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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 […]

Go Big or Go Home!

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Sandwich

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH A SRIRACHA MAYO AND ASIAN COLESLAW BETWEEN A BUTTERED BRIOCHE BUN It’s Super Bowl time and you will be a winner with this recipe.  This sandwich is the undisputed winner of all sandwiches.  It’s crunchy, juicy and unapologetically scrumptious.  Go big or go home with a delicious fried chicken sandwich. Time-3o minutes Servings-6 Ingredients for Fried Chicken 6 chicken cutlets, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 eggs beaten, 2 cups of […]

Easy Elegance at Home

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Chicken

  Chicken Marsala Over Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach Chicken Marsala is a family favorite.  It’s delicious and has a restaurant quality about it.  It has a luxurious presentation when in fact it’s simply  chicken and potatoes.  To guarantee perfection use homemade chicken stock.  It really makes a difference.  I try to keep my homemade chicken stock in my freezer at all times.  When I have bones left over from a rotisserie chicken, I will […]

¡Pura Vida!

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Fish

Pan Seared Sea Bass Casado Casado means married man in Spanish.  Casado is a classic Costa Rican meal that includes any protein accompanied with black beans, white rice and plantains.  The origins of the name are thought to come from restaurant customers asking to be treated as casados.  Customers eating like married men.  I learned this dish because I married a Costa Rican.   I like to think of my version as Casado alla Mexicana.  I […]