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This shredded chicken recipe may be the easiest recipe I make.  It makes a great filling for a taco bar, topping for salads, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or appetizers.  You can cook it as written below as dinner for your family or scale it to serve large parties.  The simplicity does not equal the resulting flavor. […]

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Spanish rice is that loose term for any rice dish that is sort of red and is typically served alongside Mexican food.  My college friend, Marti, used to get giant casseroles of Spanish Rice from her childhood nanny which fed people for days.  Locha’s rice was legendary.  Or maybe we were just hungry and almost […]

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Earlier this week I tackled the Fried Stuffed Avocados I’ve been wanting to try all winter.  Several unfortunate batches of avocados have gone bad while patiently waiting for me to get my act together to no avail.  This recipe takes a little  bit of prep, and does involve frying which is sort of an ordeal, […]

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Fish tacos were a bizarre and astonishing menu item when I first moved to Austin back in the mid 90’s.  I certainly never saw them on the menu in the midwest, and frankly, they took a long time for me to warm up to.  SMIL loves this restaurant Z’Tejas.  Like ridiculously beyond over-enthusaistically loves this […]

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The other day my best friend from high school’s facebook status update said, “Ate pancetta for dinner, which is basically bacon for snobs.”  I doth protest!  Apart from joining a very Italian family through marriage, I likely would have jumped on the pancetta bandwagon anyway since I’m always trying new foods.  I had a leftover […]

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Tortilla Soup

Everyone seems to have their own version for tortilla soup. Some are thick, some are thin, some are creamy, some are brothy, some are red, some are green. This one’s mine. Without the fried tortilla strips, this soup wouldn’t be much. It would still taste good, but the tortilla strips make the meal. I don’t […]

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Tonight’s Recipe: Homemade Tacos This homemade taco meat is very simple and can be the base of a multitude of meals. I think Rotel is available nearly everywhere these days, but if you can’t find it in your grocery, let me know. I am pretty sure my sister told me it’s hard to find in […]

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Tonight’s Recipe: Chicken and Goat Cheese Enchiladas 6 chicken split breasts 8 oz fresh goat cheese olive oil 10 sprigs leafy fresh thyme, stems removed 4 large basil leaves, chopped sea salt 1 large red onion, chopped 4 large garlic cloves chopped 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp Mediterranean oregano 2 dried ancho chilies 1 cup […]

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