Beignet

Beignet History and Recipe

  Beignet History: The word beignet (pronounced ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise.”  It is also French for “fritter.” Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are … Continued

Bunuelos

Bunuelos Recipe and History

Bunuelos are served for numerous festive occasions and celebrations – from Christmas and Thanksgiving, to birthdays and baptisms.  Many people of Hispanic heritage believe Bunuelos bring good luck when eaten … Continued

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas Recipe

How To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas By Cynthis Detterick-Pineda. or Andrews, TX.   My first experience with corn tortillas came years ago when I was still in high school.  I … Continued

Hushpuppy and Wine

  April Means Warm Weather Wines   Trends obviously influence the American palate.  A movie proclaims all domestic Pinot Noir the superior red wine, and by golly, almost on cue … Continued

Hushpuppy

Hushpuppy Recipe and History

History of Hushpuppies Hushpuppies are finger-shaped dumplings of cornmeal that are deep-fried and traditionally served with fried catfish.  Also know as corn dodgers, they are especially popular throughout the South. … Continued

Indian Fry Bread

Indian Fry Bread and Indian Taco Recipe and History

Indian fry bread is the foundation of a popular dish called Indian Tacos.  Originally known as Navajo Tacos, they have been adopted by other tribes.  The Navajo taco was voted … Continued

Nun’s Sighs

Nun’s Sighs Recipe

Suspiros de Monja Nun’s Sighs (Suspiros de Monja) are a typical Spanish pastry that is golden and crispy on the outside and rich and creamy on the inside.  A thick … Continued

Flour Tortilla

Perfect Flour Tortilla Recipe – Torillas de Harina

How to Make Perfect Flour Tortillas By Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX   Making homemade flour tortillas really does not take much time.  In fact, they probably don’t take much … Continued

Sopapillas

Sopapillas Recipe

New Mexico Sopapillas Sopapillas are one of many foods that New Mexico can call it’s own – The New Mexican Quick Bread.  People call them little pillows, but the name … Continued

Spanish Churros

Spanish Churros Recipe

If you have never tried a fresh and crispy Spanish Churro that has been dipped in thick hot cocoa, then you certainly have not experienced one the great foods of … Continued