Homemade Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme

This copycat Vegetarian Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme recipe has all the components of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap you can make at home. Flour tortillas, beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and a crunchy tostada shell inside.

I never had a Taco Bell Crunchwrap before until recently. I was out and about and needed to grab something quick. It was late and night, so I stopped at Taco Bell and was happy to see they had a vegetarian Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme. It hit the spot because I was hungry! I decided I would recreate it at home. These can be customized however you would like. With meat or without, with black beans or refried beans, any which way you would like!

Homemade Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme
Homemade Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme

Ingredients:

  • 2 larger sized (12 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 corn tostada shell
  • Vegetarian refried beans (or black beans, whichever you prefer)
  • Shredded Mexican Cheeses (I used Acme Brand’s Rustic Cut Mexican Blend Cheese), you can also use Nacho Cheese, I just used the shredded cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Roma tomato, or pico de gallo, or salsa, or hot sauce of your choice

Instructions:


  1. Heat your non stick skillet on medium heat.
  2. Spread 1 or 2 Tablespoons of vegetarian refried beans (or black beans) on the bottom of the flour tortilla. Top with some shredded Mexican Blend cheese.
  3. Spread some sour cream and guacamole on top of the tostada. Top with more shredded Mexican Blend cheese. Top with shredded lettuce and some diced tomato.
  4. Place a second flour tortilla on top. I cut my second flour tortilla to be about an inch larger than the tostada. You probably don’t have to do this, but I thought it made it easier to fold the other tortilla over.
  5. Next, tight fold the edges up and over the center. Work your way around the flour tortilla, folded tightly.
  6. Place seam side down in your nonstick heat. Slowly heat at medium high heat until the underside is brown and crunchy, then flip and repeat on the other side. I used a sandwich griddle press on top of mine to get even browning.
  7. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and your favorite salsa, pico do gallo, or hot sauce.

Enjoy!

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Delicious Pizza on the Traeger Grill

Pizza night is easy with store bought frozen dough, delicious sauce, and fresh cheese. Instead of heating up your kitchen, make the pizza outside in your wood pellet Traeger Grill!

Delicious Pizza on the Traeger Grill
Delicious Pizza on the Traeger Grill
Watch me make delicious pizza on the Traeger Grill on YouTube ⬆️

Spring is here and that means more outdoor cooking. Yay! This also means it will soon be time to find ways to NOT heat up the kitchen. I am going to do my best to try not to heat my kitchen up too much this coming Summer. So… I’m kicking off Spring by making our traditional Friday night pizza on the Wood Pellet Traeger Grill instead of heating up the house.

Ingredients:

  • Cast iron skillet
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Store bought frozen pizza dough, defrosted
  • Locatelli Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • Whole Milk Mozzarella cheese slices
  • Botticelli Tomato and Parmigiano Reggiano pasta sauce
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Basil olive oil, to drizzle on top of the pizza
  • Italian seasoning, to top pizza

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Traeger Grill to high heat.
  2. Place 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to the bottom of a cast iron skillet.
  3. Coat the pizza dough with the olive oil and stretch it to fit the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
  4. Next, spread the sauce on top of the dough. Then add the Locatelli cheese, the mozzarella, and then top with shaved Parmesan Cheese and Italian seasoning to taste. Drizzle basil olive oil on top.
  5. Once the grill is above 400°, please the cast iron skillet pizza onto the Traeger grill. Close the lid, and set your timer to check the pizza in 15 minutes. My pizza took about 20 minutes to cook and it was perfect!

This will be how I cook my pizzas on Friday in the spring and summer seasons. 👍🏻👍🏻

How do you cook in the summer? Do you use a grill outside to prevent your kitchen from heating up? Let me know in the comments!

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Orange Maple Challah French Toast

Challah bread, orange, and maple flavors pair so well together in this delicious French toast. Try this for your next breakfast or brunch!

Orange Maple Challah French Toast
Orange Maple Challah French Toast
Watch me make Orange Maple Challah French Toast on YouTube ⬆️

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 1 cup of milk, I used 2 percent milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange, juice half of the orange into the batter
  • 2 Tablespoons of real Maple Syrup, I used Coombs Organic Real Maple Syrup, Grade A Dark Amber (it’s so good!)
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 loaf of Challah Bread, cut on a slight bias into slices
  • 2 Tablespooms of butter, for the griddle

Instructions:

  1. Heat the Blackstone griddle on Medium heat.
  2. Slice up the Challah bread.
  3. Mix up the French toast batter; the eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla extract, orange zest and juice, maple syrup, and a dash of sea salt.
  4. Butter the Blackstone griddle.
  5. Using tongs, dip each bread slice into the batter on both sides and place each piece In the butter on the griddle.
  6. Cook until golden brown, then flip each piece to the other side. once the second side is golden brown, remove i’m placed on a serving platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve with butter, and maple syrup. Fresh fruit is great with this as well.

