Huevos Rancheros (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Huevos Rancheros

Ranchera. Say it. Try flipping the “r”. I still have trouble making that sound, even after living in a Spanish-speaking country for two years and developing an accent that could almost pass for a native. The Rs always gave me away. When I first moved to Colombia I couldn’t speak any Spanish except for the… 

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Whole Wheat Tortillas (The Kids Cook Monday)

Whole Wheat Tortillas (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

When I started making quesadillas for lunch several years ago, I had no idea how much our boys would fall in love with the classic Mexican cheese sandwich. They hang around and watch as I lay a tortilla on the skillet, sprinkle the cheese, and top it with another tortilla, and they keep an eye… 

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Spicy Mexican Black Beans (The Kids Cook Monday)

Spicy Mexican Black Beans (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Some kind of Mexican food is on our menu every week, whether it’s tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, soup, whatever. It’s a meal our boys always look forward to, especially if there’s guacamole, too. We always have beans on the side, black beans being our favorite. We spice them up with onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle… 

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Slow-Cooked Achiote-Marinated Pork (Cochinita Pibil)

Andrea Meyers - Slow-Cooked Achiote-Marinated Pork (Cochinita Pibil)

The boys start back to school today and Michael went back to work after a well-deserved holiday break, which means we have returned to our weekdays full of drop-offs, pickups, multiple schedules, homework, and little time for preparing dinner. Tackling big cooking projects on weekdays is out of the question, so we are making easy… 

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Oven-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Oven-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - Andrea Meyers

Have I ever mentioned that purple is my favorite color? I find the color exhilarating and like plants that bear purple fruits and vegetables, including tomatillos. Our tomatillo plants were slow this year along with everything else in the garden. The extended cold, wet spring put a damper on things, making everything slow to grow… 

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Grilled Adobo Chicken (Pollo Adobado)

Grilled Adobo Chicken (Pollo Adobado) - Andrea Meyers

I recently acquired a copy of Rosa’s New Mexican Table (review) and having heard of the restaurant and the book’s James Beard Award nomination in 2008 I was eager to try out some of the dishes from Chef Roberto Santibañez. One of the first dishes that caught my eye was the adobo marinated chicken with… 

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