Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos are a staple in our menu rotation. I love to use almost any type of fish, light and healthy. This time I used a beautiful fresh Cod. It has a great firm texture and holds up really well.

I paired Fabulous Fajitas with the Cod. This blend is hand crafted from cumin, Mexican oregano, sea salt, red pepper, black pepper, garlic, coriander, paprika, white pepper, cinnamon, rosemary, marjoram, cardamom and basil. This is delicious on veggies, chicken, steak and seafood.

Serve with warmed corn tortillas and a blender salsa…  So delicioso!

A cold mug of Corona Beer tastes great with this taco!

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Baked Mexican Rice

Perfect rice every time!  So easy!

I consider myself a fairly decent cook but one thing that is so hard for me to cook perfectly is rice!  I do not know why that is?  Even with a rice cooker 9 out 10 times the texture is not what I want...

I read about baking the rice instead and so I gave it a shot.  It is amazingly easy and turns out perfect every time.  You can use chicken broth, beef broth, veggie broth, tomato juice or other cooking liquid to flavor your rice.  Today I used Taco Tuesday and a can of Rotel Tomatoes to flavor my rice.  You can use almost any spice blend as a great base for flavors, your imagination is the limit!

Taco Tuesday is a very versatile blend of chili powder, domestic paprika, granulated onion, cumin, granulated garlic, Mexican oregano, brown sugar, black pepper medium, and cayenne pepper.  Great for Tacos, Soups, Grilling and so much more… 


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Cuban Pressed Sandwich

I have found a sandwich that is beyond delicious! The pressed Cubano Sandwich has evolved into a sophisticated blend of flavors that dance on your tongue! Adobo Lime rubbed pork tenderloin, ham, swiss cheese and Quick Pickles on a french roll and pressed to perfection.

Adobo Lime is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary. This spice blend is amazing on pork, chicken, veggies, salmon and shrimp. One of my personal favorites!

This recipe includes another recipe for Quick Pickles. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! These pickles make the sandwich a 15 instead of an 10! Super easy and truly quick! I used Devils Dust to spice it. Remember that as the name implies, a little bit goes a long way! For the lovers of SPICY HOT this blend is amazing! Ghost pepper, jalapeno and habanero flakes come together in this fiery mix.

A cold mug of Hatuey Beer pairs perfectly with this sandwich!

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Homemade Corned Beef Brisket

Boiled brisket with potatoes and cabbage is an Irish-American dish that is widely enjoyed on St. Patrick’s Day. The flavors of the pickled brisket are so delicious! I find that the mass produced pre-packaged briskets you buy at the grocery stores are over the top salty and contain too many preservatives.

It is super easy to make your own healthier version of this Irish delight. The brisket brines for 2 days in the fridge using Lena's Perfect Pickles which brings out such a fabulous flavor—not only for pickles!

I served this with a traditional Colcannon which is a potato mash with added cabbage and green onion—so yummy.

I also made a quick and easy Irish Mustard Sauce to complement this meal. It really brings out the blarney in me!

A mug of Guinness ale pairs perfectly with this meal! Sláinte! (to your good health)

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Vanilla Creme Brulee

I have discovered how wonderful it is to work with whole vanilla beans.  The flavor that it creates is almost beyond words!  The vanilla beans are full of thousands of little black seeds just exploding with flavor.  These little seeds infuse and intense vanilla flavor that is absolutely fantastic.

You need to use really good quality vanilla beans that are fresh.  Milford Spice Company uses Bourbon Vanilla Beans that are out of this world!

This Creme Brûlée is bursting with vanilla flavor and is sure to become a new favorite!

Great cup of coffee pairs well with this dessert.

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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb is a very traditional Easter meal. Though it is fabulous at any time—our Ravensview Rosemary Garlic is a perfect complement to the lamb, really enhancing the delicate luscious flavors! Hand blended from cracked black pepper, rosemary, roasted garlic flakes, chives and sea salt.

This recipe is super simple to make. Lamb can seem overwhelming and difficult to make, but we promise, it is not. Roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus is a great accompaniment for this dinner. We used Herbes de Provence to season the potatoes.  

While the lamb is resting, there is a Popover biscuit recipe to make to round out your meal. We used a little Wordhouse Wow to add flavor to the popovers, the tarragon in this blend is fantastic.

We hope you enjoy!

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