Enjoy!

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Smoked Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger Grill

This recipe is so easy! Only three ingredients, sweet potatoes, vegetable oil of your choice, and sea salt, and you have the BEST, most tender, carmelized, and delicious sweet potatoes ever!

Smoked Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger Grill
Smoked Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger Grill
Watch me make Smoked Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger Grill on YouTube ⬆️

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes, scrubbed and pierced with a knife
  • vegetable oil of choice
  • Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Traeger to high heat. Make sure your hopper has the wood pellets in it.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil, and then top with a sheet of parchment paper.
  3. Scrub the sweet potatoes very well with a vegetable brush. Dry the potatoes. Pierce each potato with a knife, two times on each side.
  4. Rub vegetable oil of your choice and sea salt on each sweet potato.
  5. Place the potatoes on the sheet pan. Once the Traeger is up to temperature, place the sheet pan on the Traeger grill. Smoke the sweet potatoes until they are fork tender. I smoked the sweet potatoes for about an hour on high heat.

These potatoes were delicious on their own! Salt, pepper, and butter are delicious with them as well. They would also be great served with a cinnamon butter, honey butter, or a cinnamon maple butter.

Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? What else do you make on the Traeger grill?

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Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs

For easy peel hard boiled eggs try steaming them in a steam basket. The water comes to a boil so fast, allowing you to steam the eggs in 12 minutes! Cool down in an ice bath and the hard boiled eggs will be ready to eat. Perfect for deviled eggs, egg salad, or Cobb, Nicoise, or chef salad.

Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs
Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs
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Ingredients:

  • One dozen eggs
  • Water
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Put an inch or two of water in the bottom of the large stock pot.
  2. Place your steamer basket in the bottom of the stock pot. Gently place your eggs inside the steamer basket.
  3. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Then turn the water down to a simmer. Cook the pot with a lid and set the timer for 12 minutes.
  4. Prepare an ice bath of water and ice in a bowl to cook the eggs down. When the 12 minutes are up, carefully remove the steamer basket with the eggs in it. Transfer the basket to the prepared ice bath to cool the eggs down. Once cool, transfer eggs to a towel to allow them to dry before storing in the refrigerator.

Have you steamed eggs before? Let me know in the comments!

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Tender Buttery Pressure Cooker Carrots

These carrots are on our table for every holiday feast, they are my favorite! The pressure cooker renders tender and sweet carrots that pair so well with mashed potatoes.

Tender Buttery Pressure Cooker Carrots
Tender Buttery Pressure Cooker Carrots
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Ingredients:

  • Carrots, peeled, washed, and trimmed into 3 inch pieces
  • Water to fill about two inches of the bottom of the pressure cooker pot
  • Sugar, I used approximately 2 tablespoons
  • 3 Tablespoons of salted butter, I used Kerry Gold
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh dill, if desired
  • More butter to top the cooked carrots

Instructions:

  1. Peel, wash, and cut the carrots into 3 inch long pieces
  2. Place carrots in the pressure cooker insert, I use the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker.
  3. Add about 2 inches of water to the pot.
  4. Add in the butter, sugar, and salt.
  5. Place the lid onto the Ninja Foodi and make sure the valve is set to Seal.
  6. Pressure cook on high for 16 minutes. Once done, release the pressure by switching the valve to Vent.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove carrots from the pot and put them in a serving dish. Add additional butter to the top of the carrots, and garnish with fresh dill, if desired.

I love these carrots so much! I hope you give them a try.

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Delicious and Easy Moka Pot Espresso

Quickly brew up a deliciously rich and robust espresso in no time using a stovetop Moka Pot. I purchased the Moka Pot for $14.99 at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. It brews a delicious cup of espresso to use in any of your favorite espresso drinks.

Delicious and Easy Moka Pot Espresso
Delicious and Easy Moka Pot Espresso
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It’s so easy to use. Simply fill the bottom of the Moka Pot with water, but don’t fill the water beyond the little valve on the front of the pot.

Next, fit the filter on top of the water pot and fill the filter with loosely packed, ground espresso. Then, screw the lid onto the pot.

