Mango-Cucumber Salad with Cayenne Dressing and Lime Basil

We bought a house filled with junk. Is that normal, to buy a house filled with other people’s crap? When we first moved in six years ago the owner of the house was using it more or less as a storage facility for boxes of Rainex and mini blinds. Much of the china doll tchotchke…

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Melty cheese potato soup

Mexican Potato Soup with Melty Cheese

By now Farmer’s markets are probably starting to open in your area and to that I say “Whoopdee-freakin-do for you!” You want to know when our village Farmer’s market gets kicked off? The Monday after the Fourth of July. The Fourth. Of. July. It’s not the farmer’s fault, of course, it’s simply a fact of…

Making Salad

30 Minute Meals for May

Now that we’re solidly in May and going outdoors is more than a mere possibility your cooking habits could be switching into warm weather mode. If that’s the case then I’ve got you covered with this month’s round-up of healthy, fast, weeknight meals. You could be doing more grilling, so I’ve got some chicken skewers…

Pico de Gallo Scones

Pico de Gallo Scones

Hi! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Mine was filled with the most beautiful of gifts. Louisa performed in her first ever dance recital and although she wasn’t the most graceful swan you ever did see, she danced with such poise and passion that I could barely contain the tears….at the rehearsal….…

Crushed Strawberry Margarita Recipe

Crushed Strawberry Margarita

If there ever was a time to break out those upside down sombreros, also known as margarita glasses, today is the day. But, but, but for some reason in my plethora of glassware you won’t find nary a one. I suppose that has something to do with most of my “props” being hand-me-downs from my…

Mango Margarita

Spicy Mango Margarita

This being the weekend before Cinco de Mayo I think it’s only right that I bring you a margarita recipe. I mean what kind of Latina (nueva or otherwise) can think of anything but tequila, lime juice, and salt in a moment like this? There is no better cocktail (in my humble opinion) than the…

Cuban Grilled Chicken Breast

Cuban Grilled Chicken

Cinco de Mayo is in one week. I’d planned to give you a week’s worth of margarita recipes but I spend too much time locking my keys in the car and walking the two miles home in my heels to actually get around to doing that. Hopefully I’ll produce one or two drink-poo ideas before the…