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Creamy Jalapeño Dip {Chuy’s Copycat Recipe}

A base of homemade ranch dressing is flavored with fresh jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatillo salsa in this Creamy Jalapeño Dip, a copycat recipe of the popular appetizer at Chuy’s! Happy San Jacinto Day, y’all! In Texas-speak, this date commemorates the 1836 battle during which Texas won its independence from Mexico (take that, Santa Anna). And if that’s not reason to celebrate with some Creamy Jalapeño Dip, I’m not sure what is! 😉 I actually decided to share this recipe when {Read More}

Easy Spanish Rice

Cook a pot of rice using chicken broth, tomato sauce, and a few seasonings to make this quick and easy Spanish Rice. It’s the perfect base for rice bowls or a delicious side dish to your favorite Mexican entrees! Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon, and a quick search of the blog will reveal that you’re already set when it comes to appetizers, main dishes, beverages, heck, even breakfasts! Alas, the only Tex-Mex side dish that I’ve shared as {Read More}

Mexican Martini ~ Trudy’s Copycat

Like a margarita on the rocks with a splash of olive juice, this Mexican Martini is a copycat recipe of the famous cocktail from Trudy’s in Austin. Cinco de Mayo is just a few short weeks away and, I don’t know about you, but I relish any holiday that can be celebrated by eating vast quantities of chips, queso, and guacamole…all washed down by a margarita (or three)! So I do believe a new margarita recipe would be just the {Read More}

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos ~ Mexican Pulled Pork

Slow cooked pork is braised in an aromatic broth, cubed, and finished off under the broiler, resulting in succulent, caramelized carnitas that are delicious in tacos or as a filling for burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and more! I’ve officially decided that May is one of the best months of the year. Spring is in full swing with the promise of summer beckoning, but before the excruciating heat sets in (yet). The school year is winding down and thoughts are turning to {Read More}

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas {plus} Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Icy, refreshing margaritas get a tropical twist with pineapple purée and fresh-squeezed lime juice, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or any fiesta! So who’s ready for Cinco de Mayo??? Any holiday celebrated with copious amounts of Mexican food is fine by me.  And if you ask me, all of those delicious, zesty, cheesy appetizers and entrees call for something frosty to wash them down, right? Well, if you happen to agree, you’re in luck, because frosty is the name {Read More}