Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Gourmet Nachos August 28, 2013

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Snacks — lewissisters @ 4:31 pm

This recipe is a twist on nachos. My mom and I decided to make our own version of gourmet nachos after seeing something similar on a local news show. We topped the nachos with shredded lettuce. This is quick to make and tastes fantastic! This has become a new favorite meal in our house.
You can put anything you’d like on these nachos; this is what we came up with. These are great on their own with a side salad, if you don’t want to put shredded lettuce on top.
Gourmet Nachos
1 pound ground beef (I’m sure ground turkey would be good as well)
1 16 oz can refried beans
Two cups shredded cheese (any kind)
1 bag shredded lettuce
1 bag tortilla chips (or any kind)
1 packet taco seasoning (or you can make your own with cumin, chili powder, onion powder, etc).
¾ cup water
Preheat oven to 350. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
Brown ground beef in a pan. Add refried beans, seasoning, and water if necessary to the pan. Stir and heat through.
Put a layer of chips on the bottom of a 9-13 baking dish and set aside.
Put half the meat mixture on top of the chips and top with half the cheese.
Add a second layer of chips, meat mixture, top with remaining cheese, and bake.
Once the nachos are all melted and gooey, top with shredded lettuce and other toppings such as olives, salsa, tomatoes, etc.


Snickerdoodles August 5, 2013

Filed under: Cookies,Dessert,Grandma D. — lewissisters @ 1:06 am

imageDessert this week comes from Grandma D. It is her recipe for Snickerdoodles. When my dad and I were at the grocery store, the following question came up: “What will we have for dessert?” I didn’t have anything in mind, so I started listing things I could make. When I mentioned Snickerdoodles, my dad said: “That is it.” We haven’t made Grandma’s Snickerdoodles in awhile, but I knew they would turn out great. The cookies are light, the cinnamon sugar is fantastic and best of all, the house smells wonderful.
I kept thinking of Grandma when I was making these. I hope she is proud. These cookies will not disappoint.


Mix together:
1 cup shortening
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
Sift together and stir in:
2 and 3/4 cups sifted flour (gluten free all purpose baking flour)
2 tsps cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Chill dough for 1 hour. (I like to put the dough on wax paper, so it doesn’t stick and it’s easier to work with).
Roll dough into small balls about the size of a walnut. Roll in mixture of 2 Tbsps sugar and 2 Tbsps cinnamon.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until lightly brown. About 8-10 minutes in a 400 degree oven.