Chef Johnny Hernandez The Frutería – Botanero

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  Chef Johnny Hernandaez The Frutería – Botanero I was recently invited to the Grand Opening of Chef Johnny Hernandez’s The Frutería – Botanero in San Antonio for a Dinner with Tequila Pairing. Umm if you know anything about me, know that I ADORE tequila and couldn’t pass up the chance to sip on tequila,… 

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Coconut Pecan Chocolate Quesadillas

coconut pecan chocolate quesadilla

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Quesadillas Oh sweet chocolate madness!  I don’t think there is any more suitable way to end the weekend without a bit of chocolate. Don’t you agree? A nibble, a bite or even a spoonful of silky sweet chocolate makes the bitter end of the weekend bearable. We’re not a Monday loving family…. 

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Broiled Grapefruit Margarita with Candied Grapefruit Slices


  Broiled Grapefruit Margarita with Candied Grapefruit Slices It’s National Margarita Day! Heads up my tequila loving, margarita making, salt rim dippers…. Today we celebrate everything Margaritas!! Margaritas brimming with the flavor of grapefruit, sweet! I think broiled grapefruit often gets a bad rap. Often considered boring, bland and only for breakfast. Sad.  I love… 

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Grapefruit Buttermilk Granita

grapefruit granita, ruby red grapefruit,

Grapefruit Buttermilk Granita Its grapefruit season in South Texas and I am slurping up every last drop of these little ruby red gems.  In salads, in my morning juice or to vamp up my dinner fajitas grapefruits are a big part of my table at the moment. My grandfather adored grapefruit, my mom enjoys them… 

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Sopa Seca de Fideo

fideo, sopa seca, lent recipe

Sopa Seca de Fideo Growing up fideo was a weekly meal in our home.  A celebrated pantry staple that works wonders for raising a family on a tight budget. A box of fideo ran for as little as 17 cents a box. Funny today they still run about the same price, but now you can… 

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14 Days of Love

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14 Days of Love I did this once when my oldest girl was 5 yrs old and I meant to continue the tradition every year, but failed.  Now with 2 little ladies I think it’s time revamp this tradition, include them in the fun and create sweet new memories.  You will notice that Day 14… 

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