Single-serving Mexican Casseroles

Nom-Rating: ***** (5/5)

These tasty little single-serving Mexican casseroles have been making a regular appearance on our weekly meal plan lately.

They fulfill all of the requirements that I look for in a dinner entree…they’re healthy, have a decent dose of protein, are veggie-based (but can easily become meat-based), and can be made without making a mess in the kitchen:) The delicious chips-salsa-cheese layer on top doesn’t hurt either!

Single-serving Mexican Casseroles

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Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Nom-Rating: ***** (5/5)

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Two things.

First of all, this is my 100th post and, although some bloggers manage to churn out hundreds of posts each year, I’m pretty pumped and feel like I should celebrate…maybe I’ll even convince Mr. Torres to take me out to dinner tonight (not a  difficult task):)

Secondly, I’m going to do you all a favor and introduce you to these little bites of deliciousness.

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Food for Friends: Low Country Boil

Nom Rating: **** (4/5)

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Since being in Houston, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to practice cooking for a crowd.

Granted, it really only has to be more than four people for me to feel like I’m trying to feed an army:)

One thing that has made it seem a bit easier to entertain is having a top-notch kitchen and a full-size dining room table! 

kitchen and dining

Another thing that makes cooking for lots of guests easier is having recipes like this one on hand!

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Energy Bites

Nom-Rating: ***** (5/5)

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For Bellwork recently in science class, I had my sixth graders think about the following quotation and make a list of five things that make them happy.

“Happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.”

-Dale Carnegie

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