Caramelized Pasilla Brisket

It has finally slowed down a bit at work. Now only working one emergency instead of two. Just released guidance here in Michigan regarding Halloween. CDC just did as well. It definitely won't be the same this year. I recommend not putting anyone at risk this year and staying home. However, tell that to a [...]

Smoky Chicken-Chile Soup with Tamale Dumplings

This week has been a tough week. End of summer Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rearing it's ugly head along with COVID-19. Needless to say, I have had a few late nights. However, like all outbreaks, they are really busy in the beginning and then a rhythm sets in. 18 years doing this, I'm pretty used [...]

Vegan Esquites that is more than just a side

I was watching an America's Test Kitchen video on the treadmill and saw a recipe for Esquites. It looked so good. For those who are not familiar with Esquites, it is a salad made to be like Mexican street corn. Mexican street corn has crema and cheese and warm spices. Equites take the corn off [...]

Tempeh and Walnut Tacos

I'm really busy this weekend, so I was looking for an easy dinner. I came across the recipe for Vegan Tempeh-Walnut Tacos from Better Homes and Gardens and it looked like a great vegetarian option that was quick and easy. I plan to replace the tortillas in this recipe with rice to make the tacos [...]

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

I love Rick Bayless.  He is someone who has embraced Mexican culture and the food.  He make many authentic recipes and posts them on his YouTube channel and on his website.  Every time I fly through Chicago O'hare airport, I make sure I stop by Fontera Grill.  It's a wonderful change of pace from the [...]

Firecracker Casserole

Ok.  Now most of you have made this type of recipe.  Ground beef with a couple of cans of condensed soup.  This is very convenient, especially for busy people.  I've made many myself when I was younger.  However, if you are watching your health, it can be a nutritional nightmare.  Condensed soup contains a lot [...]

Mango and Lentil Chicken Tinga

Another Mexican-inspired dish for you today. According to Wikipedia, the dish originated from Puebla, Mexico. Regardless of where it started, it's a pretty good dish. Shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. I found a great version from Better Homes and Garden where they made a mango version. I'm taking a step further and [...]

Thanksgiving in July – Slow Cooker Mexican Turkey and Potato Stew

Have you ever heard of the Christmas in July sales?  I haven't seen them as much lately, but I remembering them being more prominent when the Internet wasn't the main way to shop.  I'm making this post about Thanksgiving in July because I have a full turkey in the freezer from last Thanksgiving and Tony [...]