Homemade Flour Tortillas

We eat a lot of Mexican inspired food in our house. This means our weekly grocery list always includes tortillas of varying sizes. Until recently, I had never thought to try my hand at making my own. ...more

On Homemade Taco Chips and Grocery Extortion

On February 26, I purchased a can of Chock Full O’ Nuts Coffee at my local grocery store for $4.99. On April 15, there was a sale sticker over the new regular price of $5.39 advertising my coffee for sale for $5.79, marked down from the even newer regular price of $5.99. Did you follow me on that? In 48 days the price of my coffee has increased at best 8%, and at worst 20%. This is not the first item I have seen a 20% increase on; I'd hate to be right in thinking a 20% increase in food costs across the board is coming....more

Thanks for reading, Elizabeth! And they freeze nicely however if you're going to use them for ...more

Top recipe: Amazingly easy and tasty 'Mexican Bean Burritos'

Now, as you probably know, despite the fact that I am rather partial to good food, I don't much like cooking it. In fact I generally regard my kitchen as the room I have to go through to get to the back garden. So when I find a recipe that not only entices me into the kitchen to cook, but which subsequently turns out to be super-tasty, easy-to-make, and healthy, I feel the need to share it with me homeys. So here goes.... give it a try and let me know what you think by leaving a comment! Preparation time: 15 minutes ...more

How-to Make Flour Tortillas

OK, so maybe this should be a cooking blog, except cooking and motherhood blend together just like chocolate, tomatoes, chili powder, and chipotal dried jalapeno peppers.Today I stocked my refrigerator with homemade tortillas....more

Just do it! It is fun and easy. Good luck and thanks for reading.more

Cinco de Mayo: How to Make Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas offer a tender, flaky and light texture that store-bought could never duplicate. The recipe requires some improvisation based on the number of servings, but contains only four ingredients: flour, olive oil, salt and water. ...more

My MIL always used lard and no one made them better than she did. I would make them with ...more

Mexican Lasagna

This evening I made one of our new favorites: Mexican Lasagna. It's an enchilada/lasagna type meal using tortillas to layer ingredients. ...more

Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Tortillas with Caramel Sauce and Bananas

Mix together about 2 teaspoons of Sugar and about ½ - ¾ teaspoon of CinnamonMelt about 2 tablespoons of ButterBrush melted butter over ...more

The Joy of Tortillas

Katie from the Chicago food blog Little Spatula just spent a perfect day with son Gabe. She writes: "Today was one of those days that you can only wish to relive again. ... Gabe awoke in his crib ... then joined me in bed where we played and tickled ... we set up the tee for T-ball ... we lounged around on the front porch smelling flowers and climbing up and down the steps ... and then ... we made fresh tortillas together." ~ To see just how much little Gabe loves making (and eating!) homemade tortillas, plus the recipe, visit Homemade Tortillas. Have you blogged about cooking with kids? Leave a link to your post in a comment! On Sunday, BlogHer food editor Alanna Kellogg has a date with a seven-year old to cook the eggplant she's been tending since spring and finally took to Show 'n' Tell on Friday. Ratatouille, perhaps? Or something simple from these eggplant recipes? ...more

What a cutie! It just proves that they're never too young to start cooking. (Well, almost ...more