Huevos Rancheros

The last time David and I went to California for Christmas, my sister, Susana, invited us over to her house for breakfast.  It seems that most of the time our family gets together, food is involved.  I’m fine with that. I am not sure how typical this is, […]

Margarita

A summer would not be complete without at least one good Margarita.  There are a lot of varieties out there.  This past winter in Ixtapa, we made a Tamarindo Margarita that was delicious.  But I like this Margarita.  It is simple, clean and refreshing. There seems to be […]

BASICS: Frijoles de la olla

There are people that remember smells from their childhood: chocolate chip cookies, marinara simmering on the stove or meatloaf.  For me, it is the smell of frijoles cooking slowly on the stove. I remember coming home after school, welcomed by the deep, earthy aroma of pinto beans.  This […]

BASICS: Tamarindo

Tamarind is an ingredient that is used in many places around the world but especially in southern Asia and in Mexico, though it is native to Africa. Tamarind has a great tangy flavor that pairs well with sweet and savory dishes.  It is definitely sweet and sour.  You […]

Mole – Estilo Madison

I love my Mom’s cooking. Who doesn’t love mom’s cooking?  My Mom cooked up a storm, even when there wasn’t much in the kitchen. Though I didn’t pay too much attention at the time, I learned a lot about what tasted great. Back in 2003, David (my partner) […]

Mariscos a la Marinera

This past winter, David and I escaped the Wisconsin weather for a while and met his family down in southern Mexico.  Ixtapa  and the beaches were great, but the market in Zihuatanejo was equally amazing.  We had a great time shopping  and came up with a nice dinner.  […]