Mexican Chocolate Recipes
6 Mexican Chocolate Recipes That Make the Perfect Dessert
By Irina Gonzalez | 03/19/2013 - 15:32

The third week of March is always deserved to celebrate American chocolate but the truth is that we know what you’re really craving: delicious Mexican chocolate desserts!

These six amazing recipes, all made with the traditional chocolate from Mexico, are sure-fire pleasers for anyone with a sweet tooth. Whether you’re craving some cupcakes, spiced fondue or traditional hot chocolate, celebrate this delicious week with these irresistible sweet treats.


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Seared Scallop Tacos
5 Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Recipes
By Alanna Nunez | 05/01/2012 - 13:06

It's a cultural imperative in a Latin household that when you have guests, you serve them food. You probably try to serve them coffee too, regardless of the time of day. No matter how politely your guests refuse the offer, you will go down fighting to give your guests something to eat. But here's the thing that no one ever wants to talk about: Many traditional Latin recipes (including my favorite, Empanadas de Carne) are fried, breaded, or otherwise loaded in trans fat, calories, and cholesterol.


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Traditional Día de los Muertos Recipes
By Stacey Rivera | 10/31/2011 - 09:25

Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have passed. Celebrated on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, Pan de Muertos, a sweet bread, is traditionally made and private alters or grave sites are decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite food of the deceased.

Get the Pan de Muertos recipe here 


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Mexico Food
Two Dueling Sandwiches and One Delicious Drink from Mexico!
By Wendy G. Ramunno | 09/16/2010 - 14:00

The Mexican Torta and Cemita are savory, rich—and  worth ditching your diet for.

Chorizo-potato torta

1            lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced small

5            oz. fresh Mexican chorizo, casings removed

1            can (15 oz.) pinto beans with liquid


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Chicken Milanesa Cemita
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/25/2009 - 18:35

A milanesa is a thin cutlet (or meat or chicken) that is coated in breadcrumbs and shallow fried. Here it's served on a Mexican sandwich roll called a cemita. Papalo is also called Bolivian coriander. A good substitute would be either cilantro or arugula or a combination


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Chorizo-Potato Torta
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/23/2009 - 07:53

In Mexico, these sandwiches would be made with telera or bolillo rolls (look for them in Mexican bakeries), but any large, crusty sandwich roll will be fine here.


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"The Original" Margarita
By Akanke Small | 08/02/2009 - 18:31

Making a margarita with a gold tequila, such as Jose Cuervo Especial, gives this classic Mexican cocktail a fuller-bodied flavor.


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Chili
By Latina Staff | 07/15/2009 - 15:31

Ancho chiles are dried poblano peppers and are the classic ingredient used to make this style of chili. Look for sour salt in gourmet store.


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Chicken Quesadilla with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
By Latina Staff | 01/15/2009 - 14:40

Fresh tomatillos have a sticky coating underneath their papery husks, which is why they need to be rinsed before using.


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Agua Fresca de Horchata
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2008 - 13:17

This classic and creamy Mexican drink made with rice and almonds comes from from Sarah Rocío Gomez, Executive Chef at Amaranta Cocina Mexicana in Los Angeles.


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