Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

I remember when my freshman Spanish teacher made us Mexican hot chocolate in class one day. She had a little hot plate going up on the little cart that usually held the projector – I think it was for Dia de los Muertos – but we ate a lot of food in that class so […]

Cooked up on May 10, 2013

More like this: baking | dessert | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

Homemade Refried Beans

I was never a big refried bean person as a kid (Heck, I barely ate beans as a kid. I made up some weird crap to get out of eating green beans). As I got older and realized that things that look kind of funky sometimes taste delicious, I tried refried beans out of a […]

Cooked up on April 25, 2012

More like this: dinner | frugal | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | party | side | six ingredients or less | uses for leftovers

Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

It seems like I’ve been hearing from so many people about making enchiladas this week (looking at you, Mary). So when Dave and I found this in our newest edition of Real Simple, I was immediately on board. Truthfully, though, this is a pretty big departure from Real Simple’s recipe, just because it is originally […]

Cooked up on February 14, 2012

More like this: dinner | frugal | gluten free | healthy eating | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Weekend Refreshing Beverage: Homemade Horchata

Going to a party this weekend? Is it outdoors by chance? Then this is what I suggest bringing, because that is exactly what we did last weekend: make some horchata at home. Horchata is a cool, refreshing Mexican beverage made of milk (or rice milk), cinnamon, rice and sugar. Not whole rice grains — calm […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2011

More like this: drinks | six ingredients or less | summer

A Delicious and Seasonal Dinner: Zucchini and Roasted Corn Tostadas

At our house, “taco night” is more like a creative Mexican night: sometimes there’s homemade refried beans with chorizo (ooh, I should post about that…), sometimes there’s pan-fried fish and mango salsa (more ideas to post about…) … and this time, there’s fresh zucchini and sweet corn from our CSA. Yes. First, let’s toast that […]

Cooked up on July 22, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner