Side Dishes · Snacks & Appetizers

Pico de Gallo with Cabbage

You wouldn't think that after all of the Mexican-style foods I've shared here, that going out to a-real sit-down-with-real-silverware-restaurant that we would choose a Mexican restaurant. But we did and it was so good! We ordered our favorite chile relleno combination dinners. We finally learned that it works best for us to have one of… Continue reading Pico de Gallo with Cabbage

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Freezer cooking · Snacks & Appetizers

Easy Homemade Freezer-friendly Guacamole

It is incredibly easy to make this simple guacamole and it freezes beautifully! But why would I freeze guacamole, you ask? I think somewhere there is an unwritten rule that it is a required accompaniment to a lot of Mexican foods served here in the US. Well maybe just in restaurants, blogger's recipes and cookbooks.… Continue reading Easy Homemade Freezer-friendly Guacamole

Snacks & Appetizers

Million Dollar Dip

Also known as: Neiman Marcus Dip, or ABC Dip (short for almond, bacon, and cheese dip). I had heard the name Neiman Marcus Dip in the past, but I guess I had never looked at the recipe. Or maybe I did, but turned my nose up at all that mayonnaise. After making it and finding… Continue reading Million Dollar Dip

Quick & Easy Meals · Snacks & Appetizers · Soup

Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Have you had a Shrimp Cocktail at your favorite Mexican restaurant? We are pretty much creatures of habit and order the same thing each time. But there was one time when we were working in Georgia and a bunch of us went to a Mexican restaurant on a Saturday evening. We must have been celebrating… Continue reading Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Diet · Side Dishes · Snacks & Appetizers

Black Bean Salsa with Corn

I'd love this stuff even if I wasn't eating Low Carb! Black Bean Salsa is a healthy snack dip when served with fried pork skins or a wonderful side dish to serve in place of coleslaw with grilled chicken sandwiches. Skip the bun for low carb. The fact that it only takes a few minutes… Continue reading Black Bean Salsa with Corn