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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Recreating your favorite restaurant foods at home can be both fun and cost-effective. Cooking Mexican meals are a great fun and if you have a taste for spicy and flavorful then making Mexican at home might be the perfect adventure for you.

Why not try recreating your favorite Mexican meal today? Everything from tacos to quesadillas, enchiladas to burritos can all be made from home. A favorite Mexican treat of homemade guacamole or salsa can also be created from scratch and they are extra yummy.

Next time you're at your local Mexican restaurant take into account what items you truly enjoy, make a mental note of what ingredients those items include so that you can purchase those foods at the store to create the meal yourself. Or, you can go online and research for recipes for these dishes giving you a better idea of what ingredients you will need to make the meal. Next, make sure to add those ingredients to your grocery list for your next shopping trip. Finally, plan a time to make your meal and begin this great experiment.

Be sure to make note of which recipes turn out great and which you might need to find a few pointers on, before making it again. You might even want to talk to someone who works in your local restaurant so that you will have a better idea of how they do it. I'm sure they won't give you all their secrets, but they might give you a tip or two.

Mostly, re-creating your favorite meals, whether Mexican or other, it can often take a few tries before your dish lives up to the expectations you have from eating the same dish out at your local restaurant, but soon you'll realize hey, you can cook this too, and it taste just as good, maybe even better.

Recreating Mexican meals can also be fun for a family night or even a party with friends. It is the type of meal where everyone can get involved. Start out with chips and salsa, move on to building your own tacos, supplying all the ingredients and finish off with a make your own margarita bar. You could even try your hand at "frying ice cream", another favorite found on many menus at Mexican restaurants.

It truly can be a load of fun trying your hand at being a chef. Give it a try today.

Wendy Wood is the owner of Mommies Magazine and New England Mamma, two blogs bringing together moms that love just that, being a mom. Stop by and join in on the fun with other moms.

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