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Because My Mexican Mother Said So: This Is How You Make Mole!

Certain things just make you undeniably Mexican.  Mexican as in bien mexicanote where you couldn’t be anything else if your life depended on it.  Watching my jefita make her famous mole from scratch is right on top of that list.  It inspired me really… to share my own experience as […]

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Good Food Fridays: Shrimp Al Diablo!

Great news!  This week we’re extending the Good Food Fridays Giveaway Opportunity one extra week to give you all extra time to enter the contest.  Remember if you leave a comment on this blog post you can win up to $75 in gift card money from Kroger.  This week we’re […]

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Good Food Fridays: The Simple & Easy Snack Of Fideo!

Think of it as the “go to” snack for something quick and delicious.  In my house growing up when there was little else to make a meal out of fideo and frijoles with a side of nopales always hit the spot.  My youngest brother to this day LOVES a big […]

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Good Food Fridays: Flautas Bien Mexicanas!

We love Mexican food.  We love all food really.  And as opposed to some who might turn away a new dish because it’s desconocido, we almost always want to dig in and see what it tastes like.  There’s almost nothing that we won’t try to eat… jajaja, okay so that […]

Cactus Tortillas (de Nopal) – Who Knew?

Seriously?!  I had no idea there was such a thing!  Bueno, maybe I’m just behind the times.  That’s very likely, considering most of the time I’m all on the late show trying to tell somebody about something “new” they’ve already known about “forever.”  Whatever the case, you have to admit […]

Manzanas Enchiladas: Chile & Tamarind Spiced Apples

Last Saturday we ran into these apples at our local Matamoros Meat Market.  We were there picking up a couple of fajita, chicken and chicharron tacos – oh, chicharron tacos are the best, though they don’t really fill me up as fast – and we were just about to pay, […]

Easy Snacks for the Summer: Mexican Corn – ‘Elote’

Summertime means it’s time to ponerlos las pilas as adults, and parents.  It’s the time of the year when most our kids are sitting at home saying things like I’m hungry!  I’m bored.  Can we go somewhere?   And to which we can only reply nicely so many times.  So […]