Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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This cool weather calls for something warm, flavorful, and homemade. Estofado de Carne is very popular in Mexico and can be compared to the American version of braised ribs with vegetables. The charred Anaheim peppers add the spiciness commonly found in Hispanic dishes. Ingredients: 8 boneless beef short ribs 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into fours 6-8 boiler or pearl onions, peeled 2… Read More

  When my husband and I opened and tasted these spreads for the very first time, we were immediately impressed. We expected to taste that common mayonnaise flavor found in many spreads but that was not the case. Instead of mayonaise, they’re made with cream cheese and white beans! We tasted the oven roasted Garlic Parmesan and the Spicy Chipotle Pepper sandwich spreads. Others include country Herb Ranch and Smoked Bacon Ranch…. Read More

There’s nothing better than homemade pumpkin puree. Not only does it taste similar to mother’s empanadas, but knowing exactly what goes into the preparation of my food is priceless. Now, I know –  it’s only September. But the stores are stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations and so I thought I’d jump on the holiday season bandwagon. What I love about this pie (and other desserts in general) is that both, the… Read More

Flan has to be one of my favorite desserts of all time! This custard is typical in many South and Central American countries and you are sure to find it in every Mexican restaurant. It’s also extremely easy to make! The first recipe is for a plain flan topped with a homemade caramel while the other is topped with delicious guavas. Hope you like it! Flan 2 cans, sweetened condensed milk 4… Read More

      It’s finally fall – my favorite season! So are you craving something warm and sweet? Click this link for recipe:  Empanadas de Calabaza – Pumpkin Empanadas  

Ingredients: 10-15  roasted, (dried) red chili pods 1 lb stew meat or shredded beef 3 potatoes 1/2 onion 4 garlic cloves 2 tbls. salt 2 tbls. ground cumin

      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