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. […]

Taco Salad

Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) No rinky-dink taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home, without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though, if you find a few packets in […]

Pollo al Carbon

Pollo al Carbon Recipe Video (scroll down for marinade recipe) Carlos is back to show how to make pollo al carbon! This is a Mexican grilled chicken recipe, akin to those found at Pollo Regio or El Pollo Loco. Whole chickens, spatchcocked, or chicken quarters are soaked and basted in a citrus-achiote marinade then slow-roasted over […]