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It Happened When.... 
Jan. 30, 2013 9:33 pm 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 2:40 pm
If I were to trace it all back to the beginning of time, as it were, I'd have to admit that it started the day I "found" while searching for a recipe on the internet. 

I happen to be a late night "snacker," sometimes skipping dinner, in favor of two hours later "noshing" on whatever the snack of the week is...  This can comprise of anything from a bagel or English muffin, to an apple with peanut butter...  My cravings seem to run in spurts, and while this week that bagel sounds sooo good every night, next week I'll be diving into crackers with pepper jack cheese or something!  At the moment, I'm snacking on baked tortillas, topped with whatever sounds good at the moment and whatever I have in the frige...

I recently read a blog about how to bake corn tortillas, and how to eat a tostada once the tortillas were ready and piled high.  The blog continued to say that there was a "proper" way to eat that tostada... and to expect to make a mess of not only your fingers and plate, but also your FACE!  Yummmm...  Personally, I tend not to pile my tostadas very high, but I do enjoy them just the same... and I need a fork to clean up the plate, but thus far, have not needed a wash cloth to clean up my chin and nose! 

The whole tostada thing happened after I read Lela's blog!  Thank you Lela!  Being a fan of crispy/crunchy...  Single handedly, you converted me to major fan of tostadas... at least "this" week, anyway!

Be well friends, happy and crazy...  Do you have a snack idea for next week to share with me?
Jan. 31, 2013 8:36 am
I read that blog, too, and made some tostadas. They turned out great! I prefer corn tortillas and that was a perfect way to fix them.
Jan. 31, 2013 10:12 am
Ha Ha! I read Lela's blog and had to make tostadas too. They were dinner the night I "entertained" the 5 yr old from downstairs so his parents could go out to celebrate their anniversary. My little buddy was very impressed.
Feb. 1, 2013 1:17 pm
I love snacks! I really like the baked crunch of tortillas with cheese. Here of late, I am trying to cut back on them to hurry about the weightloss program!
Feb. 2, 2013 10:47 am
Chili nachos! Heat up some chili, dollop it onto chips, top with shredded cheese, stick it under the broiler until cheese starts to melt. Love it! I bought a can of Hormel Hot Chili w/Beans so I can make this next week. It's the only thing I make with canned chili. Tried real chili, but the Hormel Hot is the best. Avoid the temptation to add tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, all the usual nacho suspects; these are not real nachos. this is all about the chili, cheese and chips. Such a guilty pleasure!
Feb. 3, 2013 5:53 pm
I too am a snacker. I snack on variety; chips, apples, nuts, chex mix, crackers, etc. I know that snacking is not a good thing, well if you're snacking on the right kinds of fruits and veggies. I do love Allrecipes and have found many good recipes and personal recipes as well. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll find some interesting snack recipes and meals.
Feb. 4, 2013 6:13 pm
Paula... a tostada a day...? Guess I really could be doing worse! Anything crunchy, or a good piece of fruit do me just fine! Be well!
Feb. 4, 2013 6:16 pm
BigShotsMom, glad that your "guest" enjoyed! Note to self, by more onions, and bake more tortillas! Also, I need something to bump up the "heat" a tad! Be well!
Feb. 4, 2013 6:18 pm
Cat, hope you are successful in your efforts to watch your diet a bit! I'm on a seafood diet, I see food, and I eat it! lol... Be well!
Feb. 4, 2013 6:20 pm
lucylove, your "nachos" sound wonderful! Maybe once I've eaten enough tostadas, I'll give them a try! (I have canned chili in the pantry!) Be well, and I'll make per your recipe!
Feb. 4, 2013 6:23 pm
luv2cook, I wish I could vary my snack foods daily, but unfortunately, I munch on the same thing daily until that "itch" has been scratched! Well, sort of, anyway! Be well!
Feb. 6, 2013 3:05 pm
Hello Stevie Crazycook! I have been busy with my granddaughter and scanning photos for a family reunion. So, I finally had time to read blogs today! Yea! - another person for the Crunchy Tostada Club! Tostadas will call your name out of nowhere my friend! I love lucylove's nacho idea. I bought the Walmart brand chili and beans and I like them better than Hormel. Go figure. I have other Mexican secrets up my sleeve, but need to write them up! So beware!
Feb. 7, 2013 2:40 pm
Lela, I hope that I don't "miss" any of your future tricks/secrets! I bought chips and chili Tues! Stay tuned, have another story up my sleeve, sorta. Be well!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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