FOOD HOLIDAY: National Nachos Day

Homemade nachos. Photo by Chee Hong | Wikimedia.   Who doesn’t enjoy a hearty plate of nachos for a snack, or even for a main course? They’re the easiest Mexican dish to make at home. At the most minimal, you can simply cover tortilla chips with shredded Cheddar or other semihard cheese, with or without…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cake & Cupcake Frosting Idea

You’re making cake or cupcakes. You need to decide on the frosting. Should it be chocolate, vanilla, mocha or another flavor? Should it be cream-cheese based or buttercream? Should it be penuche frosting, made with brown sugar? Why decide on one, when you can have two? Thanks to Yummy Cupcakes in Los Angeles—one of our…
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RECIPE: Fish Ceviche (Consider Trout!)

Trout ceviche. Photo courtesy ILoveBlueSea.com   Ceviche, raw fish or shellfish cured by acidic citrus juice, has been popular in Latin America for many centuries. In the early 1500s, the Spanish conquistadors wrote of an Inca dish of raw fish marinated in chicha, a fermented maize beer that dates back some 2,000 years. The concept…
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