Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes! Every Thursday and Friday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! This week I am bringing you author, Kristina Knight, and her recipe for Chicken Enchiladas along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, The Saint’s Devilish Deal. Please join me in welcoming Kristina and savor her recipe for Chicken Enchiladas as you read about her new book!
As a special treat Kristina is giving away E-copy of her debut book, What a Texas Girl Wants!!! Please leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!!
Hi, readers! I like cooking (not, I didn’t say love), but there are things I’d rather do than spend an hour cooking a meal. I look at baking differently. Baking includes chocolate. You just can’t include chocolate as the main dish of any meal without nutritional consequences. So, my mantra for lunch and dinner is: easy-peasy. I like casseroles, slow-cooked soups and one-dish recipes (this also cuts the clean-up time, washing dishes is worse than cooking for hours on end).
A couple of years ago I figured out a really good, really easy recipe for chicken enchiladas that is not only quick, it’s totally yummy!
6-12 medium (6-8″) flour tortillas (corn, if you’d prefer, we like flour)
2 cups enchilada sauce (Old El Paso is great)
12 oz Mexican blend cheese
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips, uncooked
4-5 chopped tomatoes
Sour Cream and Guacamole as desired
On the stovetop, cook the chicken until it is white. I use a large (13″) skillet over medium heat. Takes about 15 minutes. Let the chicken cool (this step can be skipped if you buy pre-cooked chicken strips…but I like freshly cooked, so…). Pre-heat oven to 325, grab a large baking dish (I like the 13X9 glass kind, but metal will work), spray with cooking spray and place it to the side. On a plate, place one tortilla flat. Sprinkle some of the cheese over the tortilla and then place 4 chicken strips in the middle. Using a serving spoon, drizzle enchilada sauce over the chicken and then top with a few tomato pieces. Roll up the tortilla and place it in the baking dish seam-side down. Repeat for the other tortillas. Place the enchiladas next to one another, no spaces. Once all the tortillas are made and the enchiladas placed in the pan, pour the left over enchilada sauce and sprinkle the rest of the cheese and tomatoes over the filled tortillas. Cook for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot. **Sour cream and guacamole can be used to your taste – I put them in serving bowls on the table and let people garnish as desired.
Esmerelda Quinn has been looking for a place to belong since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was young. The closest thing to home has always been Aunt Constance’s villa in Puerto Vallarta, so after a string of dead-end hotellier jobs, she’s coming home to run the villa.
Santiago Cruz has called the villa home for as long as he can remember. In between surfing events, Constance has always had a room for him. Color him surprised when Constance decides to retire – and leaves a joint interest in the villa to both Santiago and Esme.
Esme isn’t thrilled to share ownership of the villa with the youngest Cruz brother – especially when she learns Santiago’s brother has been after the villa for years. But Santiago has grown up while she’s been away at school and soon she finds herself falling for the rich boy down the hall.
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police – no, she wasn’t a trouble-maker she was a journalist. When the opportunity to write what she wanted – business and family/parenting articles – and to focus more energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it.
And she’s never looked back. Now she writes articles for magazines and such by day and writes romance novels with spice by night. And any toddler-free, five-minute break she has. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and 4 year old daughter. Happily ever after.
Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipe! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and read a new book!