Monday, May 16, 2011

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party #29 (Hamburger Meat) and Ranch Doritos Taco Salad

The Theme is: Hamburger Meat
(Share what you can do with some hamburger meat?)

Ranch Doritos Taco Salad
Just returned from a wonderful camping trip that I shared with my son and my parents. My girls and hubby stayed home to work, school and do other important things like shop for a prom dress. But, my son and I had a wonderful time. We saw the Kern River, walked around the historical town and hiked through the Trail of 100 Giants. We had an amazing time... and now it's Monday and back to the grind. How many school days are left? Only 17 school days for my kids!!! And yes, I am counting down.

These are the beautiful scrapbook pages, that I already made. Gotta LOVE digital scrapbooking and not having to drive the 5 hour trip home. Yep, I got to scrapbook the entire 5 hour car rider home. Lucky ME!!!
Did you know May is National Hamburger Month?

We use hamburger meat in everything. This is definitely a staple in our home and I will be sharing just a few of my favorite recipes below at the linky party. This recipe that I choose to feature today comes from my very first scrapbook/cookbook where I gathered recipes from all of my family members and put them all together in one scrapbook. This recipe is from my cousin's wife, Jessica.

Ranch Doritos Taco Salad
recipe from Jessica Kutscher, adapted and name made up by ME!

1 lb ground hamburger meat cooked with Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup corn
1 - 2 tomatoes, diced
1 - 2 avocados
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 head of lettuce (use spinach lettuce or a mixer of whatever you like)
Ranch Doritos Chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing (this is the secret)

The recipe is simple, the ingredients are easy. Add a few more, or take away a few if you don't like them. But the secret ingredient is the Thousand Island Dressing (even people that don't like Thousand Island LOVE this recipe) and the Ranch Doritos... make this salad taste like no other Taco Salad you've ever had before. It's DELICIOUS!!!

A LIST OF "FOOD" LINKY PARTIES: It's MONDAY already! Let's do this bloggers... it's a fresh start to a NEW week! I can't wait to mix and mingle with all of you and see what has been cooking in your kitchens! Today I will be sharing this recipe here: Homemaker Monday, I Made It MondayJust Something I Whipped Up, Made by You MondaysMaking the World Cuter, Market Yourself Monday, Melt in Your Mouth MondayMotivate Me Monday, Your Recipes My Kitchen, Mangia Monday

Now onto the LINKY PARTY! Please only link recipes with our theme!
This week's theme is: HAMBURGER MEAT Recipes

Here is a complete list of the past weeks and a list of what's coming up on This Week's Cravings!
If you are a regular link-up we're excited to see what you made! If you are new please read & follow the simple rules, so everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, link back or add a button IN YOUR post you will receive a gentle reminder. THANKS A MILLION!

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This Week's Cravings Past & Future Recipe Links

This is a BLOG HOP Party hosted by MOMS CRAZY COOKING, From My Tiny Kitchen and Delightful Country Cookin'  stop on by and say HELLO to the other hosts!

The LINKY PARTY is opened ALL Week!
(from Monday to the following Monday at Midnight)!


  1. This taco salad looks so mouth watering.Im sharing my Baked Wrapped Chili con Carne with Cheesy Cream Sauce.Thanks for hosting and have a great week to all

  2. Hi Tina,
    I just love a great Taco Salad, and I would really enjoy yours. Thank you for hosting us today and hope to see you at Full Plate Thursday!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I linked up my stuffed baked ziti packed with ground beef and cheeses :-)

  4. Ranch Doritos is one of my favorite! Now a recipe with it??? Yummy!!! I will definitely try this recipe!

  5. I'm a vegetarian, so I don't have anything to link up this week, but I did enjoy looking at all the creative recipes! Have a great week :)

  6. Linked some goodies for ya. Have a great day and thanks for hosting!

  7. This Taco Salad looks so delicious and I will definitely be giving it a try! Thanks for hosting! There are some awards for you on my last post.

  8. oh, I bet that tastes amazing. Maybe someday when I'm not trying to lose a few pounds... :-)

  9. Thanks for hosting...I am linking my Hamburger Steak which is a family favorite...hope you give it a try. Look forward to seeing you stop by Cooking with K....blessings, K

  10. Your salad looks awesome, I already printed off the recipe! Some of my favorite family photos are from a trip we took the Kern River. Looks like you got some keepers too! Finally, I added link and I will add your button to my sidebar :)

  11. Happy Monday Tina! My Mom used to fix a Taco Salad a lot when I was a kid- I loved it!
    I am sharing my recipe for Zucchini Lasagna. It is gluten free and also really healthy since zucchini replaces the traditional lasagna noodles.
    Thanks for hosting!

  12. Your Taco Salad looks great! I love Ranch Doritos. :)

    Thanks for dropping by Linda's Lunacy and letting me know about This Week's Cravings. I've linked up my Taco Pasta Salad.

    Have a great week!

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

  13. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your blog party! You have a great blog! Your camping scrapbook is great. I want to learn how to digital scrapbook.

  14. I linked up my Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Bread! I'd love it if you came by and linked up at my blog! This week's theme is cheesecake. If you don't have any recipes for cheesecakes, next week is cake/cake pops! Hope to see you there!

  15. thanks for finding me and recommending your recipe linky! some great stuff here!

  16. secret: i love ranch doritos. love them. :D

    i'm featuring this on my 5 favorites friday!



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