[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Every Christmas eve my mother-in-law served tamales and albondigas soup. She got her tamales from a local source in Los Angeles. This year, my friend asked if I wanted to make tamales with her. Absolutely! We corralled another friend, who actually knows what she’s doing and my daughter. We each brought our own filling. […]

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  December 18, 2015   No comments

Lita Sandwich

Taco Lita since 1967 The tacos at Taco Lita are not authentic Mexican tacos.  They are for gringos, but very good for what they are.  Taco Lita is all about their signature little packets of sauce, which is so addictive, I always bring a stash home to have with my homemade tacos. The Lita Sandwich, […]

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  August 1, 2014   1 comment

Mexican Corn Pie

This recipe as my friend Barbara’s name all over it (I guess is also has Sharon’s name all over it too, but not sure if you can buy chorizo in Australia!) ! It’s a casserole, from Luna Maya, a Bolivian-Mexican restaurant in Norfolk, Va., is adapted from “The World in a Skillet.” Its international flavor […]

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  May 15, 2012   No comments

Five Layer Mexican Dip

Here is a great layered dip that is low in calories and fat for your Cinco de Mayo party. Five Layer Mexican Dip Serves 12 2 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 15.5 oz can black beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed 1 Tbs minced chipotle pepper in adobo 4 […]

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  May 3, 2012   No comments

Mexican Pizza

Cinco de Mayo recipe – I love Mexican pizza.  Is Mexican pizza authentic?  NO.  Do I care?  NO.  This is actually a copy cat recipe from Taco Bell.     Mexican Pizza Serves 4 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp dried minced onion 1/4 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 Tbs […]

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  May 2, 2012   1 comment

Turkey Nachos

Put a little spice in your leftovers…. You don’t have to eat turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving. Here’s something completely different. I am posting this now so that you can have all the ingredients on hand for the weekend.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:354]

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  November 22, 2011   No comments

Taco Soup

Ranch Style Beans with Jalapenos! I found this Taco Soup recipe using my all time favorite canned beans – Ranch Style Beans with Jalapenos. I love eating these beans with hot dogs or BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. They have just the right amount of heat. Also included in the recipe below is a recipe for […]

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  November 2, 2011   No comments