Homemade Nachos

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Cannot get enough of Mexican-inspired eats lately!


I love making homemade nachos.  Especially with blue corn chips, which are so much tastier (and prettier!) than the regular ones.


All under the broiler:


Blue corn chips

Cheddar cheese

Refried beans

Corn salsa

Red salsa


Funny story about blue corn chips:  The only way we have managed to train James to do anything is via the promise of a blue corn chip.  He is addicted to them.  He doesn’t care about any other doggie treats and isn’t very food-focused, but you open a bag of chips, and he is immediately at your feed.  Silly pup.


Too bad James doesn’t feel that way about vegetables. Smile 


Hi, ho.  Back to work I go. 


Thought of the Day


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.



  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde January 16, 2012, 3:16 pm

    My dog is obsessed with red peppers, i swear as soon as i cut into one she can smell it from the other side of the house and comes running 🙂
    I love home made nachos, i always throw some spinach and green onion on too, yummmmm!

    • Stephanie C January 16, 2012, 3:45 pm

      Same for my dog! Bell Peppers and carrots are her fave.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 16, 2012, 3:17 pm

    oooh yes – LOVE nachos! And they are so versatile too!

  • Jacalyn January 16, 2012, 3:18 pm

    I think it is safe to say you are going to give birth to a little mexican jumping bean! : )

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 16, 2012, 3:18 pm

    The way James feels about blue corn chips is the same way our family dogs felt about processed cheese slices. I haven’t a clue how they got into our house in the first place but they certainly seemed to enjoy them!

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef January 16, 2012, 3:25 pm

    Doggies are so funny about what treat they choose to go completely nuttzo over. My pupper absolutely loves baby carrots and anytime someone opens a new bag or he hears someone chomp on one, he will come running and not leave your side until he gets one (or two or three… he’s pretty darn cute so it’s hard to resist giving him more).

    • Tiffany January 16, 2012, 3:33 pm

      My Dachshund does the same thing! I’m glad he chose such a healthy item as his fave treat.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb January 16, 2012, 3:27 pm

    homemade nachos are so delish. i love that you can control the ingredients and healthfulness (or lack thereof!) depending on what you’re feeling. some days just call for extra cheese 🙂

  • Mary @ Rabbitsand Runs January 16, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I was going to go for a run…now I’m hungry for nachos!

  • StoriesAndSweetPotatoes January 16, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Hello yummy nachos! I need to get refried beans on my menu soon…love them!

  • Maggie January 16, 2012, 3:55 pm

    My parents’ Greyhound LOVES vegetables (well, really he loves all food, even oranges). But he goes insane for bell peppers and frozen broccoli and green beans. And apples, he really loves apples. He’s a strange dog!

  • Sonia the Mexigarian January 16, 2012, 3:59 pm

    My mother in laws basset hound Addie LOVEs string cheese. She hears the plastic opening and she comes running as if it would be her last meal. LOL.

  • Allison January 16, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Love tortilla chips! For years I ate the baked variety but lately have been buying the traditional kind and they are SO MUCH BETTER! Blue or white corn are my fave…

  • becca @ blueberry smiles January 16, 2012, 4:15 pm

    That is soo funny about James and blue chips!

    My dog is addicted to taost. The smell drives him wild and he will sit patiently waiting, waiting, waiting for even a crumb– I swear, a crumb of toast makes his day, lol!

  • becca @ blueberry smiles January 16, 2012, 4:16 pm

    That is soo funny about James and blue chips!

    My dog is addicted to toast. The smell drives him wild and he will sit patiently waiting, waiting, waiting for even a crumb– I swear, a crumb of toast makes his day, lol!

  • Sneakers2Sandals January 16, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Great quote. I love how you leave those. It makes me really sit here and think for a second 🙂

    Also, I am ALL ABOUT Mexican inspired dishes. I lived there for a year and I cannot get enough of their food. You should try and stuffed Chile!

  • Lauren January 16, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Perhaps you’ve created a Mexican baby! 🙂 I always say that after I finish eating a huge wonderful mexican meal.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 16, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Substitute popcorn and that’s my dog too. I always forget about nachos. So easy and for some reason they feel kinda “special” 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 16, 2012, 4:57 pm

    Ahhhh all your posts keep making me want mexican, but I made a rule I can’t go back to the grocery store until I’ve finished as much as I can in my fridge! Next week! haha

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 16, 2012, 4:58 pm

    I like making my own nachos because then I can make them without meat (hard to find when you are out at a restaurant)

  • Natalie @fitjamericangirl January 16, 2012, 5:08 pm

    Looks great. You’re definitely having a Mexican moment. That baby may not like Mexican very much once he or she is here. Might be a bit tired of it :).

  • Kelly January 16, 2012, 6:50 pm

    I love Nachos!!! YUM YUM!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 16, 2012, 9:14 pm

    James is a funny pup! For my dog, it’s peanut butter. As soon as she hears the lid twisting off of the jar, which she can hear from anywhere in the house it seems, she comes running and sits at your feet until you give her some. What a nut 🙂

  • Sarah January 16, 2012, 9:41 pm


  • lau January 17, 2012, 1:40 am

    AWWWWWWW Mexican foooooooooood !

  • Haleigh January 17, 2012, 5:11 am

    My dog adores tortilla chips and peanut butter 🙂 She goes crazy the minute she hears my husband opening a bag of chips.

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd January 17, 2012, 8:03 am

    My husband bought Organic Blue Corn Chips the other day and I am officially obsessed with them. They are SO MUCH prettier than normal chips and I feel like that may or may not be why I think they taste better haha. So cute James loves them! My puppy Wrigley is in love with dried mangos from Costco. Puppies are crayzay!

  • Cindy @ The Flipping Couple January 17, 2012, 11:24 am

    Believe it or not, my dogs adore vegetables! We use carrots as training treats all the time, and one of the dogs will do an.y.thing for a handful of spinach. Weird, but makes it easy since we always have veggies on hand.

  • Amber K January 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

    I don’t know what it is about blue corn chips, but they taste way better!

  • Dominique January 19, 2012, 8:21 pm

    I absolutely love homemade nachos. My fave combo is with blue corn chips too! Along with: diced tomatoes, red pepper, green onion, cheese and ground beef. Topped with some green salsa, it’s my fave dinner and gets put together rather quickly.

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