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Spicy Shrimp over Pureed Hominy

This recipe was previously published over at The Latin Kitchen.  Spicy Shrimp over Pureed Hominy Celebrating Lent season in South Texas means only one thing, Shrimp!  Wild-caught straight from the   blue water in the gulf Texas shrimp are well known world-wide for their great flavor.  South Texans take their feasting for Lent to a whole… 

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Chicken Ranchero Chimichangas

Chicken Ranchero Chimichangas Calling all Tex-Mex lovers! Holy chimichanga! We Texans love anything stuffed, spooned or stuffed into a tortilla, yum! Today I wanted to share a family favorite treat, chimichangas. You can find chimichangas in every Tex-Mex joint her in South Texas, people can’t get enough of them.  A flavorful filling spooned into a… 

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Tex-Mex Couscous Salad

Tex-Mex Couscous Salad Mi carino loves couscous.  Every few months he requests that I make couscous for dinner, so I make sure to keep a plentiful stash hidden away in my pantry. He first tried couscous while he was deployed.  He, his fellow soldiers and translator enjoyed a colorful plate of couscous, lamb kebobs and… 

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Cinnamon Orange Margarita

Cinnamon Orange Margarita Happy National Margarita Day!  I’ve teamed up with a few fellow tequila lovers to provide you with plenty of inspiration to help you celebrate this fun day in style. Inspired by the cinnamon oranges I keep in my fridge to enjoy with my French toast or in my oatmeal I decided to… 

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Chile Lime Salmon with Caribbean Salsa

Chile Lime Salmon with Caribbean Salsa For many Lent season can seem a daunting task. I know it was for me when I moved out on my own. The first year I first moved out I ate pancakes, mac and cheese and loads of fish sticks in attempt to continue the Lenten tradition that my… 

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Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita Whether you like them straight up, on the rocks, or fresh from the blender, margaritas are amaazzzing! What better excuse to celebrate the beginning of the weekend or Valentine’s Day than with a margarita made from fresh fruit, plus a spicy kick from pickled jalapenos. And don’t forget National Margarita Day takes… 

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Hibiscus Hanky Panky

Hibiscus Hanky Panky A classic cocktail that originated in the London’s Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in the early 20’s. Similar to a sweet martini the hanky panky features gin, sweet vermouth and fernet.  For those of you not familiar fernet it is an Italian liqueur made of a blend of cardamom, chamomile, rhubarb and saffron…. 

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Avocado Brownies

Sweet Life Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Avocados from Mexico and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Avocado Brownies I recently co-hosted an event with Avocados from Mexico in Houston, Texas to launch their Echale Challenge, more on this below. I served these avocado brownies at the event… 

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