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Archive for March, 2009



Why go to Mexico for Tasting Mexican Recipes?

With plenty of ingredients and flavourful dishes Mexican recipes have become very popular in the United States. Mexican cuisine plays to the heritage of the natives of North America and has spread to the north becoming almost the staple food.

Mexican food is available in many places as fast food and stylish restaurants also sell them. There are also imitation Mexican recipes available in the super markets. Mexican recipes are better that tacos and burritos. If you want to innovate you can add to your stock of Mexican recipes and float over it among your friends and relatives.

Horchata

Horchata, s sweet dring comes from a blend of Spanish traditions and the changes made by the natives. It will be wonderful if you combine your Mexican recipes with traditional Mexican beverages also. This non alcoholic drink takes time to prepare but has a unique kind of taste.
Powder six table spoons of rice in your blender, add six ounces of blanched almonds, one inch of cinnamon stick, and a little lime zest. Let them remain overnight for the flavours to mingle and mix. Next day blend it with two cups of water and strain the mixture. Add sugar to taste and you have got the drink sweet with flavor. This can be one of the Mexican recipes that can be hit with both adults and children.

Chorizo Con Huevos

This is a spicy Mexican sausage with eggs and a great breakfast of tradition. This is one of the easiest of recipes to prepare and full of flavor. Chop and fry the Chorizo until it is browned add some diced onions and diced pepper, beat some eggs similar to a scrambled egg dish and add to the mixture cook like scrambled eggs. These are simple Mexican Omelets with spicy Latin American flavor. Serve with avocado wrapped in tortillas for an authentic breakfast burrito.

Pollo Poblano

A main dish for dinner with plenty of flavor is Pollo Poblano. It is mainly chicken sauted and baked with cheese and a cream sauce made from poblano peppers. Blend seeded and chopped peppers with milk to prepare a puree. Add a mixture of melted butter and flour. Add the puree and stir the ingredients until smooth.

Add one cup of heavy cream to make a sauce. When ready to bake the chicken pour the sauce all over the chicken in a baking dish, sprinkle cheese on the top and bake till the cheese is golden and bubbly. Similar to other Mexican recipes, Pollo Poblano helps create authentic Mexican dishes simple to create.




Meat Loaf Recipes – Adding More Flavors

A healthy meal to please every one and the favourite of a family cook will be the meat loaf recipe. There is nothing so ravishing as a rich meat loaf prepared with one of the traditional meal loaf recipes. A few of these Meat loaf recipes have been handed over down the generations and families treasure and cherish a meal specially made with meat loaf recipe. People love this dish as it has been popular since more than a century. There are innovations in cooking that are creative and some meat loaf recipes have improved upon the traditional meat loaf recipes.

Meat loaf recipes are a delight for cooks as they are easy and quick to cook. This method still produces a great treat for the family. There is a great meat loaf recipe of fantastic Italian flavours. The recipe can be done quickly and left to cook for ninety minutes when other tasks can be completed. It is easy to add the special Italian flavorings to the mix a different meat loaf recipe has only four basic ingredients to be mixed up in the oven in a very short period of time.

Meat Loaf Recipes Low calorie or Rich and Tasty

A creative cook can do a lot with the basic ingredients of a meat loaf recipe. The cook has to choose meat with less fat for those who require low fat recipe and low calories. A few more contents can be adjusted to cut calories. Some cooks add more spice for a family that likes something hotter or a nutritious meal for a family the cook will add a few vegetables to the meat loaf mix.

A meat loaf dinner will be of great taste with the addition of some vegetables and side dishes. It seems nature to serve mashed potatoes with a great meat loaf and these potatoes should have great gravy for extra flavor. Lovers of gravy would like some extra gravy over the meat loaf too. When the next meal is announced to be a meat loaf the whole family is extremely happy. A few in the family are ready for two meat loaf meals in a week to be happy.




Master the art of making Peanut Blossoms

Ingredients

Hershey’s Kisses 1 bag (8oz)
Egg (medium) 1 number
Shortening cup
Milk 2 tablespoons
Peanut butter cup
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Sugar (granulated) 1/3 cup
Flour (all-purpose) 1 cups
Baking soda 1 teaspoon
Packed brown sugar (light) 1/3 cup
Salt teaspoon
Additional granulated sugar

Method of Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 375F. After removing the candy wrappers, beat peanut butter and shortening together in a bowl until well blended. Separately add1/3 cup of granulated sugar and all the quantity of brown sugar to a bowl and beat till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

Now add egg, milk and vanilla and beat well again. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir well. Add this flour mixture to the prepared peanut butter mixture gradually and stir well to make dough.

Make one inch balls out of the dough and shape the balls properly. Roll the balls in the additional granulated sugar and place over ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown colour develops.

Place Hershey’s kiss on top of each cookie when the cookies are still hot and press down so as to get the edges of the cookies cracked. Remove from cookie sheet and transfer to wired racks for cooling completely.





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