Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake via PasstheSushi.com

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! […]

Salpicon Beef Salad

Salpicon Beef Salad via PasstheSushi.com

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken Enchiladas a Secret Recipe

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I went and did it. I joined a club. But unlike others that I have considered joining, this one I’ll be able to keep up with. There are lots of options for groups and clubs in the online cooking sphere, and all of them look really interesting. From the Daring Bakers to French Fridays with Dorie, each one offers an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Problem is, I tend to randomly pick my posts, have rather poor planning skills (the fact that the cake featured for my birthday was actually the cake I made for […]

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 […]

Ina’s Sticky Buns

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I’ve been a hermit lately. Or at least feeling like one. There’s a billion things on my plate to get done but I’ll be darned if I actually want to sit down and start one. I just typed a silly list of the annoying day to day things that I need to do, realized it would bore you to death and deleted it. Mainly, my lazy ass needs to get up and do more. I’ve been stuck in a rut for a few weeks and that’s just not like me.   Bumbles bounce and so do I. Its time to […]

I believe in licking the spoon.

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We’re snowed in again today as another blizzard is blanketing the area. I’m not exactly sure how much we’re supposed to get this time but I think people are pretty much over the ‘ohh and ahh pretty snow’ stage – mainly because I don’t have 38 facebook posts announcing the snow. Walmart was so picked over that they were even out of frozen spinach. People had moved past milk and bread and the heavy cream and tortillas were gone as well. I got what I needed as was able to get out in a reasonable time to come home and […]

So I can keep my resolutions for at least two weeks!

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This week was awesome! We are almost done remodeling our bathroom on a dime. The tiles been laid, the sink spray painted (yes, that’s right), the walls painted, new toilet installed (that according to my boyfriend ‘could sink the titanic’), & towel rack hung. All that’s left is another coat of paint on the two easy walls and trim. It looks so nice! And I think I am happy with a possible color pallet for the rest of the house! Plus a customer of mine is a paint product tester and since Handsome is a contractor we may get hooked […]