Best Fajita Marinade

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The best fajita marinade! It’s the only one you’ll ever need to make chicken, beef, or shrimp fajitas full of flavor. Fajitas are one of those things that became trendy in the 80s. Before restaurants started offering them, I remember my mom being able to get a piece of skirt steak big enough to feed […]

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Tex Mex Salad

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Easy Tex Mex Salad makes one super versatile dinner. The filling can be used in salad, like I’ve done here, nachos, tacos, quesadillas or burritos! When friends have babies, you do what you can to help them out. Even when you’re several hundred miles away. I’m guest posting this Easy Tex Mex Salad over on […]

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

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Did you know that today is National Brownie Day? What better way to celebrate such a delicious day than Mexican Chocolate Brownies? After several years of a lapsed subscription, my nephew’s school fundraiser has me receiving People Magazine on a weekly basis again. Believe it or not, I like getting People for the less celebrity-driven […]

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A Day in the Life…

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Why is there a photo of enchiladas with no recipe, you ask? Well, my pal Rachel asked me to answer a few questions about my day, and share some fun photos of my kitchen, among other things. She also let me get a little pet peeve about flour vs. corn tortillas off my chest. I’d […]

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Tex-Mex Tostadas and Food Fanatic

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Today I’m sharing these lovely tostadas on my new favorite site: Food Fanatic! I’m in the company of so many of my favorite people, and I know you’re just going to love everything the site has to offer. Keep checking back over there for new recipes, reviews of your favorite foodie TV shows, and coming […]

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Homemade Refried Beans

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I’m a little bit embarrassed. I’ve regularly purchased canned or freeze dried refried beans for years. Of course I knew on a high level that refried beans weren’t hard to make, but I still had a mental block that it was an added step on the way to tacos that I didn’t need to take. […]

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Pulled Pork Nachos

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Are you ready for some football!? The truth is, football for me is about two things: comforting background noise, and really great food. I can follow along well enough, I think, but I never learned the rules properly. Despite all this, I love football because every Autumn Sunday of my childhood was filled with the […]

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

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My parents are known for their routines. Since I was about 12 years old, they’ve visited the same Mexican restaurant every Friday night – or at least, they did until they moved across town last year. Believe it or not, they’ll still make the 45 minute drive across San Antonio every now and then just […]

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Giveaway: Chef Lala Sauces & $25 Visa

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A while back, I attended a cooking demonstration at our nearby King’s Supermarket. The demonstration was taught by none other than Chef Lala, one of my favorite Latina chefs. Why is she one of my favorites? Because she’s dedicated to healthy living and tons of flavor! In person, Chef Lala is bright and bubbly, passionate […]

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Mexican Chocolate Chewy Cookies

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Mexican Chocolate Chewies have got to be the easiest cookie I’ve ever made. They were also one of those cookies that, once the batter was done, I kind of worried I’d done it wrong. Would this soupy mixture really come together into a chewy cookie? I put my trust and faith in Lisa Fain, and […]

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