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How To Have Fun Cooking Authentic Mexican Carne Asada (Grilled Steak) Tacos

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     If you want to cook like a Mexican then you will need to turn your radio ON very loud and dance while cooking

Here is what you will need:

– MASECA Instant corn masa mix (to make tortillas)
– Water
– For the meat, I like to buy the angus beef steaks from walmart brand $25.00 (10 pk)taco2
– 3 tomatoes
– 1 onion
– 1 bunch of cilantro- 2 avocados- 3 garlic cloves- serrano chiles
– limes
– salt
– black pepper

Directions:
First you start by making your corn tortillas as directed on the package, just add water and mix.
Don’t forget to be chewing gum and popping some bubbles while making tortillas.

     While you are making tortillas , you need to place the tomatoes and the serrano chiles (I use 1 or 2, but depending on how hot you like the salsa you can add as many you want) on the pan at a low heat and let them roast, turn them occasionally to get them cooked all over.
Keep dancing and drinking

Once they are soft and juicy then place them into the blender, then add water, ¼ of an onion, 2 cloves of garlic and some cilantro. salt and black pepper.
And then you have your red salsa ready!salsa-picanta-roja

Now, for the avocado salsa, open 2 avocados and place them into the blender (just the inside of it), some cilantro, ¼ of onion, 1 clove of garlic, ½ serrano chile, water, and salt.

Finally for the meat, if you have the angus steaks just place them into the grill until they are done, if you have plain beef steaks, place them on the grill and just add salt and pepper. Chop the meat into tiny pieces.

Now, for the toppings you need, diced onion and cilantro.

Everything is ready for you to start making your tacos, grab a tortilla, place some meat on it, then add some cilantro and onions, then some hot red salsa and avocado salsa too, the final touch is lime juice and your taco is Listo para comer! Delicioso!

About me,

My name is Alma Aldana

I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico.I’m the oldest of 3, my brother is the middle child and my sister the baby girl, but regardless of that my mom and dad always made us feel special to each one of us.

Mom and Dad are teachers, therefore education was very important for them, I was lucky received a Spanish -French bilingual education in a private school for my elementary and secondary school.
After finishing high school I was sent to Washington State as an exchange student to learn English, I fell in love with the beauty of the cities and the weather and promised to myself to come back.

     Started Law school in a private University in Mexico and played soccer for the school team, when finished decided to start a journey and move to either US or Canada, and I ended up settling down in Seattle for the next 6 years of my life, then I was offered to participate in a program to become a bilingual teacher in Texas, therefore, I moved to the south and went to school again, took some tests and finally became a certified bilingual teacher by the school board of Texas.

T.W

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When Life Hands You Cake Mix, Make Cookies

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While tumbling along on AskMeFast.com this afternoon, I came upon a question right up my alley in terms of bringing out the “foodie” mommy in me.

How do you bake a cake batter into a cookie?

A funfetti cake batter turned into a cookie. The direction only shows for cake and cupcakes

Read more: How do you bake a cake batter into a cookie? – A funfetti cake batter turned into a cookie. The direction only shows for cake and cupcakes :: Ask Me Fast at http://www.askmefast.com/How_do_you_bake_a_cake_batter_into_a_cookie-qna3066393.html

It is actually quite a simple technique to use.

1  (18.9-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Funfetti® Cake Mix
1/3
cup oil
2
eggs
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in flour, flatten to 1/4-inch thickness
Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. (source Pillsbury.com A favorite recipe from Bake-Off® Contest 34)
I use this recipe often as a quick go to for cookies using all different kinds of mixes. Gingerbread cookies with Gingerbread mix. Strawberry cookies with cream cheese frosting and fresh sliced strawberries. Carrot and Raisin cookies with Carrot cake and !/4 raisins. The list is endless and a fun way to have a rainy day cookie decorating party. Take plain vanilla frosting and add food coloring and let your kids decorate away the rainy day blues plus have a bonus snack!Image
For a treat on a hot day I will make several batches ahead of time and fill the middle of two cookies with ice cream. Freeze them and take a few out for surprise visitors or a snack for the kids. For the  calorie counter I recommend using a sugar free or fat free cool whip as the filling. When you freeze it you will still get that “ice cream” taste without the added fat and calories of regular ice cream.

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