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Latest Hit: Crunchwrap Supreme

5 Feb

We’ve had a very popular dish at our house lately… not healthy, but popular.

And when I posted a picture to my Instagram (ninasquared) ~3 months ago:


By popular demand, I am writing up a quick tutorial how-to!  (All of this is based on this link from Pinterest; and the original is from Busy Mama Bird)

1. Lay out your supplies.  Other than cooking the ground beef, it’s a DIY food project for everyone.  You can put on whatever you’d like, so I just lay out all the toppings that you’d normally like on a taco.  The only extra added ingredients are (1) nacho cheese sauce, (2) largest tortillas you can find, and (3) flat taco shells a.k.a. tostadas.


I had Chris play hand model to show how he likes to make his, going left to right:


With a house full of boys, it’s important to note that these crunchwrap supremes get pretty fat.  And I am the designated tortilla folder.  Just start on one side and fold up as you go around the tortilla.  In addition, you can do what we normally do and have an extra tortilla martyr to take pieces off of to help enclose the crunchwrap supreme.

You can tell in the top right picture below that if we didn’t lay down the small piece of tortilla, the edges of the large tortilla would not have closed the crunchwrap supreme enough, making it much more difficult to eat.

And finally, always start cooking with folded edges down FIRST.  If you heat the pan up as people begin their creations, you can minimize the cooking time.  Cooking on the pan is crucial to melting the nacho cheese and shredded cheese, but most importantly, gives the crunch in crunchwrap supreme.


And voilà!

Let me know if you guys try it out and how you like it… hope it’s a hit in your house like it is in ours!

Happy New Year!!!

5 Jan

Have you guys ever wondered why things are done in sets of 3?  I like 3s… especially in regards to punctuations… hm…

Anyhow, 2011 brought us some pretty incredible things!

– Got MARRIED to the dreamiest, hunkiest, sweetest, most-patient man EVER (is that better than the cliche “love of my life”?)  I hate cliches… I prefer cheesy – just so I can say “That’s SOOO cheese-balls!”)

– Traveled to BERMUDA (certainly never imagined such a thing!)

– With marriage, loads of “Firsts,” such as our 1st Christmas:

– Started NinaSquared with NinaP (who has been very behind-the-scenes… until the wedding, anyhow — less than a month away!)

– Graduated from Emory University

– Began my Masters education at Emory University

– Got asked to be a maid-of-honor for NinaP’s wedding ❤

– Decorated my first HOME (an ongoing process, of course)

…….SIGH….. GREAT year!

Here are some photos for how we ended 2011 and brought in 2012:


New Years Eve Party Guests

Snacks + Cocktails

A few of the girls...

More girls!

With Hubby!

More Food...

NinaP + James

Getting a hug from Kade

Self-explanatory Resolutions

Happy New Year!

A couple of notes: DO NOT use light pink and light blue just because you like the colors when making a sign… it comes off as a guess-the-sex-of-our-baby announcement.  DO, however, try a funny resolution jar because it was a lot of fun to read through and guess the owner of the resolution!  Note: I do plan to bring those back up in conversation… oh yeah, you know I saved them!)  I also made a cocktail using this recipe. And you can see that I made the champagne-glass stirrers using this inspiration and the same tinsel I used here.

… which transitions nicely into my next piece: 2012 Resolutions!  I promised them, therefore, I must deliver!

(1) Stick with our budget! Hubby and I stretched ourselves a little thin this year, but since our biggest “firsts” are over (minus Valentine’s Day and Wedding Anniversary), we finally lose that excuse this year.

(2) Study harder! I get by with procrastination, but that needs to change!

(3) Keep up with NinaSquared and keep it light and fresh on here!  You guys will have to help me with that…

(4) Save up to buy a Canon DSLR! (I’ve done so much research with Nikon vs. Canon and have finally  narrowed it down… but I’m stuck with simply dreaming for now)

(5) Work/Check-off items on my Home To-Do list

And there we have it! Welcome 2012!

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