National Piña Colada Day: A Few Easy Piña Colada Recipes

Posted in Summer


July 10 is National Piña Colada Day, so raise your glass in celebration! Or you might just hum a few bars from “The Piña Colada Song” by Rupert Holmes (1979): “Do you like piña coladas? Getting caught in the rain?” The name piña colada means strained pineapple, a reference to the pineapple fruit juice that is used in the drink. …

Celebrate Earth Day with Organic Tex Mex Food

Posted in Healthy Eating

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Everybody is more health conscious these days, and more aware of living in harmony with our environment. Earth Day, April 22, is one manifestation of that attitude. Another example of this concern is the trend toward eating organic – food that has not been treated with any type of chemical, which many contend are not good for our environment. So, …

Tuesday is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Two Great Quesadilla Recipes

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes


Next Tuesday, April 12, honors one of the all-time great culinary staples – the grilled cheese sandwich. Cheese on bread has been around since the Romans ruled the world, but it didn’t take its present form until about the 1920s, when cheese and bread became relatively abundant in America. Since then, the grilled cheese sandwich has become popular around the …

Avoid These Tex Mex Cooking Mistakes

Posted in Tips

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When it comes to cooking Tex Mex dishes, it’s fairly hard to make a mistake. Still, errors do happen and so we’ve put together a short list of mistakes home cooks make when they decide to serve their family and friends Tex Mex dishes. You don’t have to be a professional chef to make great Tex Mex food, but you …

Your Easter Supper Done Tex Mex Style

Posted in Holidays

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If you’re wondering what to cook for Easter dinner, you may decide to go the traditional route and serve a delicious ham (yum!). But why not break from tradition and – especially because you live in Texas – serve an Easter supper that has some Tex Mex/southwestern cuisine roots? For example, the ham. Why not make a ham with a …