Marcela Valladolid

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Fast-Fix Chicken Empanadas
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Marcela uses simple supermarket pizza dough to make chicken empanadas.

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With the help of Marcela's quick tips and easy how-tos, you can serve her comforting butternut squash soup, juicy chicken and creamy pies at home.

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  • Mexican Made Easy

    Marcela and Margaritas? That's right, it's Cinco de Mayo! To kick off the party, Marcela's making a delicious Spiced Chicken coated in a luxurious Chocolate Pasilla Sauce. Then, a dish best made with extra sets of hands -- cheesy Tamales stuffed with Kale. Good thing she has friends coming over! Next, Marcela fries up the perfect party food to be passed around: Chorizo and Potato Flautas. Let's not forget the cocktail! As the guests mingle, Marcela mixes a Cucumber and Strawberry Margarita that is sure to get the masses cheering!

  • Mexican Made Easy

    Today, Marcela is bringing you into her kitchen to share all of the dishes she grew up with! She first makes Arroz Rojo, a traditional red rice. Then she'll whip together a condiment you'll find in refrigerators across the country, crisp Pickled Vegetables. Then there's the classic Caldo de Res, a delicious beef stew to warm up any home. And for dessert, Cajeta Gelatin: It's caramel-like yet light and creamy, and Marcela grew up on this smooth and rich sweet!

  • Mexican Made Easy

    Marcela got her culinary chops from her momma but that's more than her sister, Carina, can say. This Mother's Day, Marcela and Carina are going to revive some family traditions and bring out their mother's recipes for the ultimate cooking challenge. Will Marcela be able to teach Carina how to make their mother's Polverones, a sweet walnut cookie, in time to celebrate with the kids? If not, that's OK, it's all about the love and Marcela has a few more dishes to share! First off, Tostadas, the perfect crunch topped with deliciously spicy chicken. Also, another one of their mother's favorites, pork slow cooked in a fresh Tomatillo salsa. Grab the kiddies and gather 'round because we're celebrating Mother's Day today on Mexican Made Easy!

  • Mexican Made Easy

    Today, Marcela shows us just how versatile salsa, the quintessential Mexican condiment, really is as she prepares a delicious, smoky salsa out of Guajillo chiles as well as a fresh, bright Mango Habanero Salsa. Marcela uses these two salsas to make other delicious dishes. The Guajillo Salsa is a perfect base for a slow cooked pork dish know as Enchilado, but then she breaks out the shellfish and uses the same salsa to spice up some Shrimp and Cheese Enchiladas. Next, the Mango and Habanero salsa is spooned over grilled Sea Bass for a refreshing entree and then, Marcela uses the Mango and Habanero salsa to make a Guacamole with a seriously high "wow" factor. Get ready to dance with salsa, today on Mexican Made Easy!

About Marcela Valladolid

Marcela grew up around expert cooks and shares her passion for food as a host on The Kitchen and in her cooking show, Mexican Made Easy. More

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