mexican rice with cilantro + garlic

if you have been to my house, you might have noticed i have a little problem with too many cookbooks. i will admit it, but i am far from getting into a program to help me quit. every time i get a new cookbook, i will curl up with it that evening like i would a novel…

the famous burrito pie

if you have heard my husband tell the story, you’ll remember it goes like this: “so when we first got married, i wasn’t sure if my wife could cook. THEN she made this thing called burrito pie. and i HAD FIFTHS Y’ALL.” of course, during our first year of marriage i had to pull out…

mexican style roasted corn-on-the-cob

i haven’t always been the corn-on-the-cob’s number one fan, you might say. i like my corn to have a little sumthin’ goin’ on, if you know what i mean. so there i was, looking for a summer corn recipe that would light my fire. then the lights shone down from heaven and lit up this…

tex-mex sloppy joes

good lordy, do i love tex-mex. and i am positive it’s not because i’m from texas. it is only because it’s AWESOME. my ever-so-thoughtful little brother came across this a while ago and sent it my way… boy, does he know me well. the original recipe is by the lovely lisa fain, author of the homesick texan…

creamy baked chicken taquitos

for a long time, i was unable to find a really good taquito recipe that did not involve frying. they are always fried (traditionally) and i am just not the frying type. no thank you. so i came across this one and was excited to try it, although i was a little skeptical. but it…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…

seven layer tostadas

this recipe is simple. easy. delicious. i love the rich creaminess of the guacamole and spiced sour cream paired with the big crunch of the tostada shell. it is mexican cuisine at it’s simplest, yet finest. it was a huge hit with the little she and the husband. and i definitely had more than my…

homemade taco seasoning

i love to be able to make my own stuff. you know, like taco seasonings, that you usually buy at the supermarket. especially when you find your recipe (or someone else’s) to be better than store-bought. i like this one a lot because it’s not as salty as the ready-made packets. we made tostadas the other night…