Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

The word garnacha has several uses in the Spanish language. In Mexico, it has become a generic name for any sort of street food, especially if it is fried, and usually corn dough based; however, the original garnacha, still very traditional in Southern states and along the Gulf of Mexico, is a fried corn dough disc topped with different ingredients, depending on the region. The state of Chiapas has a diminutive version of its own ... click on title for more

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

After all the excitement of the holidays, people are going back to their routines; work, school, and weeknight rituals are the norm.  In the kitchen, ground meat (or ground meatless substitute) is a freezer staple that frequently mollifies the cooking-time stress, and saves the day when transformed into tasty stews, sandwich fillings, or as in this case, meatballs ... click on title for more

Turkey Leftovers – Six Ways

Turkey Leftovers – Six Ways

The last week of the year leaves many families with a lot of leftovers, which have to be consumed to avoid spoilage and a food backlog in the fridge, in preparation for the New Year festivities.  Meat, such as from roasted turkey, is a frequent example, and when sandwiches and wraps will simply not do anymore, a little more gumption is needed to find ways to use up the cooked, shredded meat.  While reviewing my 2022 posts, I found six fantastic recipes, all very popular and traditional in Mexico, which fit the bill ... click on title for more