Roasted Poblano Quesadilla

So, yesterday? Was awful.

You guys, I left my camera bag with alllllll of my equipment in my husband’s car on Sunday afternoon. Then I didn’t lock the door. Then I went to bed. Then he drove the car to work. Then he didn’t lock his car. Then the temperature was up around 100 degrees. Then I realized what I’d done at around 8pm and he was still at work (the man works many, many hours). Then I tried to call, but he was not in his office so I couldn’t get a hold of him. Then he came home at 9pm.

The bag was in the car. Hallelujah, praise baby Jesus.

I unzipped the bag and was hit with a blast of hot air. My camera was hot to the touch. My eyeballs were all leaky. My heart was racy. My husband was eye-roll-y. My kids were loud and shouty. <– Not because of the camera, just because they are kids and that’s what they do.

It didn’t work, you guys. My baby. My love of my life. My PRESHUSSSSSSSS. It didn’t work.

Then I let it cool off and it started working again.


What a roller coaster ride, right? You should have tried living it! Actually, no. Don’t try that at home. Keep your electronics (especially ones that cost more than your first car…and second car…and fourth car…but not the third car because it was really fancy until you ran it into a telephone pole) out of hot vehicles. Also, if you do have fancy camera equipment, look into having it insured with your home owner’s insurance. I pay around $30 a year to have all of mine insured and it covers everrrrrrything with no deductible. (That knowledge didn’t stop me from hyperventilating last night, but it did stop my husband from turning into a homicidal maniac.)

Go forth, eat a quesadilla, and call your insurance guy. Then hug your camera extra tight for me.

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Roasted Poblano Quesadilla

This quesadilla makes a quick and scrumptious lunch. I suggest giving your roasted poblano a taste test before adding it all to the quesadilla. Some of them are spicy while others are quite mild! Adjust the amount used as needed.


1 roasted poblano pepper (don't know how to roast peppers? Cick here.)
1/2 sweet onion
1/4 cup corn kernels(frozen, canned or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (optional)
pinch of salt
handful of monterey jack or cheddar cheese, grated
2 8-inch flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter
sour cream, for serving


Roast your poblano pepper, peel, and chop into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
Thinly slice the onion.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a hot skillet along with the onions. Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
Add the corn to the onions. Sprinkle with the spices, stir to combine, and allow the corn to cook for a couple of minutes until heated through.
Remove the onions and corn to the dish with the peppers and wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
Put the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet and allow to melt over low heat.
Place one tortilla in the skillet and top with half of the cheese. Add the onions, peppers, and corn and cover with the remaining cheese. Place the second tortilla on top.
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has begun to melt and the bottom tortilla is getting browned. Flip the quesadilla and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes or until all of the cheese is melted.
Serve with sour cream.


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21 Responses to “Roasted Poblano Quesadilla”

  1. Trish July 3, 2012 @ 8:35 am (#

    I don’t have a fancy camera, but I’ve left my makeup in a 100 degree car before and had pretty much the same reaction. So, I feel I can relate on some level 😉

    Also, that quesadilla is whispering softly at me. The seductress! Are quesadillas female? I feel like this one is.


  2. Kim @ The Family Practice July 3, 2012 @ 8:40 am (#

    You have me at roasted poblano… LOVE.
    Glad your camera is OK. I just have a powershot and even that little guy works up my anxiety if I think he’s broken or that I’ve lost him. Yeah, my camera is a boy :)


  3. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 3, 2012 @ 9:24 am (#

    I’d have been freaking out too! Good call having it on your home owner’s insurance! We need to update ours.


  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets July 3, 2012 @ 9:38 am (#

    So glad to hear it worked! And that quesadilla? Delish looking!


  5. Lauren July 3, 2012 @ 10:08 am (#

    I would of had a heart attack. Forreals.


  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2012 @ 11:01 am (#

    would have been FREAKING out…omg

    thank god it’s all safe & sound!


  7. Vicky July 3, 2012 @ 11:15 am (#

    So happy to hear in the end your camera worked!!!! I would have been flipping out too so I completely understand how you must have felt!


  8. brandi July 3, 2012 @ 11:32 am (#

    oh man, i thought it was going to be GONE! i would have died.

    glad it’s okay. AND glad you made these.


  9. Jocelyn July 3, 2012 @ 2:22 pm (#

    I would have totally flipped out and been a wreck if that happened to me. I never thought about having some sort of insurance on my camera!!! I am so glad that yours started working again!!!

    Those quesadillas look amazeballs!!!


  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 3, 2012 @ 2:57 pm (#

    These look so summery and delicious! Roasted peppers of any kind are my friend.


  11. Becca at It's Yummilicious July 3, 2012 @ 6:27 pm (#

    LORD HAVE MERCY, Karly…. don’t you EVER scare me like that again!!! You nearly gave me an anxiety attack out of pure sympathy for crying out loud!!! Are we CLEAR on this, young lady?! I’m a very VERY old woman (well, older than you and probably older than your oldest sibling, and possibly close in age to your birth mother… so I’m old. (Did that sound motherly enough? Because if it didn’t, I can say it again. :)


  12. Kim Stebbins July 3, 2012 @ 6:42 pm (#

    I love your photography. Food shots are hard and you are good! I like your writing! And I like your recipes…
    I am a very amateur photographer, I was an English major and I used to own a fancy bakery/ catering biz/ restaurant/ gourmet food gift shop. That makes me nothing, really, but I love your style, I read your blog posts everyday and you make me smile and laugh.
    I left my iPad, my semi-fancy camera, and my make-up in the car all day Saturday while at a horse show. It was 109 outside. Probably 200 inside the car which was parked in the sun. I haven’t had the guts to see if anything still works…


  13. Joanne July 3, 2012 @ 8:55 pm (#

    I was SO sure you were gonna say it was stolen! And then I was gonna cry. Whew. That was a close one.


  14. July 4, 2012 @ 2:05 pm (#

    I live in Florida, so every time I take my camera with me anywhere, I know I’m going to have to carry it in with me. That’s why my camera bag looks like a nice purse. Nobody would ever know it’s really a home for my camera and I can still fit my wallet, sun glasses (must-have in Florida!), and any other small essential. It’s just part of “normal life” year round for those of us who live in Florida – there is no winter here. Anything you leave in the car might melt before you get back.


  15. sally @ sally's baking addiction July 5, 2012 @ 10:42 am (#

    OMG I would have DIED. Absolutely DIED. THANK GOD your camera survived. OMG my heart was racing reading this!!!!


  16. Javelin Warrior July 5, 2012 @ 10:45 pm (#

    I’m a big quesadilla fan (all that bread and cheese) and I’d love a plate of these to snack on! The added roasted poblanos sound delicious. I’m featuring this in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s always fun to be following along with your creations…


  17. Deborah July 7, 2012 @ 8:32 am (#

    I saw on facebook what had happened – I’m so glad to hear that it all worked out ok. Crisis averted!! And these quesadillas? Pure heaven if you ask me!


  18. nikki July 20, 2012 @ 7:52 pm (#

    These are delicious. I made them for my boyfriend and i. I could have probably eaten 5 whole quesadillas! Haha i will definitely make these again. Thanks for the recipe!


  19. Ilse Monohan June 7, 2013 @ 6:43 pm (#

    In moderation, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help you stay alert and focused, spur you to action, and motivate you to solve problems. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities, it stops being functional—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal, productive anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorders.^”,,

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