Beef Birria Quesitacos

Last year, the birria taco craze reached the Bay Area and instantly became a super popular food item for all taco lovers.  Birria taco trucks gained a huge cult following by advertising their juicy, gooey, and crispy quesitacos on Instagram and posting the time and location every day where they will be selling. People lined... Continue Reading →

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

The kids and I used to go to Rubios every Tuesday for their Taco Tuesday specials to get discounts on their famous and delicious signature Baja style fish tacos. We were addicted to it and went every Tuesday for a few months until the kids asked me to recreate it at home.  After making it... Continue Reading →

Homemade Corn Tortillas

I get excited and begin salivating when I go to a Taqueria and see the sign with the printed words "Hecho a Mano." This indicates to me that the Taqueria is serious about their tacos and makes fresh tortillas in the house. I love all tortillas, but fresh tortillas is a total game-changer. The soft... Continue Reading →

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor is one of my FAVORITE tacos in the whole world to eat.  I determine the greatness of a taqueria based on the taste of the Al Pastor alone.   If the Al Pastor at a taqueria is no bueno, I probably would not come back, even if the other protein options are delicious. #AlPastorSnob... Continue Reading →

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil is a popular shredded pork dish from the Yucatan region of Mexico.  The pork is wrapped in banana leaves and slowly cooked in achiote paste, lime juice, and orange juice.  I first saw Cochinita Pibil cooked in an underground oven on an episode of one of Rick Bayless' cooking show and it looked... Continue Reading →

Grilled Fish Tacos

                  My kids are huge fans of fish tacos. It's fun to place all the fish taco ingredients and garnishes in front of them and watch them customize their own fish taco.  Emily got the taco creation process down and is becoming quite the taco making professional.... 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 →


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 →

Vegetarian Tacos and Burritos

Yes, you read the title right...Vegetarian Tacos and Burritos.  For those of you don't know, I practice vegetarianism 10 days a month.  That is 1/3 of a month without any red meats, seafood, and chicken.Lately, I've been trying to be more creative with cooking vegetarian food instead of just cooking tofu stir-fry all the time. ... Continue Reading →

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