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Kitchen Editor with @BonBonBreak magazine. Food Blogger on Cooking, Baking and Seasonal Ideas. http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com

Turkey Chili Nachos

We recently, for March break, flew to San Diego for vacation. We have now been there 4 times and love the area. We are lucky enough to have a time share up in Escondido. I love going there for many reasons but one is to shop at Trader Joe’s, I am in heaven in that store!! Such great products/produce/wine, for incredibly inexpensive prices.

So on the plane I take all of my recent magazines and create a menu and shopping list. After checking in at the resort we are off to Trader Joe’s!! Woohoo, vacation has started. One of the recipes I wanted to try was Turkey Chili Nachos, man that sounded good!!

It was from a Canadian Living Magazine but I adapted it slightly to what I found available.

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands

Now the photos are not the best as I just had my phone for pictures, but you get the idea of how delicious these are!! Honestly, one of the best if not the best nachos I have ever had or made. They were scrumptious!!

Turkey Chili Nachos
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
 
Amazing turkey chili nachos, great anytime of the year!!
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1½ cups Pomodoro sauce or your favorite tomato sauce
  • ½ sweet red pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1½ Tbsp. salsa picante
  • I large bag tortilla chips, baked or fried
  • 1½ cups part skim mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
Instructions
  1. Cook the onion until soft and slightly golden, in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cumin, and salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the turkey and cook for about 5 min. until it is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce. Add half the green onions, red pepper and salsa, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min. until thickened.
  2. Layer the chips and turkey chili in a large 9 x 13" pan or broiler pan. Top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbling and starting to turn golden. Top with the remaining green onions, cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately!!
  3. Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands

 

Margarita Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange

It is cookie time again and our theme this month is Cinco de Mayo. May 5 is Cinco de Mayo and is mainly celebrated in the US and parts of Mexico. It is a date to celebrat Mexican heritage and pride!! Margaritas popped into my head. I have never made a cookie like this before, one after a cocktail but I was up for the challenge. It had to have tequila in it, it had to taste of lime and it had to have a salted edge. At least that is what I thought. These cookies turned out to be so good. I really like them!! So much like a margarita!! So much fun to make!!

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

The edges turned out so crispy and sweet/salty.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

These cookies have a yummy lime flavor with hints of tequila and orange liqueur. I researched a recipe and took some inspiration both from The Kitchn and Love From the Oven.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands

I mixed about 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. salt together to coat each roll but do it to taste if you don’t like it too salty.

Margarita Cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 56
 
A crisp and delightful cookie with the flavors of a margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • zest of 1 large lime
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. orange liqueur
  • 3 tsp. tequila
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8-10 drop of green food coloring
Sugar/salt edging
  • ⅔ sugar to ⅓ salt
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and superfine sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Add the lime zest, orange liqueur and tequila, mix well. Whisk together the flour and salt. Add to the mixture slowly. Add the food coloring and mix well. Divide cookie dough in half and place in wax paper. Rolling out to form a log, repeat with the other half. Refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Whip the egg and paint the logs and then roll in a sugar/salt mixture (2/3 sugar and ⅓ salt). I mixed about 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. salt together to coat each roll but do it to taste if you don't like it too salty. Use your finger to press the mixture onto the dough, you just need an even coating. Slice ¼" thick and place on a parchment or cookie liner on a baking tray an inch or so apart, they do spread. Bake for 12-15 min until edges are light golden brown. Let cool 5 min. on the tray and then move to a cooling rack to fully cool.

Margarita Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands
Look what all the others have brought to the party!! Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with one of these lovely cookies!!

 

The theme this month is Cinco de Mayo – and what better way to celebrate than baking cookies! Creative Cookie Exchange has decided to stop using the linky. What this means is that the only way to join in the fun is to become a host. Just contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

 

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

 

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Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Cereal Giveaway

It is giveaway time again and this is a fabulous one, A MONTHS SUPPLY of Nature’s Path EnvirtoKidz Cereal. We were lucky enough to have received this also. Amber has been happily munching from one box to the next and the bars quickly disappear in her lunch box. You will receive more than is shown here.

I love Nature’s Path cereal as they are:

Gluten Free & Wheat Free
• Whole grains
• No Artificial Preservatives
• Certified Organic &
Non-GMO Project Verified

EnviroKidz Giveaway by Noshing With The Nolands

The flavors are fantastic, any kid would love them:

Chocolate Choco Chimps

Cinnamon Jungle Munch

Corn Puffs Gorilla Munch

Chocolate Koala Crisp

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Leapin’ Lemurs

Peanut Butter Panda Puffs

Plus two bars:

Berry Blast Crispy Rice Bars

Chocolate Crispy Rice Bars

I thought this was great timing as it is just in time for Earth Day (April 22) and Nature’s Path EnviroKidz has launched two new whole grain corn puff cereals, including chocolate flavoured Choco Chimps Cereal, and cinnamon flavoured Jungle Munch Cereal.

Because EnviroKidz is a 1% For the Planet member, every time you buy one of their EnviroKidz products, 1% of the sales are donated to support endangered species, habitat conservation and environmental education for kids worldwide. They have raised over $1.4 million to help partnering organizations with their educational and protection efforts.

Specifically, EnviroKidz Choco Chimps Cereal supports The Jane Goodall Institute, global leaders in chimpanzee protection, and EnviroKidz Jungle Munch Cereal supports Fauna & Flora International, acclaimed heroes in Sumatra elephant conservation. Jane Goodall just turned 80 on April 3rd, so it is a milestone year for her.

A great cereal doing great things. You can create a conversation with your kids at the breakfast table about all the wonderful things that The Jane Goodall Institute has done and the importance of preservation of wildlife and the environments that they live it. Here is a very touching video that you can also share with your family.

Wounda’s Journey

So here is our giveaway, three easy entries, GOOD LUCK!!!
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