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Okay… so they aren’t so much famous…. but they are 100% mine and 100% of my friends love them!

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Ingredients:

1-2 chopped chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can black beans
large flour tortillas
shredded mexi cheese
few dashes of garlic salt
couple shakes of cholula

Directions:

Chop of your raw chicken add your vegetable oil, couple shakes of cholula and salt and pepper.  Fry it up in a pan.  I usually cook about a pound of chicken, so I have leftovers for the rest of the week so I can eat quesadillas til i’m a little fatty! But one breast will be more than enough for one meal.

Once your chicken is cooked, set aside.

In a pan spray generously with cooking spray.  Lay your tortilla down.  DO NOT turn on the heat until everything is set and ready to go, other wise you may burn your tortilla!

On half of the quesadilla place a (un)healthy amount of shredded cheese, chicken, and black beans.  Sprinkle some garlic salt on top and shake as much hot sauce as you like to it!  I add a lot so it’s nice and juicy, but it’s never too spicy!

Now you can turn on the heat!

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On top of that add an extra sprinkle of cheese to make the top half of the tortilla stick.

After a few seconds, push the right side of the tortilla on top of the fillings so it’s actually a quesadilla!

ImageAfter a few minutes you can flip it over to brown the other side of the tortilla.
If the tortilla isn’t a little crispy, it will be much harder to flip over

Brown the other side and then you are ready to put it on a plate, cut in half and gobble it down!

NOTES:  I also do this with ground beef with taco seasoning – either are delicious!

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This is a recipe I originally heard of a few years ago, and fell in love with it from the name alone!  On Pinterest however, they just call it Raspberry Beer Lemonade.

I actually tried it for the first time a few months ago when I had a few friends over on a Friday night before we went out.

It was delicious – and potent, but I could not tell until much later.  I lost my camera that night, so beware!

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Ingredients:

2 cans of frozen pink lemonade
a 6 pack of Corona or Corona Light
1 bottle of vodka

Directions:

Let the Pink Lemonade defrost enough and then pour everything into a large pitcher and mix it up!
My pitcher was not big enough to fit everything at once, so as we drank it, I added the rest of the vodka and beer

Throw in some raspberries of sliced strawberries for a yummy treat!


I woke up the other morning craving some kind of peanut buttery desert.  I made this and ended up bringing them along as a treat at the movies *nerd alert!*

Everyone seemed to love them, AND the movie – Moonrise Kingdom – both were so good!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter – softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.  Seriously, do that – I didn’t preheat the oven enough and it took my brownies forever to cook!

Cream together the peanut butter and butter. Add the sugars and vanilla and beat until creamy. Beat in the egg until light and fluffy.  My arm got tired after this step, so I made my roommate help me

Add the flour, baking powder and salt stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into a 9×9 greased pan and bake for 35 minutes.  As I said, mine ended up taking much longer – but you know it is one with you insert a toothpick and then middle and it only comes out with moist crumbs – no dough!

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I got so caught up in putting these in baggies for all my friends and rushing off to the movie, that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product!

But, It looks pretty delicious just like that – don’t ya think??