Cinco de Mayo Recipe Extravaganza! Tortillas, Chilaquiles and Margaritas, Oh My!

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A goldmine of Cinco de Mayo recipes, starting with homemade tortilla chips and salsa verde. Combine those into chilaquiles and top off your celebration with an old-school margarita recipe. Better yet, save the chilaquiles until the next day - it makes great hangover food. ¡Olé!

Happy Thanksgiving! Enter the giveaway for the new APPSNAX book!

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Happy Thanksgiving - I'm thankful for my latest book, released last week. Plus I'm giving away a free copy to a lucky entrant. Check out the blog for details!

How to Make Salsa Verde, Mexico’s Green Salsa with Tomatillos

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Late for Cinco de Mayo, but delicious any time, here's my recipe for Mexican Salsa Verde. It's made with tomatillos, a Mexican tomato-like veg covered in a papery husk. The salsa is quick and tasty, and you can control the level of heat by modifying the amount of chili pepper you put in.

What’s the Difference between Ice Cream, Sherbet, Sorbet and Gelato?

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Final word on the difference between ice cream, sherbet, sherbert, sorbet, granita and Italian ice. Plus a delicious recipe for pomegranate-coconut milk sherbet that will knock your socks off. You won't believe its gluten-free and non-dairy!

How to Make Your Own Corn Tortillas with Masa Harina

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If you know what masa harina is, you can make homemade corn tortillas from scratch. Although I use a tortilla press, you can roll them out with a rolling pin, too. Be ready for Cinco de Mayo with this easy recipe!

Italian(-based) Ombré Rainbow Cookies

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Learn how to make the traditional Italian Rainbow cookies, which are really tiny cakes. You can put an ombré or any other color scheme touch on them. This is an overnight recipe, so plan ahead. The almond-chocolate-raspberry flavor of the bite-sized cakes will make you glad you spent the time and effort. Recipe is included.

Blue Cheese Sablés Butter Cookies

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A tangy variation on the plain sablés, or French butter cookies. Adding blue cheese enhances the melt-in-your-mouth quality of these delicate little cookies. They are great for wine-tasting, and you can keep some dough in the freezer ready to bake for last-minute guests. Recipe included.