mexican

Butternut Squash Stuffed with Chorizo, Spinach & Cotija

This recipe is Part II of my Cinco de Mayo menu. I had to drag the post out a few days to keep my dear readers on the edges of their seats. I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself when, oh when, will I get around to posting the entire menu. Well, my friends, not today. […]

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Mexican Street-Style Corn Salad / Dip

Happy Cinco de Mayo! So perfect that this lovely day for margarita patio-drinking is on a Monday, isn’t it? Since I’m assuming that all Sparkle Kitchen readers are responsible adults with jobs, this year I’m sharing a side dish recipe instead of a more tequila-inspired one.  This is a take on the Mexican street food […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Corn, & Black Bean Salad

On Thursday afternoon, one of my co-workers reminded me that we had a work potluck lunch the next day. I looked at her like she just told me that bacon isn’t delicious. Crazy talk. I had completely, thoroughly, and determinedly erased the potluck from my memory. I had somehow managed to set aside completely not […]

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Chorizo, Corn & Onion Queso Fundido

We had plans for Super Bowl Sunday. We were going to go to a party hosted by an awesome cook who told us that his plans included “all the dips.” All. The. Dips. Oh was I excited. But the weather had different plans. It started snowing early on Sunday and kept up all day long. […]

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Chicken and Chorizo Skillet with Roasted Cauliflower and Zucchini

I was going to post a leftover turkey dish today, but I just can’t type the word “turkey” anymore. I’m sick of the stuff. Instead, today I have a delicious, turkey-free recipe for a chicken and chorizo skillet with roasted cauliflower and zucchini. The flavor – and the heat – comes largely from a Peri-Peri spice […]

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Chicken Fajita Queso

Football season is in full swing, which is relevant to me because it means Saturdays spent sharing food with friends! This recipe was an experiment for a good tailgate cheese dip that we could take to next weekend’s game.  Husband is thrilled that his new truck has an outlet, so we can bring appliances with […]

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Creamy Chorizo, Chicken, and Cotija Empanadas

Random cookout evenings with friends are the best way to kick off a weekend, I’m very sure. We got to spend Friday evening in denial of the tornado warning storm coverage all over the news with an evening of fresh mojitos, home-made guacamole and salsa, and grill treats galore. We didn’t actually discuss a theme […]

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Cajeta Birthday Cake

My birthday had a subtle Mexican theme, in that I had been craving margaritas and guacamole. I went with that craving and served a Mexican menu, complete with a Cajeta caramel-frosted vanilla birthday cake. I had to run a couple of errands on my birthday (glamorous day, I know), so I resorted to a doctored […]

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