Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Category: Christmas

Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

  If you have visited my blog enough times, you may have noticed that I love using buttermilk in place of regular milk. I got this love of buttermilk from my mother and share in her sentiment that buttermilk makes almost everything better, haha. Now […]

My Mom, Christmas Gifts, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Tartlets

My Mom, Christmas Gifts, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Tartlets

If you haven’t noticed already, my mom and I are very close. We have a very “Gilmore Girls” type of relationship in the sense that she is a single mother, and I’m an only child on my mother’s side. She is my best friend and […]

Tamales Part 3: Assembly & Finale!

Tamales Part 3: Assembly & Finale!

Finally! We have reached the last step – assembly. Now, that the filling, corn husks, and masa are ready, we just need to put everything together and steam the tamales. Here’s how I did it: Open the corn husk with the smooth side facing up, […]

Tamales Part 2: Masa (RECIPE REVISED!) and Corn Husks

Tamales Part 2: Masa (RECIPE REVISED!) and Corn Husks

Okay, let’s move on to part 2 of the series. Yesterday, I posted about the filling I used: salsa verde con pollo. Today, I will share with you all how I soaked the corn husks and made the masa. Corn Husks: (printable version)You can buy […]

“Over The Rainbow” Macaroni and Cheese

“Over The Rainbow” Macaroni and Cheese

I have been wanting to blog about this dish for a very long time. This is my go-to mac-n-cheese, and it comes from Patti LaBelle, a popular R&B singer from the 60s to the 80s. The recipe calls for 5 different cheeses, lots of butter, […]

Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD! BUON NATALE! FELIZ NATAL! JOYEUX NOËL! 즐거운 크리쓰마쓰! 圣诞快乐 新年快乐! メリークリスマス! Selamat Hari Natal! These. cookies. are. so. good. I’m serious. When my mom saw that I was going to make cookies made with molasses and no chocolate or […]

Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas/Enchiladas del estilo Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas/Enchiladas del estilo Tex-Mex

Look at that cheese… One of my colleagues decided to throw a party in the form of an International Buffet, since we all work and study in the Spanish and Portuguese department and thus come from various countries. We all made dishes that come from […]

Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

UPDATE: I created a Valentine version of these cookies here! They continue to be delicious.I’m sure many of you’ve seen these cookies by the front entrance of Wal-Mart or near the bakery section of Costco. These cookies are called Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies, and they […]

An Ode to My Old Camera and My Mom (not necessarily in that order hehe)

An Ode to My Old Camera and My Mom (not necessarily in that order hehe)

My mother: I’ll apologize to all of you out there ahead of time for what I’m about to announce, but I truly have the greatest mother in the world. Your mothers are a close second LOL! I declare proudly that she’s the greatest because last […]

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