Category: Entertaining

  • Peach Pie

    Peach Pie

    Drum roll, please! If you’ve read my bio on Instagram, the last statement is that I make a killer apple pie. I do, I am sorry to brag. It hasn’t happened overnight, though. I’ve been practicing for many, many years. I have many stories about making pie, undercooked dough, tasteless peaches or apples, burnt crust;…

  • Tablescape I: Breakfast With The Girls

    Tablescape I: Breakfast With The Girls

    Yesterday, I hosted a breakfast for a few friends to say goodbye to my friend Marion who is moving back to Mexico City. Normally, I am an “I want to do it all” kind of host. Potlucks don’t work for me (control freak alert!) but this time I had no choice: 1) the friend for whom…

  • Enchiladas Verdes (casserole version)

    Enchiladas Verdes (casserole version)

    This is a lighter version of the original enchiladas where the tortilla is fried (!!), filled with chicken and then covered with salsa verde and topped with queso fresco. In my mom’s kitchen, they prepare them that way, one by one; it takes a lot of time and not to mention the calorie count if you fry the tortilla….

  • Pastel Azteca aka Vegetarian Enchilada

    Pastel Azteca aka Vegetarian Enchilada

    Here’s a funny story about this dish. I think it was my second year living in LA when I hosted a baby shower for my friend Begoña and I made a Mexican breakfast. Her guests were mostly Americans so I  wrote little signs next to each platter so they knew what they were about to eat. For this casserole,…

  • Sangría

    Ok, ok, ok. I know that Sangria is not a Mexican drink but it’s festive and fresh, and I  wanted to post the recipe for all of you that want to have an easy, fruity drink for your 5 de Mayo gather. What you need:  1 bottle of red wine (not your cheapest, not your…