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Buttermilk-Cilantro Skirt Steak -- Tablescape (1 of 1)

Summer Gatherings and Skirt Steak Tacos

Glancing into the backyard all that remained from our barbecue was a full heart and a deck scattered with tables and chairs like a restaurant patio. Few leftovers marked the occasion of friends gathered around tables under a stormy sky. Yes, rain. Ugh. I’m not even sure how many times we hauled cushions back and forth. Finally, […]

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Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos

Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos has been in my recipe folder waiting to be shared for a year. No kidding. I first made it last summer, but since I was moving at a snails pace, by the time it was proofed and ready for posting winter set in and grilling season had passed. Now that sandals and sunbathing are […]

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Guest Post by Barb at Just a Smidgen: Spicy Mexican Taco Bites

Our guest today is Barb, a.k.a. Smidge, at Just a Smidgen Barb writes an eloquent and elegant blog—I promise you, a single visit will bring beauty to your world. Decor, recipes, DIY projects, photography, and poetry are all woven with a common theme of intentionally celebrating everything beautiful in life. You will recognize her passion for […]

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Black Bean Confetti Salsa

Black Bean Confetti Salsa and Memorial Day Menu Ideas

  We have done more than our share of feasting on board the Celebration Express lately, so this Memorial Day we will be laying low. Thankfully, there are Sprouted Wheat Buns in the freezer for BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches and all the ingredients I need for Celery, Apple, and Fennel Slaw tucked away in the […]

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Roasted Green Chili Burgers: Cinco de Mayo & National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month and Cinco de Mayo is as good a reason as any to partake in south of the border flavors this weekend.  Roasted Green Chili Burgers seemed like the ideal recipe to celebrate both and light the grill. Smoky chilies and cheese mixed right in the burger, topped with salsa mayonnaise […]

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Chicken Pozole Chili

If you Google search Chicken Pozole Chili, you come up with about 630,000 results in 0.17 seconds. Could there really be that many different recipes for this Mexican stew? Pork, chicken, or a mix of meats, cilantro, cumin, various types of chili peppers, blanco, green, or red, all have opinions formed around them and committed […]

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Green Chile Sauce Quest

I like challenges, especially when it is a food challenge levied by my husband.  There is no one on the planet I want to please more with efforts I bring to the dinner table.  From time to time, he will mention a meal he had while traveling or point to a recipe in a cooking […]

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Fish Tacos: Thank you, Baja!

We lived in California years ago, but my first introduction to fish tacos was at Rubio’s in Denver of all places.  I was hooked right away, the textures and flavors are addictive with crisp slaw, tender fish, a squeeze of lime, all cradled in your hand for quick delivery. Where the fish taco originated still […]

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Tacos with Picadillo: Test Kitchen Tuesday

In honor of so many celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I decided to look through my cookbook, The World’s Finest Food for inspiration for Test Kitchen Tuesday this week.  Tacos with Picadillo looked interesting and simple to make—a new twist on an old standby, for sure.  According to on-line sources, picadillo is a traditional Latin American […]

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Habanero-Cilantro Taco Sauce

Saturday night friends came over to help us test the Chile-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos recipe from the Test Kitchen challenge last week. The tacos received rave reviews, truly a fantastic recipe.  This sauce was a little something extra I created to garnish the tacos in place of sour cream. Habaneros really bring the heat, so […]

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