Spiced Mini Churros and Mayan Hot Chocolate

I served these charming Mini Churros for dessert at my Mexican Inspired Dinner Party along with spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate. Churros are Mexican doughnuts that are piped from a star tipped pastry bag and deep fried. I made a mini version with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, rolled in sugar. The sugar gives them… 

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Chocolate Flan Cake with Caramel and Walnuts

Chocoflan combines the very, very best of two worlds! This cake features a moist chocolate cake topped with a rich and silky flan with sticky dulce de leche sauce and crunchy walnuts. It’s a double decker dessert that is sinfully decadent and is certain to satisfy any, if not all of your dessert cravings. Flan… 

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Spicy Shredded Flank Steak Puffy Tacos with Crema

Flank steak is dry rubbed, seared and then slow-cooked all day long in a crock-pot with taco spices, beef broth, lime and tomato paste until it’s fall-apart tender. I cooked this for my Mexican Inspired Dinner Party – the day before – so that all I would need to do was heat it up before… 

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Spicy Vermicelli Noodle Soup with Meatballs

  A bold and sassy soup recipe for vermicelli noodles with meatballs and chile peppers. Whole chile peppers simmer away in a freshly pureed tomato broth to give this soup outrageous flavor. The vermicelli is also cooked right in this spicy sauce where it imbues itself right into the noodle. The meatballs are simply seasoned… 

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A South-of-the-Border Taco Lasagna

A casserole that is certain to perk up a routine taco night and make it extra special! The ‘lasagna’ is made by layering seasoned taco meat in a baking pan between corn tortillas with black beans, corn, cheddar cheese and taco sauce, then baked off. The result is a hearty and rustic dish reminiscent of… 

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Picadillo with Mexican Rice

A set of Tex-Mex style recipes for Picadillo and Mexican Rice adapted from the Los Barrios Family Cookbook straight from the heart of San Antonio, Texas. Picadillo is found in Spanish and Latin American cooking and every country has their own version. Made from ground beef with garlic, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes; it’s delicious… 

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Pan Fried Red Potato and Beef Tacos with Avocado Salsa

This is an easy way to perk up the humble, everyday taco. Crispy, pan-fried red potatoes are seasoned with oregano and Chile powder, then tossed with seasoned ground beef and served the traditional way: stuffed in a taco shell and piled high with fixin’s like this quick and simple avocado salsa. Creamy, tart and delicious… 

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