My Mexican Day of the Dead house was inspired by the sugar skulls that typically signify the holiday.
Where to find the ingredients and tools used in the making of the Taste of Tucson Cookbook.
Roasted corn kernels in a creamy, cheesy sauce seasoned with chile and lime, inspired by Elote en Vaso sold by snack shops & street vendors in clear plastic cups.
The shrimp cocktail I grew up with in Ohio was reserved for special occasions.
This Sonoran version of tortilla soup features crushed tortilla chips and melted cheese anchored in a clear broth that is seasoned with garlic, green chiles and Mexican oregano.
This crispy matzo based breakfast is a cross between molletes and huevos rancheros.
There are Southwestern regional influences that vary from New Mexico to Arizona, Texas, and Southern California.
This super-refreshing citrus beer cocktail is served in a chile and salt rimmed glass over ice.
I marinated myself a flank steak using my mom's recipe from the 80s, adding in some Mexican oregano and extra citrus to #sonoranize it a bit so now it's an Ohio meets Tucson recipe.
Inspired by Mexican Street Corn, the Elote Dog is a whole beef jumbo hot dog is topped with roasted corn, mayo, lime and spices and served in a top-cut, whole grain bolillo roll.
A cross between a Mexican pizza an an open-faced quesadilla, Southern Arizona restaurants started selling cheese crisps more than 50 years ago and it's become a staple of our local Sonoran style cuisine.
A healthy burrito bowl recipe with quinoa, black beans and avocado tossed in a Sonoran style Mexican chipotle lime vinaigrette dressing.
My choice for snack of the day is a crunchy Sonoran style Mexican and Jewish deli mashup.
Yay! It's National Taco Day! Here's a recipe of one of my favorite kinds - Carne Asada, from the book Knack Mexican Cooking by Chelsie Kenyon.
I think it's interesting how similar variations of dishes develop in different parts of the world.
Sonoran style spicy potato salad tossed with a chili-lime vinaigrette.