Friday, May 28, 2010

Quesadillas - Quick Easy and Delicious

Quesadillas - Quick and Easy

If you like Mexican cuisine, you have probably had quesadillas. They are traditionally made by melting cheese along with chilis or salsa in betweem two flour tortillas. I have seen these with both crisp and soft tortillas, but by far my favorites are the crisp ones.

Without further ado, here is the recipe for awesome appetizer.

Flour Tortillas
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Diced, Peeled Green Chilis or Jalapeños
Diced Onion
Butter or Oil to brown the Quesadillas in

Frying Pan
Pizza Cutter (optional)

  1. Turn your stove on medium heat

  2. Place the pan on the burner

  3. Place a pat of butter, margarine or some oil in the pan

  4. Once oil is hot, place a flour tortilla in the pan

  5. Cover tortilla with onions, cheese and chilis

  6. Place a tortilla on top of the filling

  7. Cook until the cheese melts, then flip the quesadilla over

  8. Brown on second side to desired crispness

  9. Flip quesadilla over again if you want the first side more crisp

  10. Plate the quesadilla, then slice into quarters or eighths

  11. Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole

  12. Enjoy!

Hope you like the recipe. Have a great day and God Bless you and yours. Check out the video of this wonderful snack.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quick and Easy Guacamole - Crabby Style!

I have quite a few favorite dishes in Mexican cuisine. I love good tortillas, I really enjoy asado and menudo, but guacamole has to be way up on my list of faves. I could eat this stuff all day and never get tired of it.

There are literally dozens of great recipes for guacamole. Some are very simple, while others are more complex. This recipe is simple and to the point. It is a recipe that you should make an hour or so before you plan on serving it so the flavors can blend. I used lemon and pepper seasoning in the recipe to simplify it. If you don't have lemon and pepper you can just use fresh lemon or lime, some pepper, and some salt to approximate what I have done here.


1 large bowl (2-4 quart size)
1 large kitchen spoon
fork or potato masher


4 to 7 ripe Avocados
1/2 medium onion
1 jalapeño pepper
1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  1. Cut avocados down the center length-wise.

  2. Separate the halves of the avocado by twisting gently, remove the seed, and spoon out the avocado from the skin and place into a bowl.

  3. Finely dice the onion and place it into the bowl.

  4. Slice the jalapeño down the center length-wise.

  5. Depending on how spicy you like your guacamole, you may need to devein and deseed the pepper.

  6. Finely dice the jalapeño, then place it in the bowl.

  7. Add garlic powder and lemon pepper.

  8. Mix well by mashing up ingredients with a fork or masher. Adjust seasonings to taste.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Have an awesome day and God bless You and Yours!