Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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  Like potato salad, chicken salad can be prepared in a variety of ways. This recipe calls for fruit like grapes and green apples but you can add any other fruit your heart desires! The dressing is composed of mayonnaise and media crema, or table cream. It is very common in Mexico to mix media crema and mayonnaise to obtain a velvety and lighter dressing for the salad. You can find media… Read More

Horchata is one of my favorite Mexican drinks. It reminds me of street festivals in Mexico where street vendors line the streets to sell delicious home-made treats. Makes approximately eight cups Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups hot water (for rice to sit in) 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cinnamon sticks sugar  (3-4 tablespoons) or adjust to your preference ground cinnamon for… 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

  This is a dish popular dish in Central and South America and is prepared in many different ways depending on the region. I used russet potatoes for my version but you can also use plantain, or platano maduro, or cooked yuca, also known as cassava or manioc. All in all, the possibilities are endless! Makes approx. 18 stuffed potato balls depending on the size Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed… Read More

Rajas con crema is one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I’m entertaining a large crowd. It is a versatile topping that can be eaten in burritos, sandwiches, burgers, or served with tostada chips. Adding corn is optional but i recommend you do; the sweet corn kernels compliment the smokey and spicy flavors of the charred green peppers. Ingredients: 10 Hatch, green chile peppers 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels 1 –… Read More

Calientitos, or Ponche Navideño, is a drink commonly prepared during the holiday season specifically Christmas. The aroma of this punch while is simmers on the kitchen stove is hypnotizing.  With the blend of exotic fruits, cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane, this punch is sure to entice your guests and is the perfect drink to serve after a holiday feast. Set some aside for the children; they will love digging into the cup to… 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

Locro de Zapallo, a classic dish from beautiful Peru, is a hardy vegetarian dish perfect yearlong but especially satisfying throughout the winter months. Although some may choose to add chicken, fish, or shrimp, the traditional Peruvian locro, or stew, is composed of zapallo macre, or pumpkin, potatoes, cheese, vegetables, and spices. While some of the ingredients are difficult to find in U.S. supermarkets, there are many online stores that offer them at… Read More