Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas

I find so many parallels between Italian and Mexican food. You basically have a grain (pasta or tortilla), a tomato based sauce, veggies, meats, and a whole lot of cheese in every dish. To me, enchiladas are the Italian equivalent of manicotti – I know, this is not rocket science, it’s fairly obvious. Food...

Mexican Quinoa Stew

Mexican Quinoa Stew

Fall sports are in preseason, the mall is filled with sleeves, and I actually saw one or two red leaves on the park trees. The change is undeniable. It can also present a sort of culinary limbo wherein you itch to make things with canned pumpkin but the farmer’s market is still stocked to...

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Sometimes with dinners I find myself in a rut of grilled/sautéed chicken or fish alongside veggies and some sort of grain. Healthy? Absolutely. Boring? Most definitely. That being said, these types of meals come together quickly and require little to no brain use. When variety is needed and I have a little bit of brain...

Mexican Corn Pudding

Mexican Corn Pudding

Happy Father’s Day! I sent my husband golfing with his buddies and baby girl is sleeping – so here I am! Okay, you know I talk about plating – what goes with what is a big deal to me and I think the ability to pair well can be learned. With the flank steak...

Flank Steak Tacos

Flank Steak Tacos

Grilling. Grills. Are you a grill person? Do you and your significant other come  up with cool marinades and sauces? Experiment with various cuts of meat and add things like wood chips and cedar planks? That’s nice for you. We don’t do so much grilling in my house. My husband, bless his heart, hasn’t...

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Turkey Enchiladas

So, today is our “transition” from dairy to meat. When I taught the manicotti lesson I explained that if you like lasagna, ravioli and stuffed shells then you’d love manicotti, since it’s basically the same thing in a varied form. Same as enchiladas. If you like tacos, burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, etc, you will like...

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