Pork empanadas

These have spicy meat inside of a buttery crust. Because empanadas can be made ahead for a fast and easy meal, they are well worth the effort to prepare.

Mexican Picadillo

A flavorful mix of salsa ingredients with ground beef and potatoes. This dish is perfect with rice and fresh flour tortillas.

Sour cream noodle bake

I know that this is a classic midwest dish. My mom made it regularly when we were growing up. It was popular with us before it was even really popular. I changed it slightly to add more flavor in the sauce. I had tried fresh garlic in a few batches but it honestly is not…

Peanut butter blondies with chocolate chips

These are ridiculously good. I could even see chocolate icing on top. They remind me slightly of Reeses peanut butter cups. If the butter is really room temperature these can be mixed by hand without a mixer.   1 stick of butter at room temperature 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup light brown sugar…