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National Tortilla Chip Day – What About Fritos??

Monday, February 24th, 2020

What do you know—it’s National Tortilla Chip Day! We think the tortilla chip is important enough to have it’s own day, don’t you? Considering how universally liked and pervasive these chips are in society, they are definitely taken for granted. It’s also a competitive market—we counted at least ten brands at the grocery store!

Generally available in white, yellow, blue and red corn, tortilla chips offer a plethora of calories. The best tortilla chips are homemade from fresh tortillas and generally only available for purchase from Mexican restaurants.

Let’s take a moment to give an honorable mention to Fritos because they are also heavy hitters. Fritos are similar to tortilla chips but I just wanted to honor Fritos as they are my favorites along with Ruffles BBQ chips (do you remember “rrrrrrruffles have rrrrrrrdiges”?)

In honor of the tortilla chip, here’s a borrowed recipe to make your own! Feel free to change the seasoning to your taste and the goal is to keep them light, crispy, a little spicy and not oily:


  • • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
  • • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cut each tortilla into 8 chip sized wedges and arrange the wedges in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a mister, combine the oil and lime juice. Mix well and spray each tortilla wedge until slightly moist.
  4. Combine the cumin, chili powder and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle on the chips.
  5. Bake for about 7 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for another 8 minutes or until the chips are crisp, but not too brown.
  6. Serve with salsa, guacamole, bean or cheese dip. Oula!


Recipe reprinted from Allrecipes.

Freshen up Your Serving Collection This Spring!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

If you’re looking for an excellent excuse to shop- have we got one for you! Today, The Foundary is hosting an event featuring our amazingly beautiful acacia wood serving pieces.

Now is the time to prepare yourself (and your tabletop) for your Spring dinner parties as well as Summer Bar-be-ques. Available today on The Foundary is a large selection of our very favorite acacia items, including our very popular “Calabash” shaped salad bowls, a collection of our most popular wood serving trays, and a few other goodies mixed in.

Our 10" Calabash-Shaped Salad Bowl

Looking for more things to help with your hosting duties? Be sure and stop by and check out our fun collection of cocktail napkins. With a selection of wine-inspired designs, as well as a fun collection of dog and cat themed art available, you’re sure to find napkins that will have your guests smiling- and talking.

One of our Wine-Themed Napkin Designs


If you’ve been looking for a simple and cost-effective way to update the look of your table, make sure you take a look at our collection of placemats. We offer both round placemats and rectangular placemats in a variety of patterns and colors at excellent prices, so that you can afford to buy a few different styles and keep mixing things up! We recently just debuted a few new spring colors, so be sure to check them out while they’re still available.

As always, make sure you keep coming back to our blog for the latest in recipes and entertaining ideas from Pacific Merchants!

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