Insanely Delicious Mexican Street Corn

I tasted my first bite of street corn at my favorite taco join in south Texas, Torchy’s. (Do I daydream about Torchy’s coming to California? Why, yes, I do!) I knew immediately I must learn to make it. Here’s my version of Mexican Street Corn. It really is insanely delicious! I’m not sure what makes this dish so irresistible. I think it’s the combination of everything! The juicy grilled corn, chili power, cilantro and creamy cotija cheese all come together {Read More}

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo is the perfect blend refreshing, spicy, sweetness on a hot summer day! I bought a couple of personal, seedless watermelons over the weekend and, by yesterday, hadn’t cut into them yet. I wanted to do something a bit different than usual and settled upon apico degallo for one of them (another yummy watermelon recipe is coming soon!) Watermelon, mango, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Doesn’t it sound simply mouth-watering? It’s so flavorful {Read More}

Fresh & Healthy Guacamole

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with fresh and healthy guacamole and an ice cold Corona? Living in San Antonio for 13 years gave me ample opportunities to taste some of the best guacamole you’ll ever find (my favorite is the tableside guacamole at Sazo’s at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter). I’ve spend years perfecting my own version to share with you today!   This year I’m subbing in a super healthy alternative to tortilla chips. It’s my {Read More}

Southwestern Chopped Salad with a Kick!

I love the Spring! Especially all the amazing produce that starts flooding into the farmers market and the local grocery stores. We tend to eat a bit lighter in the Spring than we do in the Winter, perhaps because of those veggies and that we love to grill outside when the evenings are warm. Last night, I put together one of my favorite salads I’ve been making for years, my Southwestern Chopped Salad with a Kick. Not only is it light and {Read More}

Paleo Bacon Jalapeno Bread

We are now on day eight of our paleo challenge. Tom says all he does is think about food. He is mesmerized by food commercials. I don’t really notice them. The main thing I’ve noticed is that I’m spending much more time in the kitchen despite the fact that I have had a very busy week. But that’s okay. We are eating REAL FOOD!  Tom especially misses bread, so I decided to make him some paleo bacon jalapeño bread. He really liked {Read More}

Crowd-Pleasing Cajun Cornbread Stuffing

One of my favorite holiday menu items is my Cajun Cornbread Stuffing. I’m not much of a stuffing fan in general, but this… THIS I can eat all by itself. It’s SOOOOO good. But what recipe that calls for both spicy sausage and yellow cornbread (not the sweet kind!) wouldn’t be amazing? To reduce cooking stress on the holiday itself, I get as much of this recipe done as possible a day or two beforehand. I cook the cornbread and {Read More}