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Ingredient: Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Mexican Corn Salad

Inspired by the street food south-of-the-border, this Mexican Corn Salad is a tangy, sweet and savory side for anything coming off your grill this summer.   Across the world, street food is considered a vital part of heritage food culture, dishes tied to history by ingredients and techniques significant to the country and its people. It’s so important that a World Street Food Congress is held each year, with contributors like Anthony Bourdain, to showcase food from around the globe and build a dialogue around supporting local vendors and preserving street food traditions. Celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless and...

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Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs. Moist, tender, juicy, flavorful meatballs in a super easy, sweet, homemade teriyaki sauce! I’m in! These teriyaki meatballs make a great appetizer or are equally as wonderful, served over rice, as a main course for dinner.   The meatballs themselves are melt in your mouth tender and are enhanced with a lovely combination of Asian spices. They’re made with a mixture of ground beef and ground pork. I know some people don’t eat pork. No worries! This recipe comes out great if you make it with all ground beef, too. It also comes out delicious when it’s made with...

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My Favorite Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup is something I always, ALWAYS crave!  Warm chickeny broth with a hint of lime……lots of chicken…….chunks of avocado……and crunchy tortilla strips! As Ina always says, what’s not to LOVE?  This is “the recipe” I go to year round when I’m craving that wonderful comfort food. In fact, Spring and Summer are the times I most crave this soup. It’s funny, most people think that Southern California is always sunny and warm, but ironically, when the rest of Southern California heats up, the beach cities get pretty cool.  O.K. sooooooo……let’s be clear…..I’m NOT complaining AT ALL! It’s nothing like...

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Rachael Ray’s Southwestern Chili Con Queso Pasta Baked

Pinterest. Yes, I’m addicted. Who among us isn’t! LoL. Well, when I find recipes like this, I’m very thankful for all the countless hours I spend on that crazy website. I’m always on the lookout for recipes with ground hamburger. A pasta and beef recipe is right up my alley. This is from Rachel Ray. It is good. I mean GOOD!   Whoda thunk mixing pasta and chili con queso baked up together would be soooo fabulouso?!?! Well, I guess Rachel did. Recipe Notes: This recipe is a bit time consuming but absolutely worth the investment in time. It...

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Chicken and Bean Chili Verde

Here’s a wonderful and unique Chili that is perfect when the weather cools down. It’s super chunky, full of great flavors, and a wonderful change of pace from your standard chili. The corn gives the chili verde a sweet crunch and the lime and cilantro really brighten all the flavors. If you want a spicier version don’t seed the pablonos and add a few jalapenos. Source: Adapted from Southern...

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