We have been so busy in our kitchen these days making gifts for the holidays but I can’t tell you about any of those things yet otherwise I might spoil the surprise! We haven’t been making too many time consuming meals recently for that reason, but I’ve been wanting to do fajitas for a few weeks now so I thought I would make time.

Fajitas are a snap and can be made quickly when you use store bought tortillas, but personally I find the texture of those to be a little too…. cardboardish? given their interesting um…texture, it’s not surprising that they also apparently keep for over four weeks without going bad.

Home made tortillas are totally awesome and after you’ve made them once, there will be no going back to those store-bought ones! Check out the tortilla recipe below and enjoy the photos!




Flour Tortillas

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup warm water

1/4 cup shortening or lard

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium size bowl. Cut in shortening and mix well. Add water and mix well. Let rest for fifteen minutes before portioning into twelve balls. Roll each ball of dough very thin and cook in a preheated pan on med-high heat. Flip when browned or blackened and stack. For drier tortillas, cover with a clean dry cloth, for moister tortillas, cover with aluminum foil. Enjoy!