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Tried and true Mexican food recipes

RECIPE–Protein Rich Ricotta Bake with a Kick

I’ve been searching for savory protein-rich, low-carb recipes these past couple of months. This is one I found that looked good but a bit plain for my taste. As I often do in my cooking, I tweaked it for a … Continue reading

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Another Perfect for Summer Recipe–Mexican Beef Skillet with Tomatoes and Zucchini

I’ve had some requests to post more of my recipes and am happy to oblige! Many of my recipes have a Mexican flair to them, because, well, I’m Mexican, and I love the combination of herbs and spices used in … Continue reading

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Gazpacho with Fresh Herbs–Perfect for Summer

With summer coming, I thought I’d try to make my first-ever gazpacho. When I told my daughter what I was making (cold tomato soup), she wrinkled her nose and shook her head. You know the look. Well, it came out … Continue reading

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Mexican Chocolate Mousse Bars

For these, I started with a recipe for chocolate mousse bars and gave them a Mexican twist by adding cinnamon, Mexican vanilla and a bit of Kahlua. Yum! Why Mexican vanilla? Because, my friends, it’s WAAAYYY better than regular vanilla. … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Mexican Style Roast Potatoes (and a book update!)

Okay, the title here is a bit misleading because I’m going to start with the book update. The publication date for the Evangelina Takes Flight sequel is October 31, 2021. Woo hoo! It’s now in the copy editing phase (3 … Continue reading

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Green Chile Corn Chowder with Ham

It’s rainy and cool in Seattle (big surprise!) and the days are getting shorter. Time for soup! Made this tonight and it came out yuuummmy! I’ve made corn chowder a hundred times but never quite like this – Mexican style. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Zesty Chicken Soup

Hola from Houston, Texas! I am in Houston visiting my folks and doing the cooking while I’m here, which is fine by me! I love cooking and baking as much as I do writing. (First draft done of my sequel … Continue reading

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Recipe – Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Of all the recipes I’ve posted here, the recipe for Mexican fideo gets the most views. Chile verde with pork and authentic Mexican tacos are the runners up. Fideo is a dish I grew up eating and frequently make for my own family (with tortillas, frijoles … Continue reading

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Recipe – Smoky Mexican Charro Beans

I looked over the recipes on my blog today and was surprised to see that I’d never posted a recipe for Mexican Charro beans, the high protein staple of many Mexican kitchens! My own family ate them 3-4 times a … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad – Perfect for a Picnic or Potluck

Toss together in large serving bowl: 3 cans black beans, drained, rinsed (let as much water drain off as possible) 2-3 fresh ears of corn, corn cut off cob (leave it raw), or 1 c frozen corn, thawed 1/2 red onion, finely diced … Continue reading

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