Crushing on Muy Bueno Cookbook and Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas Recipe

by heidi on February 26, 2013

The phrase, “too many cooks in the kitchen,” need not apply to the Soza family, who’s motto rings, “Pásale, Pásale, vengan a comer,” (Come in, come in. Come in and eat).

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Since 2010, Evangelina (Vangie) Soza and daughters Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith have preserved three generations of family recipes and memories, celebrating their Mexican heritage in their well-followed blog, Muy Bueno.

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I first discovered the cooking threesome when I featured Muy Bueno in the first issue of FoodieCrush magazine, where they shared their Christmas family traditions handed down from one generation and now to another. The role of family and tradition is the centerpiece of their brand, and it all started with their grandmother who they pay homage to in each word written and recipe created.

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Before grandmother Jesusita Mendias-Soza’s passing, Veronica carefully studied her in the kitchen as she made her homemade flour tortillas. Now, Veronica makes them with the very rolling pin Jesusita had used—weathered and loved from decades of rolling out countless tortillas and empanadas for family and friends. Another of her rolling pins was passed down to Yvette and she too treasures the family heirloom, which serves as a fond reminder of their grandmother and her cooking.

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The mother-daughter trio sought to keep Jesusita’s memory alive and her presence near by commemorating their family’s recipes so they may be passed down to their own children and to future generations. In October of 2012, their collaborative efforts expanded beyond the blogosphere and into the publishing realm, with the release of their first cookbook, Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor.

The vibrantly colorful book features over 100 fresh, authentic Mexican recipes, from green enchiladas and tamales to hibiscus popsicles and pumpkin turnovers. Each recipe is labeled with a specially designed silhouette by Yvette—who also designed the logo and layout of the cookbook—to portray which of the three authors created the specific recipe.

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“Being that we are three authors we wanted the reader to really get to know us by noting who the story/memory is from. We have heard lots of great feedback and people really love it,” Yvette explains.

The collection of recipes incorporates old and new, with dishes from grandma Jesusita’s kitchen (traditional northern Mexico cuisine), Vangie’s south of the border comfort food—like the Pork in Red Chile—and creative Latin-fusion from Veronica, whose favorites include Green Enchiladas and Tres Leches, and Yvette’s remake of Mango Upside Down Cake.

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And although geography keeps them apart more often than they’d like—Yvette lives in Colorado, Veronica in Germany and Vangie in Texas—it is not an obstacle, as the gang  remains dedicated to maintaining their blog and striving to preserve tradition. Near or far, nothing brings them back to their roots or makes them happier than when they’re in the kitchen with the ones they love. Grandma Jesusita would be proud.

1. Describe your blog in 3 words:
Veronica: Heartfelt, Cultural, Delicious
Yvette: Mexican, Family, Love
Vangie: Informative, Easy, Delicious

2. If you could be one food blogger other than yourself, who would you be?
Veronica: White on Rice
Yvette: Roost Blog. Her blog, photography, design, and videos are spectacular.

3.Which 3 blogs do you follow/are obsessed with/can’t live a day without?
Veronica: Katie Pies,  White on Rice, Matt Bites
Yvette:  White on Rice, Roost Blog, and Matt Bites

4. What is the one kitchen tool you could never give up?
Veronica: Lime squeezer
Yvette: Rollin pin. It was one of the two rolling pins I inherited from our grandma. Veronica has the other one.
Vangie: Conical sieve to make red chile sauce

5.  What dish are you obsessed with mastering that you just can’t get quite right?
Veronica: Soufflé
Vangie: Yeast bread

6. What did you have for dinner last night?
Veronica: BBQ Pork sandwiches….ooo they were good!
Yvette: Molotes stuffed with veal and pickled red onions. It was a test day in the kitchen and recipe will be on our blog soon.

7. What’s one secret talent outside of the kitchen nobody knows about you.
Veronica: LOL…not anything I can admit to here
Yvette: I’m double jointed and I can rotate my shoulders and twirl my arms around holding my hands and not letting go. It’s a fun party trick. LOL!

8. You’re happiest when cooking/eating:
Veronica: Surrounded by family and friends
Yvette: Ditto
Vangie: Baking

9. The three of you all live in different places, even countries. You recently debuted your Mexican cookbook, Muy Bueno Cookbook. What roles did the three of you take to complete the project and what challenges did you overcome with three authors in three different areas?
We all worked voraciously to complete the project and meet self-imposed continual deadlines. Our biggest challenge was waiting for edits from each other because of the eight-hour time difference. There are times that emailing wasn’t enough, lucky for us we now have SKYPE…we did a lot of skyping.

