All posts tagged: mexican

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 […]

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 […]