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Since I started taking my Glass by Tammy Rae handmade glass business seriously awhile back my cooking skills have suffered.  Fortunately for both of us, Rick is a fantastic cook but I do miss searching for good recipes and trying different things in the kitchen.  We do still love spending time together in the kitchen…..usually Rick is at the stove top doing the simmering and sautéing with me at the counter chopping and shredding.

Perhaps it will help force me away from the torch and into the kitchen if I commit to blogging an occasional recipe that we love.  So….here is the first. SO easy but amazingly yummy!

Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Serves 4    Oven: 350

2+ cups of cooked and shredded chicken (turkey works great for this too!)
2 cans Green Enchilada Sauce
1/2 pound shredded pepper jack cheese
1/2 pound shredded mozzerella
4 large flour tortilla shells

Add one can of the enchilada to the shredded chicken.  Pour 1/3 of the other can of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a rectangular baking dish.  One shell at a time, place shell in pan, spoon chicken mixture the length of the shell, add a nice handful of cheese and roll up.  Repeat with the remaining 3 shells.  Pour remaining 2/3 can of enchilada sauce over all shells….make sure they all get some – spread out with back of a spoon if necessary.  Cover with remaining cheese.

Bake for approx 30 minutes until the top is brown and the sides are bubbling.

We like to serve these with plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, our own salsa canned from our buddy George’s tomatoes and some greens.  I also like a side of black beans.  These reheat great if you have leftovers.

To freeze (and these work really well) make them up but skip the 30 minutes of baking.  Make sure you freeze them in a pan that can go from the freezer to the oven.  Bake from frozen for approx an hour.

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As long as I only eat ONE the scale doesn’t go up for me….. 🙂

And here are some non-edible updates from the studio….long over due – some new storage racks to hold those rectangular jewelry trays.  Nice to have them in a rack rather than stacked 10 high as the one you need is “always” on the bottom of the stack! I’ll be labeling each one soon once they are a little more organized!

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New from the electroforming “department” Real acorns from my little lake cottage in Waupaca County Wisconsin….I LOVE these!  These will be introduced at my sweet craft show in Waukesha, Wisconsin this weekend.  If you live in the Milwaukee area come visit!  Free homemade cookies, coffee and cider at a great traditional craft fair.
 Heartfelt Hollydays!
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Love this necklace – being mailing today to a sweet shop in Montrose, Colorado
Tiffany, Etc.    Hand knotted Pyrite and Labradorite with one of my glass/filigree designs inspired by Game of Thrones and Reign.
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another fun design going to Tiffany, Etc.
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Have a wonderful week!