10. The one secret ingredient to your success is:
Love!!! Love for the recipes grandma and mom made for us as kids…love for our delicious cultural recipes, love for each other’s differences and accepting of those differences…love is all you need!

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Now that you’ve heard what their tasty favorites are, the gals would like one FoodieCrush reader to win a copy of Muy Bueno Cookbook for themselves.

To enter to win, leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Mexican dish is.

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To give you a taste of what’s deliciousness lies within, I’m sharing their recipe for Stacked Red Enchiladas, or as I’ve remade them into Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas, a recipe my husband has deemed a new favorite. I couldn’t agree more.

Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas

Yield: makes 4

Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas

Ingredients

2 cups red chile sauce or enchilada sauce
1/2 cup canola oil for frying tortillas
12-16 white corn tortillas
1 cup cotija cheese
4 green onions, chopped
cilantro leaves for garnish
4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Pour red chile sauce or enchilada sauce into a skillet over medium heat until warm then lower heat to simmer.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat canola oil. Drop one tortilla at a time into hot oil and fry until softened, turning once while frying, then drain on paper towels.
  3. To assemble the enchiladas:
  4. Place a fried tortilla into the skillet of warm red sauce, coating it on both sides. Place on a plate then layer with some cheese and a sprinkle of green onion. Place another tortilla on top and repeat until you have a stack of three or four tortillas. Continue to make stacks until all ingredients are used.
  5. Heat a small non-stick fry pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Fry the eggs and place one on each stack. Add another egg if you're extra hungry. Top with more cotija, more green onion and cilantro leaves if desired.
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The cookbook giveaway is open until Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The cookbook giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. I will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Additional reporting by Hayley Teater

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Jessica J-H February 26, 2013 at 6:51 am

My favorite Mexican recipe is a corn tortilla and fried egg covered in homemade green chile made with New Mexico grown and roasted chiles. YUM!

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Elena February 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

This recipe looks so delicious, hopefully I win the book.
elena4684@gmail.com

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Giulia February 26, 2013 at 7:31 am

My favourite would have to be carnitas…or enchiladas.

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Jeni February 26, 2013 at 7:31 am

My favorite Mexican dish would have to be chilaquiles!
My e-mail is jeni@thymeandlove.com

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natalie @ wee eats February 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

This recipe looks amazing!
My favorite dish is machaca, but it can be hard to find!

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kesha February 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

My favorite Mexican dish is Chicken and Cheese burritos!

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Deborah February 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

I already have a copy, so don’t enter me, but I just have to say how much I really do love this cookbook. I’m a Mexican food addict, and this cookbook is taking a front seat in my kitchen!

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Mary February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

Quesadillas – meat, bean, or cheese!

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Nancy in NJ February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

I love enchiladas but there’s almost no Mexican food that I’m not crazy about! I’m dying to learn how to make sopes. Thank you!

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Mary February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

Any kind of quesadilla.

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julie February 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

Huevos Rancheros! Or any other egg dish. EGGS! This cookbook looks outstanding! Thanks ladies, for the chance to win.

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Angel February 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

Enchiladas and this recipe looks amazing !!

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Lois February 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

Chile Rellenos hands down favorite!!
Thanks for this beautiful post. Love
Mexican culture, food, color and everything about it!!

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Michelle February 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

You can see the special ingredient in their eyes! You can tell they all cook with love and passion! Can’ wait to try this one on my family.

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Michelle February 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

sopes!

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Elizabeth @Mango_Queen February 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

Love this! I feel like I know this family already. Can’t wait to get hold of this cookbook. It sounds so heartwarming. Thanks for featuring them.

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Conria February 26, 2013 at 8:56 am

My favourite Mexican dish that I think I could eat at any time of the day is Huevos Rancheros. I hope I win so I can keep exploring Mexican food!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking February 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

I love hearing about families cooking traditions. This cookbook sounds amazing! And can I say that enchilada sauce has been on my brain since I saw the Instagram picture you teased me with!!! It is so hard to pick a favorite Mexican dish…. I love carnitas. I love good tostada piled high with beans, avocado, cheese, and salsa. I kina haven’t found a Mexican dish I didn’t like!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks February 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

Well considering I just ate chips, guac, salsa and queso FOR BREAKFAST, I think I need this book.

