Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Pops with RumChata

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We’re almost there… Only a few more weeks until summer vacation. Kids are out, schedules slow down, vacations are to be had, and beaches are to be enjoyed. Yeah right! My schedule never slows down. But hopefully you are in final countdown mode and are looking forward to all things warmer weather and longer days are bringing. Me, I’m just hoping to make it to my Cinco de Mayo festival on time! Cuz I am totally bringing these Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Pops… especially after I added a little RumChata to them… And then added a little more. If they […]

Tres Leches Cake

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here and I am really really sad. I’m pretty sure I could eat Mexican for an entire month long celebration of Cinco de Mayo if we wanted to make this party last… But I’m also sure I would be painfully single and looking for a place to rent on the cheap too as Handsome patiently puts up with a few Mexican recipes by eating a bag of Chex mix for dinner but wouldn’t have it for a month straight. But we’re finishing out the Cinco de Mayo celebration on PtS and GirlCarnivore with a bang! […]

Simple Strawberry Margaritas for One

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This recipe was made for you and those fancy single serve blenders and those late night too long work days packed with more than enough stress. Or maybe a quick drink to serve with individual flair at a small get together… Or just add more of everything, make it by the pitcher and shove some straws in there. Maybe just one straw. (Can you tell what kind of day I’m having… ignoring that this posts at 8 or so in the morning).  As for those individual blenders  I love mine, and use it for everything. I make myself a spinach smoothie almost every […]

Salpicon Beef Salad

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For those following the epic race season I have been (unintentionally) have this spring this Monday isn’t going to let you down (and by epic, I mean that I’m racing. Not that it’s been amazing or anything). For the rest of you who are just upset that I am no longer publishing on time… This weeks race was the Bikeline Spring XC race, the race Handsome started this wild and crazy hobby with last year. It’s a huge event and in our back yard. I was on the fence about whether or not to race it, but am ultimately glad I did. […]

Weeknight Barbecue Chicken Taquitos for the Pass the Cook Book Club

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This month the Pass the Cook Book Club picked up Jenny’s cookbook, the Picky Palate, named after her awesome blog. The club is designed to have us use the books collecting dust in our ever growing collection (any one can join!) and this month, keeping with spring flavors and wanting a burst of bright in the rotation after Guy’s big manly meals last month, I chose three recipes that I thought would be a lot of fun. There were the Shrimp Mango Quesadillas, Weeknight Chicken Taquitos, and uber cute sounding Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pies. Each of these was family […]

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Salad

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Chasing Matthew McConaughey – My Quest as a runner. I have officially, with no plan or strategy, now ran in two 5k’s and so far it’s all been about this one pretty dude. I mean… pretty. Not a word often used to describe men. I’m convinced this man was bred from a tube in the All Spice test lab to be the man your man wants to be. His flowing hair was developed by Vidal Sasoon, his outdoors-man look sponsored by every North Face ad, and his perfectly tanned skin define the lines that ancient Greeks would believe that of a Gods. This dude makes rugged look like […]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Can you believe there are only a few weeks of winter left? And that means only a few more weeks of low and slow Mondays. I may cry. My slow cooker and I have had some major bonding moments and I am scrambling to narrow down the dozens of recipes I still want to test out to only 4 more. That or I may just continue slow cooker Monday’s through the spring. One recipe I knew I had to make was this beef filling. First, Mexican food is one of my go-to’s. Second… no really, I just live Mexican. Handsome […]

Loaded Chorizo Tacos

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Have you ever had a certain recipe or flavor stuck in your head? A savory smell you caught a brief whiff of that made you taste buds start begging or an ingredient list that looked like the perfect flavor combination? Well the recipe I made today was exactly that. The moment I spotted it I couldn’t get it out of my head and for this taco purist, that says a lot. Being particular or maybe just a little obsessed with cooking, I set out by making my own chorizo for the day. For those of you interested in stuffing your […]

Chicken Tacos for Two and a Cookbook Round Up for the Fall 2012

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Maybe it’s because I have already spotted Halloween decorations in someones front yard and that stores are already decorating the aisles in red and green, but the upcoming fall cookbook releases have me scratching to write a letter to Santa. Or to at least do some serious hint dropping. So in order of my most anticipated cookbook to the ones I just really want, here is my wish list. Top 10 Cookbooks for Fall 2012 Baked Elements: Simply put, the Baked cookbooks are the books you can not live without. Whenever I need a stunning, no fail, guaranteed delicious recipe, I flip through the […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken Fajitas

