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27 December, 2017

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Posted in : Food History, Recipes, Rice, Pasta Dough, Sweets, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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When I was growing up, new year’s eve was always festive, exciting.  Amá would celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They’re crisp and  light.  I serve them with no-dairy chocolate. I recall having a sense of wonder at how she made ribbons out of tortillas.  I went digging in my archives to find this
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16 December, 2017

Hojarascas, The Mexican Cookie We All Love

Hojarascas, The Mexican Cookie We All Love
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Hojarascas are the iconic cookies from the culinary region that I call “Texas Mexican” and that includes the states of Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. It’s a culturally cohesive region that shares the same history and food that is often called “Norteño” because it is north of the usual culinary spots of Oaxaca,
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9 December, 2017

Empanadas De Camote, Sweet Potato Yum!

Empanadas De Camote, Sweet Potato Yum!
Posted in : Food History, Recipes, Sweets, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Empanadas de camote are a traditional treat, and they’re  just right for winter weather.  This recipe adds an anise flavor to the dough, and I bet you won’t be able to eat just one.  Mexican pastries, pan dulce, have become a strong culinary tradition over the centuries, at the hands of creative bakers all over
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24 June, 2017

Mazapan Mexican Peanut Candy – A Delicious Tradition

Mazapan Mexican Peanut Candy – A Delicious Tradition
Comments : 1 Posted in : Food History, Recipes, Sweets on by : Adán
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Mazapan Mexican peanut candy is lush and delicious, and it’s the perfect weekend recipe because it requires no cooking.  I suggest you call up some friends and have fun making Mexican mazapán.  Make a big batch, like I did, and you will also make memories. Let’s go down memory lane, over five years ago, when
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21 May, 2017

Arroz Con Leche: Best Latinx Comfort Food

Arroz Con Leche: Best Latinx Comfort Food
Posted in : Recipes, Sweets, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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There are certain dishes that remind you of love and comfort.  They conjure intimate, loving memories of mother and father and brothers and sisters, and just good times at home.  Arroz Con Leche is one of those dishes. It’s comfort food for the soul, and it is loved all over Latin America.  In fact, it
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27 January, 2017

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy
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My mom Dominga, regularly made dulce de leche quemada (aka Texas pecan caramel) for us kids. We had four pecan trees in our backyard, so the lush candy was laden with plenty of roasted pecans.  The trick is to roast the pecans before adding them to the candy.  You’ll have richer flavor and color. I
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