Where to find the ingredients and tools used in the making of the Taste of Tucson Cookbook by Jackie Alpers
These open-faced breakfast sandwiches are made by slathering refried beans onto toasted bolillo rolls and then heaping avocado slices, a fried egg, hot sauce, and lots of cheese on top. If you canâ€™t find bolillos at your local bakery, use a sweet French roll instead.
How do you say â€œdeliciousâ€ in Portuguese? Brigadeiro, thatâ€™s how! These easy-to-make balls are fun to roll in chocolate jimmies. Box them up for the perfect gift.
Fleur de sel (flower of salt) is a hand-harvested sea salt with distinctive flavor. Look for variations that have a pink or gray tone. You’d think that something with such a fancy-sounding name might be complicated to make, but in fact these sweet and savory bite-size treats are as easy to concoct as they are to devour. Still, if you want to let your friends believe these caramels are a feat of culinary magic, your secret’s safe with me.
This infused tequila makes a mean margarita or straight-up sipper.
This quick vegetarian breakfast is a cross between matzo molletes and huevos rancheros. I used beans from a can and my homemade chiltepin salsa.
A plant-based, high-moisture ground beef alternative such as Beyond Beef also works well in this recipe.
Cute, kid friendly recipe for slices of apples dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles candy or nuts. This recipe was originally developed fro Refinery29.
This recipe was originally developed for Refinery29. Brownies are pretty good all on their own, but when you fold in marshmallows and give them a soft, melted chocolate center, they take on a whole new level of decadence. Even better, you can make this recipe just for yourself, day or night.
Chicken Mole Amarillo | Recipe by Jackie Alpers from the cookbook Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona.
Hereâ€™s an elegant, yet quick and easy baked breakfast casserole. Tuck savory Canadian bacon, eggs, herbs and cheese inside crusty baguettes the night before. When you wake up, add a little cream, then slip it into the oven for brunch. This recipe originally appeared on Tastecooking.com
This recipe was originally developed for Lipton tea in conjunction with the FoodNetwork.com
How to make tuna noodle casserole.
Recipe for marinated flank steak using my momâ€™s recipe from the 80s, adding in some Mexican oregano and extra citus so now it’s an Ohio meets Tucson recipe.
We all know that rainbow sprinkles make the world-go-round and this super-easy recipe is fun, festive and good for you too. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave which makes it the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day.
Pizza flavored spaghetti squash: It is good for you, it’s fairly low in calories, is very fillingâ€¦ and it tastes like pizza. So it’s win-win-win-win.
Learn how to make frozen Watermelon Wedges: the all natural ice pops.
All of the bark and none of the bite
Inspired by Mexican Style Street Corn, this whole beef jumbo hot dog is topped with roasted corn, mayo, lime and spices and served in a top-cut, whole grain bolillo roll. Food photo and recipe by Jackie Alpers.
This triple-chocolate double-baked treat is dipped in a dark chocolate coating with sprinkles on top. Arizona is one of only three states in the US where pistachios are grown and chocolate and sugar are two of the most revered ingredients in Sonoran cuisine.
Like all regional cuisines, Sonoran style Mexican food is evolving. My spicy Sonoran style chicken salad could easily be served inÂ tortas (sandwiches) alongside the pork or beef varieties, or in tacos, which are now available served on lettuce leaves at local restaurants as well as on traditional corn orÂ flour tortillas. I used store-boughtÂ rotisserie chicken which has become a staple in Mexican home cooking.
Learn how to make Sprinkles! Sugar Cubes and other sparkly holiday treats in my holiday Food Network article