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Sangritas

Taco night doesn’t have to pose the following dilemma: Sangria or margaritas? Now you don’t have to choose. Sangritas 1 cup red wine 1 1/2 ounces triple sec 3 cups frozen fruit (I used half peaches, half strawberries) 4 ounces … Continue reading

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Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

This is a great way to use up a lot of leftover turkey. Although it may a couple more days before everyone has a bunch of cooked turkey on hand. Until then leftover chicken works as well. Turkey and Black … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Talk about a quick, simple, perfect appetizer or snack. All you need are really ripe tomatoes and jalapenos. You can add anything you want to jazz it up, but here is the basic starting point. Roast corn and red bell … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo roundup

Even if it wasn’t Cinco de Mayo, tacos are always a good idea. Of course nothing goes better with a taco than refried beans, homemade salsa and a margarita. Don’t forget the guac! I marinated the flank steak in the … Continue reading

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A True Margarita

A good margarita is hard to find. Usually made with premixed nonsense, crazy fruit blends and ingredients that are way too sweet, it has transformed from a simple pleasure into a tropical nightmare. Well the time has come to bring … Continue reading

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Burrito Sauce

I discovered this recipe while living in San Diego. It is very simple to make and creates an extremely flavorful sauce. Aside from burritos, it goes good in ground beef, eggs and anything else that needs a Mexican kick. Burrito … Continue reading

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Refried Beans

I love taco nights although not for the tacos. True, the tacos are good. Actually the tacos are great, but I always look forward to refried beans. Of course my refried beans do not come out of a can. They … Continue reading

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Salsa

This salsa is about medium heat for my taste. Of course everyone has their own spice tolerance. Some folks may consider it too hot and some will drink it down and say V8 has more kick. Reduce the jalapeño to … Continue reading

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The El Azteca

I lived in San Diego for many years and while there was introduced to what tequila and Hispanic food should taste like. I will talk about tequila at a later time. Anyway I became spoiled being able to find excellent … Continue reading

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