TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Chilaquiles

Instead of Huevos Rancheros on Cinco de Mayo, how about chilaquiles (chee-la-KEE-lace)? While there are numerous regional variations of this traditional Mexican breakfast or brunch dish, the basic recipe tops quartered, fried corn tortillas with salsa or mole sauce, and crowned with fried eggs. Pulled chicken can be added; the dish is topped with shredded…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Chilaquiles”

RECIPE: Skillet Cornbread

[1] The earliest cornbread was made in a skillet: Rectangular baking pans were not yet in use. This recipe is courtesy [2] the New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase. [3] Corn pone, also called hoe cakes and johnny cakes, was the immigrant European’s version of the Native American cornmeal flatbread. [4] Today…
Continue reading “RECIPE: Skillet Cornbread”

TIP OF THE DAY: Instead Of Cinco De Mayo, Celebrate September 16th…With Reposado Tequila

[1] Reposado tequila is the preferred type for celebrations [2] Distrito Federal is Manhattan cocktail that replaces the bourbon with tequila (all photos courtesy Blue Nectar Tequila).   Many Americans look forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo each spring. This relatively small Mexican holiday commemorates a regional battle in 1862, long after Mexican Independence was…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Instead Of Cinco De Mayo, Celebrate September 16th…With Reposado Tequila”

TIP OF THE DAY: Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur & How To Infuse Your Own

[1] Today’s pick: Ancho Reyes chile liqueur (photo courtesy Ancho Reyes). [2] Casa Noble reposado and blanco tequilas. Mix reposado with the liqueur in the cocktail below (photo courtesy Casa Noble). [3] Combine them to make this delicious cocktail (photo courtesy Casa Noble).   If you like tequila, mezcal and the cuisine and culture of…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur & How To Infuse Your Own”

TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio

Top: Serve three different guacamole “flavors” at once (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). Center: Chunky guacamole (photo courtesy Calavo Growers). Bottom: Guacamole in cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy FronteraFiesta.com).   So many guacamole recipes, so little time! The solution: Make guacamole trios, three different recipes at a time. Here are some favorites of ours: Bacon Cheddar…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio”