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Nana’s Hot Chocolate

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Mexican

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE My Nana (Grandmother) used to make Mexican hot chocolate for my cousins and I during Christmas time.  The taste and smell really take me back to childhood.  It’s a cherished memory.  We have had our fair share of cold and rainy nights this year in California.  These rainy nights are perfect for pajamas and Mexican hot chocolate.  Find a cozy, quiet spot in your house and enjoy a silky smooth cup of chocolate.  It’s […]

Back to Basics a Mexican Kitchen

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Mexican

Refried Beans and Mexican Rice Beans and rice are a staple in a Mexican household.  Beans alone are welcome in any meal.  Every family has their own special way of preparing beans and rice.  I find a lot of people do not take the time to make homemade beans.  I completely understand because I used to find cooking beans a little burdensome.  Cooking beans in a pot filled with water often times kept you tied to […]

Don’t tell anyone I told you this secret!

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Appetizer / Mexican

RED AND GREEN SALSA Want to impress your friends and tell them that you made your own salsa? After tasting this salsa your friends will think you should open your own Mexican restaurant.  All the ingredients are in your pantry and refrigerator.  The blender does all the work and the salsa will be ready in five minutes.   On a 104 degree day, like today in California, you will be thankful not to need your […]

The morning after

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Breakfast

Huevos Rancheros Friday night was Bunco night, and my turn to host and cook for twelve woman.    I made tortilla soup and enchilada stacks for everyone.  We washed it down with Palomas and had a much needed fun girls night.  The morning after, leftovers are such a welcomed gift after a long night.  I woke up opened the refrigerator and saw leftover enchilada sauce from the stacks and tortilla strips from the soup.  I could make chilequiles […]

Take a Break. It’s Labor Day!

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Appetizer

GUACAMOLE WITH GRILLED CORN AND COTIJA CHEESE MANGO MARGARITA WITH TAJIN Labor Day is the perfect day to keep everything simple.  Guacamole and a refreshing margarita sounds perfect on a hot day like today.  Let’s put our feet up and sip on this cocktail and dig into the creamy, delicious guacamole.  For years I’ve been asked to make guacamole and mango margaritas for family occasions.  Now the recipe is yours.   You will be the […]