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Taco Pizza

Change up your taco night with this pizza instead.

Taco Pizza

1 (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust
1 lb ground beef
1 (1.0 oz) taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup LaVictoria mild green taco sauce
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives
1 1/2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Jalapeno Jack cheese, shredded

In a large skillet brown and drain burger
Add taco seasoning and water to burger and mix until combined
Grease 13 1/4 x 10 1/4-inch cookie sheet and roll out pizza dough
Press dogh into corners and sides of the cookie sheet
Spread green taco sauce over dough leaving an inch border for crust
Cover sauce with meat, green onion and black olives
Top with cheeses
Bake at 400° for 10 minutes until cheese melts and starts to brown

Chicken Divan

I have to admit that I am always changing what I think is my favorite meal.  There was a time when I was still living with my parents (a long time ago...) and this is all I would request.  If you were to ask me today what my favorite meal is, this is not what I would tell you.  However, every time I make it I am reminded of why it was once my favorite.  It is just a delicious and soothing meal.  Thanks mom!

Chicken Divan
2 chicken breast, cooked & cubed 1 bag frozen broccoli florets, thawed 1 can cream of chicken 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded 4 slices of bread, crust removed & cubed
Directions Place thawed broccoli in the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish In a bowl mix chicken, soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder Pour mixture over broccoli Sprinkle mixture with cheese and add bread on top Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and bread is toasted

Asian Slaw

It's hard to believe with this crazy weather, but summer is coming.  That means cookouts with all the fixin's. This recipe is a yummy twist to an old favorite.

Asian Slaw
1 bag (3 oz) oriental ramen 2 Tbl butter 1 (12 oz) bag broccoli slaw 2 Tbl sunflower seeds 1/4 cup cashews
Dressing: 1/2 cup canola oil 3 Tbl brown sugar 3 Tbl apple cider vinegar 1 ramen seasoning packet
Directions Put ramen noodles in a bag and crush Melt butter over low heat in small skillet Add crushed noodles and cashews to skillet Sauté, stirring occasionally Whisk together all dressing ingredients in small bowl Place shredded broccoli into separate bowl Mix in crushed noodles, cashews and sunflower seeds Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat Let sit in fridge at least an hour

Cashew Chicken

I have been looking for some new simple meals to change things up a bit for dinner.  I usually measure how good a recipe is by whether or not my kids will eat it and if they would want it again.  This one was a success in my book!

Cashew Chicken
Adapted from {Betty Crocker}

1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 Tbl  fresh ginger or 2 tsp ground ginger 2 Tbl sugar 1 Tbl sesame oil 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed 1/2 cup chicken broth 2-3 tsp cornstarch 3 Tbl vegetable oil 1 bag frozen broccoli florets, thawed 2 green onions, sliced 1 cup salted roasted cashews

Cook rice according to package directions In a large bowl, mix soy sauce, ginger, sugar and sesame oil.  Set half aside Stir in chicken to remaining mixture until coated and let stand 15 minutes to 1 hour to marinate In a small bowl, stir 1/4 cup of broth and the cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat Remove chicken from marinade and add to s…