Tag Archives: Cheesy Recipes

Zesty Black Bean & Chicken Nacho Mammas


I’ve been craving nachos lately, good nachos, not the nasty greasy restaurant kind (although there is a time and place for those as well). ūüôā I figured I’d make us this today for a good Saturday lunch at home. It’s super easy and ALMOST impossible to f’ up! ūüėČ ¬†

Prep Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time: 15-20 min

Serves: 2-3 (Pictured: is just one plate, it makes two).


  • 1 Chicken breast, cubed and cooked in the seasoning of your choice. I do a chili powder, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin. Lime is nice too.
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheese, your choice. I like a blend.
  • 1 C. Black beans, cooked
  • 1/2 C. Tomato, diced
  • 1 Serrano, sliced (you can use japs if you like less heat).
  • 1/4 C. Onion, diced
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Limes

The rest is simple:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cook chicken until done.
  3. Lay out chips on an oven proof plate or pan. Sprinkle lightly with cheese, add beans, chicken, and more cheese.
  4. Bake for 10-12 min.
  5. Top with veggies and squeeze lime on top.
  6. Serve with your fav sauce or crema.  We used our friends award winning Salsa Verde, she was in the Taco Experiment with us and placed first audience pick, and for good reason! 

Enjoy and Cheers!

Homemade Sauceless Pizza with Brussel Sprouts, Mozzarella, Shallots, and Bacon (this is my fav pizza recipe ever)!


I have been on a pizza kick lately… well actually for my whole life. I love pizza but what I have begun to love even more is making my own at home. After countless different versions of topping combinations, store bought dough, homemade dough, sauce or sauceless, making pizzas until my hands ache parties I have decided that THIS recipe is hands down the best pizza you can make at home! This would be a great Superbowl Pizza!

Prep: 1.5 hrs

Cook Time: 15-20

Serves: 2-3

Makes: 2 medium thin crust pies



  • 1¬†(1/4 ounce) Package¬†active dry yeast
  • 1 C. Warm water
  • 1 TBS. Sea¬†salt
  • 2¬†tsp Olive oil
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2¬†cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C. Cornmeal


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
  2. Add sea salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Attach bowl and dough hook, turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
  4. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to dough hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 2 minutes. If making 2 pies split dough into 2 balls.
  5. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  6. Cover, let rise in warmest place in house away from draft until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  7. Punch dough down each ball.
  8. Brush 2,  10 inch pizza pans with oil and sprinkle cornmeal to cover pan.
  9. Press dough across bottom of pan forming collar around edge to hold filling Top with fillings and bake at 425¬įF for 15-20 minutes.


  • 5-6 slices of cooked bacon, not too cooked
  • 2 C. Sliced brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 C.¬†Parmigiano Reggiano¬†, shredded
  • 20 1/8 inch slices of fresh mozzarella rounds
  • 1/2 C. Shallots, sliced
  • Olive oil, 3 TBS
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp. Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


  1. Prepare dough and make pies.
  2. In a small bowl mix olive oil and spices.
  3. Spread oil mixture onto pies evenly.
  4. Distribute Mozzarella on to pies (they don’t have to touch, when they melt they will spread out).
  5. Distribute brussel sprouts bacon and shallots on top of mozzarella.
  6. Sprinkle the Parmigiano Reggiano lightly on top of both pies.
  7. Bake for about 15 min-20 min until crust is crispy and cheese is brown and bubbly.

Enjoy! Cheers!