Cinco de Mayo Recipe Extravaganza! Tortillas, Chilaquiles and Margaritas, Oh My!

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A goldmine of Cinco de Mayo recipes, starting with homemade tortilla chips and salsa verde. Combine those into chilaquiles and top off your celebration with an old-school margarita recipe. Better yet, save the chilaquiles until the next day - it makes great hangover food. ¡Olé!

How to Make Salsa Verde, Mexico’s Green Salsa with Tomatillos

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Late for Cinco de Mayo, but delicious any time, here's my recipe for Mexican Salsa Verde. It's made with tomatillos, a Mexican tomato-like veg covered in a papery husk. The salsa is quick and tasty, and you can control the level of heat by modifying the amount of chili pepper you put in.

Denver’s Casa Bonita – Family Restaurant or Roadside Attraction?

For Cinco de Mayo, join me on a spontaneous trip to Denver's Casa Bonita, a roadside attraction, restaurant and favorite family place in the Lakewood suburb. See thrilling cliff divers and sopaipillas, too. Fifty-two thousand square feet of fun!

Orchids for Mother’s Day

First, happy Cinco de Mayo! Last week I posted photos of my tortilla endeavor. I’ve made them again since then and discovered something helpful. So click here to go directly to the updated information. In any case, don’t forget to make my sangria or guacamole as part of your Cinco celebrations.

Second, you may have noticed some changes to the blog’s appearance. I’m happy to announce I’ve made some major back-end changes, including a larger server with more bandwidth. Also, I’m using WordPress now, which is why it looks so different. read more

How to Make Your Own Corn Tortillas with Masa Harina

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If you know what masa harina is, you can make homemade corn tortillas from scratch. Although I use a tortilla press, you can roll them out with a rolling pin, too. Be ready for Cinco de Mayo with this easy recipe!

The Stained Glass of La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

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After an amusing taxi ride, our little traveling foursome arrived at the medieval La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. It's very near Notre Dame. The fascinating gargoyles adorning the facade were a fitting preface to the ornate interior. But the absolute best part of it was all the stained glass!