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Cocktail de Camaron Caliente

067I always had the idea of a shrimp cocktail as a cold dish, that’s until I tasted it as a warm dish at my mother-in-law’s house and realized it’s so much better.  See for yourself–enjoy!

Cocktail de Camaron Caliente:

(Serves 4 and allows for second servings)

12 Roma tomatoes cut into small squares

1 large onion chopped

One bush of cilantro

36 oz.  small shrimp pealed, tail off, and raw (you can …

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Elote (Mexican Corn on the Cob)



When I think about elote, I think of the elote man who used to sale elotes across the street from church. On occasion, my family would stop to eat an elote, and of course, our Sunday “best” would get a bit dirty: Mayo stains on my dress, Cojita cheese all over my cheeks—I must have looked like a chipmunk nibbling away. Where I live now, an Elote man is as rare as a flying pig, so I’ve had to …

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Macaroni Salad


With BBQ season upon us, I thought I’d share my favorite Macaroni Salad recipe. I’ve been told by many–who love it–that it has just the right sweetness, crunch, and kick to it. Enjoy!

Servings: 4


2 cups large macaroni (follow package directions for cooking instructions)

1/3 cup red bell pepper diced

1/4 cup red onion diced

1/4 cup pickle diced

1/2 cup celery …

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Mexican Rice

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One of the hardest things for me to learn how to cook was Mexican rice—that is until my Mexican mother-in-law taught me a trick: Use real tomatoes, not canned tomato sauce! Below is our recipe for Mexican rice; It’s simple and all from scratch.





2 cups of white long grain rice

2 ½ cups of water

4 Roma tomatoes

1 large …

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