Cinco de Mayo

Fiesta Shrimp Bisque

April 21, 2012

Fiesta Shrimp Bisque   If you like lobster bisque then you will love Fiesta Shrimp Bisque.  If you don’t have shrimp you can substitute any shellfish to this bisque (clams or mussels).  If you have a shellfish allergy then use a favorite fish instead of the shrimp.  Serve with a...

Lobster Tacos

April 20, 2012

Lobster Tacos   The best lobster tacos that I’ve ever had are at Quicks Hole in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  I’ve had them several times while waiting for the Martha’s Vineyard ferry.  As a matter of fact I usually plan my ferry ride around what time the restaurant opens up.  Yeah,...

Carnitas

April 19, 2012

Carnitas   From living on the West Coast for years I really got seriously spoiled with all of the great Mexican food.  My kids discovered an old food truck that was parked in some gas station parking lot that served up the best Mexican food ever.  Every day at lunch...

Toasted Open Faced Mozzarella Sandwiches

January 3, 2012

Toasted Open Faced Mozzarella Sandwiches I like to serve these with soup. So easy to make and extremely yummy! INGREDIENTS 6 Pieces Sliced Italian Bread 5 Tablespoons Butter 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 4 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard 2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard 6 Slices Fresh Mozzarella In a small size bowl, mix...

Tortilla Soup

December 1, 2011

Tortilla Soup I really like Tortilla Soup. I used to buy it from Fresh Direct and then decided to make it homemade. Super good! INGREDIENTS 1 Chopped Onion 4 Minced Garlic Cloves 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder 1 Teaspoon Oregano 28 Ounces Crushed Tomatoes (Canned Will Do...

Spicy Black Bean Soup

October 17, 2011

Spicy Black Bean Soup Warmed corn tortillas and a nice green salad go nicely with this hearty soup. INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cups Dried Black Beans 5 Cups Water 1 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion 1 Cup Spicy Salsa 3 Minced Garlic Cloves 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt ½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black...

Chicken Tacos

October 14, 2011

Chicken Tacos From living on the West Coast for so long I became spoiled. Everywhere I turned there was authentic Mexican food. Good Mexican food is definitely missing here in New York. I don’t care how hard the Mexican restaurants try they just can’t compete with the West Coast. Period!...

Chile Rellenos

October 8, 2011

Chile Rellenos Chile Relleno is a Mexican dish that originated in Puebla and literally means “stuffed chile.” Chile Rellenos are usually stuffed with melted cheese like queso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca (which are good for melting). They are also stuffed with something called picadillo meat which consists of diced pork,...

Homemade Habanero Hot Sauce

July 23, 2011

Homemade Habanero Hot Sauce This sauce is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!  Get yourself a doctor’s note and proceed with caution! INGREDIENTS 20 Fresh Habaneros 5 Garlic Cloves ½ Cup Champagne Vinegar ½ Cup Water 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder 1 Teaspoon Raw Sugar Slice...

Victoria’s Mojo Burritos

July 19, 2011

Victoria’s Mojo Burritos INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Ground Sirloin 1 Large Chopped Onion 1 Small Chopped Green Sweet Pepper 1 Clove Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Beer 1 Tablespoon Hot Chili Powder ¼ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 Cup Cooked Rice 4 Ounce Can Diced Green Chile Peppers Drain or...

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