Cinco de Mayo

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

These peppers have a distinctive warm heat and delicious smoky flavor. Although you can buy canned chipotles in adobo, there is nothing like this sauce made fresh. Use in chilis, pastas, or anything … [more]

Fajita Marinade

This is a flavorful alternative to the delicious and simple flank steak recipe. Serve this with corn tortillias and grilled onions and sweet peppers. [more]

Flour Tortillas

Here is a good all-round tortilla. Great for side instead of bread or to sop up great chili. [more]

Homemade corn tortillas

These tortillas have the authentic corn taste. Great for tacos, quesadillas, or baked dishes. [more]


This is a traditional chaser for tequila. Sangrita literally means, “little blood”. This recipe makes about 1 quart. [more]


Sangrita or “little bloody thing” (not to be confused with Sangria) is a traditional Mexican chaser to tequila. This fiery combination of citrus and chili sauce is the traditional rooted … [more]

Carmen's quesadillas

This is a quick and easy recipe that works great as a meal, a snack or party food. Kids and adults alike love these quesadillas — the olive oil adds nice flavor besides making a nice crispy … [more]

Tomato Salsa

Freshness counts for a lot and this salsa is no exception. This is simple and basic, but, feel free to “doctor” it up anyway you like. Makes about 1 cup. [more]

East-West Apple Avocado Salsa

Talking to my brother-in-law in California, we were comparing notes about what was in season at the farmers markets on our respective coasts. The east coast is seeing the fall line-up: squashes, … [more]

Flaming chicken fajitas

I know it is a bit odd a Brit publishing a fajitas recipe, but this is the result of many years of extensive research both in restaurants and on the Web. Fajitas are a very serious business. I think … [more]

Traditional salsa verde

Here’s a traditional Salsa Verde. It goes well with grilled steak, grilled pork, tacos, fish and as a dip with chips to name but a few possibilities. [more]

Roasted salsa verde

Salsa verde is one of my favorite sauces. I like roasting because it adds depth to recipe, but also adds flecks of black in finished product. It’s all about taste, who cares! makes approx. 3 … [more]


This dish is as simple as it is delicious. It’s so damn good that a friend whose in-laws are avocado farmers asked for the recipe. That’s no small deal as her in-laws are very proud of their … [more]

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