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Homemade Mexican Tomato Sauce

Every summer I look forward to all of the flavorful tomatoes that are in season. While I enjoy eating them sliced, with a drizzle of olive oil and flakey salt, I also like to capture their essence in a jar for future use. I use this homemade Mexican tomato sauce to make red rice, fideo seco, sopa de fideo, and as a base for quite a few other soups and stews. Read More…

Spicy Golden Salsa

Most of us have heard of golden milk, but have you heard of golden salsa? I’m always experimenting with new salsas. Oftentimes, my best ideas come when I have guests coming over, or when I have an abundance of a particular vegetable or fruit . . . or when something is on the verge of going bad. This particular salsa was inspired by my harvest of gold cherry tomatoes. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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Chiles Toreados: My New Favorite Side Dish

I posted this hot little recipe on my Insta account and have received repeated requests to lock it down for posterity on my blog. Read More…

Tangy Tomatillo Salsa with Chile de Árbol

I love making salsa and in Mexico learned that the three main techniques when preparing chiles for salsa are roasting, toasting, and boiling. With a few simple ingredients, this particular salsa is one of the easiest to make, but is loaded with flavor. Read More…

Spicy Pineapple Jam with Manchego Cheese

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

Last week I was in California preparing for the holidays, surrounded by friends and family. Whenever I’m in town, I enjoy getting together with the girls for a night of cocktails and cooking. My dear friend Nadia offered her cocina so that we could host a Girls’ Night: Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class. We mostly caught up over a drink and learned some fun and easy drink and appetizer recipes that take the stress out of entertaining. We also took the opportunity to collect a new toy, book, or pajamas for Junior Foundation Charities as a way to give back to others in need. Read More…