Monday, June 20, 2011

Meatless Monday- Sweet Potato Tacos

     Tacos and burritos are always a favorite of mine, you can throw whatever you want into them.  Several years ago in my travels I discovered this dish, I have tried hard to replicate this dish as closely as possible.  This recipe is to me the epitome of cooking with love, I remember so well the first time I had this recipe, I was on a religious mission for my church, and a wonderful Hispanic woman wanted to feed us a nice dinner.  She was a single mother and her finances were extremely limited, she was a field laborer to support her five young kids, and this was the meal she fixed for us.  It was simple dish, but it always stood out in my mind how much a humble woman worked to do something nice for us.  It taught me once again that when you cook with love, amazing things happen.  This is my ode to her amazing sweet potato tacos.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hits the Spot Again! Chocolate Mousse Goodness

     Few desserts always hit the spot, chocolate mousse is always one of them.  After all who doesn't love chocolate?  Many consider chocolate mousse to be just the grown up version of chocolate pudding, I am not so sure on that, especially since I have never been a chocolate pudding fan.  Chocolate mousse however is a whole other story.

     Chocolate mousse began as a classic dessert in France, but came to the US during a Food Exposition in NYC in 1892.  Obviously this dessert caught on and is now everywhere.  Everyone has their own spin on the standard recipe as well.  I personally like mine to be dark chocolate with just the slightest hint of cinnamon.  I make this and serve with mint, berries, or shaved chocolate for garnish  Serve in martini glasses and they make for an impressive, yet completely simple dessert.  And remember chocolate mousse is a dessert that is always best shared, whether is be that special someone, the family or girls night, you can not go wrong with this recipe.

Summertime Pie

     I am so glad for the Summer FINALLY coming!   I was beginning to think that it was never going to come.  To me nothing says summer like strawberry rhubarb pie, and coincidentally it happens to be National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day, bet you did not even know there was such a day.  I have tried recipe after recipe for this pie, and haven't found any better than this one.  I wish I could claim it as my own, but sadly no matter how hard I try Bon Appetit has me beat on that one.  Definitely try this recipe for all the cookouts and potlucks you have coming up, every time I do I get so many people asking for the recipe.