Creamy Shrimp and Chicken with Cheesy Grits: Holiday Recipe

Shrimp recipes-Holiday Recipes-Mezzetta Memories

Don’t you love the Holiday Season?  Pulling out the tree (yes….we have a fake one), decorating it with long treasured ornaments, hanging the stockings on our mantle, and making loads of food to enjoy with family and friends. This month … Continue reading

Spicy Black Bean and Turkey Chili

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a welcome visit from B, but I am positive he couldn’t wait to get back to Toledo as our house has been hit by a tornado called “installing hardwood flooring”. … Continue reading

Dog Gone Good Cuisine + {Turkey Meatballs}

homemade dog food

Some of you may have noticed lately that I am not doing much cooking!   Not even of the baking variety!! I have to admit that I am going thru a dry spell, and my poor family is eating a … Continue reading

Blackened Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Chicken Alfredo

As we are back to the cold, dreary weather {Mother Nature was such a tease yesterday} I thought it appropriate to share one of the best comfort foods around….. Blackened Chicken Alfredo Casserole!  Blackened Chicken …. Creamy Alfredo …… YUM!!  … Continue reading

Jalapeno Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad, and this Jalapeno Chicken Salad ranks very high on my list.  It is a keeper, and I have been making it for years.  Chicken Salad is very versatile and can be eaten as a salad, on crackers for … Continue reading

Alice Springs Chicken {Outback Steackhouse knock-off}

It has been years since I have been to Outback Steakhouse, but I still remember their Alice Springs Chicken!    I ordered it every time we dined there.    Nothing original about me!    I like something, I stick with it.    Some would say … Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls

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Just a Matter of Thyme Grilled Chicken


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Blackened Chicken and Roasted Garlic Alfredo

This is the perfect dish when you are short on time.      Blackened Chicken with Roasted Garlic Alfredo (adapted from Ingredients:  4 boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 Tbsp Creole Seasoning (I prefer Tony Chacheres Cajun) Olive Oil 1 … Continue reading

Lasagna Turkey Cups

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Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups!

When planning a party, we all look for quick and easy items…not too labor intensive…to prepare.  Even better if it can be made ahead of time!  These roll-ups qualify, plus they are absolutely amazing.  Give them a try…you will find them outrageously good!  Sorry there isn’t a photo, I was so distracted that night that the only picture that was taken was of the cake.  I will rectify that soon.


Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups
(Adapted from Homemade by Holman)

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes, drained
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup pepper-jack cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tsp  chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 green onions, white and green parts, chopped
6-8 large flour tortillas (I like to use the flavored versions, low carb/high fiber variety)

-Season the chicken with salt, half of the cumin, and 1 tsp of the chili powder. Add chicken to a skillet and add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook on med-high heat until cooked through. Add more water if necessary. Once the chicken is cooked, cool slightly and chop/shred. Set aside.

-In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, drained tomatoes, cheese, remaining spices, garlic, cilantro and scallions. Once thoroughly blended, add in cooled chicken and stir together.

-Lay out tortillas and divide mixture evenly in the center of each. Spread into a thin layer leaving the edges clean. Roll each tortilla tightly. Do not fold in the ends like you would with a burrito but leave them free. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1″ thick slices and transfer to a serving platter. (The end pieces will likely unroll a little so just eat the extras). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.