Pollo con Mole Verde (Chicken in an Herbed Green Sauce)

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Growing up in Texas, I’m familiar with certain parts of Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. I have made barbacoa. Tacos de lengua. I’ve pickled carrots and jalapenos, am fairly intimate with enchiladas and have made countless tacos. I’ve even made nopalitos. And yet, there is still so much that I am not familiar with at all. Mole,…

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Prickly Pear Lime Margarita (Prickly Pear Syrup)

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The other day, I stumbled upon some gorgeous purple prickly pear at the farmer’s market. I’ve seen them on the roadside in the past few weeks, ripe and beautiful. But never have I had the nerve to stop and pick them. Besides, they have spines that will definitely cause some painful regret if you grab…

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice

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Yes, I realize that I’ve posted a version of this recipe before, long ago when my photography was just atrocious (actually, that was one of my better ones, which is kind of sad), and my blog was still just a baby and had like five followers, one of which was my Grandma. In those 5+ years, I’ve…

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Hatch Chile and Corn Salsa

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I know it’s September, and some of my Canadian friends are even experiencing snow already. But seeing as how it’s still warm here (we’ve “cooled down” to the low-to-mid 90s), I’m going to have one last summer hurrah with this recipe. Sound good? Hatch chile season is waning, but I managed to grab some good…

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