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Mexican Six Course Tasting Menu by Darlene Tenes

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Mexican Six Course Tasting Menu by Darlene Tenes

MEXICAN SIX COURSE TASTING MENU  by Darlene Tenes This was a menu I created for my mother's milestone birthday party dinner in October. I wanted to do something special so I searched around the internet for Mexican tasting menus but they were mostly French or European flavors. My heart was set on making Chiles en Nogada as the main course so it ended up becoming a 6 course dinner instead of a true tasting menu. However, I was determined not to have a typical Mexican meal. So, you'll be shocked to learn that there were no beans, rice or tortillas served.   _______________________________________________________________________...

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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 Hispanic Heritage Month Event Ideas for Work, School & Play

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10 Hispanic Heritage Month Event Ideas for Work, School & Play

Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for your work, school or group? Here are 10 great ideas to learn more about Latin cultures. 

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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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