The History of Tacos

The taco is a staple of Mexican cuisine, so it might be surprising to learn that tacos don’t have a very long history. There is no exact history of where and when they came about. However, historian, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world researching Mexican food. He has a few ideas about the history of tacos, and you may be surprised to read his conclusions.

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Delicious Mexican Shrimp Burrito Recipe

The burrito is one of Mexico’s greatest gift to the world. Some have supposed that the name burrito which technically means “little donkey” in Spanish. It is possible they received this name because they look a bit like the bed rolls which were traditionally placed the back of donkeys during trips. No matter where the word comes from, burritos are delicious.

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4 Great Health Benefits of Avocados

Close-up of a sliced avocadoDid you know? The first Hass avocado tree is still alive and producing fruit. Maybe if we ate more avocados, we would live longer and healthier lives, just like that tree! And while you may not sprout into an avocado tree simply be eating too much guacamole, it does mean you will be nourished inside and out from enjoying the health benefits of avocados. [Read more…]

How to Make Colorado Green Chili

Colorado Green Chili - Casa Blanca

Tomatillos – the little green tomatoes that make Green Chili green.

As with normal chili there are many different types of Chile Verde (green chili). There are Slow Cooker Chile Verdes, Chicken Chile Verde, and Colorado Chile, just to name a few. As with many foods (like the burger and the pizza) when the concept is great and the food is versatile, many variations are going to happen.

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Delicious Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe

Looking for a delicious light and nutty treat to enjoy anytime this summer? Traditional Mexican wedding cookies are perfect even when you aren’t getting married. The authentic Mexican wedding cookie is a traditional sweet treat served at Mexican weddings. In Mexican culture, foods rich in sugar are traditionally reserved for special occasions, such as weddings. Along with many other types of sweet, fruity, and nutty cakes, the Mexican wedding cookie is a similar recipe to the Russian teacake and a few other cookie recipes that originated in Europe. These authentic traditional Mexican wedding cookies are perfect for any occasion large or small.Delicious Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe - Casa Blanca

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How to Make Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Casa Blanca Mexican RestaurantOrdering fried ice cream at a restaurant is great, but it is nearly impossible to bring it home!  It may sound complicated, but Mexican fried ice cream is a tasty dessert that is also fun and simple to make at home. Follow these quick and delicious recipes for Mexican fried ice cream that you can enjoy right in your own casa!

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A Nacho Recipe to Make Your Heart “Melt”

Casa Blanca Mexican, MANachos are a delight; everyone loves the combination of chips, cheese, and more. It’s one of the easiest foods to make a corny joke (what do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese!), but people love them because of their incredible taste.

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Making the Perfect Mexican Mole Sauce

Have you ever tried Mole? This classic Mexican sauce is perfect for all occasions!

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Try This Excellent Taco Salad

There are good taco salad recipes and then there are ones that make everyone ask, “who made that?” This is one of those dishes everyone will be asking about. Taco salad is not a new dish, but this recipe will surprise even the most hard-to-please of guests. You love taco salad because it has all the taste of the taco with a less of the mess. It can be made in bulk and will go a long way even with many hungry guests.

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5 Festive Cinco de Mayo Tequila Cocktails

Casa Blanca Mexican, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, North Billerica, MAWith Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about how you will celebrate!

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