Sunday, November 16, 2014

How to make Taco Bowls!

My neighbor friends and I used to go to ScrapMania at Archiver's, back when they were still in business.
For $15, you could haul in all your scrapbooking gear and hang out from 5-11pm.
They provided candy, snacks, drinks, and dinner!  Not to mention drawings for free give-aways.
We loved it because we could have a mom's night out, while still being productive.
One of my favorite dinners that they catered in was from Byerly's.
Taco Bowls!  Mmmmm.
I even bought a tray of Byerly's taco bowls once when I hosted book club.  They're so good!
Then, a friend of mine made them at home!  I've been making them at home ever since.

If you are a Costco member, or know one, you should really get these Tortilla Land uncooked tortillas.  For like $8, you get 50 tortillas.  You crisp them up on a skillet.  It only takes like 2 minutes.
They are warm and crispy and good!
To make the Taco Bowls...
take an uncooked tortilla, pierce it several times with a fork, and drape it over a mason jar.
Place the mason jars on a cookie sheet.  You can fit about 6 jars on the pan.
Put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.  I turn the pan halfway through the cooking.
Pull them out and let them cool for a few minutes on the mason jar.  The cooling process helps them release from the jar.  Then, wiggle them off the jar and fill with your favorite taco ingredients!
These can be made up in advance for easy entertaining.
5 puffy tortilla bowls ready to be filled!
For a vegetarian taco bowl...
I cook up a couple of cups of bulgur and season it up.
You cook it like you would rice, and it looks like ground beef.
I add chopped onion, and a sprinkle of cumin and chili powder.
Mix it up and enjoy your vegetarian taco meat!
Other toppings include:
shredded lettuce, tomatoes, chopped pepper and jalapeno, corn, salsa, and sour cream.
Enjoy your taco bowls!

A fun kitchen tip...
If you happen to find yourself with some extra sweetened condensed milk this holiday season (I had a half can leftover from some pumpkin spice latte's that I made), you might consider adding a heaping tablespoon + a sprinkle of cinnamon to your coffee!

A little update...I plan on discontinuing the email option on my blog.  I've changed my Tiffany Layne Fashion Facebook Page, which used to be used for my sewing business, into my personal blog page.  So, you can go to Facebook and "like" my Tiffany Layne Fashion page and all my new blog posts will show up as a link on Facebook.  The emails will still come out until December 31, 2014.

And another update...I got asked to Guest Post on a blog!!!
More details on that to come.

And lastly (will this post ever end?)...
if you know a teen...give them a squeeze!
While the teen years have always had their challenges, today's teens are handling phones, texting, social media etc., and this offers new challenges all their own!
Bless those little sweeties.

Have a great week!

XOXO Tiffany

"Telling the truth about how you feel is good.  Good and honest and brave."
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos


  1. We love those tortillas! I had no idea of the full potential. Thanks for the tip it will be life changing. Love reading your blog. Milner

    1. Oh, awesome Heather!!! I hope you enjoy making some taco bowls with your family. I think we need a reunion soon...