Homemade Li Hing Margarita

Some days, you could just use a margarita.

Homemade Li Hing Margarita

Homemade Li Hing Margarita

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Sweet Corno di Toro Peppers in Mexican Chopped Salad

Feeling horny?

Corno di Toro (“Horns of the Bull”) Peppers

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The name “Corno di Toro” is actually Italian for “Horns of the Bull”. Though their red color suggests chile pepper heat, these peppers are actually some of the sweetest peppers around. In fact, the yellow variety of these peppers was voted among the best sweet peppers by Sunset Magazine.
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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas: It’s Easier Than You Think

homemade whole wheat tortillas done

Don’t you just hate it when you want to make something, and you find that you’re missing that one ingredient that is indispensible?

We had some shawerma meat leftover from a birthday party we attended, but didn’t bring home enough of the soft lavash bread to wrap it all with. No matter, there are some flour tortillas stored in the freezer that we could use in a pinch, right?. Lemme check the freezer… DUN DUN DUNNNN!

No tortillas.

What to do, what to do? Do I hop in the car and dash off to the store for one measly package of tortillas? If you read the title of the post, you know the answer to that question.
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There’s More Than One Way to Dice a Mango

We were at Costco the other day when Annie noticed that there was a large group of people congregating in and around the fruit aisle. They seemed to be especially thick and frantic around one particular fruit. Curious as she always is, she went over to investigate and found what everyone was so excited about:

Mangoes

Mangoes

Apparently, there was a shipment of mangoes that happened to be particularly sweet, and all the folks were busily opening the plastic six-pack containers of mangoes to find the absolute best ones. If there were any mangoes in the pack that didn’t look as good as those in another pack, they’d swap them out. (Come on, I know you do it too, just like you do for egg cartons!

Annie snatched up three six-packs and put them in the cart. All the way home she was dreaming of what to do with these luscious, oblong fruit. Of course, we’d be eating them straight off the skins, but she also had something else in mind for these mangoes.
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