I thought it was time to add another recipe.  Handy Man and I have tried making nachos over the years, and I think he has perfected the recipe by now.

Notice that we put them onto a (VERY seasoned) Pampered Chef baking stone.  I’m not sure if the stone does anything that fabulous or different, but we’ve been making them this way for years.

There are a bazillion different ways to make nachos, but here are the ingredients that we use:

Green pepper; onion, tomato, jalepeno peppers (yowza!), black olives (sometimes), and lotsa, lotsa CHEESE. Handy Man will use whatever kind of cheese we have around.  We like to use a Mexican blend, but almost any kind of shredded cheese will do.

Chop all ingredients.  Put a single layer (this is key!) of nacho chips on the pizza stone.  Then, add some of your veggie toppings, and some of the cheese.  Put a second layer of nacho chips on top; then top with more veggies and more cheese.  We bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 10-12ish minutes, until the cheese just starts to turn brown and bubble a bit.

Making the double layer of chips/veggies/cheese helps to get more veggie and cheese taste into the nachos.  YUM.

By the way, if you like reading funny stories, check out another site I have made, called Consultant Calamities.  I used to do home parties (not Pampered Chef) for several years.  I ran into some very interesting people, and started to collect some stories about the weird stuff that happens at home parties.  I even started that web site, and asked for stories from my Home Party friends.  I haven’t received any stories lately, but the archives are definately worth reading.  I continue to seek out strange and unusual stories, so if you have any, PLEASE do tell!  I may be adding a different twist to the web site soon, so check back once in a while.  No offense to Pampered Chef or any home party consultants, but some of the stuff that goes on at these parties…!  Well, just go read the site. 

So, if you are in the mood for some Wicked Good Nachos, try making them Handy Man Style next time.  And, try them on a baking stone, if you have one.  Do you notice a difference?  Come back and let me know if you do…

Nachos, Handy Man Style

Chop green peppers, onions, tomatoes, jalepeno peppers and black olives.  Preheat oven to 350.  Place a single layer of nacho chips on the pizza stone.  Top with veggie & cheese layer.   Put down a second layer of chips, veggies and cheese.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese starts to bubble and turn a bit brown.  We serve it with salsa and sour cream.  Wicked good for a pah-ty!

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