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Pineapple and Cucumber Gaucamole

Since Cinco de Mayo is today, a Thursday, there is a chance it may lap over into the weekend. You might face endless rounds of guacamole. You might get bored. You have an option, a guacamole with other flavors that you won’t have encountered before. Sweet, rather than overpowering hot. Very chunky instead of mashed.…

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa: Sweet Strawberries with Arbol Chilies

Cinco de Mayo. It’s become something like St. Patrick’s Day, an extended holiday where all of us can share some joy. Personally, I prefer Cinco. St. Patrick’s is about parades and beer. Cinco is about food and beer — and margaritas. Brian and I try to expand our repertoire of Mexican recipes each Cinco. From…

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Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

From James Peterson’s Meat comes a new level of heat. His interpretation of chili [not chile] uses meat along with beans, but it’s the poblanos that make the difference. This is a hot dish. A beer evoking, tongue singing recipe that will put sweat on your brow. Those are facts, not a complaint. This chili…

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Turkey Leftovers: Part 1, The Enchiladas

The day after Thanksgiving, when you open the refrigerator door, it is there. That mound of leftover turkey meat. Personally, warmed turkey and stuffing and gravy the next day are fine with me. I think the stuffing, like many foods, has benefited from one more day for the flavor to meld. Still after warming things…

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