Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)

Ceviche Tostada (Vegan)

Ceviche Tostadas  are one of my favorite things, but being vegan for a month means I can’t have fish.  Fortunately, I had already come up with a recipe for cauliflower ceviche which was liked by everyone in the family.  Granted, Baker’s Man complained that I shouldn’t call it ceviche because there was no fish or shrimp in the recipe.  I solved that problem when I prepared these Ceviche Tostadas by telling him that we were having tostadas with cauliflower salad on top.  He willingly ate them without complaint because there was no expectation of seafood in the mix.  I call […]

Spanish Rice with Corn

Spanish Rice with Corn

All of the members of my household love Spanish Rice as a side dish, and I frequently make it from scratch.  Scratch made Spanish rice uses a couple of cans–chicken broth and tomato sauce, but for this challenge,  I decided to try a different method to make Spanish rice.   This is a simple recipe is made completely from shelf stable items. This version has added corn, from a can, and the final rice was delicious.  I will definitely make it again.      I don’t know why, but I really like the combination of rice and corn.

camarones al mojo de ajo

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Shrimp cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce is sure to become a family favorite.  This is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to prepare and serve shrimp.  The sauce is great for dipping tortillas.  It’s one of Baker’s Man’s favorite meals, and I’m sure it will become a favorite in your family, too.

Mexican Poached eggs

Mexican Style Poached Eggs

The idea for these eggs came from a suggestion by an octogenarian, an Italian grandmother, who told me that she poached eggs in spaghetti sauce and served them on top of the noodles and sauce when money was tight.  I was intrigued by the idea.  While I still haven’t gotten around to trying her idea, I woke up one Saturday morning and realized that I didn’t know what to make for breakfast.  I though of her Italian poached eggs, but decided to make a few changes. When I checked the kitchen, I noticed that I had corn tortillas that I […]

"Homemade" fresh salsa from a jar of picante sauce with onions tomato and cilantro added

Faux Homemade Salsa

I could call this recipe semi-homemade, but I think someone else has already pretty much claimed that description, so I chose faux.   While the word means fake or phony and definitely describes the method used to achieve my “home-made” salsa, it does not describe the healthy ingredients that can be found inside this simple recipe.  This recipe was something I learned before I had children, a time when I rarely  cooked.  I knew how to cook, but I wasn’t really interested in cooking.   I had to think too much about it, so I resisted cooking.  In fact, take out was […]

taco bake is like a lasagna made from tortilla chips, beans, and tao seasoned meat.

Taco Bake

This started out as some leftover beans that I needed to use up.  I started adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that and before I knew it, I had a plan.  At first, I considered making nachos, but I decided that I should just add everything to a 9×13 inch pan and bake it together to make a baked taco casserole. Baker’s Man was initially skeptical, but when he tasted it, he declared it a winner.  I served it with an assortment of toppings–salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, diced avocado,  sour cream and black olives.   […]

Michelle’s Simple Chicken Enchiladas

I love enchiladas, but enchiladas can be somewhat complicated to make. Recently, while I was standing by the tortillas in my local grocery store,  I ran into Michelle, a friend of mine from church.  After a few minutes’ discussion, she and I realized that we were both making chicken enchiladas for dinner that night,  so we shared recipes.  I was shocked to discover that her recipe was composed from only 5 ingredients and that she didn’t use enchilada sauce. I was intrigued,  so I made her enchiladas for dinner that night and they were a success.  Here is her top […]