Tuesday, March 1, 2011


My husband recently returned home from a trip to Mexico.  Being the great husband that he is, he brought me home gifts!  Stan knows how much I enjoy trying the local cuisine when I travel, so when he travels without me, he tries to find a local food product to bring home for me to try.

He found a real treasure when he purchased two discs of cheese.  Unfortunately he did not find out the name of the cheese, only that it is made from cow's milk.
As soon as he unpacked the cheese, I began to slice it to make quesadillas.  The cheese is soft and has a mild creamy taste.  It melted perfectly as I grilled the quesadillas.
I enjoy making quesadillas.  They are my go to meal when I have a small amount of leftovers that need to be used up.  You can put almost anything in them; leftover chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, vegetables, apples, pears, eggs and bacon, you get the idea.  My husband's favorite quesadilla recipe is my Chicken Surprise Quesadillas. 

Do you make quesadillas?  And if you do, what do you put in yours?

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  1. My husband brings me sweet presents, too, when he travels. Aren't we spoiled?


  2. Way to go Stan! Too funny! We love quesadillas but I haven't made them in a while. My older son just bought a quesadilla cooker and I was thinking about doing the same. Then I looked back at your recipe and that you make them on your contact grill. So that's what I will try next time. We like chicken or fish, bacon and lots of cheese on them. Bet yours were great with the good Mexican cheese!

  3. I love using leftovers in quesadillas too. They go together quickly and taste delicious! Sorry, I can't name that cheese.


  4. Love, love, love quesadillas! These look great, thanks!

  5. Your quesadillas looks really good! I have not tried quesadillas before, would really love to have one now!

  6. Mmmmmm that sound good, pity you don't know the name of the cheese. By the way the recipe book has not arrived yet, I will let you know as soon as it does. Diane

  7. Yeah, I make them. They're a good way to stretch out that "not quite a full serving" cooked meat that's leftover from another meal. I just use cheese and whatever leftover meat I happen to have at the time.

  8. I dont eat this easy dish enough

  9. I love quesadillas, your right its great to throw in ingredients you need to use up. That cheese looks amazing, yum.

  10. Linda I love quesadillas and love all your recipes, look absolutely nice! gloria

  11. LOVE quesadillas and have eaten many in my day! That cheese looks amazing you lucky woman you!

    I like to mix it up sometimes and do unusual fillings like pears and goat cheese but I also like the classic Mexican style!

  12. These look fabulous! I absolutely LOVE quesadillas! :)

  13. I just happened upon your blog and so happy about it!

    I am hosting an event on my blog centered around seafood/fish- I would love for you to link up some of your yummy recipes!

  14. Oh very nice. I like the Quesadillas very much . Its a nice dish.

    Cheap kitchens

  15. Nice husband! I love quesadillas abd have not made them in a long time. You have me the urge now to make some.