Mexican Vegetarian Rice Bake

Casseroles are a great way to make being a vegetarian more flavorful and interesting. Granted, I’m not a vegetarian.  However, we try to eat vegetarian or vegan for most of our dinners at home, doing about four or five a week without any meat.  What I like about casseroles is that they create flavor meals that feel more like meals and less like a side dish.  Plus baking something is [&hellip

Dad Spotlight: Mexican Food

I enjoyed another appearance on the podcast Dad Spotlight last month where Chris, Don and I discussed Mexican food and cooking for your family.   One of my favorite things about Mexican food is that you can easily remove or add things without a lot of hassle in case a child doesn’t want onions or tomatoes. We discussed quite a few recipes, including many from this blog. If you haven’t [&hellip

Chicken Tinga Tamales

      Nothing says Christmas like making Tamales. At least that’s the case for a lot of families, but not ours.  I wasn’t raised in a house that made tamales for the holidays. Nope. Instead we made spritz cookies and as a kid I would sneak into the garage freezer and eat a few just about everyday. Eventually my mom caught on and made an extra batch knowing her [&hellip

Coppa Street Tacos

Last weekend I had a chance to stop by my favorite LA butcher, Lindy & Grundy.  They carry a selection of local, pasture raised, and organic meats. Unlike most visits, I didn’t have a plan of what I wanted to buy and found a cut of boneless pork shoulder, coppa, next to my typical bone-in pork butt that I normally put into my smoker. Coppa is a cut I wasn’t [&hellip

Korean BBQ Tacos using a SousVide Supreme

  I’m a very lucky person. There are many reasons: a wonderful family, a loving wife, and once a week the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck makes a stop right behind the building I work. An order of three short rib tacos makes any day better. It makes life better. Now I love traditional Mexican street tacos, so much so I have written a ton of reviews on a particular [&hellip

San Antonio Puffy Tacos for #SundaySupper

  One of my favorite things about being part of the SundaySupper bloggers is how the weekly themes make me think beyond what I might normally do as a home cook.  This week was definitely one of those times as I had to consider what would I make from my Recipe Bucket List. Problem was I don’t have a Recipe Bucket List. So, I thought what to do? I’ve made [&hellip

Chicken Taquitos

  I love tacos, but I also love taquitos. My favorite Mexican food growing up was basically a deep fried taco. Our family did a lot of restaurant dining when I was in my early teens and a popular favorite spot was Chi-Chi’s. Though the thought of eating chain restaurant Mexican food today sounds like an awful proposition, it was fantastic then since I had never experienced real Mexican food. [&hellip

Street Tacos al Pastor for #SundaySupper

September 16th is Día de Independencia in Mexico (Mexico’s Independence Day) and to celebrate the group of bloggers from #SundaySupper decided to feature Mexican dishes.  As someone who has another blog entirely dedicated to my favorite Mexican food — Tacos — I was excited to try making something I have always wanted to attempt. Tacos al Pastor is my go to taco when I am out doing taco reviews on [&hellip

Sour Cream Enchiladas

I don’t make a lot of recipes that call for three cans of anything, but I decided to make an exception since these looked so good.  I did go with some different brands using some Pacific Natural Foods for the Cream of Chicken and Muir Glen Organics for the tomato and chilies. The sauce in this recipe can be reduced by half since you really don’t need such a thick layer [&hellip

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa

Quinoa is a versatile “grain” many have come to love.  Oddly, quinoa is not technically a grain it is what’s known as a pseudocereal and is related to the family beets, spinach and tumbleweeds belong to. This dish takes a rather unique take on the ingredient by combining a few vegetables with some Mexican spices. I coupled it with some homemade guacamole and tortilla chips. It also makes for excellent leftovers. For [&hellip

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