RECIPE: Mexican Parfait

A savory Mexican (or Tex-Mex) parfait. Photo and recipe courtesy Food Should Taste Good.   This Southwestern Tomato and Yogurt Parfait is made in trendy glass canning jars, but you can use wine glasses, juice glasses or whatever you have. It’s easy to make the salsa, but if you’re pressed for time you can buy…
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RECIPE: Lobster Guacamole

In the chips? Add lobster to your guacamole! This recipe is adapted from one sent to us by Dos Caminos restaurant in New York City. RECIPE: LOBSTER GUACAMOLE Ingredients For 4 Servings 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves 2 teaspoons finely chopped white onion 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or serrano chilies (seeds and membranes removed…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mexican Cheese Course

We’ve been asked how to put together a cheese plate for Cinco de Mayo. Truth to tell, Mexico’s signature cheeses, from fresh to aged, are white cheeses made for cooking. They’re not intended to be nibbled during cocktail hour or as a cheese course. To learn about Mexican cheeses for cooking, read our article, Cooking…
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FOOD FUN: Ice Cream Tacos

Ice cream tacos: olé! Photo courtesy Taste Of Home.   How about ice cream tacos for Cinco de Mayo? You can make them the easy way, with frozen round toaster waffles, or make crunchy pizzelles and fold them into taco-like shells. But we adapted this recipe from Taste Of Home, which uses actual tortillas. As…
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RECIPE: Tortilla Chips & Steak Appetier

Crunchy and beefy! Photo courtesy National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.   This isn’t exactly an authentic Mexican recipe, but it’s close enough for Cino de Mayo. Presented by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (“Beef, it’s what’s for dinner”), it’s a stylish, fresh way to serve guacamole or salsa with tortilla chips. Just…
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