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The Basics: Masa Harina

Cooking Essentials The Profile Masa Harina  Masa harina is a finely textured corn flour that has been treated with lime. It is used to prepare a number of authentic Mexican recipes ranging from traditional corn tortillas to gorditas, tamales & so much more. When other simple ingredients are added, many times just water & a […]

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Cooking Classics: Buttermilk Churros

Cooking Classics The Technique Buttermilk Churros Mexican churros are Pâte à Choux based fried pastries that are rolled in cinnamon sugar & served warm. They may be accompanied with a variety of items ranging from melted chocolate or caramel to whipped cream, however I find they are best without all of the extras. Buttermilk Churros are […]

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The Basics: Queso Fresco

Cooking Essentials The Profile Queso Fresco Queso fresco has long been an essential ingredient used in authentic Mexican cuisine. It is a mild, fresh crumbling cheese typically prepared using cow or goat milk. Queso fresco may be identified as having a slightly salty yet bright, milky flavor with just a hint of twang. It is made […]

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Fall Entertaining: American-Style Beef Tostadas

Fall Entertaining Southern Socials American-Style Beef Tostadas Classic taco beef serves as the base for a batch of American-Style Beef Tostadas. These delicious main dish treats are easy to make & are filled with so many familiar flavors. Frying your own Tostadas Shells offers an authentic taste while fresh avocados & sour cream adds creamy […]

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Fall Entertaining: Chicken & Charred Salsa Verde Tostadas

Fall Entertaining  The Technique  Chicken & Charred Salsa Verde Tostadas Cooler weather invites a host of fresh ways to celebrate. Entertaining guests is simple when streamlined techniques are used along with effortless recipes that may be prepared well in advance. Chicken & Charred Salsa Verde Tostadas are perfect to serve for tailgating parties, birthday celebrations […]

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Cooking Classics: Tostada Shells

Cooking Classics The Technique Tostada Shells Tostadas are crisp, flat circles of corn tortillas that may be topped with a variety of items ranging from ground beef, Homemade Salsa, cheese & sour cream to shredded chicken, Charred Salsa Verde made with tomatillos & queso fresco. Sounds simple enough– deep fry corn tortillas in hot oil until golden […]

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Cooking Classics: Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Cooking Classics The Technique Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Traditional Mexican recipes such as Authentic Beef Enchiladas deserve hand crafted elements so they can taste their very best. Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce is a rich & flavorful component that comes together quickly & may be prepared in advance, if desired, to use at your convenience. A […]

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Cooking Classics: Authentic Beef Enchiladas

Cooking Classics The Technique Authentic Beef Enchiladas Classic Beef Enchiladas are a comforting authentic Mexican recipe your family will rave over. Ground beef stars in this version that features the technique of preparing a Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce. Do not skip this step as it’s this portion of the recipe that truly makes it wonderful. […]

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