Orange Sauce

If you're unfamiliar with Orange Sauce, you're missing out! The spicy, smokey, and creaminess of the sauce is supper addicting.  In the Bay Area, people are crazy about orange sauce and I personally think that it is the most popular taqueria sauce/salsas to squirt, slather, and top on burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas.  La Victoria... Continue Reading →

Butterflied Grilled Mexican Chicken

On hot summer nights when it's way too hot to cook inside the house, I like to go to the local Mexican grocery store to quickly buy a family meal from the deli.  There are always a few family meal options available, but I love the family meal that includes a whole butterflied chicken, beans,... Continue Reading →

Spicy Seven Layer Dip

The Super Bowl is coming this weekend!  People are either hosting or attending a super bowl party.  Going to a potluck and thinking about what to make?  Try this easy peasy, colorful 7-layer dip with a spicy kick that is delicious and pretty to look at. Party Dips are usually crowd favorites every party I attend.  This... Continue Reading →

Mexican Beef Barbacoa

When I dine at Mexican Restaurants or Taquerias, I always look for Barbacoa or shredded beef on the menu. I find that Barbacoa is not as common as other popular meat choices like Carne Asada and Carnitas, so I order it every chance I get. Barbacoa is basically beef chunks that are slowly simmered in... Continue Reading →

Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos

I've been into seafood tacos lately.  I tried fish and shrimp tacos at Dia de Pesca and loved how light, fresh and delicious the tacos tasted.  I found this recipe in my ATK magazine I bought at Walmart.  The best part about recipe it can be done pretty quickly and would be a fantastic weeknight... Continue Reading →

Citrusy Grilled Striped Bass

Cooking whole fish is awesome. Whether you steam, roast, or grill it, the fish ends up being very fresh, delicious, and healthy.  It is also great for entertaining.  Growing up, my parents cooked whole fish all the time and had spring roll parties and hung out with friends and family over a couple of beers. ... Continue Reading →

Papas y Chorizo (Potatoes with Chorizo)

About two months ago, I started researching for the best Mexican cookbook to help me on my journey to perfect Mexican cooking.  My buddy Drew introduced me to Chef Rick Bayless and his cookbook, Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico.  At first, I was a little hesitant and unsure about picking up... Continue Reading →


I love my Costco dutch oven.  I bought one from Costco about 6 months ago, but never really had a chance to use it until NOW!  I saw this recipe prepared on an episode of America's Test Kitchen (ATK) and found it in my ATK cookbook.I think carnitas are hit or miss and depending on... Continue Reading →

Enchiladas Suizas

After seeing Chef Marcela make this dish on Mexican Made Easy, I knew I had to try this dish.  It looked so fresh and used one of my favorite simple food to cook with - Costco Rotisserie Chicken.  I also tried using Oaxaca Cheese for the first time to get a more authentic feel.  To... Continue Reading →

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

I went to the flea market last weekend and bought myself a Mexican cookbook for only $3.    I was very excited because the book provided me with a little history lesson on Mexican food, described various ingredients used in Mexican cooking and had tons of authentic recipes.I had some left over rotisserie chicken from... Continue Reading →

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