Tag: mexican

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

I made Alton Brown’s Tres Leches Cake several years ago, and liked it more than I expected. When I decided to have a small Cinco de Mayo party this year, I wanted to try the recipe from Smitten Kitchen. (Or maybe I had a Cinco de […]

Fajitas

Fajitas

I finally have a favorite recipe for fajitas. It’s delicious, fast, and incredibly easy to make. Previously, I made (some probably-ok-by-90s-standards) fajitas before using a recipe from a cookbook I’d had for years; they were always tasty, but I recall the recipe being a little […]

Horchata

Horchata

My friend Kate had a vegan taco night at her house. There are a number of delicious vegan foods – like salsa or guacamole – that I could have made to take that night. Instead, I decided that it was the perfect time for me […]

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

I’m going to complain about a rather tasty dinner I made. Yes, complain. Because although Kung Pao Chicken Tacos were tasty, it was an awful lot of prep for 5 minutes of eating dinner. I know that I’m the person who makes her own vanilla […]

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

My friend Theresa had a favorite recipe for black bean soup to share with me before I left my job last October. In an effort to eat healthily (and inexpensively – beans are cheap!), I decided I would go ahead and try it! Although the […]

Homesick Texan Carnitas

Homesick Texan Carnitas

Carnitas are delicious! That said, my experience with them at restaurants was hit-or-miss – sometimes they were good, and sometimes they weren’t. The delicious experiences stuck with me, though, so I was excited when Deb at Smitten Kitchen posted about Homesick Texan Carnitas. This recipe […]

Pan de Muerto Bones

Pan de Muerto Bones

I enjoy baking, and it seemed like if I were going to make bread that was shaped like bones (and wasn’t intended to be a dog biscuit or a cookie for a dog-themed party), the appropriate time would be before Halloween. Pan de Muerto Bones […]

Mexican Chocolate Cream Pie

Mexican Chocolate Cream Pie

With the hot summer weather, I’ve really wanted cream pies. Recently I’ve made a Key Lime Pie (very refreshing and satisfying, and soooo easy – I strongly recommend it); a lemonade pie that never set; and a chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie which, although […]

Hot Tamales!

Hot Tamales!

I grew up eating tamales from a can. We would usually top them with chili. [They’re a little bland on their own.] Tamales were one of my favorite foods as a kid, but I went a long time without eating them. After a long hiatus, […]

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies

My friend Jill made Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies as part of a December cookie bake-off, and they sounded great. I had to try them. The cookies are basically chocolate snickerdoodles with cayenne mixed into the cinnamon sugar that coats the outside. This was a pretty straightforward […]