Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive
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Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive

With COVID-19 keeping us isolated in our house except for the occasional trip to the grocery store, Tom has been cooking up a storm! He’s making things from scratch like breads and barbeque sauce, experimenting with fermentation to make flavored vinegars, and creating ethnic fusion dishes for dinner. Disclosure: Links in this post may direct…

Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache
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Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache

It’s always fun to see what Tom is making in the kitchen, especially when its desserts. He really isn’t into sweets so its always a special treat to have some sort of sweet dessert in the house. He’s been wanting to make a chocolate covered cheesecake for a few weeks, but not just any old…

The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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The Perfect Dessert to Make Together: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  Some of our most treasured memories started in the kitchen. Some of my fondest memories were making gingersnaps with my mom at Christmastime. Tom remembers spending weekends in the kitchen with his grandmother making bread and gathering pecans and avocados from her fruit trees. Many recipes are easy for one person to make, but…

How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day
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How to Make Tamales for Tamale Day

Dia de la Candeleria is a Catholic holiday with many names and meanings. In English, it’s called Candlemas. It’s also called Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It falls exactly 40 days after Christmas (birth of Christ) and is the final celebration day for…