Mexican

  • Ortega Style Steamed Mussels with Wine & Garlic Recipe

    March 13, 2021Van

    Ortega Style Steamed Mussels – something I dream about. My husbands favorite restaurant of all time is Walt’s Wharf in Seal Beach, CA. We had been having date nights there for as long as I can recall. We always started with their steamed clams or mussels—using their housemade sourdough bread to soak up every ounce…

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  • Trader Joe’s Stadium-Style Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe

    February 7, 2021Van

    Quick and easy stadium-style Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe that you can throw together in about 5 minutes!  Grab everything you need at your local Trader Joe’s  

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  • Trader Joe’s Carne Asada Fries Recipe Hack

    February 3, 2021Van

    If you’re from California, you’ll understand the love for Carne Asada Fries!  Charred steak over fries with tons of melted cheese – this is a crowd pleasing appetizer (even though I know plenty of people who’ve eaten this as a meal😂).  You can make this at home pretty easily with a few ingredients from Trader…

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  • Trader Joe’s Crispy Baja Fish Tacos Recipe – 15 Minute Meal

    January 15, 2021Van

    A quick meal idea using a few items from Trader Joe’s, these delicious Crispy Baja Fish Tacos took under 15 minutes to put together. You can use Trader Joe’s Battered Halibut or Fish Nuggets for thes the tacos (I prefer the Battered Halibut). El Milagro are the best store bought corn tortillas, but they might…

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  • Instant Pot Mexican Rice Recipe

    September 17, 2020Van

    This is an easy recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Rice that tastes like just as good as the restaurants – it’s fluffy, perfectly seasoned – a must have side dish for any Mexican meal you’re cooking. Check out my recipe for Instant Pot Refried Beans here.   Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor – find it…

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  • Instant Pot Birria Tacos with Consomé Recipe

    September 14, 2020Van

    Growing up in SoCal I had access to the best authentic Mexican food, there were spots that were just as good or better than places you’d find in Mexico.  Birria Tacos had started to gain popularity in the last few years and it’s no surprise – they are AMAZING! Birria Tacos are made from a…

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  • EASY Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe (No-Soak)

    September 14, 2020Van

    This is super simple recipe to make delicious Refried Beans in the Instant Pot without having to soak the beans overnight – what a time saver! Check out my recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Rice here. Be sure to click on the accessories list below to get the most out of your Instant Pot.

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  • Instant Pot Spicy Green Taco Truck Salsa

    July 5, 2020Van

    One thing I can say about my hometown of Santa Ana, California is that the worlds best tacos are found there. Well, maybe the best outside of Mexico. I loved to try all the various taco trucks…and as a spice lover, the crown jewel was always the deliciously fresh bottle of extra spicy green salsa…

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  • Mangonada Popsicles Recipe (Mango + Chamoy)

    March 23, 2020Van

    These popsicles are inspired by the delicious Mexican drinks Mangonadas – which are made of mangos, lime juice, Chamoy and Tajin. I used to love Vero Mango Chili Lollipops as a kid and these popsicle are very reminiscence of those in flavor – you get the delicious sweet flavor from the mangos and it’s balanced…

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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Flan Cake Recipe (Chocoflan)

    April 29, 2018Van

    Chocolate Flan Cake is Mexican dessert also known as Chocoflan or Impossible Cake – it’s one of the most delicious desserts consisting of a thick velvety flan on top of a rich brownie like chocolate cake with a caramel topping. When you put the cake together, you pour the chocolate cake batter on the bottom…

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