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Stuffed Mexican Meatballs: Albóndigas Rellenas en Salsa

A classic ”stuffing” for Mexican meatballs (albóndigas) is a hard-boiled egg. Once the meatballs are stuffed they are served in a rich and sometimes spicy red sauce (or salsa). You will sometimes see Mexican albóndigas made without the egg stuffing, and served as a soup (Caldo de Albondigas). This recipe however is for the stuffed …

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Traditional Chile Rellenos (soft not crisp) in Egg Batter

The first time you make chile rellenos can be a bit intimidating from all the roasting, peeling, stuffing and frying. The next ten times you make them, because they were so wonderful, it will come together much easier. The key is to grab a friend or family member and enjoy the process. Just don’t rush …

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Clamato Michelada | Mexican Beer Cocktail

A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, a bunch of different sauces and, in this case, a not-so-secret ingredient: Clamato juice. Learn how to make an easy and ultra-refreshing Clamato Michelada (aka clamato beer) to keep you going on those hot summer days! Jump to:RECIPEWhat Is A Michelada?Michelada Ingredients & SubstitutionsStep …

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When to Plant Tomatoes and Veggies using Nature’s Cues: Phenology

Old gardener stories are often based around a science called phenology. “Plant potatoes on Good Friday; prune trees on Presidents Day, and never plant anything during the full moon.” Homilies or science? Is there a reason phenology has existed for thousands of years, across the world, and more importantly, can we use it to help …

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Mexican Ponche Navideño: Christmas Punch With Tequila

Looking for a hot drink to serve for the holiday season? This year, let’s skip the mulled wine and go for a warming classic from Mexico instead. Mexican ponche navideño is a traditional fruit punch bursting with comforting flavors and a spiced aroma that will make your home smell heavenly. Serve it like a tea …

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Savory Thumbprint Cookies with Hot Pepper Jelly

These savory Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for family or friends that don’t care for traditional sweet cookies. They are made with cheddar and parmsan cheese and then filled with hot pepper jelly or your favorite preserve. They are a festive way to enjoy holiday cookies that are not so sweet. This post may contain affiliate …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that never gets old. Add a raspberry jam filling to these soft chocolate thumbprint cookies and you have a trifecta of flavor! Simple, loved by old and young and a hit around the holidays. This post may contain affiliate links, and you can read our disclosure information here–  These …

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Thumbprint Cookies with a Lemon Filling

These shortbread thumbprint cookies are filled with a bright, citrusy lemon filling and then dusted with powdered sugar. Perfect for spring baking or for an Easter treat. The lemon filling can be store-bought lemon curd, lemon marmalade or even an orange jelly. The shortbread cookie part is easier than making a pie crust, so they come …

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Turkey Gravy, Make-Ahead Stock, & Gravy Rescue Tips

If you’re stressing about gravy this Thanksgiving, stop. Gravy can be a handful because it’s usually the last thing to make, and you want to serve it hot. Make this homemade turkey stock a day or two ahead of time to avoid the last-minute stress, and ensure your gravy is full of flavor. Even with …

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Low Carb Baked Cauliflower with Saffron & Olives 

Cauliflower is a mainstay of many low carb diets. There are many different ways to prepare it however, and this simple baked cauliflower dish becomes special with the robust additions of saffron and Mediterranean green olives. It is easy enough for weeknight dinners and elegant enough for the Thanksgiving table. Jump to:RECIPEAll About SaffronAll About …

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Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup) Adding Leftover Turkey

Mexico’s version of kid-friendly comfort food is Sopa de Fideo. Like mac and cheese in the US, it is a classic lunchtime dish that many kids in Mexico grow up on. This version of fideo adds leftover turkey to the tomato and pasta base. Keeps the turkey moist and the adults are just as happy …

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Best Gift Ideas for Mexican Food Lovers

Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with these popular gift ideas for that friend or family member who loves to prepare Mexican food. Whether they’re a beginner or advanced cook, there’s a fun and useful gift for everyone! 1. Tortilla press If your loved one has been cooking Mexican food for a while, they’ll …

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