Velveeta Tamale Pie Recipe

When it comes to food, one of my favorites is Mexican food. I can probably eat tacos, burritos and enchiladas all week long if I had too! Last month on my food blog, I posted a YUMMY recipe for my homemade tamale pie that includes Velveeta Cheese and Ro*Tel Tomatoes. This was a big hit and something I will be making again soon.

Here is a link to my recipe:

This month I will be making another meal with Velveeta and Ro*Tel and can’t wait to share!

Until Next Time

My Meatloaf Recipe

Okay, so I am not one that has experience cooking meatloaf. I think I made it once before. I consider myself a good cook, but I have steered away from cooking meatloaf for one reason. My husband loves his mom’s meatloaf. I had asked my mother in law what was so special about her meatloaf and she did not know. She said she made it different each time. So instead of setting myself up for a failure, I just always avoided making it.

Last month when we went shopping we got a 5 pound package of ground beef. Since I did not have freezer bags, I did not get a chance right away to separate and freeze the meat. My husband came up with a good idea to make meatloaf. Now I was not just supposed to make it for him. I was asked to make it for his friends too. Uh oh, here came my challenge. Not only do I have to impress my husband’s taste buds but his friends too! So I sent out a message on Facebook for tips on cooking meatloaf. I got a few responses and used one of the tips that I think really worked. Not only did my husband and friends love it, they ate it ALL! Now that is a ton of meatloaf I tell ya. Here is a recipe for my meatloaf.


1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper or to your taste
1 egg – beaten
Seasoning salt – sprinkle to your taste


Mix all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Form the meat into a loaf and place in a loaf pan or baking dish.  Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

P.S. About 20 minutes prior to it being done, I added a small layer of ketchup on the top of the meatloaf and placed it back in the oven.


How To Make El Torito Sweet Corn Cake

One of my favorite things that I love to eat when going to El Torito is their famous sweet corn cake. I guess they have a similar sweet corn cake at Don Pablos too!  I actually made my husband take me to El Torito a few nights ago just so I could have some. The only bad thing is, you don’t get very much. You get about an ice cream scoops full.

I have tried making my own years ago without success. The consistency just was not right. I had actually come across a recipe for this stuff earlier this year that I bookmarked. So yesterday, I set out to try to make my own. I went off the recipe I found, but added a couple ingredients.  Guess what, I think I came pretty darn close. Now at the store, I did find a package of “El Torito Sweet Corn Cake” mix. I did buy that but wanted to try making it without this mix.

Here is my recipe for those of you that want to try to make it too!


  • 7  1/2 ounces cornbread mix (I used Krusteaz Natural Honey Cornbread mix)
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can cream style corn (15oz)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A squirt of honey


In a bowl, mix the cornbread mix and the melted butter. Then add the water, sugar, honey and corn. Stir well and pour into a 9×5 inch loaf pan. You will then bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes (or until liquid has been absorbed).

Use an ice cream scoop to serve!