Mexican & TexMex

Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

March 6, 2014
Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

It’s grilling season. Kind of. And by kind of, I mean there are currently icicles hanging off the new grill. The new grill I bought specifically to make these fajitas. Of course there are icicles. Because this is Texas and Spring Break is 3 days away and the Bluebonnets and Paints are already peeking out [...]

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Green Chile Chicken & Quinoa Stew with HEB Primo Picks

January 16, 2014
Green Chile Chicken & Quinoa Stew

For the last three weeks, the majority of our meals have come from either the hospital vending machine, a Chick-fil-A drive-thru, or Disney World. Talk about extremes. (And my favorites were obviously from Disney World!) After getting back from our trip this week, I spent most of yesterday limping around the kitchen for some make-ahead [...]

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

November 8, 2013
King Ranch Chicken Casserole

That is King Ranch Chicken Casserole. And it’s Texas’ contribution to the category of amorphous, 50-Shades-of-Brown, one-dish comfort foods that taste far, far better than they look. But I’m not doing it justice. To describe King Ranch Chicken a little more favorably – and in a manner totally worthy of that warm bowl of comfort [...]

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Pineapple-Marinated Beef Fajitas

October 22, 2013
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

September 23, 2013
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

September 13, 2013
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 Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

August 20, 2013
Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

You can add “forgo dinner at home most nights and drag the family to Freebirds for a steak or chicken burrito bowl” to the list of things I’d do if money grew on trees around here. Right above that – never washing or flat-ironing my hair again. And since money doesn’t grow on trees , [...]

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

July 30, 2013
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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