Chipotle Barbeque Pulled Pork

June 11, 2011

Don’t get me wrong, my husband makes me pulled pork all the time – his recipe is just ‘put a pork shoulder, a can of Coke, and a bottle of barbeque sauce in a slow-cooker and turn it on.’  Not that there is anything wrong with his recipe – it actually tastes fantastic – but, […]

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Fish Tacos

February 22, 2011

Another entry from my 30 while 30 list!  I, believe it or not, had never had a fish taco until I made this recipe.  I saw Alton Brown do this on the food network and thought – well that looks easy enough that I could do it!  It certainly sounded tasty too.  Lately all I’ve been thinking […]

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Black Bean Dip

February 8, 2011

The last entry in my January (well, now early February) dip series is a Tex-Mex inspired black bean dip published (a few days late!)  in honor of that big football game, which as you all know was played in Dallas, Texas this year.  We are had a Superbowl party Sunday, and like many of you, we served up lots and lots of unhealthy […]

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January 27, 2011

For some reason, I always found the idea of making guacamole intimidating until fairly recently.  I don’t know what it was, but the idea of peeling and mashing avocado just seemed too difficult.  But, for the 3rd recipe in my January dip series, I wanted to post my favorite guacamole recipe.  Guacamole is one of those dishes that […]

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Crock-pot Barbacoa

September 18, 2010

One down, 29 to go! It’s been quite a while since I last shared a recipe with my readers.  I’ve been busy, but my food choices haven’t been very inspiring.  August passed by in a flurry of activity – painting rooms, staining our deck, sewing up a storm and attending gatherings with family and friends. […]

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August 19, 2010

Looking for a Mexican side-dish that’s full of vegetables and great flavor?  Look no further than calabacitas, which traslates to “little squash.”   This dish goes together easily and showcases fresh summer flavors – zucchini, summer squash, corn and fresh oregano.   Throw in some onions, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if you want […]

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Chicken Fajitas

August 11, 2010

Chicken fajitas are a summer staple in our house. Throw together some tasty marinade, grill up chicken and vegetables and serve them together on warm tortillas. It’s the perfect summer meal: no indoor cooking, minimal dishes and maximum flavor.  Serve them on the deck with an  ice-cold margarita and you’re faced with pure perfection. While […]

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Margarita Pie

May 31, 2010

My husband and I planned a Mexican-themed dinner to celebrate Mother’s day with his Mom.  We served all of our favorites:  margaritas, chips and corn salsa, tequila-lime chicken fajitas with grilled vegetables and calabacitas. Margarita cupcakes are usually my go-to dessert for a celebration like this, but this time I wanted something light and summery.  […]

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Cumin & Lime Salsa

September 15, 2009

When we were engaged, my husband and I registered for the Cuisinart Duet, a combination food processor and blender. Beyond making frozen beverages, I had no idea what I would use these small appliances for, but I registered for them because it was the thing to do and they seemed potentially useful. While unpacking our […]

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Southwestern Chicken Grilled Pizza

July 16, 2009

My husband I love grilling pizza because it’s quick, easy and the topping possibilities are endless. I first made this Southwestern Chicken Grilled Pizza when I was faced with leftover Tomatillo Salsa, Tequila Lime Chicken and lots of fresh cilantro. Using tomatillo salsa in place of traditional tomato sauce gives this pizza a light, fresh […]

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