Let me tell you something very true: I love chocolate cake, I love vanilla cake and I love tres leches cake. Hence, you can imagine how stoked I am to share this recipe for marbled tres leches cake by the wonderful and talented chef Pati Jinich from PBS' Pati's Mexican Table. It's like the perfect cake trifecta as far as I'm concerned. If you are anything like me, you are going to love it!
There are a few staples that my kitchen MUST have and one of them is rice. I love arroz, I was raised on arroz. How could you not love rice? It's so incredibly versatile. My mother is like an arroz artist, who taught me that you can turn rice into many variations of edible masterpieces. My chiquillos are being raised con arroz too. I love that rice is an easy way got them to eat other things too. Like with this rice and pigeon peas recipe, they get some peas and ham in them. Yummers! It works as a great side dish or can even be the entire meal. Gotta love that!
You know how they say you shouldn't go food shopping when you are hungry? Well, I think people should be warned about checking out recipes when hungry too because it ends up making you ravenous. That's how I feel after looking at this recipe for Mexican seared steaks with jicama salsa. I love a good seared steak so of course my mouth is watering and I'm cursing my computer screen for not letting me take a bite. I guess I'll just have to make my own.
Recuerdos of my abuela always come flooding back whenever I taste a delicious bowl of sopa de fideos. I did not have an easy relationship with her, it was conflicted and felt difficult at times, but I knew then, what I know now, that my abuela loved me very much because she served that love up to me in endless bowls of her delicious sopas. The woman was an artist and her medium was soup. No one has ever come close to making soups as delicious as my abuela's. For some reason of all her many wonderful soups, my very favorite was always her simplest: sopa de fideos.
Chicken noodle soup has NOTHING on my abuela's sopa de fideos. It doesn't just scream comfort when I'm sick, it sings to me in the Spanish of my youth, it caresses my hair with its steamy goodness and assures me that everything is going to be all right. That's why I feel compelled to share a sopa de fideos recipe with you because everyone should know how to make something that is so simple and good.
My gringo loves his tuna fish sandwich so much that he could eat this for lunch every day. But I never thought he'd love my mom's tuna fish tortilla recipe just as much! The tortilla resembles a thick omelet. This recipe is simple but very tasty and healthy. You can make it as an appetizer or an entrée.
Tamales and the holidays go together like, well, tamales and the holidays! They are just perfect together and I'm not going to lie to you and pretend that making tamales isn't time consuming, it is, but you and I both know it's time well spent and it's also an activity you can do with a group of friends, comadres or your family. This recipe for shredded beef tamales with mole is awesome. You can make the shredded beef ahead of time and then call in your troops to help you put the tamales together. Oh, and I don't know about you, but I'm going to at least double the recipe because tamales go quick.
Weekday mornings at mi casa are hectic to say the least. I have two young kids to drop off at two different schools in the early morning and none of us are morning people. I let them sleep in as long as possible and have everything set up to go before they get up. I have a few go-to kid-friendly breakfast options that work well for us and I'm always looking for others to add to the rotation. Our newest addition is a cocoa banana smoothie that is easy to make and tastes like chocolate heaven to the kids.
I love to cook and entertain, but I don't like to make the same old stuff all the time. That's why I have several websites and apps that I consistenly rely on to make sure I prepare new dishes to delight both family and guests.
Guess what my latest smoothie creation is? It's a festive cranberry smoothie perfect for the holiday season. Cranberries have all kinds of health benefits, they are low cal, deliciously tart, full of fiber, easy to find and really I only ever think about them during the holidays and I certainly do not eat enough of them. Well, not this year! This year I'm drinking my cranberries and not with vodka, but in a smoothie blend. You won't believe how simple and delicious this cranberry smoothie recipe is!
This has to be my gringo hubby and son's favorite all-American dish that I've learned to master. I made it this week and I'm excited to share it with you.