Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinterest Mexican Fiesta

Over the weekend, Landon and I had some friends over for "taco night." We've started the tradition every Sunday evening thanks to Kroger's homemade tortillas. These are by far, the best tortillas around. I don't think we can ever buy regular store-bought tortillas again.

Anyway, in honor of "taco night" with friends, I decided to try out a few Pinterest recipes.

For an appetizer, I made white queso dip.

At first, I didn't think I had let it cook long enough because it wasn't quite "burn your mouth hot," but within less than 30 minutes, the entire bowl was gone, so I'm thinking it was a success.

And, of course, I had to try a new dessert, so naturally I went with sopapilla cheesecake bars.

I must say, these were so easy to make. I did have to make one substitution. I looked all over for Mexican vanilla -- well, all over Kroger -- with no luck, so I simply used regular vanilla. They were still absolutely wonderful. Really, one of the best desserts I've ever made, especially since we ate them hot out of the oven.

I will definitely be making these again, but I will say they were not as good the second night around. unless you warm them up in the microwave. I had read online to eat these not long after they came out of the oven, and that was a good tip that I would pass along to anyone else.

If you are looking for two great recipes for your next "Mexican night," I definitely recommend these!

I'm planning to try out several more Pinterest recipes this week, so stay tuned for reviews! Oh, and if you aren't on Pinterest, you have no idea what you are missing! Go try it out now!

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