A Russian Salad

A Russian Salad

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, recipes for Russian salad probably came in the early 1900s from Spain and even Russia itself; the classic recipe is a mixture of cooked and cubed potatoes and carrots with peas and mayonnaise, which goes great as a side for meat dishes, and with sandwiches.  I have posted about this salad before, but in this post, I share all the details on how to prepare my mom's recipe, which with its extra ingredients, takes this salad to another level ... click on title for more

Sinaloa Style Chicken II – On a Charcoal Grill

Sinaloa Style Chicken II – On a Charcoal Grill

Last year, I shared a story about Sinaloa Style Chicken, which is a well known dish in Mexico, and also in the United States, from chains such as Pollo Loco™ and Pollo Feliz™. That time the weather was still cold, so I broiled the chicken in the oven; a few weeks ago, we were enjoying beautiful weather, and I had a bunch of green multiplier onions begging to be grilled, so those were the perfect conditions to revisit the spatchcocked chicken, but this time, cooked outdoors … click on title for more

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Sometimes living in Canada means having limited access to Mexican sweet treats, but during the current state of emergency, making them at home might be the only way to satiate a craving. By using fresh ingredients and homemade jam, these pineapple bars provide a close match to the "barritas" I remember from my childhood … click on title for more