Tortilla Kit How to Videos

Tortilla Kit How to Videos
How To Videos

Thank you for purchasing our Tortilla Kit! Need some help? Here are some instructional videos that will turn you into a tortilla making expert!

To make your tortillas, follow the dough making instructions that are printed on the bag. However, in our flour tortilla making video, we show you how to make your flour tortilla dough from scratch.

How to Prepare Corn Tortillas

How to Cook Corn Tortillas

How to Mix Flour Tortillas

How to Cook Flour Tortillas

Also, check out our app Taco Nation! A bi-lingual recipe app that feature 101 recipes for tacos, tortillas and salsas! Available for use on iPhone and iPad devices.

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Melissa Guerra’s New Years Resolutions

Melissa Guerra’s New Years Resolutions
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By now, the brilliance of your shiny new resolution for 2016 may be fading. At the first of the year, I was too busy to be formulating my plan for self-betterment in the New Year. I had a house load of kids, meals, birthdays, funerals, and general chaos that I was swimming through. Now, on the other side, I am ready to commit to some good stuff.

So here is my list for 2016:  

Weight management – Being model skinny has definitely been checked off of my list, but keeping myself well – fed while maintaining my ability to fit into a single airplane seat without the extension seat belt seems to be a reasonable goal. I got this.

Worry Less – If fretting were an Olympic sport, I would sweep the competition.  It seems I always have tomorrow and yesterday on my mind, when today is pretty darn good. Having faith that all will be well is not my usual habit, so I have some work to do in this arena. Performing 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day also helps wear out all that extra anxiety. And prayer. More prayer in 2016.

Write more – My college roomie is hunkered down in a cabin in New Hampshire, writing her first novel. She hasn’t seen anyone in 3 days, as of this morning. I am going to stay in closer touch with her (as our relationship has always be predicated on how much we can annoy the other one during serious endeavors.) while I write my own prose here at the dining room table in Texas. She inspires me. And, I need a new camera. If you noticed that my writing stopped for a while, FYI my camera busted during high retail season at the store. Looking at a nice, new used camera body today. And, I started sketching out a baking book this morning. 

This year promises so much, and I am ready to accept whatever is sent my way.

A Thanksgiving Message from Melissa

A Thanksgiving Message from Melissa
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The weather has turned crisp, and V shaped formations of birds drift across the evening sky. The beginning of cold weather turns the world’s thoughts to homecoming, and I am awaiting my own flock to return to the ranch.

This week will include a celebration of cooking, which for me, is the pinnacle of my year. Turkey, dressing, gravy, all of it has to be prepared just so. Variations are not allowed, as I have been waiting 364 days for these particular dishes. I think the kids feel the same way. They are already asking “Are you going to make…?”

The comment has been made often that the U.S. economy depends on 4th quarter – when our entire population goes ape in the retail stores, emotionally overspending in frenzied haste. Those big box stores concoct ploys to get us lined up outside their doors at 2 A.M for a door-busting holiday buying spree. It’s a bit much.

Thanksgiving, however, is our national day of redemption. There are no big purchases to make, no outlandish decorations, a tasteful level of glitter, and no Santa style spokesperson. We, as a nation, get together with our family, and friends, and enjoy a meal. That’s it. And it couldn’t be more wonderful.

It would be easy to drift into a rant on how the U.S. culture is politically flawed in this way or that, or debate the irony of our current immigration policies. But I would like to point out that Thanksgiving is unique to North America (you too, Canada) and that it is a national day of love and gratefulness. I think we deserve some credit for keeping this New World holiday a tradition. Being thankful is part of the American experience, and once a year, we synchronize our hearts as a nation to feel the same way, at the same time. For a day, we are all welcome at every table. This is good.

Have a lovely holiday with your family and friends. The boys will be here soon, and I am already awash in peace, and gratitude.