Slow Cooker Shredded Barbacoa Beef Two Ways…..

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. It was a great weekend here in Texas with the exciting return of the English Premier League. Needless to say I started my Saturday morning off early at 6:45 am to watch Manchester United against the Spurs. Then I got busy pruning back some shrubs and my Knock-Out […]

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Jalapeño Garlic Baked Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn : Grilled corn on the cob that is seasoned with chili spices, lime juice, slathered in a creamy sauce (Mexican Crema, Sour Cream or Mayo), rolled in crumbled queso fresco and sprinkled with cilantro. I Love, Love, LOVE,  Mexican Street Corn and without doubt it’s one of the BEST foods of summer. But […]

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Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas & “All Purpose” Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Filling

Are you looking for something simple, easy and Mexican for dinner? This recipe for my “All Purpose” Crockpot Chicken Enchilada filling has to be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever posted.  It is perfect for those on the go families who need something that doesn’t require much attention, and can cook low and slow all […]

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Guacamole for Two, Mini Tortilla Shell Bowls, and Mexi-Dips and Chips…

I’ve been out of Texas and away from Mexican food for a week now and I’m craving chips and dip like you would’t believe.  Especially Guacamole.  I could eat my own weight in guacamole and chips right now…..  Salty, crunchy, tortilla chips. Oh and some Queso would be good too…  Mmmm throw in some refried […]

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Mini Chicken Fajita Tarts

Sometimes the most wonderful things happen from leftovers…. As I mentioned in the post Whipped Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Tart I recently purchased a mini tart kit at Williams and Sonoma. Lately it’s become one of the  most used pans in my kitchen and I’ve been cranking out little mini pies several times a week. […]

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Chicken Fajitas On a Stick…..

Being from Texas you know how much I love my Mexican food. Honestly I have a hard time going more than a week without it whether it’s “True” Mexican food, Tex-Mex food, or even Baja “California Style” Mexican food…. I’m not picky I love it all. But of all the different types of Mexican foods […]

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My Blood Type Is Queso….

Happy Cinco De Mayo! After a fun week in “Going Hawaiian Style” I’m glad to be back to Texas and just in time for one of my favorite days of the year. Across Texas today fajitas are being grilled, tacos are consumed by the dozens, margaritas are being shaken, and tortilla chips are being crunched.  […]

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Two Classic American Casseroles Transformed Into One……

Growing up my two favorite dishes were my Mom’s Chicken & Rice Casserole and King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas. Both of these dishes are fairly simple to assemble using ingredients most everyone keeps on hand. Although I will admit to making these dishes slightly more complicated over the past year by making my own Cream of […]

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The Dallas Cowboys and Tailgating with Pork Stuffed Peppers and Tamales

Last Sunday we kicked-off the Football Season at Cowboy’s Stadium with a BANG!!! The BANG being my head hitting my hands when Tony Romo threw his first interception 3 minutes into the first quarter. The game was all down hill from there and my head still hurts…. Despite what everyone has said about the Cowboys […]

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Two Great Cookbooks and One Fabulous Austin-Style, Tex-Mex Feast….

As I have said before I love cookbooks.  So when I had a small group of friends over last Thursday I wanted to try something a little different. I was craving Mexican food, I know that’s a real shocker, but I wanted something lighter than the typical rich and heavy Tex-Mex meal. Then I remembered […]

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