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Taco Cravings – Al Pastor

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo last week.  Normally that’s a day I will wait among the crowds to have a delicious Mexican meal and maybe a margarita or two.  Unfortunately, that tradition is a bit of a challenge here in the Midwest. While I have always lived a stone’s throw from any crazy good taco joint in Los Angeles, that’s not the case here.  The one Mexican chain in town is not so fresh, and the one place with “taco” in its name has chicken fingers at the top of its menu.  Toto, we’re not in California anymore. What’s an LA Girl to do?  Make my own, of course! I love just about any kind of taco I can get, but my favorite is al pastor.  That sweet and savory pork combination makes my tongue happy.  There are a variety of ways to make al pastor.  However, there are three elements that are all the same:  1. A combination of medium and mild chiles, 2. Pineapple, and 3. Thinly sliced pork. Since some ingredients are …

When In the Midwest…

I’m going to say something I know is shocking.  I am not a pizza person.  Sure, I like it.  Who doesn’t?  However, given the choice between pizza and something else, I am more likely to select the second option, whatever that happens to be. My husband, on the other hand, can eat pizza every day of the week. So, imagine his surprise and joy when we moved to the Midwest and I discovered Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.  I’ve had deep dish before, but not like this.  Suddenly and without warning, I became a pizza person…or at least, more likely to order pizza than I had been before. Then it happened…one morning a video for making pizza showed up in my Facebook feed.  I watched the dough get rolled out and toppings heaped onto it.  I craved pizza for the rest of the day. I subscribe to the “if you crave it, you should have it” camp.  I ran to the store and picked a few items so I could make my very first deep dish …