Chilaquiles aka Kyndlequiles

I can’t remember when I first tried Chilaquiles. I feel like maybe it’s always been a part of soul. I am part chilaquiles. Kyndlequiles. ANYWHO. It’s a pretty simple concept: crispy tortilla, flavorful sauce, and a protein. The real variation comes with what sauce or salsa is used. I make a quick, simple but crazy delicious warm salsa. But you can also do a mole, verde or store bought enchilada sauce! Leggo.

Chilaquiles bake


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded or unseeded. You’re spice call)
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups corn tortilla chips
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
  • blender!

Preheat the oven to 375.

Salsa! Turn the broiler on high. Chop tomatoes into large chunks, separate onion layers, and if they’re unseeded poke each pepper with a knife (or they will explode). Spread on a sheet tray and broil until the begin to get some color – watch them!!! Get a sauce pan on the stove – add the water, broiled veg, garlic, and cilantro. Bring mix to a boil until everything in the party softens. You can then use an emersion blender or legit blender to blitz it down. Return to the sauce pan and simmer until it has reduced by 25%. You want a pretty thick salsa. Add a pinch of salt!

Whip two eggs in the bowl – toss in the chips! Gently fold so that every chip is coated in egg.

Brown off the beef! Pour of excess grease.

ASSEMBLE! In an oven safe dish begin to pile: chips, meat, salsa, cheese. I like to do two layers which turns this into a casseroleish deal. Bake for 20 mins until the cheese melts. Top with sour cream, avocado and cilantro.

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xoxo•Kyndle

A blonde makes a blondie.

I love a brownie. Especially the fudgey, slightly undercooked ones. But, spoiler alert, I use boxed brownie mix…. always. And quite frankly, I can’t tell the difference in a homemade brownie and a $3 boxed mix. BUT a decent boxed blondie mix isn’t so easy to come by. So I’ve had to find a homemade version that suits. Once again browned butter makes this easy treat shine. They’re the perfect mix up to your typical chocolate chip cookie or brownie night.

Browned Butter Blondie


  • 1 and 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 Granulated Sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 3/4 t Sea Salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 2 and 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350! Line and grease a 9×13 pan.

In a small sauce pan brown 1 cup of the butter. (Remember melt, foam, brown – wait for the nutty smell!). Put the remaining 1/4 cup butter in your mixing bowl. Add the browned butter and begin to mix. This cold butter with help temper the heat from the hot browned butter!

Once all the butter has melted, add the sugars, vanilla and salt. Mix until combined. Add the eggs + yolks and blend. Toss in the baking soda and add the flour.  (I recommend adding the flour 1 cup at a time and scaring down the sides.)

Fold in the chocolate chips! Pour into the greased dish and pop into the oven for 30 minutes.

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xoxo•Kyndle