Enchilada Sauce [RECIPE]

Enchiladas with enchilada sauce

Why buy canned enchilada sauce when it is so easy to make it at home? (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Although you can purchase ready made enchilada sauce at the grocer’s, it is helpful to know how to make it yourself for those times you can’t get to the store. It is easy to prepare, tastes great, stores in the fridge for up to a week and even freezes well. It also isn’t only for enchiladas. I use it when making other recipes too when I’m looking for a tomato sauce with a bit of zip, like with my beef and bean burritos. If you make the sauce in advance, just be sure to warm it before adding it to your recipe. Read more of this post

Refried Beans [RECIPE]

Refried beans

A big pot of refried beans are the perfect complement to any Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Best of all, they’re easy to make! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Is it possible to serve Mexican food without a big pot of refried beans (aka frijoles)? Well, I guess it’s possible, but not recommended! Not only are they delicious, but they’re nutritious and a great source of fiber too. Plus, they just mix well with a side of Mexican Rice and the left overs are perfect stuffed inside a great big burrito. Best part is, they are easy to make and you can let them cook away while you get other things done. So stop buying that stuff in a can, and make up a batch today! Read more of this post

Loaded Blue Corn Turkey Nachos [RECIPE]

Loaded Blue Corn Turkey Nachos

Loaded Blue Corn Turkey Nachos are great for lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack. But be forewarned: They’re addictive! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

For those of you who know how much we love to cook, I have a confession to make. There are plenty of times we just feel like munching. With busy schedules, making full-blown dinners for just the two of us can be a bit of a chore. There are lots of nights we just want something fast, easy, and yummy that we can nosh on while watching the latest episode of our favorite crime dramas. In those cases, we whip up one of our favorite nacho recipes, like these loaded blue corn turkey nachos. Read more of this post

What Is Epazote and How Do I Use It?

Epazote

Epazote is a herb traditionally used in Mexican cuisine. (Photo by Suzie’s Farm, Flickr)

Epazote is a herb commonly found in Mexican cuisine (pronounced eh-puh-ZOE-tay). It is also known as hedge mustard, Jerusalem parsley, Mexican tea, pazote, pigweed, West Indian goosefoot, and wormseed. Typically you will find this ingredient for sale with other dried herbs in Mexican tiendas, Latin grocery stores, supermarkets that cater to an Hispanic clientele, and online, although occasionally you may find it fresh at a farmer’s market in a bunch, similar to how items like cilantro are sold.  Read more of this post

Stacked Turkey Enchiladas [RECIPE]

Stacked Turkey Enchiladas

Put your leftover turkey meat to good use. Shred it and make our stacked turkey enchiladas! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Roast turkey is one of our favorite meals, but every time we cook one we inevitably have enough to live off of for a week. To vary up your menu and not waste all the proceeds from a big gobbler, try making up a batch of our stacked turkey enchiladas. Flavorful and delicious, it puts all that leftover poultry to good use and will keep a thankful grin on your family’s faces because they won’t be forking down repeats of the same old leftovers. Read more of this post