Place the pot on your burner and slowly heat up on low to medium heat. Once the Moka Pot starts to percolate, remove the Moka Pot from the heat. The espresso is ready to serve when the Moka Pot stops percolating.

I made a latte with my espresso, using some Starbucks syrup and some frothed milk. My husband likes the espresso straight up. I hope you give this one a try, it delivers some great tasting espresso!

Also, one thing to note, do not use dish soap when cleaning your Moka Pot.

Let me know if you use a Moka Pot and if so, what is your most favorite brand of strong espresso? Let me know in the comments.

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Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of April 18, 2022

See what I purchased at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market this week. It’s one of my favorite places to shop, especially with grocery prices going up!

Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of April 18, 2022
Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of April 18, 2022
See what I purchased at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market this week ⬆️

What deals have you found at your Grocery Outlet? Let me know in the comments.

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Dollar Tree Spring Bunny Wreath

This Happy Spring Bunny Wreath has a cute farmhouse style, does not cost much to make (Dollar Tree, Target Dollar Spot, and Hobby Lobby sale items), and is a quick and easy craft! My 8 year old son helped me make it and it turned out very cute.

Dollar Tree Spring Bunny Wreath
Dollar Tree Spring Bunny Wreath
Watch me make this Dollar Tree Spring Bunny Wreath on YouTube ⬆️

Materials:

  • A bunny shaped wire frame wreath from The Dollar Tree
  • 4 or more White Nautical Rope from The Dollar Tree (I used 4 nautical ropes),
  • 2.5” Width Ribbon of your choice for a bow. I used The Robert Stanley Collection Black and White Buffalo Check farmhouse part of a 30 ft. Ribbon roll from Hobby Lobby.
  • Lace ribbon from the Dollar Tree for the top of the carrot.
  • Zip Ties from The Dollar Tree, or floral wire.
  • Greenery of your choice, secured with a zip tie to the back of the wreath frame.
  • Faux carrot, or faux flowers, or any other adornments, such as a cute sign, whatever you choose to accent the wreath.
  • Scissors

I used a dollar tree bunny shaped wire wreath form to create a cute, festive Spring wreath. I wrapped the wire frame with white nautical rope. I used zip ties to secure the rope to the wire frame. Wrap the frame with the rope tightly. When you get to the end of each nautical rope, secure on the backside of the wreath with zip ties. Then, start with a new piece of nautical rope, securing with another zip tie on the back of the wire frame.

I did the same with the bunny ears, securing at the bottom of each ear and wrapping the ear with the white nautical rope, then securing again at the other side on the bottom of each bunny ear.

Next, secure the greenery with zip ties to the back of the wreath, pull the greenery through the bunny ears. Secure a bow of your choice to the wreath, I used zip ties to secure, but floral wire works great too. Also secure other decorations, such as the faux carrot with a lace bow, and any other florals or adornments you choose to use.

Please let me know if you give this one a try. Also, if you have used the bunny wire frame, I would love to see what you have made with it!

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My Easter tray decor 🥚🧺🐇🥕

I had fun decorating my large wood Magnolia tray this year for Easter. I started by adding a gray quilted mat, and a faux green wreath with tiny white flowers. On top of the wreath, I added my antique Springwater Cookie Company jar. Inside the large jar is filled with two Luminara candles that are set on timers, some faux greenery with delicate white flowers, some timer set fairy lights, an antique white glass basket filled with faux succulents and pastel wooden eggs. I topped the jar with adorable carrot 🥕colored beads from Hobby Lobby.

My Easter tray decor
My Easter tray decor

On the tray I added a tall, small green and brown Longaberger basket, filled with Black and white checkered carrots, and orange carrots. 🥕🥕🥕

I added a second Longaberger basket onto the tray and filled it with pastel egg cups from Hobby lobby. I used pastel wooden eggs to fill those beautiful glass egg cups.

I placed two bunny 🐇 canisters that I purchased from Qvc from 10 Strawberry Street. I filled them with different chocolate filled Easter eggs (don’t tell my kids they are in there, or they will eat them all, ha ha!).

Behind the bunny canisters is a hand painted vase from the dollar tree, painted in white by yours truly 😊. I filled it with fresh white mini carnations, I find carnations last much longer than your typical fresh cut flowers, so you get more bang for your buck. 👍🏻👍🏻

I have a quick Easter wreath that I am working on now. I cannot wait to show you! I will have the video for that up on YouTube shortly. Most items for it are from the Dollar Tree and it is super cute and easy to make. Stay tuned!

Have a great day!

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