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What’s for Dinner: Roast chicken (and leftovers…)

Tuesday was one of those cold winter days that just cried out for a hearty, simple roast chicken dinner.

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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

A Satisfying Casserole Dinner for the Entire Family

Chicken tortilla casseroleA baked casserole is always a favorite weeknight meal, especially in the colder months when it’s nice to heat up the kitchen with a soothing and hearty meal. Mexican-inspired tortilla casseroles are a fun change of pace from more typical noodle, rice, or potato-based casserole dishes. They’re also great for using up those packages of tortillas in the fridge or pantry that might not be the freshest; bake them in a casserole and they’ll absorb all the delicious flavors of your other ingredients, as well as crisp up nicely on the top!

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El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant in Lambertville, New Jersey

Yesterday the sweetie and I decided to spend the afternoon and evening in Lambertville, a charming town full of delightful art galleries, craft shops and antique stores. We were dodging in and out of the rain all of the day, but I came home with a nice stash of vintage cookbooks—and a very full belly after a wonderful dinner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant.

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El Rey in Philadelphia: 2014 Update

I published my initial thoughts on El Rey, Stephen Starr‘s Rittenhouse Square-area Mexican restaurant, back in November of 2010. Since then I have continued to visit El Rey regularly for lunch while in the city, and it remains pretty much one of my favorite spots in the area for a tasty and reasonably priced midday meal.

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Restaurant Update: El Rey in Philadelphia

I posted my first thoughts on El Rey Mexican Restaurant back in November 2010, not too long after it first opened. This funky little Stephen Starr restaurant – located in a former diner that had been good for little but sobering up after a late night of drinking – remains one of my favorite lunch spots in the city today. I seem to always end up here once every couple weeks when in town, craving their creative and tasty food. And killer margaritas.

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