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  • Say “Hello” to another easy side dish — basically just roasted frozen corn, but we season it to make Roasted Mexican Street Corn. I don’t even remember when I started making this, but it is a top requested side dish or component to the taco…

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  • Mexican Rice

    by Alex

    Anyone else cook brown rice in the instant pot nowadays? Introducing my instant pot Mexican rice. If you aren’t an instant pot owner, no worries stovetop version below! I am not positive I can even call this a recipe. In our house, this is just…

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  • Mexican Slaw

    by Alex

    Mexican slaw combines all the best things, in my opinion. A little heat, a little acid, lots of veggies and a punch of flavor. AND this spicy Mexican slaw gets better the longer it sits making it the perfect dish to prepare ahead of time…

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  • Mexican Black Beans

    by Alex

    How do you cook humble canned black beans and turn them into a winning side dish? Let’s grab a few pantry staples and make some black beans in under 20 mins. This side dish shows up in our house all the time. Sometimes we need…

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  • We’ve all been to that Friendsgiving that doesn’t have a Friendsgiving sign up sheet – “Oh no…. we have three sweet potato casseroles,” a friend said as she started to pull the foil off of the dishes our friends had brought to Friendsgiving. The interesting…

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  • How to Host Friendsgiving

    by Alex

    Hosting Friendsgiving requires a mash-up of multiple skills — hostess, conductor, moderator, and innovator. Alex, what the heck are you saying? Hostess because you are providing the space for people to gather. Conductor because your job is to organize, not to do it all. Moderator…

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  • Chicken Piccata Salad

    by Alex

    This healthy chicken piccata salad solves a problem I have had for a while — I wanted a dish that could be packed up for a picnic, going out on the boat for the day, a hike. Something that was meat-protein heavy. Other things that…

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