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Western United States cuisine

Arizona Cheese Crisps

Arizona Cheese Crisp

An Arizona cheese crisp (simply “cheese crisp” in the region) is an open-faced, flour tortilla covered in shredded cheese, baked until crisp on top. It…

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Many variations of the salad exist; for example, by topping a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, steak, or seafood. Certain Mexican restaurants may improvise on…

Chalupa

Chalupas Mexicanas

In central Mexico and in states such as Hidalgo and Estado de Mexico, chalupas are small tortillas fried in oil or lard which are topped…

Pork Chilli Verde

Chilli Verde

Chilli Verde (chili verde or green chili) is a moderately to extremely spicy New Mexican cuisine stew or sauce usually made from chunks of pork…

Loco Moco

Loco Moco

Here’s an easy way to make a quick and yummy loco moco, the classic Hawaiian soul-food consisting of 4 components – beef patty, rice, egg,…

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni and usually prepared with mayonnaise. Much like potato salad or…

Malasadas

Malasadas

A malasada is a Portuguese doughnut, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar. They were…