This Christmas and New Year delight your guests with our selection of Christmas recipes

Mexican walnut cookies (Polvorones). Recipe

The recipe I share with you today also has a story to tell, it's for make Mexican walnut cookies, also known as polvorones, and these are usually prepared during the Christmas season in Mexico to give to our loved ones. It happens that in the United States these cookies have been misnamed as "Mexican Wedding Cookies", name that is not correct because here in Mexico we don't have any special cookies for weddings. The first time I saw that title I was surprised to see they was talking about our traditional polvorones, and maybe, a more acceptable title would be "Mexican Christmas cookies", as it is in the holiday season when most are prepared in Mexican homes. These walnut cookies, although I knew as a [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:49-06:00By |Christmas recipes, Desserts|

Chicken breasts in sweet pepper cream. Recipe for Christmas

Today's recipe has a story, and is that was part of the menu I served the first Christmas that I hat to organize. At that time, we just changed our residence and at home only had a simple two burner stove, so dinner required to be not very complicated and do not need oven. Among look here and there, I decided to prepare these chicken breasts in sweet pepper cream, and the result was much better than I expected. Now that I analyze it, I realize that the taste and texture are warranted for two ingredients that always give a twist to any dish: cream cheese and evaporated milk, ingredients which in this date I still buy in Philadelphia and Carnation Clavel trademarks, because their quality is not [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:50-06:00By |chicken, Christmas recipes|

Pork loin in mandarin sauce. Christmas recipe

One of the meats that we usually prepare for Christmas dinner or New Year dinner is the pork loin. Here in Cocina Muy Facil we have already published several recipes to prepare it, and this time, we recommend this delicious pork loin in mandarin sauce. Prepare this pork loin in mandarin sauce is not complicated, but we need to choose the most juicy and sweet mandarins we can find. To create juiciness in the meat and give that beautiful golden color, we roast the pork loin in the oven with some ingredients that give flavor and the we prepare the mandarin sauce. As you can see from the photos, I've served with potato wedges and a sprig of fresh oregano for garnish, but we can [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:51-06:00By |Christmas recipes, Meat|

Creamy Lemon Chicken. Recipe

December is here! and we continue with the task of finding the best recipes for Christmas and New Year. This week, our proposal is a creamy lemon chicken, a Christmas recipe that has a great taste and we can prepare without using the oven. You know that chicken is one of the most noble meat, and it always combine wonderfully with lemon. It's as if both ingredients were right for each other. Thinking about Christmas dinner, I opted to use chicken breasts because them look much better on the table and are juicy and tender if we cook it the right way. However, if the budget does not allow it, or if we prepare this for any weekday, there's no problem in using other chicken [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:51-06:00By |chicken, Christmas recipes|

Sauteed green beans with red onion. Recipe

Christmas Eve and New Year dinners are usually loaded with dishes high in calories and protein, so a balance is essential to our health care during the holidays. To achieve this we draw on what we serve as an accompaniment to our main dishes. With that in mind, I share with you this recipe for sauteed green beans with red onion, besides being a very economical dish and have excellent flavor, adds a good amount of healthy nutrients. And, green beans are at their best season during the months of November and December, giving the best of their nutrients, among which include vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, calcium, iron and magnesium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and provide a really [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:55-06:00By |Christmas recipes, Vegetables|

Asian marinated chicken. Recipe

Over the weekend a reader told me that she was already looking for easy Christmas recipes, so that although it is still November, I will begin to share some recipes to celebrate Christmas and New Year. I know many of you prefer to serve on these dates something untraditional, either for lack of time, for economy, because you don't know how to prepare the most representative dishes or just for be different. So, the proposal is this delicious Asian marinated chicken, flavorful, visually striking and really easy. You will see that the process is very simple, the marination time can range from one to 24 hours, and prepare the marinade does not take more than 5 minutes. Of course, the higher marination time is, the [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:56-06:00By |chicken, Christmas recipes|

Glazed cinnamon rolls. Recipe

When the winds of autumn begin and the first frosts appear and Christmas approaches, we crave for dishes with ingredients that provide heat to our bodies and festive aroma to home. For all of that nothing like cinnamon, one spice used tu prepare atoles, traditional fruit punch and various desserts, sush as this glazed cinnamon rolls. I must warn you, this recipe is not quick to prepare, since it takes several steps including time for rising the dough, that has to be done twice, so you have to set aside about three hours of your time to do them (of course we can do other things during the 2 hours while the dough doubles it size).  But certainly, all this time and effort is worth [...]

2020-02-09T14:51:57-06:00By |Christmas recipes, Desserts|