Toasted Rice and Bean Burrito

Mexican Entree TOASTED RICE-AND-BEAN BURRITO INGREDIENTS ¼ medium onion½ red bell pepper1 avocado¾ cup rice1½ cups water1 15-ounce cans pinto beans with jalapeno peppers1 7-ounce can diced tomatoes2 ounces Cotija cheese¼ cup sour cream¼ teaspoon […]

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Carl La Fong’s Cooking Mishap #1, Quesadilla

The sticker says, “Two tortillas.” I like to cook. So does my friend, Carl La Fong*. Although a really good cook, Carl occasionally makes mistakes. Sometimes they’re doozies. In the spirit of helping fledgling chefs, […]

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Moctezuma Cheese Soup With the De Lanceys In Mexico

Mexican Soup MOCTEZUMA CHEESE SOUP   INGREDIENTS 10 ounces queso quesadilla jalapeno (queso = cheese)½ cup Crema Mexicana (sour cream)¼ cup grated Four Mexican cheeses¼ cup water½ tsp cumin¼ tsp cayenne PREPARATION (Wave your wand […]

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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Entree MEXICAN PIZZA INGREDIENTS PIZZA CRUST (If you have a bread maker or buy at store) 3 cups all-purpose flour1 cup water2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil¾ teaspoon sugar¾ teaspoon salt2 ½ teaspoons active dry […]

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Five Layer Chicken Florentine

Italian Entree FIVE LAYER CHICKEN FLORENTINE INGREDIENTS FIRST LAYER – BOTTOM SAUCE 1 10.75-ounce can of cream of celery½ cup mayonnaise¾ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese1 tablespoon lemon juice⅛ teaspoon salt (⅛ teaspoon more in […]

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Grilled Lobster Tails and Strange Ice Creams

Comorian Entree   GRILLED LOBSTER TAILS WITH VANILLA SAUCE(Langouste à la Vanille) INGREDIENTS 2 vanilla bean pods (Madagascan are preferred)3 shallots¼ cup butter⅓ cup white wine4 lobster tails½ cup heavy cream2 tablespoons olive oil SPECIAL […]

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