There is never a bad time to have margaritas and sometimes it’s even better knowing that you made that delicious drink you’re holding. The only problem is that it’s not a widely known subject of how to make a great margarita. Premade margarita mixes are just not the same as the real thing. Luckily, there are some great recipes out there to make the perfect margarita for the mood you are in. Cooking Channel provided us with just a few of the tons of recipes that are out there for you to choose from. [Read more…]
Do you want to try something new, make something a little out of the ordinary? Well, it’s a little tricky, but when done right Mexican Lasagna is a perfect change of pace dish!
Before getting into the details, you should know the name “Mexican Lasagna” is a little misleading. The dish did not actually originate in Mexico, but was the creation of Mexican food enthusiasts in the United States. The dish is also not at all a lasagna; although the two look similar, they do not actually share any of the same ingredients. Mexican Lasagna is more of a casserole than anything.
Many Mexican dishes call for the ingredient “chipotles in adobo sauce”, or some variation on this, which makes otherwise mild dishes into flavorful, spicy delights. While one can find this ingredient in regular grocery stores, nothing is better than making your own fresh at home. [Read more…]
You’ve probably had a fish taco at least once in your life, but what about a shrimp taco? Seafood has always been a light and refreshing alternative to traditional meat, rice, and beans fare. Bite-sized with a firm crunch, shrimp make a great pairing with crisp vegetables either cooked plain or grilled with spices. Below is a great recipe from Food Network Kitchen for shrimp with a chipotle heat and a cooling avocado salsa verde, usable either on the stovetop or grill. [Read more…]
Looking for a zesty alternative to cheese and crackers? Paunchos are small bites that will have your taste buds swirling and your dinner guests begging for return visit. Panuchos are small, handmade tortillas topped with a variety of tasty treats and are a favorite in the Yucatan. This recipe from Melinda Lee is the perfect recipe for six peopl.! Although they are small, they pack a huge flavor punch that you will not soon forget! [Read more…]
The term “mole” (MOE- lay) encompasses a wide variety of sauces used in Mexican cooking. Many have over 20 ingredients with flavors that range from bittersweet to spicy; and consistency that can be soupy or thick like barbeque sauce. Most mole sauces are brown and combine unique flavors such as hot peppers and chocolate. [Read more…]
August has arrived, which means that the summer is winding down. It’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather before it’s gone. What better way to do this than having a cocktail in hand? [Read more…]
Nachos are a staple dish in Mexican cuisine. They are hard to resist with delicious ingredients such as cheese, salsa, meat, beans, and peppers piled on. Despite their delectable qualities, nachos can sometimes can be high in calories. [Read more…]
Guacamole is a treat that comes from the Aztecs of Mexico but is enjoyed all over the world. Some people get fancy with the ingredients, while others stay traditional. Whichever the case, knowing how to make great guacamole is a great tool to have with you when hosting a party for food lovers! Luckily, Allrecipes.com has a great recipe for an easy and quick way to make guacamole that will leave your guests begging for more! [Read more…]
Traditionally, guacamole is eaten as a dip alongside tortilla chips. It has also been known to be eaten in several types of layered dips. However, there are many other ways that you can eat guacamole, and plenty of creative recipes that involve guacamole that will completely change the way you look at avocados. [Read more…]