Monthly Archives December 2011

Sweet Corn Cake

Without “WATER BATH” & Single recipe
With “WATER BATH” for 50 minutes and then broil for 10 minutes – Double Recipe

YES! Just like the corn cake from El Torito but BETTER! Suggest doubling the recipe because this will be the first thing to go at your next fiesta. 


1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

1/3 cup masa harina = Mexican Corn Flour (Brand Name: Maseca)

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups of froze...

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Five Layer Mexican Bean Dip

1 x 16oz. can of Rosarita Spicy Refried Beans

1 x 8 oz. tub of Sour Cream

1/2 packet of Spicy Taco Seasoning  – add to sour cream or add to beef 

3 cups of Mexican Cheese (we use Mexican Style Blend from Costco)

1 small can of black sliced olives

2 Roma Tomatos, chopped 

Chives, chopped

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Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes


For Cupcake mix:

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Red Velvet Cake Mix (Got this on sale for $1.25)

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/3 cup of Vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup of water
  • For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

  • 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • Fresh coconut, shaved and toasted for garnish (optional) Toast on 350 for 7-10 minut...
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    Chile Verde Tacos

    My dear friend Ashli shared this with me. So very thankful!


    1 x 4  lb. pork butt / pork shoulder – Estimated cost for 4 pounds is $10.00

    1 jar of Chili Verde from Archer Farms (Target) or a Jar of 505 Southwestern Green Chile Salsa from supermarket 16oz. Some Targets don’t carry the Chili Verde any longer, so you may have to use their Roasted Salsa Verde by Archer Farms...

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    Crostini with Prosciutto, Figs, & Cheese


    – 1 baguette (Sourdough from Trader Joe’s)

    – 1 jar of Fig Butter (Trader Joe’s, 11 oz.)

    – Slices of your favorite cheese (Havarti & Yogurt Cheese from Trader Joe’s)

    – 1 Package of Prosciutto (Trader Joe’s or Claro’s)


    – Slice baguette into thin slices.

    – Spread fig butter on one side of each piece of bread.

    – Add small slice (size of bread) of cheese to each piece of bread...

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