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5 Juicy Fruit Recipes to Sweeten Up Summer Meals
5 Fruit Recipes To Sweeten Up Summer Meals

Fresh, plump, juicy fruits are bountiful and bright in the summer. From peaches to apricots, cherries to berries, the mouthwatering selection at your local fruit stand, grocery story, and farmer's market may make you crazy — so crazy, in fact, that you buy way more fruit than you could possibly use. 


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Beat the Late Summer Heat with 6 Tasty Tequila Cocktails
6 Tequila Cocktails To Help You Beat The Heat

It’s no secret that we love a tequila cocktail. Who doesn’t? From margaritas to Bloody Marys to tequila sours, there’s no end to the tasty twists you can put on this beloved Mexican spirit. But not all tequila drinks are created equal: some are best served poolside; others are cold comfort; and others are spicy summer flings. 

So which tequila cocktails should you be sipping right now? The answer lies within.


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Celebrate Uruguay's Independene Day with the Best Chivito Recipe Ever
Celebrate Uruguay's Independence Day with the Best Chivito Recipe Ever

Today is Uruguayan Independence Day, and while this gorgeous South American country of pristine beaches, beautiful people, and parties that extend past sunrise is unfairly cast as second fiddle to its behemoth neighbor Argentina, its cuisine has its own deliciously distinctive identity. Case in point: the chivito, a mouthwatering tower of meat sandwich that is so revered by Uruguayans that many consider it the national dish.


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Bug-a-licious! Check Out 5 Latin Recipes Made with Insects
Bug-A-Licious! 5 Latin Recipes Made With Insects

Spot a bug in your food while dining out, and you'll likely send the dish back and find a new place to eat. But insects are actually an incredible source of protein with a long history in Latino cuisine. Lately, critters have been showing up on restaurant menus in everything from appetizers to desserts.


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Steal This Party Idea: Make a Piñata for Grown Ups
Steal This Party Idea: Make a Piñata for Grown Ups

Remember how much fun piñatas were as a child? Standard issue birthday parties, barbecues, and summer picnics turned into the best fiesta ever when the piñata came out. But just because you're all grown up doesn't mean you can't bust out - and bust up - a piñata at your next celebration. We guarantee your friends would love to see one at your 4th of July barbecue.


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9 Ceviche Recipes to Up Your Summer Seafood Game
9 Ceviche Recipes to Up Your Summer Seafood Game

Ceviche is one of the few dishes that, even in the dead of winter, can make you feel like it's 90 degrees and sunny. Its freshly caught seafood and acidic ingredients (think lemons, limes, and vinegar), give it a brightness and tang that scream summer.


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Family Travel: 7 Best Foodie Vacations for You AND Your Kids
Family Travel: 7 Best Foodie Vacations for You AND Your Kids

So you say you're a foodie? What about your kids? These days, cruise ships, hotels, spas, and even Disney World, are packaging foodie vacations for families that favor foraging, cooking, and all things culinary.

Here are a few of our favorite family-friendly food vacations. Happy trails!

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7 Funny Puerto Rican Phrases To Use In the Kitchen (and To Shout at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade)
7 Funny Puerto Rican Phrases To Use In the Kitchen (and To Shout at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade)

Every culture has its weird sayings. Don't believe us? Consider this: "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush." Say what?

Puerto Ricans have them, too, of course. The only difference is that Puerto Rican refrains are ha-ha-ha-larious. Here are a few of our favorite funny Puerto Rican quotes about food. Warning: loosen your apron strings before reading. Side effects include belly-busting laughter. 


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Spice It Up: How to Cook with Sazon (Plus Recipes!)
Spice It Up: How to Cook with Sazon (Plus Recipes!)

Like your food with sazon? Prefer knockout flavor to nuance? If you answered yes, get ready to get happy. Today's food holiday is your tastebuds' naughty dream!

June 10th is National Herbs & Spices Day, and in its honor, we're profiling our fave Latin seasonings and highlighting the recipes that show them off. (Because a pinch is never enough!) Buen provecho!


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Celebrate Summer with 3 Perfect Papaya Recipes
Celebrate Summer with 3 Perfect Papaya Recipes

We're mad for papayas, particularly during June, which is National Papaya Month!

Originating from Mexico and Central America and once referred to as “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papayas have become a ubiquitous symbol of the tropics world over. Sweet, buttery, and healthy – they’re a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and fiber – papayas are the perfect fruit to add to your summer fruit lineup.


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