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Perfect Pork Chops

Perfect Pork Chops

Before I met my husband, I avoided cooking pork chops – not because I didn’t like the taste of them, but because I could never cook them very well.  Most of the time my pork chops came out dry and tasteless, so rather than disappointing myself or my dinner guests, I steered clear of pork …Continue

Margaritas

Margaritas

It wouldn’t be a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a great beverage to go along with all of that fabulous Mexican food – and these Margaritas are just the thing! This is another terrific recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, and Jack and I both agree that these margaritas are some of the …Continue

Salsa

Salsa

There are so many delicious salsa recipes out there, but sometimes simple is best! We made three versions of salsa – some using fresh tomatoes, some using canned tomatoes – before deciding to share this particular recipe with you today, and we think this one stands out as the most rich and flavorful! Based loosely …Continue

Chicken Chimichangas

Chicken Chimichangas

I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack used to work at a popular Mexican Restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  These Chicken Chimichangas were one of the most popular dishes on the menu. To continue the story – whenever I went to that same …Continue

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

I have to admit, I was never much of a fan of Refried Beans…until I tried this recipe! This recipe for refried beans, developed by my husband Jack, is so flavorful thanks to a little bit of pancetta (I know – not a traditional Mexican ingredient – but it adds fantastic flavor!) that is sautéed …Continue