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The Versatile Tortilla

When was the last time you ate a “little cake” or “little torta”? No, it’s not a sweet snack cake, that’s what the Spanish word “tortilla” means. But what exactly is a tortilla, and how can they be used in your

Spices Used in Mexican Foods

Do you love Mexican food? The spices help give it a one-of-a-kind flavor that you desire. You don’t have to let others do the cooking for you. Learn about these spices used in Mexican foods to help you enjoy your favorite

Getting To Know Your Peppers

Chili peppers are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine. There are more than 150 varieties of peppers and each one has a flavor that is unique. If you choose to use peppers when making Mexican dishes, try to use the specific

Decorating Your Dinner Table for Cinco de Mayo

What event occurred on May 5th and is celebrated each year? Cinco de Mayo, of course! This holiday commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla. You may be surprised to know, however, that this holiday is often celebrated more here in the

Avocados Are Not Only For Guacamole

Have you had your Alligator Pear today? You have if you’ve eaten an avocado! Avocados are the large fruit of the avocado tree. It is in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. If you enjoy guacamole with your

Irish Food Traditions and Where They Come From

If you’ve ever had traditional Irish food, you’ll know that it’s made from inexpensive, simple ingredients and there is a “no waste” approach to food. This comes from a long tradition and history of poverty amongst a large portion of the