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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

 

Mexican Rice

 

Light and fluffy and full of flavor. Mexican rice is the perfect addition to any great Mexican meal. It’s easy to make and is so much more flavorful than just plain white rice. It’s a mainstay in Mexico and definitely something that should be included in your Family Night . . . → Continue reading Mexican Rice

Traditional Guacamole

Guacamole and Chips

  

Bowl of Guacamole

 

Traditional Guacamole

My family all love guacamole, but everyone seems to have their favorite version. Whether you like it mild or spicy, chunky or smooth, a great guacamole recipe can easily be adapted to suit your preferences. This guacamole recipe is one that we use often and . . . → Continue reading Traditional Guacamole

Edamame Salad

Edamame Salad

 

Edamame Salad

 

Edamame Salad

This roasted edamame salad is perfect as a side dish or even as a healthy meal all by itself. The edamame, corn and tomatoes are roasted to intensify their flavors and a little balsamic vinegar is a perfect touch to round out the flavors. A healthy and . . . → Continue reading Edamame Salad

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

 

Quinoa Pilaf

 

Quinoa Pilaf

Technically quinoa is a seed and not a grain, but it can easily be substituted for a grain in many dishes. Quinoa has a wonderful texture and mild flavor, it is also rich in many essential vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium and protein. This is one . . . → Continue reading Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Corn Salsa

Roasted Corn Salsa

 

Roasted Corn Salsa

 

Roasted Corn Salsa

A refreshing corn salsa that is quick and easy to make. Serve it as a cold salad or a delicious condiment. Perfect with tomato soup, grilled meat and Mexican entrees.  

Ingredients: 3 ears corn on the cob, shucked and roasted 1/4 red bell . . . → Continue reading Roasted Corn Salsa

Pan Fried Honey Gold Potatoes

Pan Fried Honey Gold Potatoes

 

Pan Fried Honey Gold Potatoes

 

Pan Fried Honey Gold Potatoes

If you are tired of serving mashed, boiled or baked potatoes, here’s a real treat. These buttery golden potatoes are simmered until tender then pan fried for a buttery interior and a crispy exterior.

 

Ingredients:

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Rudy’s Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole

 Guest Contributor:  r. nuñez

 

Chunky Guacamole

 

Rudy’s Chunky Guacamole Recipe

This is a guacamole recipe that is almost like a salad with big chunks of tomato and avocado. Thank you Rudy for this delicious contribution. I made it for lunch today and it was superb!

 

Ingredients: 2 plump ripe . . . → Continue reading Rudy’s Chunky Guacamole

Gourmet and Fingerling Potatoes

Gourmet or Fingerling Potatoes

 

Gourmet or Fingerling Potatoes

 

Gourmet and Fingerling Potatoes

Whether you are cooking small gourmet potatoes or fingerling potatoes, you are going to love this recipe. At first, the salt might seem a little scary, but these potatoes are tender and creamy on the inside with a mild slightly salty crust . . . → Continue reading Gourmet and Fingerling Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potato

  Twice Baked Potatoes

These twice baked potatoes have a creamy inside and are topped with bacon, spring onion and melted cheese.

  Ingredients:

4 large baking potatoes

8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

1/2 c sour cream

1/4 to 1/2 c milk

4 T butter

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground . . . → Continue reading Twice Baked Potatoes

How to Fry a Plantain

Plantains

Plantains

 

How to Fry a Plantain

 

Plantains are common throughout Africa as well as in many areas with a strong African influence, such as the Caribbean and South America. Typically they are sliced and fried to a golden brown, but they can also be cut into cubes or smashed before frying. The plantain . . . → Continue reading How to Fry a Plantain