Friday, July 06, 2012

Guest Post: Morsels of Life

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**I was very happy when CJ from Morsels of Life said she would do a guest post for me. I stop by her blog for every Friday Favorite Finds because she has the best finds! Without further ado...** 


Hi Fantastical friends! I'm CJ from Morsels of Life. It's a fun place where I share healthy and tasty eats (with some treats along the way)! I'd love to have YOU stop on by!

I'd also like to thank Sarah for inviting me over today to share these totally tasty taquitos! (How's that alliteration for you? :P)
Morsels of Life - Taquitos
Taquitos remind me of college days. I'd get a huge box once in a while, and until I ran out, I'd eat them as late night snacks. After I graduated, I never really bought them again. Not really sure why. My late night snack of choice in grad school changed to ramens, and I never got a club membership, so I couldn't get the monster-sized boxes anymore. (Dunno why multiple smaller boxes wouldn't do.)

Anyway, after seeing this recipe on My Favorite Finds, I knew it was time. Time for taquitos! As with most things homemade, these taquitos taste much better than store bought. I originally tried using corn tortillas, but I didn't do so well with those. I've heard microwaving between wet towels makes them more pliable, and it does, but I'll let my results speak for themselves.
Morsels of Life - Corn Taquitos
Maybe I just don't know the right tricks? If you decide to go with corn tortillas, I'd recommend really fresh ones, as those are a bit easier to work with. There's also no shame in flour tortillas! Flour tortillas worked wonderfully for me, and I didn't even need the microwaving trick!

Do you know any tricks for making using corn tortillas easier? Let us know in the comments!

Taquitos
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These flavorful and cheesy taquitos make an amazing on the go snack or meal. Almost like a taco burrito!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Materials:
  • 1/4 cup salsa (I used pico de gallo.)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 1 pound chicken, cooked
  • 8 ounces cheese, shredded (I used Monterey Jack and Cheddar.)
  • 16 tortillas (See notes above.)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Methods:
  1. Combine all materials except tortillas to make filling.
  2. Fill tortillas with about two tablespoons of filling.
  3. Roll tortilla up tightly, and place seam facing down on baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 400F about 15 minutes, until edges slightly browned.

1 comment :

CJ @ Morsels of Life said...

Thanks for letting me guest post! Hope your readers like these taquitos. :)