft is an easy way to spruce up and personalize your baby's nursery!  You can customize it with any of the Disney Baby themes, such as Ariel, Cinderella, Monsters Inc, Mickey, Minnie or Lion King Jungle!  Let your imagination run wild or just do a simple cut-out for a minimalist effect!


I tucked my artwork into a gift basket along with the Finding Nemo blankets.  I rolled the fleece blankets up in different ways so the basket had a little more depth, and up-cycled the ribbon from the packaging to decorate the basket!  My friend can also use the basket to store toys, diapers or blankets in her new baby's nursery!


You can find this and other Disney Baby themed nursery items at Walmart in the baby section!  Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for checking out my Disney Baby Nursery Gift Basket and DIY wall art tutorial! What's your favorite DIY for decorating a nursery?