The Flavors of Mexico

Dishes and cuisine inspired by the Southwest and Mexico.

Paletas de fresa aka Strawberry Ice Pops

Desserts
Paletas de fresa aka Strawberry Ice Pops

Made with 4 cups of fresh strawberries, these paletas (Mexican ice pops) are loaded with fresh strawberries and depending on how much or little you purée it, it has a great texture. This is NO ordinary ice pop…

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Queso Fundido with Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette

Appetizers & Condiments
Queso Fundido with Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette

This appetizer dish has a couple of tasty surprises. It’s presentation with dollops of homemade roasted poblano vinaigrette and beautiful multicolored tortilla chips makes it a festive crowd pleaser.

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Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette

Appetizers & Condiments
Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette

This roasted poblano vinaigrette has a smooth texture and is poblano flavorful without being overpowering. Depending on your chiles, it’s not spicy hot but tasty just the same!

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Pasta Soup (Sopa) with Chicken and Vegetables

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Pasta Soup (Sopa) with Chicken and Vegetables

This is my rendition of a childhood favorite soup (sopa) that my Mom used to make with fideo, estrella (stars) or alphabeta pasta. My changes over the years has been the seasonings and addition of vegetables, serving it with small cubes of Cotija cheese and garnishing the top with crumbled Cotija, as well.

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Chile Relleno Casserole

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Chile Relleno Casserole

Teenie Notes The original handed-down casserole recipe called for 1 large can of Ortega chiles.   When the chiles soak in their own juices for an extended period of time, it changes the flavor.   I strongly recommend using fresh peppers. Grilling the peppers on an outdoor grill makes the roasting process quick and less mess on your […]

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Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

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Old Town State Historic Park

There is a general misconception by many that Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Independence Day.     Historically, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of General Ignacio Zaragoza and a mere 5,000 battered Mestizo and Zapotec Indians’ victory over the occupying French forces in what became known as the “Batalla de Puebla” on May 5th, 1862.   The “Battle […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

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Chicken Enchiladas

Sometimes I just crave a healthy plate (by healthy I mean portion) of homemade enchiladas and rice.   It’s a great dish to assemble the next day using leftover chicken or turkey.    When serving, I like to have extra enchilada sauce on hand to drizzle some on the rice and even a little more on the […]

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