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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled red onions are one of my favorite condiments to pile on top of grilled fish or pulled pork tacos.  I had a craving for a taco feast this week and decided to make my favorite Baked Fish Tacos.  Along with the standard classics Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, I decided to whip up a … Continue reading

Pulled Duck Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa

So normally, I am much more organized in advance with my dinner parties but my Cinco de Mayo taco party last weekend.. well, clearly just didn’t happen.  I usually throw food parties midday Sunday because it gives me all Saturday to prepare, but my friend Cherie (who has never missed any of my kitchen adventures) asked for Saturday night … Continue reading

Mango Pineapple Salsa

I made this version of Mango Pineapple Salsa as an accompaniment to Pulled Duck Tacos for my pre Cinco de Mayo taco party recently.  It is a bit sweeter than the recipe Natalya used when she made her Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa (the original recipe actually only called for pineapple but she added it for more … Continue reading

Skirt Steak Tacos

This weekend, I hosted a taco party for pre Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Quick background on the holiday, May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely translates to people drinking a whole lot of tequila and cerveza. … Continue reading

Taco Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Cilantro Lime Dressing

I stumbled across this recipe from deconstructingthehome a few months ago and was immediately infatuated. Chickpeas aren’t an ingredient I am used to stocking so the recipe photo link just sat there tantalizing me for weeks on my “Recipes to Try” Pinterest board. Finally, I came across a tower of chickpea cartons on sale at … Continue reading

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

Food Trucks, CA

Food trucks are all the rage right now in California. They have been very popular in Southern California and have worked their way over to the Bay Area over the past couple of years. Most of the time the good ones are in San Francisco, but I don’t always have the time to make the … Continue reading

Burger & Barrel, NYC

Burger & Barrel Chef: Josh Capon Cuisine: American, Burgers Neighborhood: SoHo Price: $25-40 per person Address: 25 W Houston, NYC 10012 Telephone: (212) 334-7320 Hours: Open 7 days a week, 11:30am – 11:00PM Sunday to Wednesday, 11:30AM – 12:00AM Thursday to Saturday Weekend brunch served 11:30am – 4pm Burger & Barrel is a classic American … 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