This recipe comes from The Best of Mexico cookbook. It won first place at my work site last year during our annual Cinco Day Mayo salsa and guacamole competition. Wear gloves when you chop the Serrano chilies.
There is not a lot of lime juice in this recipe so prepare it as close to serving time as possible to avoid browning.
This is a great classic spinach salad with hot bacon dressing. I like it because the dressing is made with staples I always have in my kitchen so all I need to do is pick up some fresh spinach. You can add what you like to the salad: eggs, nuts, fruit, etc. This is from "Gourmet Magazine". If you've never attempted a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing this is an easy and impressive recipe that tastes yummy!
Grilled corn on the cob is a wonderful thing. It is made even better smeared with this savory BBQ butter. This could also be used to top off a steak fresh off the grill. Use your favorite BBQ suace to make this as spicy or mild as you want. Adapted from a recipe by Tom Douglas. Yum.
From the California Avocado Commision this is a great flavor combination. The original recipe calls for cooked sliced chicken breasts but I leave it out and serve this as a side dish. This salad is easy to throw together. Enjoy!
My son loves this recipe for french toast. I use most of the same ingredients that I put into a cinnamon roll which gives it great flavor. I like to eat them plain but my son definately goes for the syrup. I turn on the oven to 200º and slip a piece of aluminum foil on my top rack. As I cook the french toast I just pop the finished slices in the oven to keep them warm.
At big family meals growing up cornbread was often a staple on the table but depending on whose house you were at it could be savory or sweet. I prefer the latter. If you like your cornbread sweet with honey butter then this recipe should be right up your alley. From the "Hay Day Country Market Cookbook".
My husband and I have very differing tastes in food but this one dish we both love equally. It was adapted from a Bon Appetit magazine and is nice enough to have on special occasions. The preparation is suprisingly easy for such an elegant dish. Serve with white rice.
At my husband's family gatherings this dish often shows up as an accompaniment to many meals. It is rich and tasty and can easily be doubled for a larger crowd. There are rarely leftovers. I don't know where the name comes from but it definately fits the group. Preheat oven to 350º.
I am a huge fan of dark chocolate. There are so many choices these days when going to select chocolate. I use the chocolate with the highest percentage of cacao I can find. We also like to add a 1/2 cup of walnuts to the batter. Drizzle some melted chocolate on top of the brownies for a special presentation. Choose what you like the best!
My grandma used to make us fried okra a lot when I was a child and I loved it. This version comes from the "Soul and Spice" cookbook. My family likes to eat the fried okra with ranch dressing or ketchup but it is equally good on its own.