TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet & Spicy

[1] Watermelon agua fresca with a spicy rim. Or, switch out the salt on your Margarita (recipe).[2] Fresh fruit perks up with a sprinkle of Tajin. [3] On ice cream or sorbet: cool with sweet heat (photos #1, #2 and #3 courtesy Tajin). [4] A sprinkle of Tajin is a must on paletas—Mexican ice pops.…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History

If your Mother’s Day celebration includes nougat fans, whip up a batch of this Strawberry Pistachio Nougat from chef and cookbook author Samir Nosrat. Nougat (U.S. pronunciation: NOO-got, French pronounciation NOO-gah) is a family of chewy confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes, chopped candied fruit (photo #7, below).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tricolor (Multicolor) Tortilla Chips

Today’s tip is to make Cinco de Mayo (and any celebration) more colorful with tri-color taco chips. Some brands sell them in mixed-color bags. Or you can buy your favorite brand in different colors and mix them yourself. Tortilla chips, such a popular snack food and dip holder, is a relatively new Tex-Mex food, created…
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Homemade Tortillas Recipe & The History Of Tortillas

Want to make homemade tortillas for Cinco de Mayo? Practice this weekend with this recipe from King Arthur Flour. They’re so much more authentic than the flat-pressed commercial versions. Although traditionally made with lard, these tortillas are equally delicious using butter, shortening or vegetable oil as the fat. This is also a flour tortilla version.…
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