Crispy Skin Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven.  I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it.  Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings.  This time, I made a marinade.  I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in.  Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.

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All Hail The Amazing Torchy’s Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos, not your everyday taco joint.  It’s a taco joint with umph.  Who knew tacos could get any better than they already are?  Founded in Austin, Texas in 2006,  Torchy’s now operates over 30 stores.  If you need your taco fix fulfilled, Torchy’s will do more than just that with their unique ideas.  They are “damn good” too, hence the catchy slogan.

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A Trip To Wahiawa For El Palenque

A few weeks before we said goodbye to the Aloha state,  Kevin and I were jonesing for some good Mexican food.  I had heard quite a few great things about El Palenque.  It also had quite a few good reviews on Yelp.  Being the Texas girl I am, I had to roll on over to Wahiawa to check it out for myself.

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Our Cinco De Mayo Dinner

Thursday was Cinco De Mayo.  If you don’t know what cinco de mayo is, obviously it means the “fifth of May”.  The date is celebrated in remembrance of the Mexican Army’s victory over France on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.  A lot of people know that you’re supposed to drink and eat tacos this day, but never know why exactly it’s celebrated.  So, I thought I’d throw that fun fact in there.  Kevin and I thought we’d make some tacos and some Mexican street corn.  It was yummy.

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The Moore Menudo The Merrier

I was craving menudo like crazy and thought Sunday was a perfect day to make it.  Last night consisted of a lot of drinking, and menudo can be a wonderful and delicious hangover cure.  Growing up, menudo was one of my favorite dishes.  I loved when my mom would make it for me.  If you don’t know what menudo is, it is a mexican soup.  Its main ingredient is tripe, which is the lining of a cows stomach.  It’s filled with an amazing blend of chili peppers, garlic, herbs and hours of jam packed flavor.  Being in Hawaii, it’s really hard to find tripe.  When the commissary carries it, it’s best to grab it then or else you will be waiting months to see it there again.  It is perfectly fine to freeze for later usage.  Here is how I make menudo. Continue reading “The Moore Menudo The Merrier”