Mother's Day Cook-off

Maria’s Chilaquiles Recipe

I’d like to present to you my mom’s favorite dish to prepare. Today you will taste the savoring spices, and flavor of the traditional Mexican Salsa Roja. If you enjoy eating chips and salsa while watching your favorite TV show, or simply while you wait for your food at a Mexican restaurant, then you will love Chilaquiles.

Enjoy the Recipe. This Chilaquiles recipe has been passed down by my mom’s great grandmother. In mexico my grandmother would cook for her family, and always used a big pot. We laugh every time we see pictures of my grandmother in the kitchen with her big pot, because it is twice her size.

Maria Escobedo ‘s Salsa Roja (Red Sauce) Chilaquiles.


  • 12 Tortillas (My mom uses Guerrero White Corn Tortillas.) You can use any type of tortillas you want, but it must be Corn Tortillas.
  • 6 Red bell peppers, (you may use any type of pepper you want ex: Green peppers.) 
  • 3 tomatoes 
  • Mazola Corn Oil (Any cooking oil you’d like.)
  • One Whole Onion
  • Cacique Ranchero, Queso Fresco.
  • Garlic 
  • Salt
  • Oregano 

Step-By-Step Cooking Tutorial: 

Step 1: Cut up the 12 Tortillas into wedges.  My mom recommends pretending like you are cutting the tortillas into dipping chips. 

Step 2: (The Traditional Part) Time to make the Salsa Roja (Red chili sauce) 

  • You will need; Cilantro, Red Bell Peppers, Garlic, Onion, and Lime. 
  • Step 1: Chop up 2 Red Bell Peppers. (Or use Chile De Arbol, My mom recommends this tree pepper, to add intensity to your Chilaquiles. Careful, this spice is spicy!!)
  • Step 2: Cut up ¼ cup of cilantro, and 1 clove of garlic, then add a little squeeze of lime. 
  • Step 3: Prepare a pot to boil,  sprinkle 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and dump your prepared salsa ingredients into the pot, and boil for 6-10 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Step 4: After your salsa ingredients are boiled, pull out your salsa blender, 

(Make sure to have a designated salsa blender, because you do not want to be tasting red salsa on your morning smoothies.) 

Add the Boiled Ingredients into the blender, and blend blend blend. Boom, you have Salsa Roja Ready to use. Enjoy with caution, your tongue may explode. (Just Joking.)

Step 3:  Prepare a pan filled with ¼ cup of Mazola Corn OIl, then heat up the oil on medium heat. After 5 minutes, add a quarter of the tortilla wedges into the Oil pan. 

Step 4: Every 5-6 minutes while the tortillas are fyring, make sure to take them out, place them on a Perforated Pan, let the oil drip away, while you sprinkle salt on the Tortilla wedges. You can add onions, or any toppings of your choice during this step. 

Step 5: Once the tortilla wedges are fried to your liking, add your salsa into the pan, and mix it in. The tortilla wedges will turn into a red color, then heat them up on medium heat for 5 minutes. 

Step 6: You are ready to taste the delicious chilaquiles. Yummm!

Now, time for dessert! Checkout our fellow classmates Arroz Con Leche for a delicious treat.

Make sure to add these to your shopping cart, on your next visit to the grocery store. 100% Mexican flavor that will add a genuine taste of flour.

Culture & Student Life

Secret Study Hacks Unveiled

Secret study hacks buried under long hours of semesters, All-Nighters, and Ramen soup. Watch this video to reveal these hidden gems.

Definition; Study- “The act of texting, eating and watching TV with an open textbook nearby. “


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  • 25 minute study hack, than take a 5 minute break 

The best study habit I’ve learned after so many hours of sweat, coffee, and a bright computer screen is time. For the 25 minute study hack you will need a timer, and a homework assignment. (Yes I said, “homework,” I know we are tired of hearing that word.) To start this hack you will set your timer to 25 minutes, and begin working on the assignment of your choice. Once the 25 minutes are over, get up and set the timer to 5 minutes. When the timer starts ticking, you are now free to do whatever you want for those precisou 5 minutes. Third, repeat the cycle till you complete your work. 

  • Start your most difficult assignments first. 

I like to wake up in the morning to start tackling the biggest assignments first. This will allow you to put 100% on your work. College has taught us to work the equivalent of superhero. We can all relate to times we had to bust all nighters, or complete an assignment with 2 hours of sleep. Lets face it, the first two through four hours is our most productive work. After a certain amount of time invested doing homework, we start to lose brain power.  

  • Build a schedule you like

Human nature craves routine. Start a routine for your homework, studying, and for every college activity. Your college routine is like a vehicle, so learn how to drive it. Most of us end up with procrastination driving our routine off the path to success. To begin, organize your homework assignments to specific days and times. For example, if you have three science assignments due this week, then schedule oen assignment for monday, another for tuesday, and one for thursday.  At the beginning this will feel like a magician trying to juggle social life, work, family, hobbies, etc. You can organize your assignments on a calendar, Iphone reminders, or on a piece of printing paper. (This is my favorite, because you can cross out a finished assignment like a crossword puzzle.) 

  • Balance/Don’t bite more than you can chew. 

The number one study hack that is a hidden gem behind sleepless nights studying, and ramen noodles, is balance. College work can get overwhelming. Balance is the cryptonight of procrastination. Start by dedicating a few hours of homework, then putting it away for good. Go out with friends, family, or sit down and binge watch your favorite Netflix Show. You can do anything you want. Try jumping in the air and yelling, “I’m done with homework!” Balance, balance, Balance. 

Culture & Student Life

A Day In the Life of A College Student With Amber Landis

Welcome Podcasters. Please grab your coffee and bagels because today you’ll be inspired to get up and start your day as a college student. Have you always wondered how a college student prepares for a long day of assignments, while also living a life filled with adventure. Then you have came to the right podcast. Please sit down and take some notes from Amber who illustrates her routine on a busy college day. 

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