Announcing: My cookbooks are now available at Hammock Hardware in Largo, Florida! It may sound a little weird that a hardware store sells cookbooks, but they have a bit of everything, I think. My impression is that they are sort of a general store for the area. So stop in at 13870 Walsingham Rd. and pick up one of my books – Mother’s Day is coming up on the 13th, you know!
And, for those of you who can’t make it to Largo, you can always buy my books on Amazon, as always!
Cinco de Mayo is coming up again, so I’m devoting this post to Mexican fare. You’ve already seen several delicious homemade Mexican recipes on this blog. Here are the links:
This week I’m adding two awesome favorites: margaritas and chilaquiles.
Everyone knows margaritas, at least they think they do. This recipe, however, is an old-school, traditional, purist recipe. No fruit, no fluff, no frills. It’s all the way down to the basic components. It’s my husband’s recipe and he makes it well. Here’s the recipe for you:
I saved the chilaquiles recipe until after the margaritas because it makes a great hangover food!
It’s fun to say, too, kind of like “chee-la-KEY-lace”. Essentially, it’s leftover tortilla chips simmered in either green or red salsa and topped with Mexican crema or sour cream, onions and queso fresco. You can use my tortilla chips and salsa verde recipes for this one. Serve it up with a couple of eggs and you have yourself a hearty, Mexican-style breakfast. You could even top it with some pico de gallo while you’re at it. And for those out there who like breakfast for dinner, here ya go!
So happy Cinco to all of you! I hope you try these recipes – let me know in the comments how they turn out.
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