Cinco de Mayo

Salsa Verde

July 28, 2012

Salsa Verde Salsa Verde or green tomatillo salsa is bright and fruity and is the perfect complement to grilled meats and cheese dishes.  Not bad with just tortilla chips either.  INGREDIENTS 4 Ounces Husked & Rinsed Tomatillos 5 Garlic Cloves 2 Quartered White Or Yellow Onions 2 Stemmed Jalapenos 1...

Fiesta Bean & Chicken Soup

July 21, 2012

Fiesta Bean & Chicken Soup   With all of the rain we’ve been having I felt like making a nice homey soup.  I came up with this hearty, but not too heavy, bean and chicken soup.  It turned out to be just what the doctor ordered.    INGREDIENTS 5 Ounces...

Chopped Fiesta Salad

July 19, 2012

Chopped Fiesta Salad Sometimes you just need a good salad.  I came up with this simple, yet tasty, fiesta salad that is a meal by itself or paired with a main course.  I served it with roasted chicken breasts.  Serve with salsa dressing. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Chopped Spinach 2 Cups...

Cheesy Quesadillas

July 10, 2012

Cheesy Quesadillas It’s hot out and who wants to turn on the oven.  Serve with my Chunky Guacamole and you’ve got a quick no-fuss dinner.  These quesadillas can also be served as an appetizer or a light lunch.  Easy to double or triple this recipe too.    INGREDIENTS 2 Large...

Pork Tenderloin Tacos

June 25, 2012

Pork Tenderloin Tacos   INGREDIENTS 2 Large Quartered Shallots 4 Halved Jalapeno Peppers 1 Sliced Tomato 4 Whole Green Onions 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Two Pound Thinly Sliced Spice Roasted Pork Tenderloin Olive Oil Salsa For Garnish 1 Sliced Lime Warm Tortillas For Serving   Rub the pork...

Homemade Tortillas

June 24, 2012

Homemade Tortillas   INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/4 Cup Lard 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 1/2 Cup Warm Water   In a large bowl stir together the flour with the salt.  With a pastry blender cut in the lard until the mixture looks like meal.  Drizzle the vegetable...

Huevos Con Chorizo

May 5, 2012

Huevos Con Chorizo   Huevos Con Chorizo (scrambled eggs with chorizo) is a classic Mexican breakfast dish with a combination of eggs and spicy chorizo sausage.  Chorizo is a Mexican sausage with a unique flavor that can be found in Mexican food stores and other specialty stores.    INGREDIENTS 1/4 Pound...

Cinco De Mayo Salsa

May 5, 2012

Cinco De Mayo Salsa   Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good salsa?  This salsa can be made as hot or mild as you want it.  Serve it with chips as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to eggs, tacos or grilled meats and fish.    INGREDIENTS 4 Ripe...

Watermelon Cocktails

April 30, 2012

Watermelon Cocktails   These Watermelon Cocktails are refreshing and easy to make. Make sure to use good quality tequila and they will make any summer party a big hit.   INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Water ¼ Cup Sugar 14 Cups Diced Seedless Watermelon ¼ Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 8 Sprigs...

Carne Asada

April 22, 2012

Carne Asada   INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Skirt Steak 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper 1 Bunch Green Onions (Scallions) 1/8 Cup Olive Oil 1 Lime Cut Into Wedges 1 Sliced Avocado Corn  or Flour Tortillas   Season the skirt steak with salt and pepper.  Grill and slice. ...

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