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Taco Seasoning

My mom always buys McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix in bulk from Costco and so typically have a drawer full of these packets. The last time I went home, I happened to check the drawer and saw the packets had expired in the 1990s. Winning! Not that I am great at doing timely inventory checks; I … Continue reading

Vegetable Salsa Soup

When our group of friends rented a house together for a skiing & snowboarding weekend in Vermont, everyone decided to bring their own snacks, which somehow became BYOS (Bring Your Own Salsa).  Even after the weekend’s junk food fest, Natalya and I still ended up with a stockpile of salsa to take home (we never … Continue reading

Honey Lime Shrimp

I had a bunch of leftover tropical salsa from our Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa recipe, and so I decided it was taco time!  I found a bunch of jumbo shrimp on sale at the store and I came across a recipe for Honey Lime Shrimp with Margarita Slaw that I wanted to … Continue reading

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

Natalya and I have a massive chip and guacamole  addiction, and this summer we have probably consumed an average of 1 avocado a day.   We recently started fancying up our guacamole with mangos and pomengranate and so when I came across a recipe to fancy up tortilla chips with chili powder and cayenne pepper, … Continue reading

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

For our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Natalya and I decided to set up a taco station.  On our lazier days, we just cook some ground beef with a packet taco seasoning, but I wanted to do something different.  I was debating about making some pulled chicken in the same way we did for our Layered … Continue reading

Tequila Lime Rice

I ended up liking the idea of soaking the sauce from Tequila Lime Shrimp into the rice so much that made a second batch of the sauce just to cook especially with the rice.  Basically, I just tweaked the Tequila Lime Shrimp recipe portions of the “margarita sauce” and then added cooked rice to the … Continue reading

Tequila Lime Shrimp

From one of my favorite cooking blogs, Closet Cooking, this is Kevin’s take on Margarita Shrimp.  I was trying to think of what to make for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and naturally all I could think of was margaritas.  I ended up trying a recipe for Margarita Shrimp, which required marinating the shrimp in … Continue reading

Spicy Bean Salsa

As Jen and I brainstormed the menu for our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, we wanted (for the lack of a better word) to spice up a normal salsa recipe. So we found this and it turned out to be very easy to make, refreshing, delicious, with just the right amount of kick. We had also … Continue reading

Baked Fish Tacos

After having a wonderful dinner at Barmarché, I could not stop craving their amazing Crispy Bass Taquitos in soft-shelled flour tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo & apple cider slaw.  I have made Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa before and figured… why not try fish?  So when I was doing my regular grocery shopping, I … Continue reading

Apple Cider Slaw

I have never been a fan of coleslaw because all I can really taste is the mayonnaise.  However, after trying the apple cider slaw with Barmarché‘s crispy bass taquitos in soft-shelled flour tortillas with guacamole and pico de gallo… I realized not all slaws were so bad.  Slaws in general are basically salads composed of … Continue reading