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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

I created this Salsa Verde for the sole purpose of using inside my Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Burritos. However, it is delicious and works well to use as an enchilada sauce or to simply eat with chips. Whatever you might use salsa for, you […]

Avocado Veggie Wraps

Avocado Veggie Wraps

  When I was a kid, I really hated avocados. Not as much as I hated Salmon, but pretty close. They were just, weird. And green. And mushy. But then one day I grew up and moved away from home. I started trying things like […]

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

I hope you're not bored of Mexican food yet. Ha! I'm slowly making my way toward the Grand Finale: Cafe Rio Copycat Smothered Burritos. But to get there, I have to post all the other elements first. And there are quite a few. So, bear with me, it won't be too much longer. And then, hopefully, you'll be singing praises from the kitchen, especially if you live outside of Utah, about how wonderful Sweet Pork Burritos are. In the meantime, I have a confession to make: I really do not like fresh Read more [...]
Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, or Salsa Fresca is pretty much amazing. There are lots of ways to make Pico and many variations depending on what flavors you prefer. For me, I like to keep it simple. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, and fresh lime plus a […]

Mexi Quinoa Salad

Mexi Quinoa Salad

I don’t really know why I decided to start calling this “Mexi Quinoa.” I think I just got really lazy and didn’t want to say Mexican Style Quinoa Salad. So Mexi Quinoa it is. This salad is packed full of protein, vitamins, nutrients, fresh vegetables, […]

Black Beans

Black Beans

My husband spent two years serving a mission for our Church in Porto Alegre Brazil. He had the time of his life sharing the Gospel and teaching the Brazillian people. One of the things he always talks about is the Black Beans and Rice they would eat every single day. He said the beans there were better than he has ever had before. I wouldn't say these are exactly like the beans he had in Brazil, but they're pretty darn good.   They are gently simmered with onion, garlic, plenty of spices Read more [...]
Gooey S’mores Bars

Gooey S’mores Bars

Recipe lightly adapted from here   When I first saw this recipe on Pinterest, I got excited. I know recipes can be hit or miss, so I started with very low expectations. I modified things a little to suit my liking, and the result was […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

  I know it’s off season for Pumpkin, but I decided I needed to re-photograph these muffins. My first attempt was just that, an attempt. I have learned quite alot since then and decided to share a comparison picture from when I first started out […]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

  I love apples and I love a good apple crisp. By good apple crisp I mean more crisp than apples. In fact, really just a couple apples with a whole lot of topping. That defines good apple crisp for me. This apple crisp meets and exceeds my expectations of good apple crisp. In fact, when I had a plate full of it last night, I had so much topping that I had to go back and get more apples. Shocker. (I may have also fished for more topping in the first place which caused my problem. Shhhh.)     Something Read more [...]
Hamburger Stew

Hamburger Stew

When I was a kid, I always knew that cold weather was around the corner when my mom made this soup. It wasn’t an immediate favorite as a kid, weird, I know, but then we started dipping in tortilla chips instead of saltine crackers and […]