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Say “¡Sí!” to Chips and Salsa for Breakfast

Getting your family fed in the morning before everyone rushes off to school and work is a very challenging task. You want breakfast to be filling, nutritious, and easy to prepare… all without making ...

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Sopa Azteca: The Ultimate "Company Soup"

Growing up in Chicagoland in the 70s and 80s, I don’t remember eating much ethnic food. We were a meat and potatoes kind of family. And is with most families with three children with three different ...

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Chicken Tinga: As Addictive to Say as to Eat

Cooking a balanced and well-composed meal doesn’t require anything other than a few ingredients and a couple of simple techniques. The Chopping Block shows you this every week in our new series ...

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Quesadilla to the Lunch Rescue

What are you eating for lunch today? If the answer is "I have no idea!" then how about a quesadilla?

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How to Eat and Drink Prickly Pear

Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Southwest knows about the deliciousness that is the prickly pear. Yes, that spiny cactus is edible!

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The Best Horchata You will Ever Drink

I have three favorite drinks that I prefer to drink on a nice, warm sunny day: hibiscus water, tamarind water, and one of my all time favorites, Horchata. My family tends to make all of these drinks ...

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Vegetable Enchiladas are Easy and Healthy

Most of us need to incorporate more vegetables into our diet. Why not wrap them in a corn tortilla and cover them with tomatillo salsa? I wanted to cook something fairly healthy to give to some ...

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Sugar Skull Fun for Halloween

October is my favorite month of the year. The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting colder and the best reason of all is coming up soon: Halloween! Halloween is a holiday that carries a lot ...

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The Poblano Pepper Challenge: One Pepper, Three Different Dishes

Every now and then it’s good to challenge yourself, and this is especially true in the kitchen. This challenge can vary from kitchen to kitchen, but it can perhaps look like this:

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How to Smoke Seafood on your Big Green Egg

Given the heat the last few days, I’ve been craving lighter summer fare. It’s a little too warm for heavy food like pork shoulder and brisket. Smoked seafood, on the other hand, sounds pretty good. ...

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