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Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Late in April each year the Cinco de Mayo ruckus begins.  Ads on television air, local restaurants sport signs about Cinco de Mayo happy hours and don strings of red, green, and white flags, grocery stores advertise their specials full of bagged chips and cheese […]

Tamales with Pibil-Style Pork and Guajillo Sauce

Tamales with Pibil-Style Pork and Guajillo Sauce

Have you ever made tamales?  No, not tamale pie.  My mother used to make that and as much as I enjoyed her cooking, tamale pie would not have been one of my favorites.  From what I can remember, it was noticeably sweet, and comprised of […]

Quatro Leches Cake with Blackberry Sauce

Quatro Leches Cake with Blackberry Sauce

 

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I’m notorious for rarely making a recipe more than once.  I have been known, however, to make a dish again and again with a new recipe each time.  I know this isn’t a novel concept, and I guess some may consider it crazy.  For example:  You’ve been invited to a dinner party and you’ve volunteered to make dessert.  Because the menu is featuring Mexican cuisine, for a split second, you’re tempted to try Budin de Cajeta con Moras you tried last time the dinner group got together for Mexican, but no, because you saw a recipe for flan with hazelnuts in a recent issue of Food & Wine.  Of course time got away from you (better known as procrastination) so you relied yet again upon Google and a search for Tres Leches knowing something new would come up.

Of course it did.  I’ve made Tres Leches cake, and Quatro Leches cake but this one seemingly had a different spin, so how could I resist?

I couldn’t.  This cake wasn’t destined to stay in the pan while the milk was poured over it.  No, it needed to be turned out of its pan, cooled, flipped, and then subjected to the milk bath.  Yes, I had to find out what could happen.

Murphy’s Law.

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Not My Mama’s:  Mexican Street Tacos

Not My Mama’s: Mexican Street Tacos

Because I’ve been dreaming of the street tacos I had while in Mexico, I decided to put that bag of masa I’ve had in my cupboard since the last time we attempted making our own tortillas to good use.  It’s been a while because let’s […]

Daring Bakers:  Lavash Crackers and Nopales Salsa

Daring Bakers: Lavash Crackers and Nopales Salsa

Today is quite different than the past many months that I’ve posted.  Today marks one of the very few times that I’ve baked a recipe for the Daring Bakers that isn’t classified as a sweet.  And even more importantly?  It’s the first gluten-free recipe as […]