Enchilada Sauce

This enchilada sauce is quick and easy to make and is less expensive than store-bought enchilada sauce. Serve it with burritos or enchiladas for a delicious inexpensive meal.

Taco Seasoning Mix

Making your own spice mixes is cost effective and easy, and you know exactly what is in them. When preparing taco meat with this taco seasoning mix, cook the ground beef then add 2 Tbsp. of mix with 1/3 cup of water per pound of meat. Simmer for about two minutes, stirring as it cooks.

Chili Spice Blend

There is no need for expensive chili spice packets with this homemade chili spice blend. Just mix and store. Chili powder keeps its flavor the best if stored in the refrigerator, so this spice blend is best stored in the refrigerator due to the high chili powder content.

Adobo Seasoning

Adobo is a Filipino spice that is mostly made up of garlic salt. If you need a substitution, garlic salt is the best one although I would use less. Adobo is inexpensive (less than $2 for a large bottle) and can be found with the Latino foods at most grocery stores. If you can’t find […]

Grilled Marinated Chicken for the Freezer

A feature of Menus4Moms menus is having food prep already done before dinner time, and one way we accomplish this is by bulk cooking and freezing chicken in meal-sized portions. Here is a wonderful recipe for cooking chicken in bulk. Have grilled chicken for dinner the night you cook it, then chop and freeze the leftovers in dated freezer bags. The longer the chicken marinates in this mixture, the more flavorful it will be.

Marinade Ideas for the Grill

When you go to the restaurant and order a grilled steak, it has those beautiful grill lines and is so juicy it makes your mouth water before the steak ever hits your lips. With a little practice and just the right combination of marinade and seasonings, you can learn to create a steak marinade just […]

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