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guacamole dip recipe

Ultimate Guacamole Dip

The first time I had guacamole, I really wasn’t a big fan. That is probably because the dip was either store bought or made in a blender so the consistency was runny. Then I had my first guacamole made table side at a restaurant and the whole flavor was completely different. The dip was thick […]
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on January 22, 2017
mexican pickled onions

Pickled Red Onions with Habanero Peppers

While traveling through the Yucatan area of Mexico, we found one local condiment that made most local dishes that we tried just that much better. In the Yucatan almost every taco and most sandwiches are dressed spicy pickled onions – Escabeche de Cebolla. The idea is to enhance the flavor of grilled and slow cooked meats, […]
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Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada is one of my favorite soup recipes for a few reasons. A nice basic vegetable and chicken soup is nice, but add to that a little bit of spice, a thicker consistency with the addition of corn flour, and a good dose of cheese. The soup just gets better by piling on the […]
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on December 18, 2016
Don Chendo Playa del Carmen

Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen – Don Chendo

When planning a trip to the beach community of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, finding the best pizza probably isn’t on the top of your priority list. But maybe it should be. There are plenty of places to find great tacos, seafood, and margaritas (I’ve included a few of my favorites at the end of the post). […]
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on December 11, 2016

The Oysters and Walls of Ston, Croatia

Ston and Mali Stone are two small villages located in the Pelješac peninsula of Croatia, less than 60 kilometers from Dubrovnik. We hadn’t heard of them before we came to Croatia, but that soon changed. When we checked into our Airbnb in Dubrovnik, our host was curious about us. “No one stays two weeks in Dubrovnik,” he told us. […]
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on December 6, 2016
Egg Chilaquiles with Black Beans

Chilaquiles with Black Beans and Eggs

When I first heard about Mexican Chilaquiles, I wasn’t so sure about them. A breakfast food made with tortilla chips and eggs, like breakfast nachos, could be either amazing or a complete disaster. As it turns out, they are delicious and are now one of my favorite brunch dishes. The tortilla chips become slightly softened […]
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on December 5, 2016
Red Enchilada Chili Sauce

Red Enchilada Chile Sauce

If you love Mexican food then having a good red enchilada sauce is essential. This versatile sauce is used not only to make classic enchiladas, but can also be modified to use with fish, as part of a base for slow cooked dishes such as Barbacoa Beef, or in one of our favorite brunch dishes […]
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on December 5, 2016
spicy black bean dip

Black Bean Dip With Cheese and Cilantro

After spending several months traveling through Europe last year, we decided to hop over to Mexico to ride out the winter. And we very quickly started making some of our favorite dishes with one of my favorite spices (which was difficult for us to find in Italy and Eastern Europe) – fresh cilantro (or coriander). I […]
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on November 27, 2016
twice-baked-potato

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Whenever I make twice-baked potatoes, they are typically everyone’s favorite item on the days menu. Mine included! I love potatoes in general, but mostly as a vehicle for whatever I put on them. Whether it’s dipping french fries in aioli sauce or topping a potato with sour cream, the meager spud with its creamy texture […]
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on November 20, 2016
Co.Co's Culinary School Playa

Playa Del Carmen Cooking School

We love to take cooking classes whenever we travel to a new place. It’s a great way to get to know a destination as food, history and culture are all tightly bound together. Plus, cooking the food after the class brings back wonderful memories of the places that we’ve been. So when we decided to Playa del Carmen, […]
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on November 18, 2016