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Great Mexican Egg Dishes

Great Mexican Egg Dishes

Photo:Eggs in Turkey Broth from La Parroquia) As witnessed on my recent trip to Veracruz,  breakfast is a big deal there, and I’ve found an infinite variety of Mexican egg dishes all over the country. You could say that it…

Mexican Pumpkin Recipes

Mexican Pumpkin Recipes

This pork is one of my absolute favorite Mexican pumpkin recipes.  The sauce can be served as a soup or as a pasta sauce even. I’ve served it with pumpkin agnolotti. Pork with Mashed Pumpkin (Puerco con Calabaza)   2…

Layered Crepe Dish with Ham & Spinach/ Sopa de Crepas

Layered Crepe Dish with Ham & Spinach/ Sopa de Crepas

    I just got back from a trip to Paris with beaucoup fabulous dining experiences.  There are many French-inspired dishes in Mexican cooking because of the brief rule of Maximilian and Carlota. This Layered Crepe Dish of ground ham…

Spicy Vanilla Chicken

Spicy Vanilla Chicken

Photo by Cathy Gigante Brown This vanilla chicken recipe is surprisingly easy to make and luscious.  It hails from Papantla, in northern Veracruz, where vanilla was discovered. This has become one of my favorite buffet party dishes by adapting the…

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

If you live in the American Southwest, the smell of roasting Hatch green chiles fills the air for miles at this time of the year.  It triggers the memory of meals cooked  with my mother on the huge wood stove…

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Photo: Andrea Arroyo When we were growing up in Chihuahua, we ate this zucchini with corn and cheese dish (calabacitas) at least once a week.. We would groan every time we saw it. Now, I love it and not only…

Squash Blossoms Ten Ways More or Less

Squash Blossoms Ten Ways More or Less

Photo by Laurie Smith http:// www.lauriessmithphoto.com A few years ago I wrote an article 19 Ways to Cook Squash Blossoms but I only included one semi-complete recipe. The other day my friend, Thomas Andres, an expert on squashes (Cucuburitas) somehow…

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

When I had the website redesigned and relaunched it, I decided that it would fulfill the promise of being a resource “for lovers of Mexican food and culture” and exemplify the meaning of my tagline: “Alone one cannot share life.” …


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