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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Three Kings Day Menu for a Special Day

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Three Kings Day is celebrated in many Latin countries on January 6. And, as with any Latin celebration, food takes center stage. My Three Kings Day Menu has some of the dishes my abuelita would serve on this day, which…
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Lenten Recipes: Baked Shrimp Veracruz

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Growing up in El Paso, Texas we did not eat fish often. Actually, it was more like never. I don’t think I tasted seafood until I was in my teens and waitressed at a seafood restaurant. The closest we had to seafood growing up was tuna fish…
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Quesadilla de Camaron Borrachito

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Chef Silvana Salcido is a baker’s daughter and has been feeding people her entire life. At Barrio Café in Phoenix, AZ, she takes inspiration from regional dishes from places like Oaxaca, the Yucatan and Baja California. She then uses French…
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Xol's Chilled Mango Soup with Spiced Grilled Shrimp

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CHILLED MANGO SOUP WITH SPICED GRILLED SHRIMP Serves: 6 Ingredients 3 mangoes, peeled with seeds removed 4 tbsp lemon   juice 1 tbsp ginger, minced 3 cups vegetable stock Cayenne pepper Salt Sugar to taste (if mangoes are…

Mouth-Watering Cilantro Shrimp

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This dish with pink shrimp and bright green flecks of cilantro reminds me of spring. It’s easy to make and stunning to present. Don’t limit yourself to boiled shrimp; put steak, chicken, and even vegetables in this marinade before grilling…
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Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary Shrimp Salsa

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Editor’s Note: If you are thinking of growing your own fresh tomatoes this recipe will inspire you to get planting. "Zesty homemade roasted-tomato Bloody Mary mix is added to a fresh tomato salsa with shrimp to create a dish reminiscent…

Weekend Cooking: Paella Soup

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I love to take traditional recipes and give them new twists. This one is a riff on the classic Spanish dish of saffron-hued rice studded with sausage and seafood. Once I came up with the idea, many failed attempts ensued until one day I found…
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National Garlic Day: Cold Almond Garlic Soup

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Besides the world famous gazpacho, sweet almond garlic soup is the cold soup you must try this spring. The name in Spain is Ajo blanco, meaning: white garlic, and the soup is both nourishing and refreshing in the warm weather months. This…
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Transitional Soups: Chilled White Asparagus & Ginger Soup

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I’m currently in Melbourne, Australia where it’s officially autumn and the weather should be amazingly inviting. Instead, it’s nearing 100° every day with the sun being completely unforgivable. Going from 28° on the East coast in the…