Summer Gazpacho Soup is Refreshing Served Cold

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If you like tomatoes whether cooked or cold, this cold summer gazpacho soup would be a good choice for you to try. There are so many really good recipes for gazpacho, but they all use just about the same ingredients.  Sometimes the type of tomato used changes, for instance this calls for plum tomatoes but…

Cinnamon Stars Made From Fried Tortillas

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What a unique dessert made from tortillas, these cinnamon pastires  are a sweet ending to any meal! I hope you saved room for dessert!  Who doesn’t?  Even if there isn’t room, these cinnamon stars go down quite easily.  And, I must add that they taste like doughnuts when they are fresh and warm out of…

Mexican Vegetables Are a Nice Addition to Any Meal

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You don’t need to be making a Mexican dinner to appreciate the flavor in this vegetable dish.  Take my word for it, this medley is perfect with any meal! I love eating my vegetables, and I think you might even be able to convince your kids that these are really good.  (Skip the part about…

Lime Rice Adds Citrus Flavor to an Old Standby

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No matter the variety, rice is a dinner time staple but you can jazz it up and make it interesting if you add a little citrus flavor by way of the lime! I have made a couple different recipes of lime rice and this one is the heartiest. Of course, just about any long grain…

Light Tasting Citrus Chicken to Make Ahead

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Any make ahead dish gets my attention because who has time just before dinner to get everything together? Plus, the light citrus flavor is satisfying. Chicken is always a good start for a satisfying meal.  It offers a variety of textures and flavors just by virtue of the different cuts of meat if you will. …

Tasty Homemade Salsa for Your Mexican Fiesta

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What better to go alongside homemade guacamole than homemade salsa?  Or, if you are just interested in salsa….that works too! I have only made this a couple of times and I continue to revise the recipe to the desires and tastes of my family.  You know how that goes, someone wants it a bit tangier,…

Homemade Guacamole is Easier Than You Think

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If you are looking for something cool and creamy for your next party, try whipping up some fresh guacamole. When it comes to avocados, you have to hold me back.  I could eat one on my own…easily…and can wipe out a full bowl of guacamole in one sitting.  Avocados are so smooth and sweet and…

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Special Dinner

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There are many ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, but creating a special dinner is one of my favorites. The fifth of May has become a day of celebration here in the United States mainly because of the influx of Hispanic people to the states.  Also, I think we Americans…

Chicken Quesadillas are Flavorful and Filling

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Get out the frying pan because the chicken and the quesadillas are cooked in it for a touch of crunch that makes them wonderful! My kid’s order Chicken Quesadillas so often in restaurants that I think they may be of Mexican descent!  Well, to satisfy their love of the dish, I’ve learned to make them…

Restaurant Style Refried Bean Nachos

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Everybody loves nachos, and this is a great nacho recipe.  It’s rich with beans, cheese and all the fixin’s.  It goes together easily, though it would be difficult to take to a party without fixing part of it there.  Even so, it makes a great appetizer and it’s so filling it could be an entire…

Everyone Loves Vegetarian Refried Bean Nachos

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Here’s a vegetarian dish that many eat all the time not even thinking about it being vegetarian! It’s nachos without the beef! Everybody loves nachos, and this is a great nacho recipe.  It’s rich with beans, cheese and all the fixin’s.  It goes together easily, though it would be difficult to take to a party…

Mexican Vegetable Soup Has a Little Kick

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The addition of chili powder is what gives this soup it’s kick and it’s a kick you can control by the amount you add! I have made this soup twice now and I love it! The first time I eased back on the spices, worried that my family wouldn’t be able to handle them.  Last…

Mexican Grilled Chicken Fajitas Made at Home

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Pull out the grill, grab the tortillas and get rady to fill up that emplty tummy with mouth watering fajitas! I like to make these chicken fajitas because I have my husband go out and grill the chicken. The advantage to having someone else grill is that while that’s going on I can chop up and put all…