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Mariachi Guacamole
Mariachi Guacamole

Is it a guacamole or an avocado salsa? Whatever name you give it, this recipe is a crowd pleaser.


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Honey Bacon Cheddar Scones
Honey Bacon Cheddar Scones

If you fused Southern comfort food and English afternoon tea, you would get these cheesy bacon scones, laced with just a touch of honey. Pro-tip: split 'em open, top with butter and a bit more honey, just to be safe. 


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Sweet Potato Fries with a Mexican Touch
Sweet Potato Fries with a Mexican Touch

Sometimes, regular fries just don't cut it.


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Coconut Milk Rice with Lemongrass and Ginger
Coconut Milk Rice with Lemongrass and Ginger

What's more flavorful than white rice, but just as versatile? Chef and actress Santana Caress Benitez's coconut and lemongrass arroz. Make a big pot of it on a Sunday and eat it all week long with just about any protein. 


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Panko Fried Manchego with Guava
Panko Fried Manchego with Guava

Manchego is a sheep’s cheese from Spain; when aged, it has a nutty flavor. This is a great cheese for breading and frying as it melts easily while having a distinct earthy flavor. I prefer using Japanese breadcrumbs – known a Panko – as they are lighter and crispier.


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Couscous Salad with Beets, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts
Israeli Couscous Salad

Not all that is salad has lettuce! This take on the iconic Israeli salad uses tangy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts and bright red and earthy beets to create a side dish that steals the spotlight. 


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Campesino Salad
Campesino Salad

Another throwback to the 1950s, this mayonnaise-based salad is a Cuban party favorite.  


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Spicy Miso Guacamole
Spicy Miso Guacamole

Here is the popular Mexican guacamole with an Asian twist. Ever so slightly spicy, with an herbal note and a touch of miso, it will keep your dinner guests guessing. Served with endive leaves, this avocado dip makes for a healthy snack.


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Baby Corn Topped with Pork Rinds
Baby Corn Topped with Pork Rinds

This Cinco de Mayo celebrate Mexican culture at home with this delicious baby corn recipe. It's the perfect snack for hosting a party or to simply indulge in a new dish. 


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