Disney Dinners: Coco

A Mexican menu served at a day of the dead festival Is there a more perfect Disney Dinners theme for October than Coco? The movie celebrates Mexican culture so beautifully and explains what makes Dia De Los Muertos so important. It’s visually beautiful with its vibrant colors and abundance of flowers and will keep you…

Homemade Guacamole

It’s the simple things in life you treasure. That’s one of my favorite quotes from the Tim Allen gem Galaxy Quest and so applicable in the kitchen. There are so many ways you could customize this guacamole recipe, but I love to let the flavors shine through. Photography by Darling Photography  You can use a pastry…

Strawberry Margaritas

I’m going to level with you here: this is the first time I’ve used my margaritas glasses for margaritas. I most often use them for fruit and yogurt at brunch. I’m just not a margarita person in general. I’d way rather have rum than tequila but I was determined to serve a delicious tequila cocktail…

Pork Carnitas

If you’re looking for a delicious, inexpensive way to feed a crowd, you’ve come to the right place. My pork carnitas perfume the house all day and easily serves ten. Photography by Darling Photography  You’ll want a bone-in pork shoulder for this, about four pounds. The bone gives it extra flavor and the meat falls…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Are you ever stumped on what to serve with Mexican food? I take no credit for this. This is my mom’s recipe, a dish she’s honed over years and years of serving Tex-Mex and Mexican food. (She is not Texan but she adapted quickly.) It’s the perfect complement to an array of Mexican dishes and…

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Tres Leches

I find tres leches to be a little boring flavor-wise so I upped the flavor game with Mexican vanilla bean and cinnamon whipped cream. You’ll never go back to another tres leches once you’ve had a bite of this! Photography by Darling Photography  Tres leches is a Mexican milk cake. It’s a basic 9×13 yellow…