Creamy jalapeño popper mac & cheese is a match made in heaven


Normally, when I get really excited about a one-pot meal it's because it's something I can serve my whole family for dinner, but this time is different. This time I'm over the moon about a one dish recipe that I intend to make just for the mister and me. It's a jalapeño popper macaroni and cheese recipe that I swear must have been crafted especially for the two of us because he goes gaga for jalapeño poppers and I flip for good mac and cheese. I mean, this is a match made in heaven as far as we are concerned. We should have served this at our wedding, but I didn't know it existed at the time.

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4 Things you didn't think you could eat that are actually very healthy

There's no waste in vegetables and fruits, not even those parts that usually end up in the trash like shells, roots, seeds and other parts. I had already heard that many of them contain most of the nutrients, having even greater vitamin content than those supplied by the pulp or core of the fruits or veggies.

That's why, today we want to tell you about some fun ways you can eat banana peels, watermelon rinds and other surprise creations by chef Aldo Zilli, supervised by expert dietitian Dr. Sarah Schenker.

Eating snacks prepared at home has never been so fun and motivating. Be inspired by these fabulous ideas!

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Yummy kale, coconut & banana smoothie for weight loss


By now you know that kale is a major super food and leafy green that is good for you. It's trendy but with good reason as it provides you with high doses of vitamin K, as well as calcium and vitamin C. Many opt to have it in their morning juices or salads but one of the best ways is to have it in a smoothie.

If you've shied away from adding kale to your smoothies, this recipe I have for you will completely transform your life!

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Yummy casserole makes taco night super easy


I've got a ridiculously easy one-pot recipe today for you that is sure to be a hit: It's a taco casserole. I make no secret about the fact that I am a nut for tacos--what's there not to love about them, right? But sadly, tacos are not a one dish kind of meal. They take more of an assembly line kind of set up, which is fine because they are fun to make and the results are so worth it. When I'm in a rush to feed my family, which includes very young children, well, I don't have the patience to do the whole taco assembly line thing, so getting taco flavor from one pot that we can all enjoy is all kinds of awesome as far as I'm concerned.

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This Mexican bean casserole will leave your family wanting MAS!


I'm excited about this Mexican layered bean casserole recipe I just came across because it is the kind of recipe that you can add your own twist to. For example, the recipe does not call for corn or black olives, but  if you have them on hand, throw them on in there. Or leftover chicken from the night before? Bring it! You can make this simple recipe all your own in so many ways.

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Make street-style elote in the comfort of your own home (RECIPE)


There is corn on the cob and then there is elote. I like corn on the cob, but I like elote more better! If you have not had the pleasure of having street-style elote, then we need to put an end to this deficiency in your life. If you have sampled elote from a street vendor, well, then you know how yummy it is and why not have some more?

As a kid, whenever we would go to Mexico, I'd keep an eye out for elote vendors and point excitedly when I would see one. Ah, the flavor! More and more I'm starting to see vendors with this style of corn at events in the U.S., but not enough for my taste. No worries, the super great news is that you don't even have to leave your home to get it. You can make it yourself with this great Latin-style street vendor corn recipe. Make sure to make enough for everyone though because it will be in high demand.

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Easy sausage & quinoa one-pot meal is delicious


This year, I've really been focused on gathering and making one-pot recipes and I have to say I've mastered one-pot rice combos. You know the whole chicken and rice or shrimp and rice thing. I love them, but on occasion I want to step away from rice for a minute or two because variety is good. So this week I really wanted to find a one pot meal that has the flavor and satisfaction of what I've gotten so good at making, but without the rice and I found this fantastic sausage and quinoa recipe that fits the bill wonderfully. I did not grow up eating quinoa, but when I discovered it as an adult I was hooked. I find that it is just as versatile as rice and really easy to prepare.

Check out the super easy recipe below, I think you are going to want to give it a try for yourself.

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Try this chicken & tortilla enchilada bake with only 4 ingredients (RECIPE)


Casseroles or bakes are one of my favorite one-pot recipes. They are so easy to make and the results are so deliciously satisfying and fillng. I just came across this ridiculously simple recipe for a chicken and tortilla enchilada bake that I cannot wait to make. It only has four ingredients in it. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Now, I've made enchilada bakes before and I know that purists scoff at the idea of doing a casserole shortcut version of enchiladas, but I think that's because they are kitchen martyrs who have never actually tasted how delicious an enchilada bake can be. I'm serious. My mom looked at me all cross-eyed when I served her the first enchilada bake of her life, but when that first forkful hit her mouth, she went from bizca to all compliments and, "Dame la receta, por favor."

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Traditional huevos rancheros worth waking up for (RECIPE)


Mmmmm, I love me some huevos rancheros. I've been blessed to eat quite a few versions in my life and I have to say that I've found them all quite satisfyingly delicious. If you've never made at home yourself, I'd like to encourage you to give them a whirl with this great huevos rancheros recipe that I found. The results are picture perfect and the taste is delectable.

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World Cup 2014: Score extra points with this Mexican flag appetizer


Tell me that this Mexican flag dip isn't perfect to serve during a World Cup match featuring Mexico? It's PERFECT! Plus it is super easy to make and sure to be a hit. You can even make it ahead of time and keep it in your fridge and pull it out when things get heated during the partido. You could make the whole thing from scratch, but you can also use premade ingedients and take all the credit for the yumminess anyway, no one will no the difference.

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