Mexican Made Easy

Hosted by Marcela Valladolid
Tuesdays 10:30a|9:30c
Mexican Made Easy with Marcela Valladolid

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Marcela shares her simple techniques and no-fuss recipes for flavorful, authentic and fun Mexican favorites like Chiles Rellenos and Baja-Style Fish Tacos.

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  • Marcela cooks for the soul with these classic Mexican favorites like a Classic Tortilla Soup garnished with fried or baked tortilla strips, smoked chiles, avocado, cheese, cilantro and lime. Next she prepares Stuffed Poblano Chiles ("Chile Rellenos"), a hearty and traditional Mexican dish. For dessert, it's Mexican Rice Pudding ("Arroz con Leche") redolent of cinnamon, vanilla and raisins.

  • When it comes to dessert, Mexico has been influenced by many flavors from around the globe, and today Marcela shows us some of her favorites! Inspired by the '50s boom of cake mixes, Marcela marries layers of rich, creamy flan and chocolate cake in a Choco Flan that will make your mouth water! Next, light and delicious crepes: Stuffed with pecans, bananas and the classic Mexican caramel called Cajeta, these crepes will turn heads. Then, Marcela makes kid-friendly Caramel popcorn balls that satisfy with a sweet and salty crunch! And finally, an Aztec Hot Chocolate spiced with chile and cinnamon: the perfect treat!

About the Host

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.

About the Show

Professional chef and cookbook author Marcela Valladolid prepares a fresh take on Mexican food and shares simple and authentic recipes in her series, Mexican Made Easy. Marcela, inspired by her dual Mexican and Southern Californian upbringing, transforms stereotypes of the cuisine into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals. Whether serving home-cooked dinner for her son or entertaining friends and family, Marcela brings to the table fresh flavor that fits all tastes.

More About Mexican Made Easy

Professional chef and cookbook author Marcela Valladolid prepares a fresh take on Mexican food and shares simple and authentic recipes in her series, Mexican Made Easy. Marcela, inspired by her dual Mexican and Southern Californian upbringing, transforms stereotypes of the cuisine into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals. Whether serving home-cooked dinner for her son or entertaining friends and family, Marcela brings to the table fresh flavor that fits all tastes.

Recipes from the Show