Amazing Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas are saucy, cheesy and super scrumptious. These are made with my Enchilada sauce, which makes them even better than store bought!

Combine these enchiladas withCorn, Rice and of course Horchata. It will be the perfect Mexican Style Restaurant meal at home!

A pan of cheesy chicken enchiladas.

Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

When I start making my enchilada sauce, my family gets excited because they know what’s for dinner! The quick and easy sauce takes minutes to make so I love taking that extra step. The sauce is super rich and velvety smooth. You are going to love it! Chicken enchiladas are a classic hit. They are cheesy, smothered in a rich sauce and then topped with more cheese. These are so yummy.

I love making big batches so we have plenty of leftovers. They make great lunches served with chips and salsa or pico de gallo. Since this is easy to double, it’s perfect for … Read more

Food Choice advances in Montana while New Hampshire may add raw milk products

That “Montana Local Food Choice Act” is out of committee in its second house, showing all the signs of a bill that will cross the finish line. The Montana Legislature plans to adjourn by April 28.

Senate Bill (SB) 199 passed the Montana Senate, 31-18, and has since cleared the House Human Services Committee. Any House amendments are due by April 16, so there is time for the Senate to consider them.

SB 199 is a “Food Freedom” measure to open more direct consumer purchases from producers. It is similar to the 2015 “Food Freedom” law adopted by the Wyoming Legislature.

Producers of raw milk, for example, would be permitted under SB 199 to sell directly to consumers without any licensing or inspection by any government.

SB 199 extends the state’s Cottage Foods law that Montana lawmakers passed in 2015. Small producers of raw milk, under the bill, would be … Read more

For Truly Excellent Summertime Grilling, Invest in a Mangal

The mangal is essential for cooking skewers across Eurasia, but the simple, portable, dependable grill deserves more love

Before the days of frantic airport security, my grandfather flew from Russia across the Atlantic with a bulky makeshift plywood container. It was bound with bundles of rope, its sides encased in duct tape. I remember, as a kid, wondering with wide-eyed bewilderment at the mysterious package. When the first sunny weekend rolled around, we loaded the box into the trunk of the family car and headed for a nearby park, where the contents were finally revealed. It was a grill, or, more precisely, it was our mangal.

Unlike celebrated icons of American grilling like Weber or Big Green Egg, with their sleek lines, the Russian mangal looks more like a crudely welded steel box. It is a utilitarian tool; aesthetic flourishes — a baroque twisted-iron leg here, an engraving along a … Read more

Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger Sliders are the best thing to happen to rolls since butter! These are fast, easy, and absolutely delicious.

Sliders super easy to make and fun to eat! You have to try these other slider favorites, Ham and Cheddar, Pastrami and Italian Meatball Sliders!

Lifting a cheeseburger slider out of a pan!

Homemade Cheeseburger Sliders

Sliders are one of the best inventions ever, especially for little hands. My kids love it when I make sliders and cheeseburgers are one of their favorites. They are the perfect size for little hands and mouths and there are plenty for the adults to get their fill too! These cheeseburger sliders are extra cheesy and gooey with two slices of cheese. You will want both slices of cheese to sandwich in the savory hamburger mixture. Super easy it’s the perfect way to have cheeseburgers when it’s too hot to fire up the grill.

These sliders are perfect as appetizers for a party … Read more

Judge rules line speeds for market hogs must be slowed, stays order for 90 days

.Federal Judge Joan N. Ericksen last October held a 64-minute video hearing and then took the line speed case under advisement. Five months later, she has published a 68-page ruling to resume the speed limits on hog slaughter inspection lines.

Ericksen stayed her order in U.S. District Court for Minnestoa on speed limits to give USDA an additional 90 days, during which the new administration may wish to change the 2019 policy.   

Specific details of the order for the union Plaintiffs led by the United Food and Commercial Workers and Defendant USDA included these elements:

  • Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF No. 67] on Count 1 of the Complaint is GRANTED IN PART as follows: a. Defendant’s Final Rule, Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection, is VACATED only insofar as it eliminates line speed limits under the New Swine Inspection System.
  • Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF No. 87] is
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