3 Highly Annoying Habits of Lovers of Tex-Mex

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We begin with a little story. Al lives in Michigan. He was born and raised there. He likes Mexican food, but he eats it just now and then. He likes Mexican just as he likes many other kinds of food. A little further south we have Al’s good friend Ted, whom Al has known since college. Ted lives in Dallas. …

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 …

Unleash Your Inner Tex Mex

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Tex-Mex cooking comes from a rich Spanish and Native American tradition. Before Texas became part of the United States, Native Americans lived there for thousands of years, and after that, it was inhabited by the Spanish. In fact, the area was called New Spain. Even after Mexico became independent, it had strong ties with Texas. It is this rich and …

Celebrate Earth Day with Organic Tex Mex Food

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Everybody is more health conscious these days, and more aware of living in harmony with our environment. Earth Day, April 22, is one manifestation of that attitude. Another example of this concern is the trend toward eating organic – food that has not been treated with any type of chemical, which many contend are not good for our environment. So, …

Simple Tex Mex Queso Recipe

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Many people love to dip tortilla chips in salsa dip. But Tex Mex aficionados love their queso, a creamy, smooth sauce made from a blend of melted cheese (Velveeta is a popular ingredient, as is cream cheese, Monterey Jack, or another type of processed cheese). The dip also is often called chili con queso because many recipes add chili pepper …

4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Next Margarita Batch

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A margarita is one of the easiest of alcoholic drinks to make: at its simplest it consists of tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, salt, crushed ice and, if preferred, some simple syrup (for sweetening). But with the advent of flavored margaritas, many of the drink’s true aficionados are crying foul. Mango margarita daiquiris such as this have true margarita loves …

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 …

Forget Beef: Think Beans and Rice in Your Burrito

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When you think of your favorite Tex Mex burrito, is it always filled with beef? Or at least chicken or fish? Take a walk on the burrito historic side and try one with rice and beans instead. Placing beef in Mexican foods is something of a United States “invention,” because folks in Mexico first pretty much used beef as a …