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Must-Eat Mexican Cheeses + Substitutes

When the Spanish conquered the New World, they not only influenced the culture of these Latin American countries but also their food. Whereas the Latin American countries introduced European nations to chocolate, tobacco, sugar, and potatoes; the Spanish took barley, wheat, horses, pigs, and dairy animals to the Americas. Dairy animals of course led to …

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Quick Polish Potato Soup: Kartoflanka Recipe

A rich winter dish that’s now popular year-round, Kartoflanka is a creamy Polish potato soup that’s quick and easy to make! Potatoes were cheap and filling, especially in the winter, so Poles quickly adopted them and turned them into many dishes – pancakes, pierogi filling, noodles, simply as a side dish, or Polish soups. Potato …

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Spicy Argentinian Beef Empanadas

Crusty savory hand-sized pies filled with a flavorful ground beef mixture are the perfect snack with a taste of Latin America! Make these beef empanadas at home! What are Empanadas? Empanadas are crescent-shaped savory pastries that are filled with beef, chicken, pork, fish, cheese or vegetables. You could think of an empanada as a turnover …

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Authentic Homemade Mexican Guacamole

Guacamole or “guac” is a smooth dip made of buttery avocados, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro and lime. Creamy, fresh, and flavorful, it’s easy to make at home as a breakfast spread or side dish for dinner too! What is guacamole? Where did Guacamole originate? The Aztecs have been making guacamole for centuries. Of course, at …

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Salsa Poblano (Mexican Rajas con Queso)

Roasted poblanos sauteed with onions and corn, and topped with Mexican cream and cheese are simply delicious. Fill some tortillas, and top with cilantro for a perfect meal! What are Rajas con Queso? What is rajas con crema y elote? What is this Mexican dish? The rajas poblanas con crema or rajas con queso is …

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