On Saturday mornings, I often enjoy watching Marcela Valladolid's Mexican Made Easy on Food Network. She cooks authentic cuisine with traditional ingredients. One ingredient that she always uses is Mexican crema. Somewhere between sour cream and crème fraîche, Mexican crema is a slightly sour, cooling, and creamy condiment.Although you can purchase it at many ethnic markets, it's super easy to make at home. It's also wildly delicious: I couldn't stop myself from dunking chips into it and eating it like a dip. It pairs wonderfully with all types of Mexican food, from steak tacos to cheese quesadillas — basically anything you would have sour cream with. Ready for the recipe? Keep reading.
OK, I gave in, but just a teeny tiny bit. I'm still grilling, but I was so chilly last night and today that somehow a chuck roast found its way into my grocery cart and lo, a pot roast was born. We need some braising birth control around here stat — aka sunshine! warmth! — or I'm going completely over to the dark side of soups, stews, and all things slow-roasted.
This can't happen.
See the three keys to a perfect pot roast — and her recipe — when you read more.
It got me wondering about milk products: What are your preferences when it comes to them? I'm not talking about cheese and chocolate, which should always be full fat (duh!), but rather, dairy items like yogurt, sour cream, and milk. Do you avoid full-fat?
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Thanks to the familiar and fun elbow-shaped pasta, no one will notice that it's actually whole wheat. It's a wholesome, nourishing one pot meal that's sure to please parents and children alike, so get the recipe and read more
Because of the special and flavorful topping — bacon! Brussels sprouts! sour cream! — this recipe, however, involves a small amount of cooking.
It's worth the extra effort; with their veggie, pork, and dairy components, these loaded baked potatoes are a meal in themselves. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Do you cook wonderfully delicious dishes and then take photographs of them to show your friends and family? Well, why not go one step further and share them with us in the YumSugar Community? That's what reader MénagèreModerne recently did with this scrumptious sounding stroganoff recipe.
Classic stroganoff is made with ground beef, but Ménagère used ground pork because that's what she had on hand and she wanted to "cut down on the salt a bit." The final dish, that combines the meat with sour cream, sherry, and mushrooms, is economical and surprisingly fast. More of Ménagère's stunning food photography can be viewed on her blog, mmmm...food!, but to check out the pork stroganoff recipe, read more