Grilled Chicken and Avocado Street Tacos

I have several taco recipes on rotation, because, let’s face it: tacos. This particular recipe is especially good because it uses chicken thighs. They’re very moist and hold the marinade flavor especially well. It’s definitely been added to our list of usual suspects! TIP: add a pinch of cayenne to the marinade to give your…

Thick and spicy chicken tortilla soup

This soup surprised me. I have an old standby recipe for Southwest Chicken Chili, but my husband asked for something spicier and a little more “like a soup”. I decided to try this unconventional recipe, trusting all the rave reviews. The unfamiliar idea of using corn tortillas as a thickener seemed awkward, but I gave…

Mexican staples

Around here, pretty much any Mexican recipe includes two staple condiments: guacamole and salsa fresca, also known as pico de gallo. I make these any time I make any other Latin American, Tex Mex, or Spanish meal. Admittedly, these recipes aren’t spicy, but diced jalapeños can be added to give either dish a kick of…