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Ingredients 2 ripe Haas avocados 1/2 cup finely diced red onion juice of 1 lime 1 finely diced jalapeño pepper (or two serrano peppers) 1 finely diced Roma tomato (optional) 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro salt, to taste Instructions In a bowl, mix avocado, red onion, lime juice, and tomato.  Mash gently with a potato […]


While living in California, I totally fell in love with carnitas.  What is carnitas you ask??? Well it’s well seasoned and chopped (or shredded) pork used to make tacos.  I’d head to Taqueria San Jose, order a plate of carnitas tacos and a horchata.  Top it all off with a spicy mango lollipop.  Since being […]

Pico de Gallo

I made my pico de gallo through trial and error so please, use this recipe loosely to find a combination that you love.

Mexican Night

Mexican night was a huge success. I decorated the table very simply, with a colorful striped tablecloth, pinata (unfilled), a matador cape (repurposed cloth napkin), and a vase filled with Mexican candy.  For fresh flowers, I used sunflowers and red gerbera daisies. On the menu were carnitas, Milk’s famous turkey tacos, rice and beans, guacamole, […]

Salsa Verde

Thanks to restaurant refugee.  I used your tip of processing each ingredient separately.  Not only was the texture of my salsas much improved, but my arm wasn’t aching from the work. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb tomatillos 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon sugar 3 […]


Saute 1 cup chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic in olive oil until translucent. Puree 28 oz of fire roasted tomatoes until smooth, add to onions and simmer. Season with up to 6 teaspoons of chili powder (add 1 teaspoon at a time) until the desired flavor is reached. Toast 10 corn tortillas in […]

Mexican Chocolate Cake

  This recipe has been modified from the original. Cake Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter 1/2 cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup strong coffee 2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk 1 tablespoons vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 […]