Recipes from my kitchen

Here are a few of my favorite or latest recipes. Some recipes I have adapted to the ingredients that I have in hand, to highlight a flavor note or just some classic recipe that by experimenting I made my own.

I encourage everyone to explore and expand their own capabilities by being courageously creative, rather than feeling tied to structured recipes and rules – allowing their senses to guide them.  So when looking for a recipe, gather several recipes from different sources of the same thing you are trying to make, study them all and then trusting your cooking instincts come up with your own version. It's OK to play with your food!

Edna's Tortilla Soup
Edna's Tortilla Soup

Recipe on Where Women Cook Magazine -June 2013 issue

Edna's Mexican Carnitas
Edna's Mexican Carnitas

Carnitas Recipe on KCTS9 Cooks: Kitchen Classics 5/18/13 episode (minute 18)

Mango Mousse
Mango Mousse

Simple and delicious mango pudding! Put in a blender: 2-3 large fresh ripped mangos peeled 1 can of condensed milk optional- add 1/2 envelope of plain grenetin if you want a firmer dessert Refrigerate and serve with whipped cream a slice of fresh mango or a cherry and mint leave.

Artisan Crusty Bread
Artisan Crusty Bread

The style artisan bread is my 'go to' bread recipe. For years I have searched for recipe like this. My Le'Creusset dutch oven is key to giving this bread its crusty texture. Thank you Kristen D.!!

Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad
Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

Memorial Day salad- corn, tomato and basil- olive oil, balsamic vinegar, little garlic and kosher, salt/pepper

Chilaquiles Rojos
Chilaquiles Rojos