Eclectic Recipes

Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos

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My family loves taco night! We’ve started the Tuesday night tradition of having tacos every week. And every week I try and make something new and different for my family. Tacos are so much fun and so versatile! 

This week I made slow cooker brisket tacos. These are super easy and everyone in my family absolutely loved them! I just start with a fresh brisket and add it to my slow cooker with some taco seasoning and a little beef broth. Then just turn it to low and let it cook all day until it’s nice and tender. 

Then after it’s slow cooked all day, you just take it out and cut it against the grain so it’s super tender!

I like to use corn tortillas that I’ve warmed in the skillet with a little oil. 

Then I top them with a little freshly chopped cilantro and diced red onion. 

I also love that fresh Mexican cheese, queso fresco. It crumbles so nicely over tacos!

And of course taco night wouldn’t be taco night without Pace® Medium Picante Sauce and Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium.

For these tacos, I used Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium. It has a wonderful flavor that everyone loves and is the perfect compliment to these brisket tacos!

You can find Pace® Medium Picante Sauce and Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium both at Walmart, plus all the other ingredients for these yummy tacos!

Pace® has a bold kick of flavor that’s impossible to resist. We add it to all of our tacos and love to use it for dipping too!

And did you know that Pace® is America’s Favorite Salsa for Tacos? 

Tuesdays are for Tacos. Tacos are for Pace®.

I purchased both for Pace® Medium Picante Sauce and Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium at Walmart using the grocery pickup option. I easily placed them in my cart when I was shopping for my other weekly groceries. 

Then I just scheduled a time to pickup my groceries and headed over to Walmart to pick them up! The pickup area is so nice and the employees are so wonderful!

Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos

Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Brisket

  • 1 (1 1/2-2lb) fresh brisket
  • 1 package taco seasoning (pre-packaged or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock

For the Tacos

  • Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco (fresh white Mexican cheese)
  • 12 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients for the brisket to slow cooker and turn to low. Cook for 8 - 10 hours.
  2. When brisket is done, remove and slice thinly agaisnt the grain.
  3. Warm corn tortillas as directed on package.
  4. Assemble tacos by topping corn tortillas with brisket, onion, cilantro, cheese and Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium.

Cruising with Carnival – Eastern Caribbean

 

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since our cruise. If you follow me along on Instagram, you may have gotten a peek at our cruise at the end of July. It was amazing. We cruised on the Carnival Breeze and did an Eastern Caribbean cruise that had stops in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, san Juan Puerto Rico and Grand Turk.

Pink Lemonade Bars

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My family and I love to cook and bake, especially my daughter. Her favorite thing is to help me to bake in the kitchen. It’s so much fun to bake sweet treats with her. She loves to measure, use the whisk, and work different doughs with her hands. It’s amazing to see how much she learns every time we work together.

One of our favorite treats that we made this past summer was lemon bars. And since my daughter’s favorite color is pink, I had to make her some beautiful pink lemonade bars! These taste just as good as regular homemade lemonade bars, but they’re a beautiful pink color.
You could add different fruit purees to get that pretty pink color, but I didn’t want to compromise that fresh lemon flavor, so I opted to just use a few drops of red food coloring to get this pretty pink hue.

To make these, I just start by combining all the ingredients for the crust and pressing it into an 8 x 8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.

I then bake this for about 15 minutes, or until it’s lightly browned.

Next, I combine all the ingredients for the filling and pour it over the hot crust and place it back in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until it’s just set.

For the filling, I like to sweeten these with sugar and Karo® Syrup. Karo® has an amazingly smooth texture and a well-balanced sweetness that lets the fresh taste of the lemons really shine through.

Lots of amazing cooks and chefs alike rely on Karo® Syrup for its consistent performance in their baked goods. You can use it for everything from fudge to caramel, to pies and marshmallows, too!

After these bars are baked, you’ll want to let them cool completely before slicing.
Then, just slice them up and garnish with powdered sugar. Doesn’t that look yummy?!

My kids love these fresh lemon bars and my daughter just adores the pretty pink color.
These would also be great to take to a family get-together, a BBQ with friends, or a weekend brunch.

Pink Lemonade Bars

Pink Lemonade Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

An easy to make recipe for Pink Lemonade Bars the whole family will love!

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Argo® Corn Starch
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened

For the Filling

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Karo® Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 - 3 drops red food coloring
  • additional powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. For crust, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and combine until well mixed and crumbly. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and press into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    For filling, mix all ingredients with an electric mixer or whisk and mix until well blended.
  3. Pour filling over hot crust and return to oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until filling is just set.
  4. Cool completely before slicing into bars. Garnish with powdered sugar before serving.
 

Tex Mex Chicken Salad Sliders

This post sponsored by King’s Hawaiian. All thoughts and opinions 100% mine.

My kids had the best summer, but they were so ready to get back to school. They couldn’t wait to see their friends and make some new ones too! This year both my son and daughter are on the same campus. It’s so nice to see my son walk his little sister to her class. They are just pure sweetness!

I’ve been trying to think of some creative lunches for the kids that they both will eat. My son being a little older will eat everything. He’s probably the least pickiest kid I’ve ever seen. He’d be just as happy with a can of sardines and crackers as he would with mac and cheese and chicken nuggets.

Baby Bag Essentials

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