nacho recipe...

Layer taco chips in a baking dish and top with:
ground beef with taco seasoning (you could also do spiced chicken)
chopped tomatoes and onions
black beans or refried beans (sometimes I use both)
sliced jalapeno peppers
a little enchilada sauce (I make mine, but you can buy it also).  Could also use salsa.
cheese (I use a combo of cheddar and Monterey jack)
and anything else you feel like throwing on there.  Heat in 350 degree oven for maybe 15 minutes.  Serve with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or whatever you like.  Great appetizer too.


my roasted chicken turned out good:

gilly has bunny ears:

weird fancy tomatoes:

my all time favorite roasted chicken recipe & how to make a hot toddy


* 2-3 lbs split chicken breast
* 1 tsp olive oil
* 1 tsp kosher salt
* 1 tsp garlic or onion powder
* 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or paprika, if you prefer)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Wash the chicken breast and pat dry with a paper towel
3. Use your hands (or a brush) to coat the skin lightly with olive oil
4. Season (on both sides) with the kosher salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper
5. Roast on a rack or tin broiler pan for 1 hour
6. Let sit 10 minutes and serve!

***this is also great with some root vegetables thrown in (rainbow carrots, fingerling potatoes, and parsnips)

bonus recipe:  how to make a hot toddy

boil water with a cinnamon stick and slice of lemon
add a sprinkle of ground cloves
get a mug
add a lot of buckwheat honey
a splash of brandy
a splash of honey liquor
use some good tea (i like the british stuff)
once water with stick and lemon boils, add it to the mug
let is all stew for 5-10 minutes
drink it while it's hot!