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Marcela

Maybe you should try real Mexican cooking... making nachos is like making hotdogs... nachos, tacos and what Americans normally call Mexican food is no more than snacks and fast food for us...

If you did some homework and found real Mexican food recipies, you would find them as easy and delicious, but this time having real food and not just snacks...

Overall, you have great recipes in your website... thank you for sharing them.

oh, and for the record, I'm Mexican, born, raised and have lived all my life in Mexico, I'm not a chicano or so called mexican-american...

Sarah Cool

Ouch!

Ahem... probably hence the "Mexican-inspired" qualifier.

Sounds YUMMY! It made me remember how much I love nachos!

Mandy

Our tradition is nacho night every Friday--we love it! Tortilla chips, refried beans, roasted chicken, cheddar/jack/asadero blend, chopped tomatoes and jalepenos on top--all of it baked in the oven together. With sour cream and guacamole on the side. So good!

CityMama

Marcela, I didn't say this was real Mexican cooking. I said Mex-inspired. I am fully aware that real Mexican cooking does not include all the items on Taco Bell's menu. I'm sorry but you can't live in California and love food and NOT know that.

The fun of nachos is that it IS A SNACK. A SNACK that makes a meal. Where did I say in my post that I was cooking authentic Mexican fare?

I love "real Mexican cooking" as well, so much so, that I go to my Mexican butcher for the lard (that they renders and sell themselves) to make my tamale dough.

I eat ceviche off the street in coastal towns in Mexico sold by people with nary a sink, soap or a health inspector in sight and I have never once gotten sick.

Now, do you have a good menudo recipe to share?

The Aitch

I live and breathe for mexican food. I am so hungry right now and I want to eat that picture.

Marcela


I'll do my best to type in the recipe for menudo, though it's one that I don't have written as I make it by heart just by having seen my grandma and mom...
but I can think of other recipes that are rather easy and fast and really good, like something called Aztec Cake (my Irish-American husband can't get enough of it..) or Chilaquiles...
I'll try to write them down for you, though I can't promise it'll be this week, I'm due any moment now with my second baby, actually I would not mind having this baby tonight though I'm sure it won't happen, not tonight...
I did not mean to sound belligerent or anything, it's just that given the great recipes you post it seemed to me that you were just settling for a snack as a meal and you would not be the first person in the States to think nachos is a meal... nachos are meant to be eaten by the t.v. watching a good game and it's indeed good for Monday night football...
I will get those recipes for you, just give me some days, ok?
and thank you for sharing all those great recipes, I've tried several of them and integrated them to my repertoire.

foodiemama

ohhhh nachos sound yummy! i bet my littlefoodie smalls would love that!

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