21 In Misc


Last night I made a stacked tortilla pie and a simple salad.  It was very tasty!  

Sliced pie 

I used a recipe from Too Hot Tamales and modified it a bit.  I'll post both the salad recipe, and tortilla pie recipe at the end.

Before the oven 

Right before they go into the oven.

Out of the oven 

Out of the oven.


I made a simple salad to go with it.  It was good, but something not quite as tangy would have been better–like a mexican rice dish.


Salad 2 

I usually make this very easy vinegarette dressing.  




Staci was on hand to help.

Stacked Tortilla Pie

24 corn tortillas

1 pound of grated Monterey Jack cheese

2 cups of red enchilada sauce  ( you can make a home made sauce, I chose Hatch roasted tomato enchilada sauce from a can)

6 jalepenos seeded, sliced thinly

1 medium onion diced

1 bunch of cilantro chopped, leaf only

1 cup of grated farmers cheese for topping

For the filling:  in a large bowl, mix the grated cheese, diced onion, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalepenos

Heat the enchilada sauce in a large saucepan or skillet over medium high.

Dip a tortilla in the enchilada sauce until it is completely coated, and place on a large baking sheet.  Scatter 2 tablespoons of cheese filling on top of tortilla and repeat until you have 6 stacks, each containing 4 tortillas. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven until the pies are heated through and cheese is melted.  20 minutes.

To serve, pour 1/4 cup of remaining enchilada sauce on to a dinner plate, and place stacked pie on plate with a spatula.  Top with grated farmers cheese.

*When I make this again, I will add shredded lettuce on top, and I also think cooked shredded chicken breast would be good in the cheese mix.

Simple Summer Salad

Washed mixed greens

Grape tomatoes cut in half

2/3 of a cucumber, seeded

1/2 small red onion sliced thin

Dressing (this is a great simple dressing when you don't have fresh ingredients on hand)

3 parts good quality olive oil

1 part vinegar  (you can use balsamic, or red wine vinegar)

garlic salt


freshly ground pepper

Toss greens, cucumber, tomatoes, and onion into a bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar, add seasonings to taste, and whisk again.  You can also add a small pinch of sugar to take the edge off.


  • Sing
    July 19, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Yum. Looks great.

  • Leia
    July 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Mmmm that looks delicious!

  • afia
    July 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

    reminds me of nachos with melted cheese ^__^ but a healthier version. lov it!

  • Leslie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

    First time commenting, but I love love LOVE your blog and follow you on Twitter. Definitely making this one! I love the addition of recipes to your blog. Keep them coming πŸ™‚
    Leslie, San Francisco, CA

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    This kills me – it looks soooo yummy!!

  • Skye
    July 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Looks really yummy :]

  • Healthy Foods Blog
    July 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    N – Nifty
    I – Impressive
    C – Creative
    E – Enjoyable

  • fashionfletcher
    July 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Yummy!!!! I am printing this asap! πŸ™‚
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  • Donna Palmer
    July 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Love the recipes!! Keep them coming. like the photos too. Thanks.

  • stacie
    July 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I love your recipes!!!! Thanks for posting them! I tried the chili with avocados and it was SO delicious. πŸ™‚

  • Beckerman Girls
    July 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    OMG!! THIS looks SOOOOOOO YUMMY! Get in my belly! I think I just drooled all over my computer screen!hahaha
    Great recipe!!! Thanks Judy!
    xo The Beckerman Girls

  • Lindsay
    July 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    What a wonderful meal it looks like! I copied down the salad dressing recipe, thanks for sharing! I am loving that you’re doing more cooking posts! Keep ’em coming!

  • Nora
    July 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    that looks amazing! I just started making things from the Ottolenghi cookbook and have some pictures up on my tumblr! If you have not heard of Ottolenghi you must buy their two cookbooks on amazon!

  • Jamie-Lee
    July 20, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Gosh this looks just delicious!!

  • Shannan
    July 20, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oh my Lord that looks nom nom nommmmm…will deffo have to try it!

  • Jessica
    July 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Eleanor van Overdijk
    July 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for posting all the great recipes with photos; I can’t wait to try them! You and your young ladies are so inspiring always keeping me entertained. And of course the fashion and home decor are outrageously good too.

  • Jill
    July 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    My kind of eating!

  • Rachel
    July 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

    This looks soooo delicious! I have a problem with spice though, so I would probably cut out the jalapenos and top it with sour cream (I’m a sucker for it!). Great meal idea, thanks for sharing!

  • alison
    July 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    geez that looks good…i will definitely make that soon! printing out the recipe…
    xox alison

  • Halz
    July 27, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I made this for my husband and me last night. I spiced up the sauce (two packets of ancho pepper powder, a tiny can of chipotle peppers, and homemade pickled jalapenos) and added chopped veggie chicken. WOW! So easy and it makes a ton. And my husband devoured it. And took some to lunch. I love your recipes. I’ve made a few and I love how uncomplicated everything is.