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Mexican food

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

This post was updated on June 13, 2014 to include a new recipe video. I don't make a whole lot of Mexican food at home...mostly because I just find it just way too darn good at restaurants. Now, I do make some tasty fish tacos with pico de gallo, homemade fajitas with steak or chicken and [...]

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Chile Verde

We were out to dinner the other night at Pappasito's, which is quickly becoming our favorite Austin Mexican restaurant, and I saw Hatch Chile Verde Enchiladas was one of the specials. Apparently, they have what are called Hatch Chiles out here and they are just around for a short while.  All of a sudden, restaurants [...]

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How to make tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

I have had it up to *here* with store-bought tortillas. Now, usually, homemade anything is better than store-bought.  Agreed? Sure, it's easier to just drop a box of croutons or a bag of bagels into your cart at the store -- or that jar of Alfredo sauce that's on sale... But, is it better? Not [...]

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The-Perfect-Guacamole

The Perfect Guacamole

Guacamole can be one of life's most wonderful foods. All it takes to make The Perfect Guacamole is a few fresh ingredients and some simple guidelines. Let's discuss the options, shall we? 1. Chunky or Smooth?  How do you like your guacamole? I like my avocados on the smoother side and to get the chunkiness [...]

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Huevos Rancheros

When I was a kid, we spent a lot of time down in Baja, California. We would visit during long weekend trips and holiday vacations. Looking back, it seems my parents packed my brother and me up and drove us down to Mexico every possible chance they could get. Though I have many fond memories [...]

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Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos with Fresh Pico de Gallo

Sadly, I find most restaurants just don't know how to make good fish tacos.  Such a shame. It was in Baja California where my love for fish tacos began. When I was young, my parents owned a home in Ensenada (which is located on the coast of Baja California about 30 minutes south of the [...]