This was one of the first candy recipes I ever made. These candies are crystal clear and can be used as decorations for a Christmas tree or a window. Cooking and prep times are approximate, and don't include making your own molds if you wish to do that.
These are wonderful and are almost too healthy to be true. Lots of calcium, protein, fiber, etc. I usually eat them without any topping and just keep popping them in my mouth! Yum. But a good jam will do them nicely as well.
Traditional atole drink from Mexico city. Make it on a cold winter night and you will love it! Reheat it in the morning and you have a nutritious drink for the kids. I warm the milk in the microwave to save about 10 minutes cooking time.
I made this by playing with a basic quick bread/cake recipe that my mother taught me when I was about 10. She used to flavor it with anything she had on hand: oranges, chocolate, pureed carrots or just plain vanilla with pecans to name a few. It's very moist and is a friendly companion for your morning coffee. I'm not a fan of frostings but you could frost it if you like.
Super easy, tasty and quick burritos. I make them with regular flour tortillas so that they come out the perfect size for my kids' small hands- if I made them with those huge burrito-size tortillas, they would never eat them! Great use for leftover cooked chicken. I divide the filling in two before I add the jalapeno and then add it to only one filling for the adults. These can also be served as an appetizer.
A different way of serving puff pastry. The filling is lovely as is but you may add 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans to the mix. From a dessert cookbook called "Postres Irresistibles". Ounces in puff pastry pkg are an estimate. You will need three sheets.
Lots of shortbread recipes out there, but this one is a bit different. The toasted coconut makes the difference. A Martha Stewart recipe that I've been doing for years and my hubby's favorite cookie. Prep time is toasting time and cooking time doesn't include the time for chilling the dough.
A sweet salad traditionally served in Mexico for Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner as one of many desserts. Kids love it. Any apple works fine, but I prefer crunchy apples that aren't too sweet or tart such as Gala or Golden Delicious.
An authentic breakfast item served around Mexico, these are the true molletes. There are other mollete recipes out there, but this is the traditional one. They are cheap, fast and very good. In restaurants they are served with hot coffee and fresh fruit. They can also be served as an appetizer for brunch. You can find bolillos in Mexican bakeries but can substitute 6 in. sections of French bread for the bollillos. Serve 2 for a main dish or 1 for an appetizer.
This salad uses imitation crabmeat. It's healthy and fulfilling, great for lunch. You can add more veggies or replace them to suit your taste. I've substituted the carrots and cucumber with cooked frozen carrots and peas and also some corn with very good results.