Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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  Churros are very popular in Central and South America but word on the street is, they originated in Spain. Spaniards eat this pastry for breakfast alongside a cup of hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thicker than most found in the U.S. which makes it perfect for dipping. I remember when my parents would take me to the mall in Mexico on Sundays and bought me a churro filled with cajeta… Read More

My cooking techniques are neither calculated nor sophisticated but on more than one occasion I have been told, “you cook just like your father,” and that, my friends, is a great compliment.  My dad was the first foodie I encountered. Not only did he appreciate good meals but he also expected them. Whether a simple picadillo burrito or an intricate three-course meal, he knew quality, and demanded it. I remember the first… Read More

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish and one of my favorite dishes to have for breakfast on special occasions. They taste great with a sprinkle of queso fresco and finely chopped onions but I in my home, we always top ours off with an over-easy egg. You can’t go wrong with that! The sauce is made from roasted and dried red chile pods and is the same sauce you use for other… Read More

Empanadas can be made in many different ways to compliment various stuffings. Here, I skipped the sugar in the dough and prepared a savory chorizo and potato filling with cheese. Ingredients for empanadas: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 2  tbsp. cooking oil                                           2 1/2 tbsp. vodka 1/2 cup… Read More

Machaca is dried and pounded beef which can be used in a number of ways. A favorite in my home is machaca and eggs. If you don’t find machaca at your local grocery store, use shredded beef instead. It won’t give the dish the same flavor but it will taste just as great. Ingredients: 1 cup machaca 4 eggs 2 tomatoes 2 jalapenos one small, white onion 1 garlic clove, (optional) cooking oil salt… Read More

      Huevos rancheros are over-easy eggs on top of lightly fried corn tortillas and topped with chunky salsa made with green chiles, tomato, and onion. It is a very popular Mexican dish and you will find it on just about any breakfast menu at Mexican food restaurants. Ingredients: 3 small tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped                                                                               handful of fresh jalapeno, finely chopped  (I used roasted green peppers) 1/2 cup… Read More