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Refreshing and Different Celery Lemonade

Celery Can Make A Refreshing Beverage Celery Lemonade is an incredibly refreshing beverage on hot, dry summer days. I served this recipe to some visiting chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, and they were quite impressed! If you don’t care for celery, try substituting cucumber for an equally thirst quenching drink. And really, you only […]

Beef, Chicken, Pork, etc.

Pork Carnitas (Pork Pieces prepared Cauldron Style)

Pork Carnitas are a Traditional Weekend Treat Lots of little mom and pop taco stands serve carnitas on the weekends. The name simply means “little meats” and they are considered an affordable indulgence. The milk added in the last stage of cooking gives each piece of meat a scrumptiously crisp crust. Carnitas can be enjoyed […]

Breakfast Tacos

How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas

Practice Makes Perfect I have only one thing to say about flour tortillas: practice. Getting the dough part right is not too hard. Below is the classic flour tortilla recipe, measured in kilos. I converted it to cups for you, but to get consistent results, I would do it a la Mexicana and weigh the ingredients on […]

Beef, Chicken, Pork, etc.

Chile Rellenos con Pollo (Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers)

Leftovers? Believe it or not, this recipe evolved out a bunch of random leftover I had in the fridge. Yes folks, this is what leftovers look like in our house. At least once a week, we roast a chicken for dinner, meaning leftover chicken for lunch or dinner in the foreseeable future. I make classic […]

Lunch

Canja de Gallina (Chicken & Rice Soup Flavored with Mint & Lemon)

Everything I do revolves around eating. Happy? Eat. Sad? Eat. Hungry? Well, yes I eat, but hungry for me is an emotion. It’s feels like sad and happy mixed together: Stomach empty = sad, but I get to eat soon, so = happy. My life always leads me back to the table. So when I […]

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A Field Trip to El Sal del Rey Salt Lake

One of the big topics of conversation is how your natural environment affects what you eat.  (Let me clarify – I mean the conversation among the voices in my head. The conversations with my real, human friends are much lighter, and usually end with a chuckle. The voices in my head all sit at a […]

Beverages

Refreshing and Different Celery Lemonade

Celery Can Make A Refreshing Beverage Celery Lemonade is an incredibly refreshing beverage on hot, dry summer days. I served this recipe to some visiting chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, and they were quite impressed! If you don’t care for celery, try substituting cucumber for an equally thirst quenching drink. And really, you only […]

Beef, Chicken, Pork, etc.

Old Fashioned Texas Fried Chicken

It’s Already on Your Crave List Fried chicken needs no fancy word to convince you that it’s good stuff. Juicy succulent chicken meat, encased in a salty, crispy crackling – in ten words or less, your mouth is already watering. Yeah, I’ve got your number. As a mom, I did my best. I tried to […]

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