Chorizo and Black Bean Nachos

With Cinco de Mayo almost upon us it’s time to talk nachos. The perfect nachos to me are a balance between yummy ingredients and technique. [Read more…]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Ed and I recently enjoyed a great early dinner at Tired Hands Brewing Company’s Fermenteria in Ardmore, PA before heading to the Mann Music Center to see Bob Dylan. Not only is the beer at Tired Hands great but so are their tacos. [Read more…]

Grilled Pork and Scallion Tacos

One of my new favorites is to grill scallions (or spring onions). During my weekly trek to the local farmers market I always make sure to pick up a few fresh bunches. They’re very easy to make and they add a nice flavor and crunch to any meal. [Read more…]

Chicken Burrito Bowl (Slow Cooker)

Slow cookers and I have not always seen eye to eye. While I like the concept that you can place a bunch of ingredients in the cooker, turn it on and come back hours later to a hot and tasty meal it rarely worked that way for me (a few family members can attest to that). [Read more…]

Refried Black Beans

My mother lived in Mexico for over a decade. One year for Christmas in order to bring a bit of her adopted culture to us she gave us a copy of Diana Kennedy’s The Essential Cuisines of Mexico. Little did I know at that time that Kennedy was one of the most respected authors of Mexican cookbooks. [Read more…]

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Recently we went to visit my sister, Sarah S, and her family. I asked what we could bring and Sarah suggested something for breakfast. In my family we like breakfast casseroles for gatherings like this. [Read more…]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Our friend, Hope D, introduced us to Chicken Tortilla Soup back in 1998 – the year we first met.  I still remember sitting in her apartment in the Philadelphia suburbs and being transported to a warmer climate when first tasting her soup. [Read more…]

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

One of the reasons I love this time of year is the fresh tomatoes. There’s nothing like a locally grown tomato – they put the ones we get the rest of the year to shame. This year I have been particularly smitten with heirloom cherry tomatoes. [Read more…]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

I’m a rules follower but even I know there are exceptions and in this case I’m glad that I broke them. I received a few all natural spice blends from Urban Accents to try. Instead of following the recipes as suggested by the spice blend title or on the bottle, I thought I’d try something new. [Read more…]

Tequila-Citrus Shrimp

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – who says the only way to get your obligatory tequila is to drink it? In this recipe the Tequila is mixed with orange and lime and used as a marinade for shrimp. [Read more…]