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 …

Which is Healthier? Margarita on the Rocks, Frozen Sangria Swirl, or Beer?

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Alright, cards on the table: how many folks made a new year’s resolution to “be healthier” in 2018? We’re willing to bet at least some of our readers made such a pledge on January 1st. To be fair, it’s not a bad goal—it’s just a bit vague. For example, when you say you want to be healthier, do you mean …

Winter Holiday Traditions in Mexico

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Folks, it’s time once again to broaden our horizons! Back in October, we discussed Día de Los Muertos. The purpose of that post was to explain some traditions associated with this often-misunderstood holiday. Well, with Christmas right around the corner, we figured we’d take another educational jaunt south of the border. Read on to learn about Christmas traditions in Mexico—specifically, …

How to Take your Quesadillas to The Next Level

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As far as Tex-Mex favorites go, it doesn’t get much simpler than the humble quesadilla. In its most basic form, this dish consists of only two ingredients: two tortillas (or one tortilla folded in half) and a handful of shredded cheese. Melt the cheese inside the tortilla, cut it into wedges if you’d like, and that’s it. They’re warm, they’re …

Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon

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Picture this: you’re at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, trying to figure out what you want to eat…and suddenly, a server walks by with a plate of sizzling, perfectly grilled fajitas. The sound and scent create a veritable siren song that grabs your attention and refuses to let go.

Different Kinds of Cheeses Used in Tex-Mex Cooking

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes


One of the major differences between authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex food is the presence of cheese.  Americans love cheese—and we really love to add a lot of it to our Tex-Mex food!  But there are many, many varieties of cheese in this world. If you’re reading the menu at a Tex-Mex restaurant and an entrée is said to come …

All About Dia de Los Muertos

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While many folks are gearing up to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, there’s another fall holiday right around the corner: Día de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” Día de Los Muertos is observed from October 31st to November 2nd, and though Americans are slightly more aware of this event now than they were in decades …

Ghost Peppers, The “Spookiest” Tex Mex Ingredient Ever

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes


With Halloween fast approaching, we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a decidedly spooky ingredient that’s been turning heads in the culinary world for the last decade or so. Though they’re not native to Texas or Mexico, ghost peppers have gained popularity among Tex Mex connoisseurs due to their incredible heat—and thus their ability to produce new, “extreme” takes …

Spanish Words That Every Tex Mex Lover Should Know

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Today, we’re going to discuss some Spanish words and phrases that commonly appear on the menus at Tex Mex restaurants.  But since long lists of facts can be a bit boring, we’re going to spice things up a bit.  Get out a writing utensil and a piece of scratch paper, because it’s time for a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz!