Author: Karen Quinones

Breakfast Perfection

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Breakfast

Cheesy Jalapeño and Shallot Hash Brown with Bacon and Eggs Imagine a perfectly crispy, cheesy and spicy hash brown that has sprinkled bacon and sunny side eggs on top.  It’s heaven in your mouth.  Sometimes my kitchen is the best breakfast spot in town.  I want to go somewhere and order this!  It’s so ridiculously delicious.  Let me teach you how to make it so you can experience breakfast perfection! Time-20 minutes Servings-1 or 2 […]

St. Patrick’s Day alla Mexicana

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Beef / Mexican

Corned Beef Flautas with Shamrock Shaped Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa When I was a kid, my Mother would make these canned corned beef hash tacos.  We used to eat them with ketchup spiked with Tabasco sauce.  My Mom worked full time while raising four children.  She managed to cook for us, take us to sporting events, and be team Mom.  She had tasty recipes that seemed to whip up in no time.    Her well stocked pantry […]

Lazy Lady Soup

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Soup

Black Bean Soup It’s cold and raining outside and I don’t want to go to the market.  Black bean soup is a recipe that can easily be made if you properly stock your pantry.  When I don’t feel like making a big to-do about food but I want something home cooked, it’s time for pantry soup.   I call this my “lazy lady soup” because I get a lot of help from the grocery store. […]

Heart and Soul cooking for Valentines

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Beef / Steak

Ribeye with wilted super greens and sautéed mushrooms After teaching several cooking classes, I have learned most people want to feel more confident preparing steak and seafood.  If you have a significant other who loves to handle the cooking of meats and grilling,  it can feel overwhelming when you want to handle the steak on your own.  This recipe is straightforward, step by step approach to cooking a phenomenal steak.  If you want to try […]

Summertime Grillin’ and Chillin’

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Mexican / Steak

  Carne Asada (Citrus Marinaded Skirt Steak) Carne Asada is the quintessential grilled dish in my backyard.  It’s the perfect summer meal to enjoy with friends and family.   When I want to barbecue, I think of Carne Asada or Burgers.  We are fortunate in California to have a plethora of Mexican Carnecerias (Meat market).  At the Carnecerias you can buy marinaded skirt steak ready to grill.  When I lived in New York 12 years […]