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

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

Category: Mexican

Chili Macaroni

Chili Macaroni

I have a paper due on the 10th of February, and it is an important paper that will determine if I will be a PhD candidate or not. Therefore, I will not be as active on the blog for a few weeks, but I will […]

Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes

¡FELIZ DÍA DE LOS REYES! In Mexico, many other Central and Southern American countries, and some parts of the U.S., they celebrate el Día de los Reyes on the 6th of January, which is TODAY! Traditionally, on the 5th of January, children leave their shoes […]

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 […]

Tamales Part 1: Pollo con salsa verde

Tamales Part 1: Pollo con salsa verde

Whew! I returned home a week ago only to find out that my internet connection is not working again. So, I was unable to update and wish you all a Happy New Year. I also haven’t been able to post the chocolate peanut butter tart […]

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 […]

Pan de muertos and GREAT NEWS!

Pan de muertos and GREAT NEWS!

This post is long overdue. I made this bread for my “stepdaughters” for El Día de los Muertos around the beginning of November. I got the recipe from What’s Cooking, which is full of authentic Mexican recipes and excellent photography. This bread took a while […]

Mexican Feast Part 6: Fajitas de pollo/Chicken Fajitas

Mexican Feast Part 6: Fajitas de pollo/Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas de pollo. YUM! I honestly thought the steak fajitas were going to be better than these, but I was proven wrong. Usually, no matter how much I season chicken, I still think beef tastes better. This time, however, the chicken was perfect, and I […]

Mexican Feast Part 5: Fajitas de bistec/Steak Fajitas

Mexican Feast Part 5: Fajitas de bistec/Steak Fajitas

Umm, steak fajitas. As I said before, the steak was good, but the warm tortillas were definitely the star of the show. I used a marinade that came from two different websites. It mainly consisted of cilantro, lime juice, salt, chili powder, and other ingredients. […]

Mexican Feast Part 4: Pico de gallo/Rooster’s Beak

Mexican Feast Part 4: Pico de gallo/Rooster’s Beak

I bet you didn’t know that “Pico de gallo” literally translates as “beak of a rooster”! Okay, maybe a few of you did know. No matter how strange the name may seem, pico de gallo is yummy and refreshing. I can’t believe I forgot to […]

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