New Year’s Tamales


This post is very late. A few years too late, really.  Even now, I’ve spent the last two weeks writing it. Anyway, we started making tamales as a family in late 2015. The tamales turned out great, but we didn’t make very many. The year after, around Christmas, we decided to do it right: we made about 15 pounds of pork, flavored with a pepper sauce made from scratch, and my husband’s late step-grand-mother’s masa dough recipe. We enlisted help by launching our first ever tamale party, inviting our close family and friends. Unfortunately for us, the party got snowed out and only a few people were available to help us roll dozens of tamales. Even with the help, my husband and I were up late, watching every Workaholics episode known to man, dutifully rolling tamales. Needless to say, we had tamales for days. Well into June, in fact.

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The Best Chicken Fajitas In The World


IMG_9428.JPGI know, I know, it’s a big claim. Just sit there. Keep reading. We’ve been making chicken fajitas for years and have tried many different recipes from simple and easy, to multi-step madness.  This is the best and easiest recipe, by far. The marinated chicken comes out so flavorful and juicy, the peppers and onions come out perfectly cooked, wrap it in a tortilla and just try and tell me I’m wrong about them being the best in the world.

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3 Minute Guacamole

Yup. You are 3 minutes away from having a bowl of delicious guacamole sitting in front of you. On your chips. In your taco. On your burger. My kids eat it with a spoon if I let them. Whatever transportation vessel you chose, you need this guac in your mouth. This is the recipe I use when I need guac in a hurry. Like, oh no, I just pulled the nachos out of the oven and forgot to make the guacamole. Not even a problem, man.

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