Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Smoky Poblano Enchilada Sauce and Pasta Para Duros

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Cinco de Mayo recipes are here, there and everywhere at the moment.  And frankly, there can never be too many recipes for this delicious holiday.I love creating sauce recipes using different chile varieties, and the smoky flavor of the dried poblanos makes this recipe incredibly delicious!  Now I'll switch off … [Read more...]

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe . . . in a Taco with Pickled Tomatoes

Perfect Pulled Pork . . . in a Taco with Pickled Tomatoes | Cooking On The Weekends

Flying to another country to see a best friend you haven't seen for years -- that takes a long time, but when the plane lands, the excitement is overwhelming.Sleeping through the night before your birthday or Christmas when you're a kid -- that feels like forever, but in the morning you're beside yourself with … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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My favorite thing to do with leftovers is to crack an egg over them -- over easy, please.  And that's what I suggest you do today with your  Thanksgiving leftovers!I know you've likely been cooking all week -- and guess what?  -- we're carrying on over here at Cooking On The Weekends!  That's just what we do. (And … [Read more...]

Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe with Spiced Pepitas and Honey-Chipotle Lime Dressing

Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing | Cooking On The Weekends

Our Mexican food fest continues.  This Mexican Chopped Salad will be the perfect light accompaniment to the Smoky Chipotle Nachos and other richer dishes we'll be serving at my husband's little birthday soirée this weekend.With food, little details can make a big difference.For example, I think ice-cream tastes … [Read more...]

Plantain-Picadillo Empenada Recipe

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This recipe is insanely delicious. Really and truly delicious! (You'll learn I don't hold back when I like something.)  I love Latin flavors and I cooked up a storm for Cinco de Mayo this year.This Picadillo recipe was the hit of the night. And I must say, the sweet plantain "dough" is brilliant!  (Wish that had … [Read more...]