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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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