No Bake Enchilada

say Whaaaaa… !

Yup, I love enchiladas but lets face it, they are a lot of work to put together and then before you know it they are gone… and eating them second time around just isn’t as good. I’m a big fan of leftovers so making a meal that really only tastes it’s best the first time seems like a waste of my time.

I made these the other night out of desperation in the heat. I hate eating the token salads on a hot night. We have had heat for weeks now so I’ve started getting creative with our meals.

I Pre-cooked a bunch of chicken the other night, when it had cooled down for the evening, and shredded it to be used in dinners for the next few nights.

What you need:

2C Shredded Chicken (Or cooked and cubed or sliced or whatever)

1C Sour Cream

1/2C Salsa

1/2 Package of Taco seasoning (if you have bulk taco seasoning about 2T)

mix sour cream and taco seasoning together, add salsa and mix with chicken. Let set in fridge till dinner! (if you are impatient like me just use right away, but it will taste better the longer it has to soak together)

Scoop on to taco shells and sprinkle cheese and or lettuce and Voila!

I kid you not, these taste A LOT like traditional enchiladas, just cold. And the beauty is the longer the chicken sits in the mixture the stronger the taste is, so it’s even better second day around.

– A –


Never buy Iced Coffee again!

I had seen on pintrest some recipes that “Claimed” to be your forever solution to homemade iced coffee… I was intrigued. My husband LOVES Iced coffee, as in would drink them 3x a day, every day kind of love. When ever Mcdonalds has their $1 iced coffees he gets one pretty much every day… but who really wants to drink Mcdonalds iced coffee. We both would prefer the $4.50 ones from Starbucks, but our budget just can’t support that if we want to eat real food, and have things like Toilet paper in the house.

So yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and make this concoction. I am now kicking my self for my sheer laziness in not doing this sooner. I’ve also linked the original posters website you can see some pretty pictures of it too 🙂 (The Pioneer Women – Perfect Iced Coffee)

This stuff will last weeks in the fridge (so i’m told) although the jug of it I made last night is already 2/3 gone… (like I said LOVE iced coffee)

What you need.

1 Can evaporated milk

1 Can Sweetened Condensed milk

Mix these two together and store in a jar with a lid (so you don’t get that funky fridge taste after a day or so)

1/2lb of ground coffee

1 Gallon of water (room temp, or cool doesn’t matter)

Dump all the coffee and water together in a bowl and let sit for 8-12 hrs      (I am REALLY impatient so I only waited about 6 hrs and it still tasted good, probably not quite as strong as it could have been though)

after it has sat, strain it over another bowl. You could use maaaaaaany different methods for this. I used a wire strainer and just layered a bunch of cheap coffee filters all over it so the grounds wouldn’t get through, you could use a Sock or cheese cloth or anything that will catch the liquid.

THEN, Fill up your desired glass with ice

*Use the biggest one you can find, because once you fill it with ice the actual amount of coffee you get isn’t that much. We used the med sized mason jars. Looked a bit getto but worked excellent.*

Fill your cup about 2/3-3/4 full of coffee concentrate and add some of the cream mixture. My advice is to leave a bit of extra room to taste it and see if it’s too sweet or strong. The cream mixture is VERY sweet so you don’t need too much.

Enjoy filling those bellies with this lovely concoction, we are ditching the morning hot coffee in our house till Fall!

– A –

Kelly O’s “Special” Sauce Recipe

For those of you that live in and around the Kelowna area, you must be familiar with Kelly O’Bryan’s.If you aren’t, Get in your car right now and go there!

They have this Magical food called “Pachos” which are these amazing waffle fries with Melted cheese on top. Sounds good right? WRONG. They are AMAZING! What takes them from good to AMAZING is the sauce they serve with them. “Paco Sauce” is like magical sunshine in a jar, that I could literally eat with just about anything (and believe me I have tried it with MANY foods) For my American friends it resembles a version of Chick-fil-a sauce, for those of you who don’t know what either of those taste like… say sorry to your taste buds for neglecting them and make this stuff!

This sauce is limited to Kelly O’Bryan’s, which is a problem since I live in Chilliwack about 3 hours away. So on one of our excursions there I bought a jar of it and brought it home. I had my mom Taste it, because she has that ridiculously insane gift of tasting something and knowing how to make it…

So in all her awesomeness she came up with a recipe that is pretty much bang on. So for all you Pacho-Loving friends out there, here our version of their “Special Sauce” recipe!

Kelly O’s “Special” Sauce (Copy cat)

(Due to Copyright Infringement I can’t label this recipe the same name as theirs)

1 1/2 C Miracle whip (DON”T use Hellmans… it doesn’t taste the same)

1 1/2 T Mustard

1/4 C White Vinegar

1/2 C Sugar *

1/2 t Basil

1/2 t Tarragon

1/8 t Pepper

1/8 t Salt

1/8 t Garlic Powder

* (A number of awesome readers have tried this recipe with honey instead of sugar, and have loved the results, so this is one great alternative)

mix together and store in a jar in the fridge…

Put this stuff on EVERYTHING! I use it to dip grilled cheese sandwiches in, or chicken strips, or fries, or fish and chips or as a condiment on hotdogs, burgers or sandwiches…  it’s seriously good.


– A –

Just to add:

Due to Copyright infringement on the “Pacho Sauce” name the Recipe name has been changed.


Hello world!

Hello World!

Seems fitting since anyone on the internet is now going to be able to read what I post!

I’ve always been envious of people having the dicipline to Blog about their lives, and I tried that… but I just couldn’t think of enough interesting stuff to post.

What I could think of was all the crafts I love to do, all the sewing projects I wanted to share, and recipes I LOVE to cook! So I thought maybe I’d do a blog that is full of all the stuff I love to do. This way I can share with other “like minded” Ladies…and after wasting hours of my life on Pintrest, I know there are lots out there!!

So here is my new blog. Have fun! Hopefully I will inspire you to craft or cook something new.

Thanks for reading.

– A –