Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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There are many variations of the famous tortilla soup but if you visit a restaurant in Mexico, this is the version you are most likely to find on the menu. It’s also my favorite. The broth is a simple concoction of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices. Homemade tortilla chips are the star of this dish although it is also common to add pork rinds. The pasilla peppers add a bitter smokey bite… 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

So perhaps a hot soup is not as appetizing in the spring as it is in the winter, but if you love turkey, potatoes, and pasta, does the weather even mater? The broth is light, buttery, and full of flavor. This dish is a hit in my home time after time. Ingredients for meatballs: 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 garlic clove,  minced 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill 3… Read More

I made individual pot pies with every intention to eat a single serving, however, after one taste of the delicious crumble topping, I couldn’t resist having seconds. You can make these using a muffin pan, like I did, or cupcake size pot pies for appetizers. Enjoy! Serves 6 muffin size pies Filling: 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded or cubed 1/2 cup cooked carrots cubed 1/2 cup cooked green beans or… Read More

Fideo is a popular soup served as a side or starter for many Mexican dishes but it can also be served as the main course with a flour tortilla or warm bread. It is very easy to make and a comfort food in many households including mine. Ingredients: serves approx. 4,  3/4 cup servings 1 cup fideo pasta 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic… Read More