Monday, September 14, 2020

Sherry Ellis and the Latin Flavor BlogHop!

Welcome to Sherry Ellis's fantastical Latin Flavors Blog Hop in celebration of her book ReLeAsE, Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure (releases tomorrow, September 15th)!

We are to share a Latin recipe and I'm going to share a painting I've done with Latin flare. Meet La Muerte, pony style!

I painted this for my cousin from

Onto the recipe. Enjoy!

MEXICAN NOODLE BAKE (From my sister!)

13x9 baking dish
cup or so of pasta (any kind!)
1 pound of hamburger
1 packet of taco seasoning salt and pepper to taste
1/2 onion--chopped fresh or powdered garlic to taste
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 cup cheese for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start by frying beef in skillet & cooking pasta. Chop onion and throw in skillet. Add garlic, salt, pepper, & taco seasonings to taste. Open cans of diced tomato, tomato sauce, & kidney beans, dump in skillet. Only drain and rinse black beans (reduced sodium). Throw in pasta, stir all & let simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust all seasonings. Dump all into the baking dish, top with desired cheese (I usually freezes a combo Ziploc bag of mozzarella & cheddar when I buy bags of each in bulk at Sam's Club). Bake covered until cheese melts or all is bubbly, about 20 minutes.

*if pressed for time: After following stove top directions, throw it all into a *huge* mixing bowl and heat it up in the microwave
Also delicious with plain tortilla chips for dipping

Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis

An ancient Mayan civilization!

That's what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.

But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.

Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?

Release date - September 15, 2020
$7.95, 6x9 trade paperback, 96 pages
Juvenile Fiction - Action Adventure (JUV001000)/Legends, Myths, Fables-Caribbean & Latin American(JUV012070)/Fantasy & Magic(JUV037000)
Print ISBN 9781939844705 / EBook ISBN 9781939844712
$3.99 EBook available in all formats

Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congratulations, Sherry!


  1. That actually sounds really good. Unique blend of items.

  2. Love your painting. I had no idea that you could paint too. And the recipe sounds yummy. Congrats to Sherry on her new book!

  3. That sounds wonderful. I think I have all the ingredients to try it tonight. (With veggie beef, of course.)

    1. Oooh! I'd love to know how it turned out, Diane!!! xD

  4. That sounds positively delicious! Thank you so much for participating in my blog hop!

    1. It was a pleasure--I had fun participating. :) Thank you for hosting!

  5. I love recipes with the instructions - dump all the ingredients in to the pan - perfect!
    Congrats to Sherry!

  6. Thank you! I don't know if my previous comment came through, but I want you to know how much I appreciate that you participated in my blog hop. Your Mexican Noodle Bake sounds delicious!

    1. You're very welcome, Sherry! <3 If you do try the recipe, let me know how it turned out for you! ;)


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