Most “Mexican” food north of the border is Tex Mex, right? Sort of. True, we Texans are a proud bunch who love seeing our state’s namesake emblazoned on the cuisine. But the fact remains that there are other regions who definitely put both their own spin on it, and also lay claim by name. Whether you realize it or not, …
Which is Healthier? Margarita on the Rocks, Frozen Sangria Swirl, or Beer?
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 …
Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon
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
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 …
Why You Should Have a Tex-Mex Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, which means that most Americans are in the process of stocking up on frozen turkeys, potatoes, and other “traditional” holiday foods. If you like to eat, then you probably love Thanksgiving—after all, what other holiday revolves primarily around having a huge meal with your family and friends?
Tex-Mex vs Cal-Mex Food
Just as Tex-Mex food is traditional Mexican fare with a Texas twist, Cal-Mex food is traditional Mexican fare with a California twist. Simple, right?
All About Dia de Los Muertos
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 …
Popular Tex Mex Desserts
Let’s be honest: the only thing that truly goes with Tex Mex food is more Tex Mex food. So, for a truly complete meal, you’ll need to go all out with Tex Mex appetizers, Tex Mex entrées, and Tex Mex beverages. It just makes sense!
Best Beverages for Cooling Your Tongue After a Spicy Bite of Food
Let’s be honest: if you’re not a fan of spicy food, then the thought of trying a new Tex-Mex entrée can be a bit…intimidating. Tex-Mex comes in all different flavors and temperatures, but its reputation for heat is often what sticks out in people’s minds. In fact, this distinction is enough to make some folks cling to what they know …
Tex-Mex Easter Ham Recipe
If you are looking for something different this Easter, try a little Tex-Mex. Here are two recipes for a great Easter dinner: chipotle-pineapple glazed ham and green chile cornbread, two great dishes to get your Easter dinner going. These come from DivineDinnerParty.com.
5 Tips for Grilling a Great Fajita
What’s the most common reaction when someone says fajitas? Mmmmmmm! It’s a meal that you hear as well as see – the sound of that sizzling steak is the first thing to catch your attention. Then there is the smell of that buttery, juicy beef, along with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. By the time the plate is …
An Almost Foolproof Way to Perfect Menudo
Menudo or pancita is a traditional Mexican dish made with beef stomach, or tripe, in a broth with a red chili pepper base. (You can find the recipe at allrecipes.com.)