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Smothered Sweet Pork Burrito-Cafe Rio Copycat

Smothered Sweet Pork Burrito-Cafe Rio Copycat

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burritos, smothered. When I lived in Utah and was going to school at BYU, this was one of my favorite places to eat. I’ve never had anything like it anywhere else. Some people argue that Costa Vida is better than Cafe […]

Crock Pot Sweet Pork

Crock Pot Sweet Pork

This slow cooked, shredded, Sweet Pork is to die for. It’s sweet and spicy and perfect to put on anything and everything, or just eat plain. This is a copycat recipe from the popular Mexican restaurant, Cafe Rio. They make sweet pork and put it […]

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 can substitute this Salsa Verde.   It's really fast and easy to throw this together. Just combine everything in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let simmer until it's the desired consistency. I like mine a little Read more [...]
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 […]

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, and flavor. It can be served hot or cold, over lettuce or chips, as a side dish or entree. Clearly, this is a very versatile dish and it can be customized to your liking!   I prefer to serve the quinoa mixture over a bed of chopped romaine Read more [...]
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 […]

Fast & Easy Taco Soup

Fast & Easy Taco Soup

My husband and I, and our boys of course, recently moved to Idaho so he could start a Chiropractic Practice. We left our home in St. Louis, Missouri, drove for over 26 hours solid (split into three days), and finally made it to Idaho. Before […]

Pulled Pork Chalupa

Pulled Pork Chalupa

Pulled Pork Chalupa goes back as far as I can remember in my Mom's family. It's one of those staple recipes that we always have when aunts, uncles, and cousins get together. It's served at every family reunion and family get together. I can remember countless evenings driving out to my Aunt's house in the country, walking in the door, and smelling the most delicious smell known to a kid.   It was definitely Chalupa night.   Complete with all the toppings chopped, diced, sliced, shredded, Read more [...]
Marinated Steak Fajitas

Marinated Steak Fajitas

**Original post written in November**   It’s been a little quiet around my kitchen this week. On November 14, our almost 3 year old son, Blake, had a freak accident. He went to kick a ball in the kitchen and ended up stepping on it […]