Tropical Mango Guacamole Recipe

Tropical Mango Guacamole Recipe

  If you have never made homemade guacamole, don’t worry. I promise you it is not hard to do! It just requires a bit of chopping and such on your part and you will be amazed at the flavor you get. Today I’m sharing a recipe for Tropical Mango Guacamole which you can eat with tortilla chips or use to top fish, chicken, or pork, it is also a great addition to tacos and fajitas. In Mexico, it’s common for people to eat mangoes every day, not only for their deliciously juicy flavor, but also for the health benefits they … Continue Reading →
Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrate a Sweet Cinco de Mayo (Family Features) Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday also provides a great excuse to make irresistible Mexican-inspired recipes for entertaining and, of course, a big batch of margaritas to wash it all down. Fresh sweet corn is an essential component of many Mexican dishes and a cultural staple. Luckily, Cinco de Mayo falls … Continue Reading →
National Tortilla Chip Day February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day February 24

National Tortilla Chip day is February 24th and what a fun holiday to celebrate! I love tortilla chips myself and know most of you do as well. Did you know you can make your own tortilla chips in the oven at home also? It is super simple! Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips You will need corn tortillas, you can make those or buy them pre-made. The great thing is that you can flavor these chips however you would like! Preheat the oven and then get the tortillas ready. You will need to add a bit of oil to them. You can … Continue Reading →
Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Tonight’s dinner was one of the best tasting soups I have ever made, Chicken Tortilla Soup! YUM YUM YUM! The original recipe I saw on Sara Moulton’s Weeknight Meals show on PBS for Charred Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup. I adjusted it a bit, of course, but wow was this good! If you have never watched her show, you should. I have tried many of her recipes and love them all. Start off by charring your tomatoes, onions, garlic and jalapeno pepper. You can do this under your broiler. Just keep an eye on all of them closely. Here are … Continue Reading →
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice One Skillet Dinner

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice One Skillet Dinner

Since I am without any back teeth right now during all my dental work I need soft foods to eat. Last night I tried to make up something new, Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice. This was super easy to make and all in one skillet in less than 30 minutes. Hubby and I like different spice levels, I prefer hotter, he prefers milder, but this was just right for both of us. For me, the rice and chicken were all soft enough that I could still easily eat this but it was still real food! The salsa adds just the … Continue Reading →
Homemade Breakfast Burritos – Quick Freezer to Microwave Meal

Homemade Breakfast Burritos – Quick Freezer to Microwave Meal

Hubby likes to eat breakfast, but not when he first wakes up. He prefers to get to work and relax a few minutes with something to eat and a cup of coffee before the work day starts. Instead of him stopping at fast food places to buy breakfast I decided to try making some homemade breakfast burritos. These are meant to make ahead, freeze, and then take out one by one as you want them. They freeze great and just pop them in the microwave for two minutes for a hot breakfast. This was the first time I have made … Continue Reading →
Hatch Green Chile Salsa Recipes and Giveaway

Hatch Green Chile Salsa Recipes and Giveaway

The folks at My Brother’s Salsa are back with another seasonal specialty salsa, Hatch Green Chile Salsa. I have not yet tried this one but it sounds so delicious! Green chiles from the Hatch region of New Mexico are blended with sweet tomatoes, a splash of key lime and pinch of blue agave for an authentic taste straight from the American Southwest. Available August and September. It is also all natural, naturally gluten free, no preservatives, and no artificial colors and flavors. The last time I told you about My Brother’s Salsa I talked about using it in different ways … Continue Reading →
Margarita Chicken Recipe

Margarita Chicken Recipe

Here is a super easy and super delicious recipe for Margarita Chicken. I served this with green beans that I added cilantro and garlic to and some corn on the cob with lime and cumin. It was a huge hit with both Hubby and I. Had I known it was going to be so good I would have taken more pictures. Next time I make it I will do more though. Margarita Chicken Recipe Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Margaritas – you can make them from scratch or buy a bottle of premixed if you want. This day I bought a … Continue Reading →
Spicy Raspberry Margarita Recipe

Spicy Raspberry Margarita Recipe

Margaritas are one of the most popular drinks around these days. While I like a really good classic margarita, I am not always crazy about many of the cheap premade margaritas at a lot of places these days. Better than a classic margarita for me though are the other variations on them. Pomegranate margaritas are one of my current favorites. I apparently lean towards pink and red drinks because this week’s cocktail recipe is for a Spicy Raspberry Margarita! Since Spring is here I thought this sounded like a great recipe for having the fruit plus a kick of spicy … Continue Reading →
Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Air Fried Tostones (plantains)

Tonight we had Mexican food for dinner and I decided to try and make some tostones in my air fryer. Tostones are twice-fried plantains. These are the things that look like bananas but they are not. I actually hate bananas so trust me when I say plantains do not taste the same because I love plantains. Here is how I made my air fried tostones (plantains). **UPDATE 5/30/17:  Thanks to my readers I’ve learned a bit more about tostones. My recipe is my Americanized version for sure. I did find a little information on Wikipedia about tostones also… Tostones (Spanish … Continue Reading →