Cinco de Mayo

Pineapple-Marinated Beef Fajitas

Pineapple-Marinated Beef Fajitas

This is what I look forward to most, living in southeast Texas. Not fajitas, but this time of year. (Although, let’s be honest – has any culture produced a more amazing, fascinating cuisine that even gets close to TexMex?) It’s open-windows during the day, almost-cool-enough-to-consider-a-light-cardigan over a tank top at night. These next few weeks? [...]

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Black & White Tacos

Black & White Tacos

There’s bar food. And then there’s post-bar food. Those tacos, those fell into the latter category. After college, I predictably kept the safety-net low-paying, entry-level job as a drone at SkyNet that I used to pay my some of my way through school to work for a bunch of people who undervalued me only slightly [...]

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Roasted Hatch Chile & Chicken Enchiladas

Roasted Hatch Chile & Chicken Enchiladas

I strongly dislike corn tortillas that haven’t been fried into chips. The flavor, the texture, the total pain-in-the-assness when it comes to cracking and rolling and splitting. But flour tortillas? LOVE. I am firmly in the “ain’t no enchilada tortilla like a flour tortilla” camp. I might also run the Down With Corn Tortillas SuperPac. [...]

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Chicken and Bean Nachos with H-E-B Primo Picks

Chicken and Bean Nachos with Pico de Gallo

So, there’s this weird thing about Texas. (Take your pick, right?) And it wasn’t something I realized until I was much older. But it has to do with nachos. (That probably wasn’t your first thing that came to your mind.) During most of high school, we lived on Dad’s Bean & Cheese Nachos – a [...]

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Margarita-Glazed Fish Tacos

Margarita-glazed Fish Tacos

I get the best dinner ideas when I don’t have the ability to write them down. Like sitting at dinner with a fork in my hand. Or pushing The Little through HEB in one of those soul-killing plastic car-cart monstrosities. Or playing Candy Crush Then 2 nights later, I’m looking at a random collection of [...]

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Tangelo Margaritas

Tangelo Margarita

It’s probably no surprise to any of you, but when I see a new fruit come in season – or priced low enough that I can’t resist hoarding – the first thing that comes to my mind is: I have tequila at home, right? Because, really now – what fruit doesn’t make a good margarita? [...]

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Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

Dinner tonight was supposed to look a little different. But when it was go-time, I found myself faced with a real sketchy looking mango that I couldn’t remember buying and 3 wrinkly kiwi that I could remember buying because it was the source of The Little’s real public tantrum during the busiest grocery shopping hour [...]

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

5 ingredients to heaven. 5 simple ingredients. I don’t know that any single of ice cream has ever been so rich and decadent. And after being pretty much sugar-free for 30 days, I was good after a single bite. After officially wrapping up the Whole30, I wanted sushi rolls – complete with white rice. Jason [...]

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