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Best. Burritos. Ever…

This weekend the weather turned off cool and crisp. Not cold, I don’t think my veggie plants are in any danger, but cooler than I like this time of year. (Then again, I’m into shorts and bare feet by Texas Independence.) Cool weather is a good excuse to break out the slow cooker and make […]

A Party Salsa That’s Sure to Be a Hit

I don’t often see a salsa recipe on a commercial products website that interests me, but I found one that is a tasty exception. It’s also surprisingly easy to make, mostly using ingredients found in your pantry. Here’s the procedure for Chipotle Black Bean Salsa:

Gather together the following items:

1 can (14½ oz) diced tomatoes (I […]

A Taste of Jalisco in North Austin

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Deep in Mexico, about halfway between Acapulco and Mazatlan, lies a famous city: Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco. Populous, compact and relatively well laid-out, this city boasts proud-spirited citizens and great food. The state of Jalisco is known for famous seafood and great […]

Lazy Sunday at the Ranch

When it’s this hot, we don’t get out and move around a lot. Oh, we grilled sausage for lunch (it was very good). I say “we” because it’s polite. However, it’s also a Royal “We.” I stayed inside and made sure the margarita machine ran on schedule. (It’s particularly tough duty, that; but we […]

Dinner for One: Sometimes the Good Stuff is Right Under Your Nose

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

The Rio Grande river separates Texas from Mexico. That’s a long way away from my house, so it’s not real convenient to run down there for a big ol’ plate of Tex-Mex food. With the rest of the family out of town (wifey, daughterperson and her […]

Tex-Mex Lasagna, the Ninth Wonder of the World?

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

Almost everybody loves lasagna. I mean, what’s not to like? Pasta, cheese, rich sauce, herbs and spices. Maybe some meat, maybe some veggies; depends on the type of lasagna. All baked to bring out the best in the flavor combinations.

Tex-Mex cooking shares some of the […]

Recipe du Jour: Slow-Cooker Burrito Beef, and Baked Burritos

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

One dish that my spouse and I have fine-tuned to our tastes over the years is baked beef burritos. This past week I tried a variation in the meat preparation that we really liked. Maybe you can try something like this for your next homemade Tex-Mex […]

The Long Road Home, and the Great Eatery We Found Along the Way

Saturday morning dawned early, bright and clear, except for the doomed travelers. Seems staying out on Bourbon Street and environs until 4 AM isn’t conducive to being alert and smiling at 7 AM. The same day, I mean. Still, the revelers got a nice nap (unless they also had to pack their gear, which […]