Mexican and southwestern cuisine has become a staple in most American households. We even recognize “Taco Tuesday” where families everywhere enjoy this delicious meal, and restaurants serve tacos for only a dollar.
The sales of tortillas speak to the popularity of this cuisine in…
Making tortillas is an art form and I am sure you will have as much fun as I did experimenting with this recipe. I have added some of my own tricks to help make your flour tortilla making process a success.
First gather your ingredients and equipment.
3c white flour or a mix of…
This is a great alternative to the store-bought taco seasoning that contains lots of salt. Adjust the heat to your taste by using less or more cayenne.
1/3 cup chili powder
3 tablespoons paprika (hot or smoky)
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
2 teaspoons black…
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (canola or rapeseed)
1 large onion, chopped
1-2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix (see recipe)
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 pound ground beef (or turkey), cooked and well-drained
4 cups white mushrooms, chopped and cooked
2 teaspoons salt
Corn or flour…
Makes: 6 Servings
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
small pepper Dried New Mexican chili pepper, whole
1 1/4 cups Fresh onions, peeled, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups Fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed 1/2"
6 cups Canned low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
3/4 cup orange…
Sweet potato fries are a quick and delicious way to add flavor and color to your dinner plate. Makes: 6 Servings
3 medium sweet potatoes, 5" long
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
paprika (1/2 teaspoon)
garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon)
It’s harvest time for North Carolina’s state vegetable--sweet potatoes.
North Carolina is the number one producer of sweet potatoes in the United States and has been since 1971. In fact, the state harvested over 95,000 acres of sweet potatoes in 2016, approximately 30,000 more acres…
What to do on a busy weeknight when you poke your head into the fridge and discover a variety of souvenirs left over from previous meals — including veggies, protein and starch? Just reach for a carton of eggs and turn the whole thing into a one-skillet meal. Leftovers? Not at all. The…
I owe the idea to well-meaning fans, who over the years would approach me to thank me for the genius of making 10-minute-meals. I never had the heart to correct them: I hosted Ten Dollar Dinners. Ten-minute meals, I always mused, would be about a thousand versions of PB&J, which sounded like…
The South is credited with creating the cheese straw but no one knows who, where or why exactly. There is one vague story about leftover cheese being added to biscuit dough to make a snack but I don't buy it.
Cheese straws are closer to a crumbly savory shortbread cookie than they are to flaky…