Category Archives: Mexican

Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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Carnitas

Carnitas are basically just stewed pork that is shredded and then added to many sauces and dishes. This recipe explains how to make the basic meat mixture. If making traditional tamales then use the traditional red chili sauce recipe here … Continue reading

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Red Chili Sauce for Tamales

This is a very simple pepper sauce that requires a couple different dried peppers that may be hard to find at the grocery store. A trip to a Mexican market is always fun though. Although this is usually used for … Continue reading

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Flan

This is a fairly standard flan recipe. It works well as one large flan in a 9″ cake pan or 5-6 individual flans in ramekins. Either way it is guaranteed creamy, sweet and satisfying. Traditional Flan 1 pint heavy whipping … Continue reading

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Horchata

This is a traditional Mexican drink for a hot summer day. It is also known as Mexican rice milk. The big trick is in the straining for the smoothest result. It reminded us a bit too much of almond milk, … Continue reading

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Stewed Mayocoba Beans

Mayocoba, or Peruvian beans, are similar to pinto beans in texture and meatiness and taste like a mix between a kidney bean and a lima bean. They are an excellent addition to chili, stew or soup and are fairly inexpensive. … Continue reading

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Corn Salad with Feta and Candied Bacon

Here is another use for candied bacon. Serve this on top of a bed of greens, or on top of a pile of stewed black beans on top of a bed of greens on top of tortilla chips. Or use … Continue reading

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