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SAN JOSE TACO CREW

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SAN JOSE TACO CREW

Okay, who wants to be on the Taco Crew to find the best tacos in San Jose? We are visiting the locations with the most personal recommendations and best ratings. If you want to go on the taco journey and weigh in on your favorites drop-in at the locations on the schedule below. Otherwise, you can venture on your own and let us know what you think. To be an official Taco Crew member you need to have visited at least 15 locations by June 30, 2022. #SJTacoCrew ______________________________________________________   TACO CREW GUIDELINES ______________________________________________________ Be open. Be open to trying new and different...

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HISTORY OF TAMALES

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HISTORY OF TAMALES

Tamales have been around for a very, very long time. The tamal is recorded as early as 5000 BC, and may date back to as early as 7000 BC. But, first to come were corn tortillas, made by soaking corn kernels in a lime/water solution to remove their skins, and then grinding them into corn dough (masa). They were then cooked and served alone or with various fillings. When the Mayan, Aztec and Incan warriors went off to battle, the women came along to feed the troops making tortillas, meats, stews and drinks. Then, the women got smart and creative. They...

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10 Latino-Style Thanksgiving Dinner Leftover Recipes

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10 Latino-Style Thanksgiving Dinner Leftover Recipes

We put together 10 simple ideas to spice up your turkey leftovers from Turkey & Sweet Potato Empanadas to Turkey Mole Poblano. Click on image for recipes. !Buen provecho!     ____________________________________________________________ 1) TURKEY AND SWEET  POTATO (OR CRANBERRY) EMPANADAS ____________________________________________________________ 2) TURKEY ENCHILADAS ____________________________________________________________ 3) LEFTOVER TURKEY CHILI  ____________________________________________________________ 4) TURKEY MOLE ____________________________________________________________ 5) TURKEY TAMALES ____________________________________________________________ 6) TURKEY NACHOS ____________________________________________________________ 7) MASHED POTATO CAKES WITH AVOCADO ____________________________________________________________ 8) TURKEY (OR HAM) AND MASH POTATO CROQUETTES ____________________________________________________________ 9) TURKEY TACOS  ____________________________________________________________ 10) TURKEY AND SWEET POTATO STUFFED POBLANO PEPPER ____________________________________________________________   BONUS: TURKEY POT PIE

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Who is La Catrina?

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Who is La Catrina?

Did you know La Catrina originally had nothing to do with Dia de Los Muertos? The original artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, born in 1852 in the Mexican state of Aquascalientes, began his career as a teacher of lithography. In 1887, he moved to Mexico City where he worked as an illustrator for hire. Much of his work reflected his disdain for the corrupt government during dictator Porfirio Diaz's rule over Mexico City. Although Díaz is lauded for modernizing and bringing financial stability to Mexico, he also led his government in repression, corruption, and excess, and had an apparent obsession with...

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Fiesta Treat or Goodie Bags

Fiesta Treat or Goodie Bags

  What should I use for the treat bag?  You can use a number of items to place your goodies inside, just make sure it is securely closed. Some ideas are: Cellophane Goodie Bag Colored, Kraft or White Paper Bag Mini Bucket Ziplock Baggie Plastic Cups w/Lids Bandana or Fabric Square  Mini Tote, Cosmetic or Pencil Bags Wrapped Toilet Paper Roll    What should I put inside? Fill your bag with inexpensive fun and yummy goodies!   Candy or Foods: Kisses or Mini Candy Bars Gum, Lollipops, Licorice Pretzels, Potato Chips or Microwave Popcorn  Cookies or Granola Bars Nuts, Sunflowers Seeds, Raisins or Fruit Rolls...

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