All About Salsa (the Condiment, Not the Style of Dance!)

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Today’s post is all about salsa! Alright, before anyone starts thinking of swinging hips, upbeat music, and sparkly outfits, let’s clarify we’re not talking about the competitive dance style known as salsa. Instead, we’ll be discussing the condiment that’s frequently served alongside tortilla chips.

National Fajita Day

Posted in Holidays

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Did you know that August 18th is National Fajita Day? That’s right: the third Monday in August will be a time for appreciating fajitas—that quintessential, almost-always-served-sizzling Tex-Mex favorite. We’re already getting our grill pans ready, folks!

Labor Day 2018 Fiesta Ideas

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With August in full swing, we’ve only got a few more weeks until Labor Day rolls around again. It may not be the most festive or glamorous holiday on the calendar, but it’s one of those neat Monday observances that often nets folks an extra-long weekend. What’s not to love about that?

Tips for Making Tortillas at Home

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes

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Is there any Tex-Mex entrée that can’t be improved with the addition of a warm tortilla? The answer, in our expert opinion, is no. Whether they’re used to mop up the extra sauce and melted cheese on your plate or as a convenient vessel for rice, beans, or other messy foods, tortillas are an essential part of Tex-Mex cooking—so much …

How to Re-heat Tex-Mex Leftovers

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“I’m going to need a box!” Although no two Tex-Mex restaurants are exactly the same, there are certain qualities that we’ve all come to expect from this style of cooking.

How to Plan the Best 4th of July Party

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We’re halfway into June, folks, and that means that the Fourth of July is just around the corner. This year, July fourth falls on a Wednesday, so many people are planning to attend parties either the weekend before the holiday, the weekend after the holiday, or both. The calendar doesn’t often provide us with such great opportunities for double-celebrations, so …

Different Kinds of Fish Used in Tex-Mex Cooking

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When most people think about the proteins associated with Tex-Mex food, their minds drift to beef, pork, or even chicken. Fish, however, usually doesn’t get much attention. While it’s true that seafood entrées are much more common in Cal-Mex establishments than they are in Tex-Mex restaurants, pescetarians shouldn’t dismiss Tex-Mex cuisines outright. It’s 2018, and the vast majority of places …

Cinco de Mayo 2018

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Where did the time go? We’re quickly making our way through April and will soon be in May. But hopefully, y’all already know that means: Cinco de Mayo! That’s right; on Saturday, May 5th, Mattito’s will be joining the rest of the Metroplex in celebrating the history and cultural contributions of Mexican-Americans in the United States. This year, we’re going …

Ideas for a Backyard Graduation Fiesta

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May and June will soon be upon us, and for many students, this means only one thing: graduation! After putting in years of work at high school, college, or some other educational institution, it will be time to look back on your accomplishments and celebrate how far you’ve come. And nothing quite says “celebration” like a Tex-Mex themed party with …

How to Get Spring Break Ready with Tex-Mex

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Spring has sprung, and that means that Spring Break is right around the corner. While many folks will be heading out of town for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, others will be enjoying a “staycation” right here in the DFW metroplex. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun with friends and family, though—especially if you host …