Taco bake

Not a review, but a great recipe for those busy nights. I call it my Crescent Taco Bake.

1 pound ground beef

1 can refried beans

1 package shredded cheese (any type)

2 rolls of crescent dough sheets

Taco seasoning to taste

Prepare the ground beef and shake in a little taco seasoning.

Preheat oven to 350°. Open one roll of crescents and place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

Add to that the ground beef, beans, and cheese (doesn’t matter the order).

Place second roll of crescents on top.

Bake for 30 minutes. I like to serve it with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and a margarita. Enjoy friends.



After a short break, I am back. I am also super excited to review a new restaurant. Zio’s has only been open for a few days, but I have a feeling they are staying around for a long time. Roomie and I went on the second day. While the restaurant is not huge, every table was full. After trying the pizza, we could see why.

Roomie ordered a salad and she gave it two thumbs up. We ordered a 16″ pepperoni, mushroom, and black olive. What came out can only be described as heaven on a tray. The crust is cracker thin and cut “party style” (squares instead of triangles). The sauce had a kick to it, but roomie swears it is better than her Nonna’s. The pepperoni are the small ones, which i prefer. We ate almost the entire pie, but regretfully had to quit with 4 pieces left.

We are already planning a return trip and plan on bringing more people with us. There is still a lot of items on the menu left to try.

Which wich

I ordered some grub hub lately and this was on the list. I went with something safe and chose the BLT and some sun chips. The sandwich was amazing. Tons of bacon and fresh tasting tomatoes. The sun chips we’re good as well. All in all, I would order from them again…maybe tomorrow.

El Fogon

Thanks to grub hub, I was able to cross off another restaurant on my list, El Fogon.  I ordered two carne asada tacos and two pollo asada tacos.  Both were okay as was the salsa asada I had with them.  I wish they had tasted as good as they smelled.  I also ordered queso dip with chorizo.  The queso dip was so so and the chips were super thick and hard.  All in all, this was a dud for me.  I will not be ordering from there again.




Kolache Factory

If you find yourself in Overland Park or Shawnee during the morning or early afternoon, stop in to Kolache Factory.  A kolach is a filled pastry.  Traditionally it is filled with fruit or cheese.  In the case of Kolache Factory, they also serve Klobásník which use the same dough, but are filled with savory ingredients.  My favorites are the ranchero, ham and swiss, and sausage and gravy.


This time, I tried the cinnamon roll and coffee.  I was not a fan of either.  Still, I will be back for my favorite kolaches.