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Main Course, Recipes

How To Cook Chayotes

Oven Baked Chayotes with Fish.

I can remember the exact moment that I first tasted a cooked chayote. It was at a barbeque when I was about nine or ten years old. My Tio’s friend who was manning the grill asked me if I wanted one. I had no idea what they were but I’ve never been one to shy away from something new –…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes

Salmon Pastry Appetizer with Lemon and Dill Cream Cheese Filling

Salmon Pastry Appetizer

Salmon slices marinated in lemon and dill, then baked in a bite-sized pastry dough square with a honey, lemon and dill cream cheese filling. I almost didn’t post these because of how lemony they turned out. My hand may have gotten a little carried away squeezing the lemon juice over the salmon, but good heavens that salmon was begging for…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Lunch, Recipes

Savory Fresh Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Every year during Lent season my Mom makes tortitas de camaron (fried egg and shrimp pancakes) smothered in her signature homemade enchilada sauce with rajas de nopales and a side of Mexican rice.  It’s practically a tradition!  I wish I would have been able to share that recipe here, but until I make my weight goal, there will be no…

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How-to Basics, Main Course, Recipes

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguine

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguini

Valentines Day is almost here!  Did you make plans already?  Are you planning a dinner at home for someone you love?  We ALWAYS make a special dinner at home.  When my husband and I started dating we probably went out two or three times during this time of the year before we learned how busy and overpriced everything was.  Since…

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