Bean and Cheese Tostadas — Fresh. Simple. Mexican food.

The RV Chronicles — We’ll eat Mexican, with or without a far-fetched holiday (Recipe: Bean & Cheese Tostadas)

Quick — and without looking it up — what is the origin of Cinco de Mayo? Nope, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day, as a living breathing school teacher insisted to me not so long ago. (Mexico celebrates its independence on Sept. 16). It also has nothing to do with Santa Anna’s troops taking the Alamo. […]

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Easy homemade chicken stock

Put the carcass in a large saucepan. Add any herbs or vegetables that you typically would. Bring to boil then simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Allow liquid to cool. Strain. (May be frozen.)

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Bean and Cheese Tostadas — Fresh. Simple. Mexican food.

The RV Chronicles — We’ll eat Mexican, with or without a far-fetched holiday (Recipe: Bean & Cheese Tostadas)

Quick — and without looking it up — what is the origin of Cinco de Mayo? Nope, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day, as a living breathing school teacher insisted to me not so long ago. (Mexico celebrates its independence on Sept. 16). It also has nothing to do with Santa Anna’s troops taking the Alamo. […]

The Lone Star Bloody Mary —

The RV Chronicles — Bloody Mary Monday (Recipe: Lone Star Bloody Mary)

It’s a Bloody Mary morning,  Baby left me without warning  Sometime in the night  So I’m flyin’ down to Houston  Forgetting her’s the nature of my flight             — Willie Nelson Yes, my baby left me. But she was only down for the weekend and it was hardly without warning. In just weeks, she and […]

Coconut Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos —

The RV Chronicles — Coconut Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos

Some time between 2000 and 2002, I was eating at La Mansion del Prado, a restaurant in the now off-limits Mexican border town of Reynosa and ordered — out of habit — the tres leches cake. I’d previously had multiple versions of it. Always delicious, but hardly a dessert worth the history books. Until then. […]

Asian Spring Pea Medley —

The RV Chronicles — More peas please! (Recipe: Asian Spring Pea Medley)

No matter how much time passes — and it’s been a while — I see green peas and am transported to my childhood. ‘You have to eat at least a spoonful,’ my parents would tell my sister about the canned English peas they occasionally served as a side. ‘I’ll take them,’ I usually said. ‘No, […]