Drinks, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try TODAY: Super Bowl Edition

February 6, 2016
Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is HERE!!! Which means we get to sit around on the couch, surf our Instagram feeds for a few minutes, stop to watch some commercials, pin some stuff on Pinterest, stop to watch 12 minutes of Coldplay, and stuff our faces with chips and dip!!! Hooray!!!!! In honor of this momentous occasion when America gathers together to essentially eat the appetizer menu at TGI Fridays I wanted to share with you some of my favorite recipes I saw floating around on the inter webs this week…just in case you needed a few more ideas for game time. Have fun everybody!!! And don’t worry Monday’s a great day to start that juice cleanse. Besitos, Kate Warm Cuban Sandwich

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Apps, Comida Latina, Recipes, Snacks

Mexican Goat Cheese Dip

February 4, 2016
Mexican Goat Cheese Dip Recipe

Super Bowl!!! It’s happening this Sunday if you werentst aware, and while I’m suspecting there are some people who actually like to watch the hot football action, I’m under the assumption that most of us love Super Bowl Sunday for one reason only: Chowing Down, Baby! We’re talking soft pretzels, pizza, great cocktails, and lots and lots of dip—my most favorite of favoritist foods. (Clearly I’ve lost any regard for using words that already exist.) This Super Bowl I’m pushing the chip + dip bar. It’s a genius idea that I’m sure someone came up with before me, but let’s just pretend I did. You set out cute little sacks of chips and an array of salsas, hummus, guacamole, cheese dip,

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Comida Latina, Mains, Recipes, Sandwiches

Serrano Artichoke Chicken Salad

February 1, 2016
Serrano Artichoke Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken salad falls into the category of weird-white-people-food my husband won’t eat. To that list we can add potato salad, macaroni salad, and really any other “salad” bound together by mayonnaise. I suppose if you don’t grow up eating such things it might seem strange—a creamy mixture of cubed foods eaten cold—but in my defense I don’t eat chewy tripe floating in spicy broth, so we’ve all got our thing. I, on the other hand, adore these “salads” and will admit to using this blog as an excuse for making them. As in, “It’s not for you, it’s for the blog!” This is not your everyday chicken salad. This one is blessed with thin pieces of Serrano ham which add

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Apps, Recipes

10 Recipes to Try This Week

January 31, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

We’ve found ourselves, once again, facing another week. What does yours look like? Pretty great? The Super Bowl’s coming up so we’ve got that—margaritas and queso with chips and some fun couch time is always welcome. Also….only 12 Days until Girl Scout Cookie Season begins!! The image above of pallets of cookies being delivered to Victoria, Texas says it all. A good friend and her daughter were over last week and were telling me all about their Girl Scout trip to Australia. Did you know there are Girl Scout troops around the world?! And more importantly, they all sell different cookie flavors!! It might be my new life’s mission to become a Girl Scout Cookie scholar. That way I can

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Apps, Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Recipes

Salsa Morita

January 27, 2016
Salsa Morita Recipe

Of all the dried chiles in the Mexican arsenal morita chiles may be my favorite. I know that’s a bold statement considering there are over 200 varieties of chiles at last count and that was an educated guess. Every village has its local chile and I most certainly haven’t tasted them all. But the dried morita chile pepper has a complexity and depth of flavor that speaks to my heart and, in my opinion, is irresistible. (If you are interested in this kind of stuff Diana Kennedy wrote a great article about the most popular dried chiles for Food & Wine that is worth checking out.) Morita chiles are like the Cinderella to chipotle chiles’ step sister. They too are

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes, Soups and Stews

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo

January 26, 2016
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

This soup is a cold-sufferer’s dream. In addition to being exceedingly satisfying, it is a snap to make—thanks, in part, to the wonder that is the slow cooker. Pile all the ingredients in, put the lid on, and walk away. In the time that it takes a kettle to boil you will have dinner in the works. (That kettle is to make yourself a steaming cup of Thera-Flu, by the way.) Every culture, nay every house, has its own special chicken soup recipe, whether it be Campbell’s or curry. We do both, and don’t shy away from chicken noodle, chicken tortilla, or chicken chileatole either (you should definitely try that last one) but more often than not it’s caldo de

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Recipes, Soups and Stews

10 Recipes To Try This Week

January 24, 2016
10 Recipes to try this week

If last week was all about health, then this week’s all about comfort. Many of you saw more snow last week than you’ve probably seen in a very long time. That, and the fact that Donald Trump is still running for president is enough to make anyone hungry for the buttery comfort of carbonara. Aside from the requisite creamy pasta dish, I’ve included several hefty winter soups: a baked potato soup dressed with bacon and sour cream, a pozole verde cooked with enough chiles to warm you from the inside out, and an Italian meatball soup that is simple enough to make a weeknight appearance. Of course we couldn’t let a week go by without some chocolate and a cocktail. On

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Drinks, Recipes

Blood Orange Salty Dog

January 22, 2016
Blood Orange Salty Dog Recipe

It’s Friday,  you might be experiencing a blizzard, so what better time to introduce our next contender for Drink of the Winter 2016?! Besides, it’s about time we dive head first into all the glorious citrus fruits that are flooding the markets right now. Even here, in the inner most reaches of the country, I am able to find kumquats, loquats, cara cara oranges, and ruby red grapefruit. Not to mention the most stunning of them all—blood oranges. It has been my experience that blood oranges are more style than substance. Maybe that’s because they have had a journey similar to the Iditarod before their arrival on my grocery store shelves but for some reason the ones I picked up last

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes

Cauliflower Ceviche Tostadas

January 18, 2016
Cauliflower Ceviche Tostada Recipe

Hi Friends! Happy start to your mid-January week. Is it over yet? I feel a little awkward talking about this sort of thing but because I think of us as friends I’m sure you won’t mind; this past year I lost 15 pounds. Which in Biggest Loser-terms may not seem like a lot but in me-terms it means I can fit in my wedding dress again, so it’s kinda huge. I don’t have any secret to share with you—Lord knows if I did I’d be a bazillionare. I lost the weight because I decided to…..for real. I was feeling depressed, tired, achey, and old and I decided to make a change. I still decide to make that change every. single.

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Recipes, Salads

10 Recipes to Try This Week

January 17, 2016
Vincent Price Cooking

What’s your week look like? Ours looks bitterly cold so I’m planning on making all sorts of cozy, comforting food to keep our bellies warm. I want cozy and comforting but I don’t want so-full-of-fat-and-carbs-that-I-immediatley-fall-asleep (the dark evenings, cold weather, and the whole being a mother thing take care of that). In other words these ideas are really speaking to me. They are (for the most part) dairy free (and/or) gluten free (and/or) loaded with fresh veggies (and/or) a cocktail, you know….healthy-ish. I’m loving all these recipes this week…what are you making? Loaded Falafel Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking Huevos Rancheros with Charred Kale, Tomatoes, and Crispy Garlic Chickpeas from Artful Desparado Jacques Pepin’s Slow-Cooked Roast Beef from New York

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