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Kayla Tiscornia February 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

Wow, these ladies are amazing! Successfully spent the last hour of my time searching through their blog – new inspiration for a month full of food coming up!
My favorite dish is mole enchiladas – well anything mole for that matter :)
krtiscornia@gmail.com

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Tina S. February 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

I love molletes! This looks like a phenomenal cookbook. It’s going on my wish list for sure, but I’d love to win a copy!

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Kim Porter February 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

My favorite dish would be cheese and jalapeno stuffed tamales!

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Sherry Mack February 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love a Mexican shrimp cocktail…….

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet February 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

This book is gorgeous! And the enchiladas look amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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Joan Vincent February 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love any Mexican food that I’ve ever had :)

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

These enchiladas look so good! I love fish tacos.

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Rachel February 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

My husband and I can’t get enough of chilaquiles for breakfast! We make them almost every weekend, with variations each time. Looks like this cookbook would have some pretty amazing recipes in it, definitely on my wishlist!

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Chelsea February 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

I love chicken tortilla soup! thanks for the chance to win!

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Anastasia February 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

Tamales. Kind of a pain in the butt to make but oh so good.

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Amy February 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

I love Ceviche!

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Anika February 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

I love making Posole. A chicken version so my husband will eat it. What started as a Christmas dinner tradition is on weekly rotation during the winter. Cookbook looks amazing!!!

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Robyn Coffey February 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

I luv green chilies – in enchiladas, sauce, casseroles any way!

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Miran February 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

I could not pin down a favorite dish. I love all Mexican food. Although I am not Mexican, I have a friend whose mother makes everything delicious. She has tried to show me, but that doesn’t work. lol. I would love this cookbook! I made sopes from the Muy Bueno website last night for the first time. It was so easy and delicious!

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Miran March 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Made them again! Great way to save money. Being a college students I am always looking for something cheap AND delicious. AHhhh! I hope I win! lol.

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Débora Rodríguez García February 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

I JUST LOVE ENCHILADAS, they are my all-time favorite food! Thank you so much for posting this recipe, which I immediately Pinned to “THE WHOLE ENCHILADA”. iMIl GRACIAS! ~ I must get the Muy Bueno Cookbook!! ; D

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Kristi February 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I have to pick one! I’m from Texas and moving to England…so will need this book! LOL. I would have to say that combo fajitas with shrimp, beef, and chicken is my standby. I just can’t get enough. Oh and I LOVE Tres Leches. Yum.

Please win!

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patti February 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Great post as always, I’ve never had any Mexican food that I didn’t like, It’s my favorite.
I need to try the breakfast, my mouth is watering. The book looks fabulous.

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Jodi Monroy February 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

My favorite are chilaquiles!

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Karen D February 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Tamales

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Sarah Ann February 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

So hard to say just one dish… probably a go to in our home are shrimp tacos loaded with avocados, pico & heat!

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Janessa Torres February 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

My favorite meals are Chile Rellenos con queso and Tacos de canasta con papas y chicarron prensado estillo D.F as well as tortitas d pollo con salsa verde/rojo, last but not least, nopales , chicarron y papas en salsa Verde/rojo. I cook just about everything but there’s are my couple favorites.

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Jennifer Grimm February 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

My favorite dish is seafood enchiladas with refried beans covered in the seafood sauce…YUM!

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Urban Wife February 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Enchiladas!

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Sara Peper February 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

My favorite Mexican dish is tostadas the way my grandmother used to make them: fresh flour tortillas fried, topped with refried beans, queso, lettuce and tomatoes.

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Rachele February 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Home made tamales, Rice pudding, Carne Adovada ( especially in a breakfast burrito) and Biscochitos! I also have a big crush on Fresh roasted Hatch green chili!

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Ninfa DePalma February 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I love and cook all types of food being that cooking is my passion! Mexican food is so different depending what State in Mexico you are eating from, the Vera Cruz cooks use more seafood, veggies and fruits than the Northern states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa who prefer beef, goat, and poultry. My favorite mexican dish is Mole Poblano (either red or black).

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kelley {mountain mama cooks} February 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

My favorite dish? Hard to decide. Either tamales or tostadas. Or a street taco. How about all three?

