Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Hi! Welcome back. Tonight I cooked Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole. I’ve been making this dish for so long, I’m not sure where I came across the recipe… My husband specifically requested it this week, so it must be good! Enjoy.

chicken enchilada casserole3


2 c. diced cooked chicken (I used leftover chicken, although rotisserie works well also).
10 corn tortillas, torn into 1/2 inch strips
2 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 can red enchilada sauce
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 dash cumin (optional)

1. Heat oil in skillet. Cook tortilla strips in oil approximately 1 minute, or until light golden brown. Drain. (I cook mine in 2 batches, and then drain the first batch on paper towels while the second is cooking).

chicken enchilada casserole2

2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Lightly grease 2 quart casserole dish.
4. Place half of the tortilla strips in bottom of dish.
5. Top with the chicken, half can of enchilada sauce, 1 cup of cheese, and onion.
6. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips, cheese, enchilada sauce, and a slight sprinkling of cumin.
7. Cook for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Until next time,



Nothin’ Fancy Creamy Nachos

creamy nachos4
This is a throwback recipe from my childhood. My aunt and mother made this often, and always to rave reviews. As the title states, it’s nothing fancy. If you have an aversion to Velveeta, this may not be a recipe for you. I last made this for my husband to snack on during the super bowl. He loved it!


1 lb. hamburger meat
1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can Wolf brand Chili (I used the No Beans variety)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese, sliced into chunks
3/4 onion, chopped
dash of garlic salt
sour cream (can be omitted according to your preference)
tortilla chips
creamy nachos1
I forgot to include the Velveeta in this photo. My apologies.

1. Saute beef, onion and garlic salt together. Drain grease.
creamy nachos2
2. Add Ro-tel, chili, and Velveeta. Simmer 30 minutes, or until heated through.
creamy nachos3
3. Serve over tortilla chips, and garnish with sour cream and lettuce.



My roots run deep in Arkansas.. Thinking of the tornado victims.

My roots run deep in Arkansas.. I was born and raised there. The majority of my family and many friends still live there. I now reside in Texas, but those sweet, southern Arkansas souls are in my heart everyday. They are in my manners.. They are in my accent.. They are in my friendliness.. They are the reason I “cook with love” and “never met a stranger”.

The communities of Mayflower and
Vilonia suffered incredible losses in a tornado last evening, and I wanted to mention them. They are weighing heavily on my mind, as well as several towns in other states.

Thank you for reading.

Until next time,



What to do on this pretty day…


It’s a beautiful spring day here in Texas! What’s a girl to do? Spending time outside with the boys and finding a new craft project are both on the afternoon agenda.

We recently painted our hallway, and the art I had there before no longer compliments the space. I haven’t been able to find anything that I love, so I plan to create something with some items I have on hand. Stay tuned…


Recovering from surgery and starting a blog…




Welcome to my brand new blog. My name is Holly, and I have wanted to share my passions of cooking, decorating and creative projects for a while now.. It took my recent foot surgery and recovery period, to push me to finally begin.  To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a born and raised southern belle, now living in Texas, with my husband and two little princes. I hope you enjoy reading about my projects and recipes. Stay tuned for my next post.