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MAIZ Mexican Cantina

MAIZ Mexican Cantina

Before we get to the food, can we talk about books for a minute today? Up until one week ago I really felt like the only person around who had not yet read Gone Girl (#FirstWorldProblems). The only books I have been reading for, well, basically the past YEAR have been the first five Game … Continue reading

Huevos Rancheros with Queso Fresco

Huevos Rancheros with Queso Fresco

What is the best way to use up a block of Queso Fresco? This was a question I recently had after I made Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Queso Fresco [shown below], and found myself with half of a block of the stuff. Queso Fresco is a mild and crumby Mexican cheese, somewhat similar to … Continue reading

Isalita: Our Second Visit and Anniversary Dinner

Isalita: Our Second Visit and Anniversary Dinner

Hey friends! Hope you all had lovely weekends. I enjoyed quite a few fun activities this weekend, including our annual summer work gathering with fantastic food, as always. My plate was filled to the brim with fried chicken, BBQ’ed meats, creamy mac and cheese, grilled veggies (brussels sprouts, beets, sweet potatoes, squash, peppers, and the … Continue reading

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Happy Meatless Monday! I have a really easy homemade pizza recipe for you today. For the crust, I tried a new find in my grocer’s refrigerated section – a whole grain pizza crust. This tube of dough was pressed into a greased 13”x9” baking dish, and baked for 8 minutes, to get things started. After … Continue reading

Tmaz Taqueria

Tmaz Taqueria

I’m so excited to share my most recent, fantastic Ann Arbor restaurant find with you today! I’m not sure I could even tell you where I first heard about Tmaz Taqueria. But after encountering multiple rave reviews in the news, restaurant review websites, and via social media, I finally decided that it was time that … Continue reading

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

Have you guys ever purchased canned enchilada sauce? You know, the bright red stuff that contains MSG? I’m going to go ahead and recommend you make this sauce instead. To the above ingredients (which many people already have in their pantry already, yes?), add a can of unsalted tomato sauce. If you can’t find unsalted … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas

I know I say it every summer, but summer meals truly ARE the BEST. Every spring, I am super psyched to start grilling. (Er, ahem, for the huz to start grilling). Once we do, we usually grill once or twice per week for the next several months. Every week I look forward to “grillin’ day.” … Continue reading

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a new recipe on the blog! Twelve whole days, actually, with my “Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Chickpeas” post being my last shared recipe. But don’t worry – I have been cooking, and here’s the evidence. I’m a sucker for any dish involving cornbread. This casserole has … Continue reading

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

I’ve a lovely pair of dinner recipes for you today, courtesy of my favorite healthy recipe source: Cooking Light! A side and an entrée, which pair together perfectly. Let’s start with the side. Alternatively this makes also makes a great meatless lunch (I can tell you from experience, as that is exactly what I made … Continue reading