Stretch a pound of hamburger into Mexican Pizza

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Feeding my always hungry son can be a challenge. This recipe was easy to put together I made 5 pizzas and I even ended up with leftovers! One skillet and a cookie sheet is all I needed to get dinner on the table.
The recipe called for Trader Joe brand ingredients but I chose to use the Aldi comparable that were in my pantry. I also used a full pound of hamburger instead of the half pound the recipe called for. One other substitution was my cookie sheet to bake three pizzas at one time instead of a pie tin for each one.
I was totally out of fresh tomatoes and green opinion, so my pizzas had to survive with only black olives and some sour cream for garnish.
Tips was simple and effective. Give it a try

http://traderjoesrecipes.net/mexican-pizza-recipe/

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Clean vent covers AND a magic show!

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I am so impressed with how this worked to clean my vent covers on my stove. Probably one if the grimiest things in my kitchen. I have tried traditional scrubbing before and nearly ruined the mesh. I found this method on Pinterest and: POOF!!!! Clean covers!!
Boil water in a pot large enough for your vent covers. When water is boiling add SLOWLY a half cup of baking soda. I can’t EMPHASIZE enough how important it is to ADD THE BAKING SODA SLOWLY!!!!!! Even a teaspoon at a time nearly caused a boil over!!! Dip your covers one at a time in the boiling mixture (I used tongs to hold onto them) it only takes a few minutes to loosen the grease. I finished with a good rinse under my kitchen faucet to wash away the loose gunk. I decided to pour my yucky water in my fire pit outside.
I will remember this for A LONG TIME!

Oven Tacos are Awesome!!

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These were so easy!! Thanks Pinterest for this amazing dinner! I only made a half recipe using one pound of ground beef and ended up with 12 tacos and more filling to spare for leftovers. I froze the other half of my green chilis, tomato sauce and refried beans. We added fresh salsa from SAMs Club, lettuce, sour cream, and olives. I will say one more time. YUM!!!!!

Here’s the Pinterest link to the recipe I used.

http://mommyimhungry.blogspot.com/2012/11/oven-tacos.html?m=1