My lil sis texted me asking if she could use half and half instead of whole milk or heavy cream to make a chowder. I realized that I had the same question when I made my first chowder. I mean that's a lot of fat! But...exactly, fat. The more fat the milk contains the less … Continue reading Heavy Cream Substitutes
I remember the first time I cooked rice. It was my third semester in Bible college and I was cooking for my roommate and a few friends. My beef tacos were on the menu with all the fixings. I had been chopping the veggies for our tacos when I took a peep at the rice … Continue reading My Love Hate Story with Mexican Rice
Growing up, my family had a custom of eating together at the table around 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. It was a special time for all of us to catch up before being pulled away again by things outside the home. There was a time my parents had all four girls in band, choir, sports, and church … Continue reading Growing up…
Oh my, I love Gorditas! They are substantial, wholesome, and easy to make. Gordita means "little fat one." They are corn cakes either deep fried or baked on a "comal" or skillet. You can fill them with cheese, meats, vegetables, beans or any other filling you desire. They are an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. … Continue reading You gotta love a Gordita!
I remember when I was a little girl dipping this sweet bread in my dad's coffee. It was the only time he would let me have coffee and I felt so grown. This pastry, known for its sugar topping that forms a seashell-like shape, is one of the most popular Mexican sweet bread. When you take a bite into one of these, … Continue reading Conchas Mexicanas (Mexican Seashells)