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Maribel Reyes February 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I love love love mole! My father is from Puebla so his mother’s recipe was taught to my mother who is Cuban. It is absolutely perfect!

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Toni February 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

This recipe looks delicious! My favorite Mexican dish is tacos served in romaine lettuce leaves.

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Nicole` February 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Nothing beats my mom’s bean and cheese enchiladas. Mmmmmm

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Carolyn February 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE home made fresh flour tortillas with butter and just made pinto beans straight from the pot!

Carolyn

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Diane Bosch February 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I love to make carnitas!! Yum! Yum!

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I love any enchilada!

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regina pahn February 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I love green corn tamales!

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Angelique February 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Enchiladas are my favorite, but I love just about all mexican dishes. I can’t wait to try this one…enchiladas for breakfast! Hope I get the cookbook. I could use some New Mexican recipes in my repertoire.

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Renee G February 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I love enchiladas

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Dinorah February 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Chicken mole! A mix that say Mexico!

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BobbyO February 27, 2013 at 6:48 am

Enchiladas for breakfast that aren’t leftover from last night. Sounds and looks delicious.

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Leah February 27, 2013 at 8:06 am

I absolutely love enchiladas!

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Kathy Ketter February 27, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love anything Mexican but my very favorite dish is probably Chile Rellenos or authentic tacos.

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Brittany R. February 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

I just love spinach enchiladas. I recently had some at one of my favorite local joints with spinach, chicken, red chile sauce and goats cheese. It was to die for!

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Janine O February 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Red enchiladas. That sauce is my favorite.

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Molly February 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Ummm…this breakfast dish may be my new fave!!

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Abby February 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I love enchiladas and tamales! But really, just SET ME LOOSE in a authentic Mexican restaurant.

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Katheryn February 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I love all things mexican! But I tend to be somewhat partial to chimichangas

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Theresa February 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas with Green Tomatillo Salsa!

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Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up February 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I love traditional mexican food. It is so flavorful and just plain amazing. I haven’t seen their blog before and I think i’m in love!

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Meryl February 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I love chicken quesadillas.

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Louis February 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm

My favorite is chicken fajitas.

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Carolsue March 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

I love chile rellenos the most

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Ashley O. March 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

This looks amazing! I cant wait to try it!

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Ashley O. March 1, 2013 at 10:29 am
Terri March 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I love a good creamy chicken enchilada! Coated in a creamy white cheese sauce. So bad for you but so good!

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Nicole March 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

My favorite it enchiladas! I would love to win this. It has been on my wishlist for months.

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Julie @ Forbidden Rice Blog March 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I LOVE a good veggie burrito… but equally loved are verde enchiladas.

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stephanie March 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm

My family loves sopes!

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Jamie Claire March 3, 2013 at 6:49 am

I love anything with cilantro. My favorite mexican dishes are gorditas and chilaquiles!

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Beth March 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

I love the red chile pork enchiladas my boyfriend makes. So good!

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Kate March 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

New Mexican Green Chile Chicken enchiladas smothered in red and green chile!

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rocio chavez March 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

My favorite “receta mexicana” is Pozole Verde. I made it the other day for a birthday party and it was a hit! I grew up with Pozole rojo, but I will admit that this was the best Pozole EVER!

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Melissa R March 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Chicken soft tacos with homemade salsa and lots of melted cheese. Yum!

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Emanuelle March 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

This really is my ideal breakfast!!

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Kiley March 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

roasted poblano chile stuffed with braised squash and oaxacan cheese
PLEASE!

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Karen May 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

All of it! My go to dish though is breakfast tacos. It fills my boys tummies with lots of protein which helps them focus better in school.

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Lindsey @ The Next Course July 12, 2013 at 11:16 am

I love tortilla soup! Or enchiladas veracruz! And of course, guacamole :-)

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Julia December 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Where to begin! I haven’t had a Mexican dish I’ve disliked!! Carnitas, nachos, and quesadillas to start with.

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Evangeline Solis May 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I just heard about your book from my niece and we carry on the same traditions ,cooking like mom. Christmas time all the nieces and cousins gather around the kitchen table and make tamales, moms way. The day before my sister and I will make the chilies for both red and green tamales, and cook the meat. The next day the fun starts when everyone arrives. Sometimes they get new aprons that I’ve made. I am happy to know that some things never go away, moms and traditions. My favorite food has always been red enchiladas. Thank You for keepings traditions alive.

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