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It would be both flattering and shocking if you believed that I made from scratch for every meal, and where there are a lot of things I do choose to make from scratch that a younger less experienced me would have scoffed at, I don’t.  So today I am going to share with you some things I keep in my pantry at all times, for those ‘in case of emergency’s nights’. Velveeta. For those of you who have followed me a while, this comes as no surprise. Velveeta is a staple in my boyfriends diet, and where we have come […]

Quick Sopaipillas with Chocolate Sauce & Mexican Recipe Round Up

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Weekends are for this… And because I’m awesome, some of this… This weekend in particular should be filled with savory Mexican dishes Gringo Enchiladas Sangria Pops Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers Chile Colorado Conchinita Pibil Mini Churros  Pork Tinga Refried Beans, Guacamole, Carnitas and more!   And of course, Free Comics! Please click here to find out more about Free Comic Book Day events in your area. Comics are a great way to get kids to read and most stores try to make it a family friendly event. We go hog wild, so if you are in the area, or […]

Mexican Staples: Refried Beans, Guacamole, Carnitas, Red Chile Sauce

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On more than one occasion I have been asked if I was Latin (and twice if I was African American, while the person was standing right in front of me). And I have always taken this as a compliment. First, I am about as pale as a dead girl, so to think I am anything other than the living dead is flattering. Second, I would love to think I have that kind of sass in me. Sadly, I am neither Latino or African America. No, I’m a potato peeling mutt from the British Isles. But just for today we are going to pretend […]

Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers

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Watch out! There’s a gringa in the kitchen and she’s camping out all week in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. It’s the one time of year I can fill the kitchen with Mexican recipes and Handsome has to sit back and deal. Normally, he like’s our ‘Mexican’ dishes, basic tacos and our version of enchiladas. Once he hear’s the word Mexican in conjunction with food he curls in the fetal position because of one tragic mole experience. I haven’t convinced him that not all mole’s are the same and that not every item on the menu has a mole sauce on it… But still, my […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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If there has been one thing to steal my heart from the wonderful clouds of smoke from my grill this year, it has been my slow cooker. I have always loved having a magic dinner-ready-when-I-walk-into-a-house-filled-with-tummy-growling-awesomeness tool but this year I really feel in love with it. And why? BBQ nachos waiting for me at 9:30 at night after a long day of work, creamy soups comforting me when I can’t chew, and this cookbook. America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution has been my most used cookbook this year. I am constantly flipping through it tabbing more and more pages. I […]

Mexican Shredded Pork {Pork Tinga}

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I thought January was supposed to be a slow month. I even petitioned to have Christmas moved back a month just to give us some time to build up and enjoy it a bit more. But, so far, this January hasn’t given me a moments pause. Between the after holiday clean up (tell that to the scattering of Christmas ornaments still peeking out here and there), one of my design clients opening his doors on a new location, work, and oh yeah, my sister’s wedding, I am wondering when I can take a day off. Seems like a silly thing to waste […]

Chile Colorado {Red Chile Sauce}

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Yeah, this girl ain’t messing around today. Tell Bobby Flay to get his cute ass down here because I have a recipe for you that would kick his sauce lovin booty to the ground. This is one of those sauces you’re going to want to master and have in your back pocket to whip out for special occasions, social gatherings or when you are trying to show that new guy you can bring him to his knees in the kitchen (or in my case, when you feel like smack talking celebrity chefs from the safety of your own home). After […]

Felize Cinco de Mayo! Conchinita Pibil, barbecued pork

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Remember to enter to win 6 pints of Graeter’s Ice Cream through May 8th! I love Mexican food. Let’s be honest, I love all food, but I love Mexican. I dream of the day Mr. Ortega will ask for my hand in marriage so I could have tacos day and night. Seriously though, tacos; every single day. That may be the most awesome idea ever. Mexican food just screams layers of succulent flavor in every bite. And lucky me – Cinco de Mayo is manana! Can you imagine the excitement when I saw a magazine dedicated to Mexican recipes while […]