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Spicy Guacamole from James Peterson

Guacamole recipes surround us. They outnumber us. Can there possibly be some new recipe that is really distinctive? Yes, there is. From James Peterson’s new book, Kitchen Simple, comes this recipe that is both simple and good. It is a minimalist recipe. Here you will find no onion, no garlic, no mashing of the avocado.…

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Mango Guacamole

Nothing can really beat classic guacamole. That pure green mixture with the unique flavor is a culinary masterpiece. On the other hand, sometimes you want or even need a twist to the flavor. If you are having a strong barbeque dish, say chicken or chops that are cooked until the outside begins to blacken, it’s…

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Really Simple Guacamole

What makes a great guacamole? Brian and I don’t have a single favorite, but we do like a spicy version that uses hot pickles and the pickle juice instead of jalapenos. The pickles are southwestern and as incendiary as any jalapeno, just sweeter. In time for Super Bowl parties, Brian and I are happy to…

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Crab Guacamole

“But we have to have guacamole,” Brian complained. “We agreed we’d have different, better things for Super Bowl Weekend,” I replied. “It’s un-American not to have guacamole,” he pleaded. “Guacamole is Mexican,” I commented. “Are you sure?” Brian and I have been married for twenty-four years. I have never done a background check on him.…

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