This recipe for Pico de Gallo de Fruta is a delightful twist to the classic Pico de Gallo using fresh crisp fruit that makes for a refreshingly sweet salad with a spicy tangy bite that is ideal for summertime. The bright succulant oranges, the semi soft verde (green) and rojo (red) stunning large mangoes, crunchy […]
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Succulent red tomatoes, fiery crunchy yellow onions, savory fresh cilantro, and tangy lime juice make a perfect pico de gallo but then you’ll add in some creamy avocados and spicy jalapeños and now you’ll have a flawless pico de gallo! Pico de gallo is also known as salsa fresca or fresh salsa. It is called […]
This recipe makes a grown up version of mac n cheese with a smooth, velvety, and smoky Gouda and Swiss cheese sauce that is gently tossed with perfectly al dente penne pasta then topped off with salty crunchy bacon pieces and spicy lightly fried jalapeños. All the tables were filled and the musica (music) coming […]
Traditional guacamole is given a spice by adding jalapeños but then taken to a whole new level by adding pomegranates to one version and bacon to another making it guacamole THREE different ways but as an added bonus add all the ingredients for an explosion of flavor! One, two OR THREE ways to enjoy the […]
This recipe for Simple Cinnamon Candied Sweet Potatoes makes for tender smooth sweet potatoes that are covered in a fragrant sweet sugary cinnamon syrup that take you right to that happy place! This recipe for simple cinnamon candied camotes (sweet potatoes) is SO easy you don’t even have to think about it. My Welita has […]
This recipe for savory rice cakes make for delicate little morsels that have a crunchy exterior with a garliky, peppery, cheesy inside that melts in your mouth making these the perfect side dish or snack! These Tortas de Arroz, as we call them, or Savory Rice Cakes are a favorite recipe that comes from none […]
Perfectly soft and tender with the right amount of chew, this recipe for homemade flour tortillas is a one and only! Tortillas are a MUST HAVE staple en mi familia (in my family). Growing up we ate them with just about EVERY meal. Even sometimes the steak and potato meals weren’t complete without tortillas. We […]
Smoky chipotle in adobo sauce combined with juicy roasted red tomatoes and spicy chile pequin makes for an amazing flavorful salsa. The segunda (second) salsa I’d like to feature this week is my mom’s chipotle chile pequin salsa. My mom started making this salsa as a variation. Salsa was a staple growing up…so variety is […]
This is a homemade secret recipe for green tomatillo salsa. Packed full of flavor with the perfect balance of sweet-tangy tomatillos, this salsa will turn into your favorite go-to salsa! It’s SALSA WEEK…whoo hoo!!! Wait…before you go running to pull out your salsa dancing shoes…it’s time to pull out the tortilla chips because I’m talking […]
This arroz (rice) is a flavorful and fluffy authentic arroz rojo (Red Mexican Rice) that is sprinkled with mixed veggies that have absorbed a ton of flavor in the cooking process. Growing up arroz (rice) was a staple in our house served with just about every meal. My mom always made this rice with mixed […]
Hi! Hola! I'm Nellie and I'd like to welcome you. I'm a first generation Mexican-American. Here you'll find recipes from my kitchen and recipes I loved to eat growing up. Soy Nellie y me gustaría darle la bienvenida. Soy una primera generación Mexicana-Americana. Aquí encontrarás recetas de mi cocina y recetas de las comidas que amaba comiendo en mi juventud.
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