Huevos Rancheros Especial

Huevos Rancheros Especial – scroll down for printable recipe The inspiration for this recipe came from a new novel, “The Fever”, written by long-time HilahCooking community member, Thomas Fenske. In the book, Huevos Rancheros Especial are the house specialty at a small cafe and are a kind of mix-up of traditional West Texas stacked enchiladas and huevos rancheros, […]

Chicken Milanesa

Chicken Milanesa Video (scroll down for recipe) Chicken milanesa is one of my favorite ways to prepare boneless skinless chicken breast, a cut which can often be dry and boring. For a really quick dinner, I’ll fry a couple of chicken milanesa cutlets and steam some broccoli. Serve those together with a few lemon wedges and […]

One-pot Tex-Mex Pasta

Tex-Mex One-Pot Pasta video (scroll down for recipe) This is a one-pot pasta recipe that works. It also happens to be vegetarian, rife with black beans, tomatoes and topped with salty cheese and crisp pepitas. The key is using a large, deep skillet and choosing a small pasta shape that cooks al dente in 7-9 […]

Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas

Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas Video (scroll down for printable recipe This was a wicked brainstorm. As it turns out, chicken pot pie quesadillas are delicious and filling and way easier than making a chicken pot pie from scratch (though I’ve got a recipe for that, too). When you think about it, chicken pot pie filling […]

Portobello mushroom Tacos

Portobello mushroom tacos video (scroll down for recipe) I would say that these portobello tacos are a great vegetarian taco alternative … but they’re so much more than that. To hell with being an alternative, these are stand-alone delicious. Smoky, chewy portobello mushroom strips, creamy avocado, crunchy tart cabbage, and a tomato-chipotle salsa. Goodness gracious, […]

Spinach Enchiladas Suizas

Spinach Enchiladas Suizas Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) Spinach enchiladas suizas is the enchilada order I place on days when I’m in a vegetarian state of mind, or in joints where I doubt the freshness and quality of the meat (why would a person eat in a place like that at all? Well, it’s never […]

Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very […]

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) Tacos and pizza are probably the best-selling food in the US by now. I would wager that they may even beat out burgers. So I can only imagine the kind of hubbub and bedlam that’s gonna go down when this taco pizza recipe gets published. I’ll […]

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

Chili Cheese Enchiladas Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) Chili cheese enchiladas are my go-to order at any unknown Tex-Mex restaurant. At even the weakest excuse for a Tex-Mex place — no matter how bland the salsa, how flimsy the chips, or how sweet the margaritas — chili cheese enchiladas usually still turn out okay. However. […]