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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 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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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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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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Sunday Suppers: Anything But Turkey

Chances are your refrigerator is still stuffed to the gills with all things turkey. But we can still dream of a time when tryptophans aren’t on the menu. Perfhaps sometime next week. Here are some suggestions for your firs post-turkey … Continue reading

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Leftover Inspiration

We had a bunch of leftover pico and chopped avocados from the night before and thought why not. Scrambled Egg Tostadas 4 eggs beaten with 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 cayenne peppers chopped fine 1 clove garlic minced 1/2 cup pico … Continue reading

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Leftovers have feelings too

It’s sort of feeling like the week after Thanksgiving around here…. Smoked Turkey Tostadas 2 1/2 cups chopped smoked turkey or grilled chicken 1/2 an onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 14.5 ounce can of diced … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Margarita and other cocktails for taco night

Blood Orange Margarita 2 ounces blood orange liqueur 1 ounce tequila 1/2 ounce triple sec 1 ounce orange or blood orange juice 1/2 ounce lime juice Put four or five ice cubes in a tumbler. Pour liqueurs and juice over … Continue reading

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Mexican Slaw

Want to kick your fish tacos up a notch? Oh wait we’re getting our TV chefs mixed up. We originally got this idea from a Bobby Flay recipe, but have adapted it to our tastes over the years, nixing the … Continue reading

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