Pickled Corn with Red Onion and Cilantro

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Polenta Cakes with Crunchy Cilantro Pesto

Polenta is delicious and versatile food that can be prepared in so many different ways-soft, firm, crisp, sweet and savory. Being gluten free I make a lot of polenta and if you ever come to my house you will get to eat it in some form. Don’t worry, I know you will love the taste, that's how good it is.    ...more

Mango Salsa

Lately, I make this salsa and sit down to eat half of the bowl.  Seriously this stuff amazes me!  How it is that I've gone so long without mango salsa in my life? ...more

Fiesta Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Happy Friday! The weekend is so close I can taste it! Or maybe that's this amazing Fiesta Bean Salad. Either way, it's delicious! :) Better yet, combine the weekend and this salad and you are set! I had such a great response to this salad after I gave you guys a teaser, I decided to save the post I had planned for today and give the people what they want! Don't worry, the delicious dessert that was going to be today's post will be coming shortly ;) I made this salad for our Memorial Day fiesta and it was a huge hit....more

Ask A Scientist: Supertastin.

“My boyfriend loves cilantro in salsa but I think it tastes like soap.  What’s up with that?” -Amber M  Coral Springs, FL...more

Enchiladas Primos

Enchiladas PrimosThese enchiladas were something to behold! Since returning from a ski trip in Colorado I needed a good dosage of Mexican food. And yes, Freckled Soldier and I did eat at a Mexican restaurant but it was horrible!  Time to move to the Rockies and show them how it's done here in Texas! Please visit me at http://www.carlosfridaystexaskitchen.com/...more

Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Gracing tables at picnics, potlucks, or barbeques, this sunny summer salsa is always a hit.  This non-recipe is effortless to make too. Save slaving away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. After all, it’s summer summer summer time....more

Spicy grilled pork with cilantro pesto

 We received a bunch of cilantro in our C.S.A. and I decided to make something other than pico de gallo with it. I thought cilantro pesto might play off the spicy pork in a more subtle way, but I was wrong. It wasn't subtle at all – it was rich and spicy and the next time I make it I'm going to triple the recipe. Because this only made about a cup, and the day after the dinner my husband and I were being terribly polite to each other....more

Mexican Rice Bowl from Two Peas and Their Pod

If it's starting to get hot where you live, this Mexican Rice Bowl from Two Peas and Their Pod might be a perfect easy dinner. What makes this recipe special is that it starts out with Cilantro Lime Rice, and then Maria used the leftover rice to create this dish with black beans, tomato, avocado, red onions, and more cilantro added to the mix. Of course I'm a bit of a cilantro freak, so I'd love this for dinner! ...more

The only think better than yummy food is yummy food I don't have to make!

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Trading Corn for Mangoes and Spicy Creamy Smoky Sweet Corn Recipe

My current corn series began yesterday with Corn for Supper. However, last night I found out that I’m a finalist in the National Mango Board Mango Mentor Contest. That’s right, I could be your very own Mango Mentor. Just go to this Facebook page, scroll down to Christine, click play and vote for me while you learn how to cut a mango. It feels strange to be talking corn when I’m thinking mango. I’ve decided to give in. Next week I’ll be talking all mango all the time. If you were looking forward to more corniness, don’t worry. I’ve got some corn and mango ideas that I want to try. And, to show that I do care about your corn-love, I’ve got my favorite ever corn recipe for you today. ...more