Hey Cinco de Mayo, Put this in your Crock Pot and Cook It!

I’d like to say I planned this. Last week when I talked about my basic cooking recipes, the building blocks if you will, and teased you with my shredded chicken taco recipe, I’d like to say I knew Cinco de Mayo was right around the corner. That would be a lie.

I’m pretty sure something bigger than me and my poor organizational skills brought us here right now. While I’m not the best at paying attention to a calendar, I do like to pay attention to the lovely signs and arrows life occasionally gives us to let us know we are on the right path.

This is clearly fate and meant to be. And if you find yourself wondering what to cook for Cinco de Mayo and also find yourself reading this post, then clearly that is fate telling you to cook this. Listen to the signs and listen to your tummy. [Read more…]

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Do you ever play the “if you could only have one thing for the rest of your life” game?

You know, when you have to choose between 2 things you really love.

Wine or Beer?

Coffee or Tea?

Rice or Potatoes?

Jeans or Skirts?

This is a hard game for me and it is not often you will get me to make a decisive choice. But I can say with certainty that if I could only eat Mexican food for the rest of my life, I would be happy. As long as I could still have both beer and wine and it didn’t involve tequila! Don’t ask what happened last time I drank tequila. Just know, if you get married in Mexico and have Patron shots as your party favor you are kinda asking for it… (Not my fault, love you Skyler!)

So as you will see in the years to come, I love love love Mexican food. To me, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is like a building block for fine Mexican cuisine. It is packed with flavor, smells amazing in the oven, and tastes great on everything (except brownies).

So what should you eat with this? Here are a few ideas if you want to take it beyond just chips and salsa. [Read more…]