Zucchini and Corn Chalupas (aka Tostadas)

Are you still swimming in zucchini? I’ve made zucchini pickles (two batches because my boyfriend ate the first batch all up!), zucchini bread and now zucchini and corn chalupas.  I’ve started picking them smaller and smaller, which is fun when they still have the blossoms attached. I save those for fried squash blossoms. The other […]

Tex-Mex Squash Casserole from the Homesick Texan

Are you sick of zucchini yet? If you’re growing your own and perhaps in a foolish moment planted more than one like I did, you may well be! Having a variety is fun and they combine well in this Tex-Mex Squash Casserole but if you only have one kind, I’m sure it will taste equally […]

Texan-Style Chicken Fajitas and Guacamole

These chicken fajitas are so good I had to make them again just a week after I made them the first time! You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts. They’re best if you give them an hour or so to marinate a bit in the lime juice. The original recipe calls for using […]

Easy Chili Verde Recipe, Cilantro Rice & Pinto Beans

Our Sunday dinner last night was based on the easy chili verde recipe I’d promised to make for my youngest. I also made a skillet upside down cake with fresh cranberries.  All the leftover chili went home with my kids for their lunches. I had the rice and beans with salsa and cheese wrapped up […]

Jicama Salad with Arugula, Romaine and Lime-Cilantro Dressing

I’d forgotten how much I like jicama. I used to just cut it up and serve it with vegetables anytime we did vegetables and dip at parties but I can’t remember the last time I bought one. I saw this salad in Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless and decided it would make a great side […]