A Mexican Fiesta: Grilled Tamarind Chicken Tacos

Last summer while sitting at the airport in San Antonio, Texas I picked up a copy of The Best of Fine Cookings Mexican Recipes. While flipping through the pages on our way to LAX I found a recipe for Grilled Tamarind Chicken Tacos. ¬†My mouth was instantly watering because I could only imagine the flavor […]

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A Mexican Fiesta: Three Perfectly Delicious Margaritas

We all LOVE and look forward to Taco Tuesday so I’m declaring we rename Monday “Margarita Monday”. Who’s with me? To celebrate Margarita Monday I’ve made 3 Perfectly Delicious Margaritas. Shaken Not Stirred Please ūüôā Cheers to a Great Week Ahead!!! Three Perfectly Delicious Margaritas¬† Refreshing Hibiscus Margarita Ingredients: The Hibiscus Concentrate: Makes Concentrate for […]

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A Mexican Fiesta: Carne Asada & Quick Houston Style Green Salsa

I’ve always been more of a grilled chicken kinda girl when it comes to Mexican food. I’ve just never had luck with grilled cuts of meat like skirt steak. ¬†No matter what I did or how carefully I cooked it the meat always came out tough and chewy… Never like you get in the restaurants. […]

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A Mexican Fiesta: Sweet and Spicy Crab Ceviche Tostadas

I Love seafood in the coastal areas of Mexico from Mexican Shrimp Cocktail to Baja Style Fish Tacos ¬†and one of my favorites is Mexican Ceviche served with avocado and crispy tortilla chips. ¬†But do you find it slightly intimidating attempting to cook raw fish in citrus at home? ¬†Well, have no fear this Ceviche […]

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A Mexican Fiesta: Vegetable Enchiladas With Roasted Poblano Salsa Verde 

Guess What??? ¬†It’s only 7 days (including today) until Cinco De Mayo ūüôā Since I love all things Mexican I though it would be fun to do a weeks worth of Mexican Recipes leading up to the BIG day… Let’s call it A week-long Mexican Fiesta!!! ¬†Whose ready to get this party started? The first […]

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Ultra Creamy Roasted Jalape√Īo Garlic Hummus

Ultra Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Garlic Hummus

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday!?!? This week has absolutely flown by!! How many of you wear fitness trackers? And are almost religious about putting it on everyday? I know I am and it’s one of the first things I do most mornings after all I want to get those steps from the bedroom to […]

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Asparagus!

Originally posted on fourth generation farmgirl:
I love asparagus, not just because it’s delicious and has lots of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. ¬†I love it, because it’s perennial. ¬†No matter how long and cold the winter has been, that dutiful spring vegetable is one of the first signs of life in my kitchen garden every…

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Let Them Eat Cake… I’ll Have The Chicken Fried Steak

According to WordPress today is Meals With Mel’s official¬†two-year blogiversary and I think some celebration is in order. First, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of my readers who over the last two years have encouraged, inspired, and most of all become my friends. Thank you for every single LIKE, Comment, Follow, […]

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The Cure : A Refreshing Tropical Mai Tai Cocktail

Tomorrow is April 1st and it’s always good to be prepared… Do you feel a little on edge this time of year? ¬†Do you find yourself checking twice around every corner? ¬†Do you feel like you can’t trust anyone? ¬†Do you look outside and wish you too could enjoy this beautiful 1st day of April […]

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Happy Easter Sunday : The Perfect Deviled Eggs

With Easter Sunday just around the corner (in case you don’t realize this it’s tomorrow) I wanted to re-share with you all the updated version of my Perfect Deviled Eggs. ¬†This “Egg-Cellent” recipe was one I originally got from the Green Table Restaurant in NYC about 3 years ago and after a couple of adaptations […]

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