Cinco de Mayo is Wednesday so I’m warming up my palate for a few days of yummy, yet easy, Mexican/Southwest “inspired” meals.
Tortillas are one of the first items many folks think of when referring to Mexican food. Tortillas means “little cake” and that’s what they are: a flat unleavened round of corn or wheat flour.
Tortillas are the canvas one uses to make burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, tapa, flauta and tacos. Tonight I’m making easy quesadillas, which I loosely interpret to mean flour tortillas filled with cheese, a few more tidbits according to whim, folded then fried until crispy.
I’ve always loved the flavors of goat cheese and roasted peppers together and thought they would be good in tonight’s quesadilla. Chicken, beans, hot peppers, artichoke hearts, eggplant, tomato and pumpkin seeds would all be great substitutes for the red pepper and spinach, as well.
For a blast of bright August flavor on a frigid January day, try roasting tomatoes. Baking or roasting transforms the winter tomato, minimizing the mealy texture and maximizing their sweet flavor. Last weekend I concocted the recipe below, and brought the appetizer (pictured above) to a party. I saved time by having the baker slice the baguette and … Full recipe post »
This Sunday evening in Houston, Lady Gaga performs on the world’s largest stage. She crushed the national anthem this time last year–I had goosebumps for days–and this year it’s rumored her act will be over-the-top. Literally. The Patriots and Falcons will bookend her show (-: The Falcons are the underdog rookies. After all, this is the ninth Super Bowl … Full recipe post »
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