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What are Chilaquiles? Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish. Typically, corn tortillas cut in quarters and fried are the basis of the dish. Green or red salsa or mole, is poured over the crispy tortilla triangles, called “totopos.” The mixture is simmered until the tortilla starts softening. Eggs (scrambled or fried) and pulled chicken are sometimes added to the mix. The dish is topped with cheese (typically queso fresco) and/or sweet Mexican cream (crema) andRead More
What are Carnitas? Carnitas is a fabulous dish in Mexican cuisine that usually uses pork. Type of pork used is often front sections of the hog orpork shoulder. These cuts are braised or roasted for a long time, sometimes the length of a day. Cooking the pork fully is only the beginning preparation for carnitas. The pork is then shredded or pulled and cooked in lard, which creates very crispy meat with a tender, meltRead More
What is Mole? Mole, today pronounced ‘Molay’, refers to different sauces that are very peculiar to Mexico, and it’s Mesoamerican heritage.  Moles are thick sauces used over chicken or turkey, also in many different dishes such as in tamales, tacos de mole etc…; an authentic Mole usually has a long ingredients list. The word itself comes from the náhuatl language, which is the mother-tongue of the Aztecs.  In náhuatl, mulli or  molli means concoction; fromRead More
What is Ensalada de Navidad? This is a classic holiday recipe from Mexico City. It is a sweet and nutty treat that goes great with any savory dish. The salad dish blends together different fruits and vegetables and is a favorite during the Christmas season. Ingredients for 8 Servings 2 small cooked beets, peeled and diced 1 large cooked carrot diced 1 orange, peeled and chopped 1 apple, peeled and diced 1/4 fresh pineapple, peeled,Read More
What is Menudo? Menudo is a Mexican soup made with tripe, hominy and a distinctively flavored spice mix. Tripe refers to the stomachs of a cow (cows have four stomachs). Hominy is dried white or yellow corn kernels from which the hull and germ have been removed. You can find canned hominy, which is processed with salt and lime, in the ethnic section of your supermarket. Menudo is a staple dish for special gatherings especiallyRead More
What are Nueces Garapiñadas? Nueces garapiñadas are candied nuts which are a favorite treat in Mexico, and may be made with walnuts, pecans, almonds or peanuts. Walnuts are most prevalent during the winter holiday season. Ingredients for 8 Servings 2 cups walnut halves 1 ½ cups sugar ½ cup water ¼ teaspoon cinnamon butter  Directions Combine all ingredients in a large heavy skillet, set over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until theRead More
What are Polvorones de Naranja? The sugar cookies called polvorones are sometimes known as “Mexican wedding cookies” in English, although you never really see them served at weddings in Mexico. They are a common bakery item throughout the year, but the version made with fresh orange juice and zest is associated with the Christmas season, because oranges are an abundant winter fruit. Ingredients for 2 Dozen ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine 2/3Read More
  What is Rompope? Rompope is Mexican eggnog, this beverage was first made by the colonial-era nuns at the Convent of Santa Clara in Puebla. It is fun and very easy to make at home, rompope adds a touch of alcohol and is very much enjoyed during the Christmas season. Ingredients for 8-10 Servings 2 quarts milk ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 12 egg yolks,Read More
Adrian Gonzalez - El Mariachi Loco
A big shout out to Adrian Gonzalez for choosing “El Mariachi Loco” as his walk out to bat theme! It was the 1st time anyone had chosen the Roman Palomar classic as their theme song. Looks like it did the trick for Gonzalez though….”El Mariachi Loco” played over the PA system at Dodger Stadium as Gonzalez, born in the San Diego neighborhood of Chula Vista and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, strode to the plate for theRead More
What are Sweet Tamales? In Mexico, it’s a long-standing tradition for people to come together and spend all day making stacks of tamales, to be eaten during Christmas time and shared with friends and family. Sweet tamales feature different types of ingredients like nuts, fruit, and spices. Ingredients for 24 Servings 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks 1 cup lard or shortening, divided 2 1/2 cups masa harina 1 1/2 cups yellow corn mealRead More
What are Buñelos? In Mexico buñuelos are made from a yeasted dough with a hint of anise that is deep fried then drenched in a syrup of brown sugar and cinnamon. Buñuelos are commonly served in Mexico and other Latin American countries with powdered sugar, a cinnamon and sugar topping, or hot sugar cane syrup and are sold in fairs, carnivals, and Christmas events such as Las Posadas. Ingredients for 6 Servings 4 eggs 1/4Read More
What is Ponche? Ponche is a warm tropical-fruit punch and is traditionally imbibed in Mexico during Christmas time. Vendors sell it at night near the sidewalk Christmas markets. It’s also served with buñuelos during the posadas. Ingredients for 8-10 Servings 2 1/2 to 3 quarts water 2 cinnamon sticks, about 6 inches long 8 ounces tejocotes, left whole 6 guavas, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 mild-flavored apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sizeRead More