Beef Fajitas

Beef Fajitas

Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex cuisine consisting of grilled meats and vegetables presented taco-style with corn or flour tortillas. Pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and lime wedges are often served on the side as condiments. The fajita traces its humble beginnings as far back as the late 1930's in the South Texas ranch lands. It was then a common practice to … [Read more...]

Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-stuffed Chicken

Here I am (finally) with a spankin' fresh recipe, spinach-stuffed chicken. In this delightful dish, chicken breasts are filled with creamed spinach and rolled in seasoned Panko crumbs. The stuffed chicken parcels are then baked in the oven until moist and gooey in the inside and golden and crisp on the outside. They're wonderful paired with a green salad for a light lunch … [Read more...]

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Planning your Superbowl shindig? Guys, these Italian meatballs are a must! Plump, juicy, moist, flavorful, they'll surely be the first to disappear on your buffet table. When I make these meatballs for parties, I usually serve them plain with different kinds of sauces on the side (sweet and sour sauce, marinara and BBQ sauce are favorites) so guests can help … [Read more...]

Cajun Buffalo Chicken Bites

Cajun Buffalo Chicken Bites

With a recipe archive heavy on jalapeno poppers, sweet chili bacon-wrapped chicken tenders and beef taquitos, it is safe to assume I am all about fun foods. Every year, I look forward to Superbowl, not because I can tell a linebacker from a quarterback, but because I can't get enough of the fabulous game day eats. These cajun buffalo chicken wing bites have been … [Read more...]

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

It seems for the last 6 months or so, every time I post a new recipe here, I've been apologizing about the wide gaps and my long absence. Alright, I am not going to give you anymore excuses. I am not going to give you the excuse that I probably bit more than I can chew. What was I thinking? With a full-time job, household chores and two cooking (this and this) blogs to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

Has it been a month since I was last here? Oh my. I am so sorry for having forsaken you like this. You see, I've been on and off with my recipe posting here at Onion Rings and Things since June and it just seemed, the more irregular I posted, the harder it was to get back on the saddle. I've had these slow cooker root beer pulled pork sliders, among other things, in my … [Read more...]

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

I have to admit, this is the very first time I've ever tried quinoa. Before today, I didn't even know how to pronounce the darn seed.  I went to our nearby Sprouts Market looking for kwuh-NO-ah and I was greeted by blank stares. "Oh, you mean KEEN-wah?", answered an employee after I repeated myself for the fifth time and lead me to the appropriate aisle. You see, I saw my … [Read more...]

Potato Meatball Crockpot Stew

Potato Meatball Crockpot Stew

I know, I know. The photo doesn't leave much to get excited about. But my favorite people, let not this potato meatball crockpot stew be judged by my uninspired picture taking.  Just imagine coming home after a day's labor to chock full of meatballs, potato chunks and baby carrots swimming in a creamy, flavorful broth. Or waking up to it. I prepared it in my slow cooker … [Read more...]

Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Mac and cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

My friends, look at that gooey mess of a mac and cheese. Just look at that spoonful filled with succulent chicken, cheesy macaroni, crisp bacon and caramelized onions. My heart just went pitter patter. This macaroni and cheese with chicken, caramelized onions and bacon has all the comforts of our childhood favorite but with extra goodies for grown-up tastes. It's … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Poppers

Cheese-Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

One of the most shared and most pinned recipe here at Onion Rings and Things is the bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed anaheim peppers I posted last year. Can't blame ya, folks. With crisp bacon, creamy cheese and spicy peppers all in one bite, they're pretty hard to resist. Seriously good stuff. But as much as I love 'em, the preparation can be a hassle what with the seeding … [Read more...]

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

I was clearing the freezer to make way for my freshly-bought meat when I found a lone ham bone tucked between trays of chicken leg quarters and stewing beef cubes. The bone was from the honey-glazed ham we had for Easter, which I bagged and meant to use for soups and stocks the following days. In typical Lalaine fashion, I forgot about it as new purchases piled on top of … [Read more...]