Elevate Your Corn: Tamale Recipe Ideas to Try Now

UPDATED June 6th, 2018 If you've never tried to tackle a Mexican tamale recipe, you're missing out! Tamales are one of the oldest Latin American traditions, dating back to the Ancient Mayans. Today, tamales are still so much more than just…

Quick Skillet Chilaquiles for Lunch or Dinner

UPDATED Januery 12th, 2018 This traditional savory Mexican breakfast or brunch dish combines bright, fresh flavors simmered in a tomato sauce.  Chef Jose Mendin offers a quick and easy version of chilaquiles that could be a great lunch…
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Chile Primer Series I: Ancho, Guajillo, & Pasilla

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Chiles, both dried and fresh, are the kings of Mexican cooking. They form the base of so many popular dishes: salsas (draped over enchiladas, drizzled on tacos), homestyle guisados (such as pork in green sauce), or special-occasion…

12 Taco Recipe Ideas You Haven’t Tried Yet

If you have a love affair with tacos, but you’re tired of the same old taco recipe, then it’s your lucky day. We have 12 to-die-for taco dishes that will make you re-think ground meat as your only taco filling option. And there’s never…

6 Reasons Oaxacan Food is Mexico’s Culinary Star

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When it comes to Mexican cuisine, and all the delicious flavors that make our taste buds happy, we have Oaxacan food to thank for the unique dishes and spices that give Mexican cuisine its life. That’s because this state in the Southern…

The Summer Quesadilla Recipe: aka Your New Number One Dish

There are two truths in life: No one wants to slave in the kitchen come summer and no one can resist the irresistible allure of melted cheese. That’s why preparing a delicious summer quesadilla recipe in just 15 minutes or less is exactly…

9 Game-Changing Mexican Mole Recipes to Make Everything Better

If you’ve ever been to a Latin restaurant and seen the words Mexican mole on the menu, you probably know that it’s a traditional sauce used in Mexican cuisine, but you don’t really have any clue what it is, what it is made from, or what…

10 Cinco de Mayo Food Ideas that Evoke a Trip to Mexico

In a perfect world we would all be permanently on vacation, sipping a refreshing cocktail by the ocean, flaunting a fresh tan and a carefree attitude on the beaches of Mexico. But in the real world, life is a little more complicated and a…
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Lenten Capirotada (Bread Pudding)

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When cooking Mexican cuisine, I like to explore and experiment with the sweeter side of what the culture has to offer. One of my favorites is Capirotada which has also been called the Mexican version of bread pudding. This dish is traditionally…