Celebrating the Return of Football Season with a Summer Fiesta

Guys…football is back!!!

Last year we took football season “off” because we had just moved, I had just lost my job, and we were dealing with a lot. This season we are all settled in and READY. TO. GO. Our biggest challenge this year is decided whether to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons (Atlanta is where we live now) or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tampa is where we moved from). While we’re sorting that out (and disagreeing over the matter) we decided to sit down yesterday to enjoy the pre-season games on TV and indulge in some delicious vegetarian nachos courtesy of Old El Paso.

It's time for a summer fiesta courtesy of Old El Paso!

While my husband was flipping between ESPN highlights and the games I was in the kitchen prepping our veggie snack and a little guacamole courtesy of Avocados from Mexico.

You can check out the Avocados of Mexico website for great avocado recipes including some really unique takes on guacamole! Anyone tried a pineapple guacamole? I haven’t but I’m really curious about it after seeing their recipe.

Yummm! Amazing guacamole for your summer fiesta!

When we first started eating vegetarian so many people who know my love for Mexican food were shocked.

How could I live without my chicken quesadillas?

What would I do without steak fajitas?

How could I possibly go on without beef tacos or nachos?

Guys…I’ve survived!  I’ve survived by subbing black beans and rice in my quesadillas. I’ve survived by eating shredded tofu fajitas with peppers and onions (although, my God, these look amazing!). I’ve survived by eating black bean and refried bean tacos and nachos.

I hear it. I know you’re saying, “but Ashley!!! Refried beans aren’t vegetarian!” I hear you say that, but you’re wrong. Old El Paso makes vegetarian refried beans! It’s one of the reasons I’m brand-loyal to them.

Vegetarian taco salad courtesy of Old El Paso

Vegetarian nacho plate

Want to try them for yourself? Head over and pick up your Old El Paso coupon then just follow the recipe below.

I can't wait to plan my #summerfiesta with these vegetarian nachos! Click To Tweet
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Serves 4
One of my favorite desserts ever is warm cinnamon apples. They cook up in about 20 minutes and are such a delicious easy dessert on a cool night.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 4 Medium-Sized Honey Crisp Apples
  2. 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
  3. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 tbsp water
  7. 1 tbsp butter
  1. Slice apples into medium slices, peeling apples is optional
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix apples, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until the apple slices are fully coated.
  3. Combine vanilla extract, water, and butter in a medium saucepan over med/high heat until melted.
  4. Add apple slices.
  5. Cook over med/high heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 - 15 minutes or until apples are tender but not soft.
  6. Serve alone or with toppings.
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Ashley LaMar
Ashley lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two small dogs. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. She also loves horror movies.
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