October 14 is National Dessert Day: A Fried Ice Cream Recipe

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Ice cream itself is believed to have been invented in China several thousand years ago. But fried ice cream has much more recent beginnings. Fried ice cream is generally made by breading a scoop of ice cream and then deep frying it very quickly. The result is a nice warm shell on the outside and the cold taste of the …

September 29 is National Coffee Day: Two Great Mexican Coffee Recipes

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Mexico is a big coffee growing country. In fact, it is the largest producer of organic coffee, producing 60 percent of all organic coffee grown in the world. Coffee export is a big money maker for Mexico. The country did not begin growing coffee until the late 1700s, when the Spanish brought plants from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. They …

Tuesday is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Two Great Quesadilla Recipes

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Next Tuesday, April 12, honors one of the all-time great culinary staples – the grilled cheese sandwich. Cheese on bread has been around since the Romans ruled the world, but it didn’t take its present form until about the 1920s, when cheese and bread became relatively abundant in America. Since then, the grilled cheese sandwich has become popular around the …

Master the Art of Tortilla Making

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If you’ve never treated yourself to eating tortillas warm off the griddle (smother them in butter for best effect), then you’ve deprived yourself of one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. The combination of the chewy tortilla smothered in butter that’s melting nicely due to the warm tortilla is far more comforting than a meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and …

4 Reasons Your Guacamole Isn’t as Good as It Could Be

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So you make some guacamole in preparation for your Tex Mex-themed dinner party. It’s done, it’s ready and so you grab a tortilla chip and dip it into the green, gooey goodness that is guacamole and….meh. What happened!? Guacamole isn’t at all hard to make, how could things have gone bad? It’s not that things “went bad.” It’s more that …

October 14 is National Dessert Day: the Perfect Flan Recipe

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The U.S. loves to honor people and things with special and national days. We have the Mother’s and Father’s days, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Secretary’s Day, and hundreds more. There’s even “Eat a Red Apple Day” (December 1). We also love to celebrate weird things for entire months. We have Fall Hat Month (September) Sarcastic Month (October), …

Menudo Done Right

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Have you heard that menudo is, well, disgusting? Not tasty? Just plain ugh!? If so, then you haven’t had menudo done right, because when menudo is cooked and made correctly – OMG! It’s heaven on earth. We kid you not. For the uninitiated, menudo is a traditional Mexican soup made primarily of – are you ready? – a cow stomach …

How to Make the Perfect Salsa

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The salsa you use as a garnish or side with your Tex Mex dishes can make or break that dish. Salsa first appeared within the Inca culture and made its way to the Mayans and Aztecs. Spaniards’ first encounters with tomatoes (the main ingredient of salsa) took place after Spain’s conquest of Mexico (1519-1521). They also first came into contact …

How to Make the Perfect Fajijta

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Fajitas probably are the healthiest of Tex-Mex dishes: there are no hard or soft shells (no starch and trans fat) and there is no cheese. (Fat! And calories!). You can use lean beef to stay away from fatty meats. And you can include as many healthy vegetables as your plate will hold. There’s just nothing not to love about a …