Chorizo Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato chorizo casserole

I was invited to a potluck last year, a short while before we were moving to Los Angeles. This meant that our pantry was almost bare, since I am of the “eat all the food before you move even if that means you eat Parmesan cheese rinds and rice for a week” school of thought. I […]

Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe

chile de arbol salsa

Watch the chile de arbol salsa video on YouTube! I’ve been working on this chile de arbol salsa for at least five years. My first serious notes about it are dated summer of 2012, but I’d been trying out variations before then. You may not know, when we started this cooking show and website in […]

Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

black bean empanadas

Watch the Black Bean Empanadas Recipe Video on YouTube! These spicy black bean empanadas are filled with black beans, corn and some sauteed vegetables but the star of the show is the empanada dough. My empanada dough is made with cream cheese and butter which makes it very flaky and tender. I add a little […]

Fried Tacos

fried tacos recipe

Fried Tacos Recipe Video Most people have memories of Jack in the Box tacos — perhaps fond or not-so-fond. My memory is mostly of my high school boyfriend berating the drive-thru girl about whether she could or could not put cheese sauce on his tacos, rather than American cheese slices. She insisted that it was […]

Camarones a la Diabla – Diablo Shrimp Recipe

camarones a la diabla

Camarones a la diabla recipe video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Camarones a la diabla is one of those items that is on almost every Mexican/Tex-Mex/South American restaurant menu but every place you order it, it’s completely different. Sometimes it’s made with a dark red chile […]

Shrimp Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce

hatch chile enchiladas

I got some free roasted Hatch chiles in the mail from the Hatch Chile Store in New Mexico. I’d never even seen red Hatch chiles before but they immediately made me think of enchilada sauce. After blending the sauce, I tasted it and it reminded me — a little too much — of roasted red […]

Potato Chip Nachos

potato nachos

Potato Chip Nachos Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. These potato chip nachos are something I came up with a few years ago while under the influence (of lots of whiskey). I included the recipe in my Learn to Cook Book but figured it […]

Slow-cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

copycat chipotle barbacoa

From my Slow Cooker Recipes book, this slow-cooker shredded beef is very similar to Chipotle barbacoa. Beef chuck roast is cooked with a sauce made from guajillo chiles, jalapeños, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, mustard seed and allspice, with a little vinegar and Worcestershire. Use it in burritos, tacos, potato chip nachos, on super nachos, or on […]

Potato Taquitos | Tacos Dorados de Papa

Potato Taquitos | Tacos Dorados de Papa

Potato Taquitos Recipe video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. If potato taquitos sound like a weird thing to eat, I assure you they’re perfectly normal. Creamy mashed potatoes, a little butter, some onion, some seasoning, rolled up in corn tortillas and fried. Called tacos dorados […]