Mexican Shopping Tips

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking How-Tos

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

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Mexican Mexican Chicken Bake
This recipe started out as "black beans and rice" but evolved one night when I was out of the more classic ingredients for that dish. We're not sure what this is..other than a one-dish delish!
A zingy, zesty corn dish. From the Southwest chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.