Chorizo Monkey Bread

It’s Thirsty Thursday friends and in celebration of my 1 year of food blogging, I wanted to delivery a tasty “treat.” I’m also delivering this post to provide you with some inspiration because monkey breads are the perfect Friday night or weekend munchie and last Friday my homemade chorizo made its debut in the form…

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Chorizo Lasagna

This dish was inspired by a staycation goal to full my freezer with homemade ground chorizo and another Matty Matheson, Just a Dash video, Naughty or Nice Chorizo Lasagne. If you didn’t catch my other Matty Matheson inspired meal I cooked during my staycation, check it out here, Verde Chicken Soup. I know Chorizo Lasagna…

Verde Chicken Soup

This soup is delicious and healthy if you’re kicking the new year off watching your waistline and/or eating healthier, keep reading… This dish was inspired by leftover roast chicken (that needed to be used), stock made from the chicken bones and Matty Matheson. I’m a fan of Matty Matheson and his new collection of cooking…

Chorizo Potato Tacos

This is delicious 4 ingredient taco, that is definitely worth the read. I love chorizo and all the spiciness that sausage delivers and if you haven’t checked out my ground chorizo recipe yet, get on over there. This dish was inspired because I have my own garden fresh potatoes and I visited Tendercrop Farms over…

Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

It’s Labor Day weekend and you know what that means, grill time with friends ❤ This marinade, OH SO DELICIOUS and super easy to create. Yes, I know marinade chicken is nothing special, but this one is AMAZING 😋 with it’s lime zest, soy sauce and chili garlic and it completely hits the 5 universal taste…

Salsa Verde Pulled Pork Enchiladas

This is a winner for sure and one you need to hold onto because it’s super easy to make; and it’s enchiladas stuffed with pulled pork and red onion, smothered with green chiles and salsa verde 😋 Please do not be intimidated by the red onion, green chiles or salsa verde because this dish offers…

Mexican Black Bean & Corn Salad

This is a light refreshing salad with AMAZING flavors 😋 and so easy to make. Just defrost frozen corn, chop up some fresh veggies and cilantro; voilà a salad that pairs wonderfully with tacos, grilled chicken or burgers. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of grilled corn (when in season) or frozen corn 1 can of black…

Birthday Mexican Fiesta

No better way to spend a birthday 🎂 then poolside with family and friends and I was lucky enough to have that, this weekend! I wanted to plan something special since we were entertaining and as I was searching Pinterest for inspiration and I came across a taco bar. Voilà, the evening was masterminded featuring…

Taco Tuesday with Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s Taco Tuesday and since we have ground beef in our fridge, it’s Ground Beef Tacos for this Taco Tuesday! I LOVE TACOS and boy have I featured some delicious tacos on this site; Korean Short Rib Tacos, Tacos Al Pastor, Chorizo & Potato Tacos and I NEED TO GET MY CARNITAS STREET TACOS ON…

Homemade Taco/Chili Seasoning

Tacos and Chili, two classics prepared in most kitchens on regular rotation. When I’m making both, I prefer to make my own seasoning versus buying a seasoning envelope from the store. That’s because no additives are included, I know the spices used and I can control spice levels and add additional spice based on my…

Cinco de Mayo & Nana Inspired Weekly Plan & Prep

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and we love mexican food, so my chorizo will definitely make a debut in the form of a Mexican Street Taco tomorrow evening. We’ll be making some margarita too because after a weekend of mulching, why not! Here’s our Newman’s Own Limeade Margarita recipe. Second plan – In the summer,…

Jackie’s Margaritas

Just in time in Cinco de Mayo here’s my Margaritas recipe.  This margarita recipe has the right balance of flavor, making the perfect margarita!  It’s super easy to make and even easier to remember because it’s equal parts of the main ingredients (i.e. tequila and limeade)!  Plus I add fresh lime juice, which evens out…

Ooey Gooey Queso Fundido

This dip definitely hits the spot with it’s ooey gooeyness. It has heat, creaminess and crispy bits of chorizo on top; making it a delicious afternoon/party treat. Yesterday we joined my brother, who’s a professional chef, for a maple beer boil and I needed to bring my game 😉. Since sausage and beer is perfect…

Homemade Chorizo

How do I love thee, let me count the ways…Boy, does chorizo take sausage to an entirely new level, with it’s spice and acid. I fell in love with chorizo after spending Thanksgiving with friends in Reno, Nevada. This trip was back in 2011 when I was really starting to experiment with new flavors in…

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is one of my favorite condiments because it is so bright and fresh! I’m channeling spring with this recipe because each spring, I plant salsa verde hybrid tomatoes because there’s nothing like your own fresh tomatoes in salsa. This salsa verde will pair wonderfully with my Tacos Al Pastor that I’m preparing this…

Tacos Al Pastor (aka Mexican Style Pork Tacos)

Get ready for this taco deliciousness! This recipe offers heat, acid, freshness and umami 😋 I saw Tacos Al Pastor on a Tasty video and I felt the need to recreate the dish because it reminded me of a gyro or shawarma cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie always entices…