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Beat the Heat with Frozen Treats
frozen treat

The sun is out, and the temps are heating up! There is only so much we can do to beat the heat and indulging in frozen treats is a fast and easy way. Here are some recipes to inspire you into stocking your freezer with some yummy frozen treat options. Frozen Nutella Bites This recipe is inspired by my love for Rolo candies, except with a fruity twist. You can use any fruit you desire, like strawberries, mangos, oranges, or … Read More

Grilling Up Great Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Green chile cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and pickles on the side

Our state is awash in green chile cheeseburgers, in fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and drive-ins. There’s nothing, though, like being able to whip up a truly outstanding version in your own backyard. It’s not all that hard to make a superb backyard green chile cheeseburger. People miss the mark all the time though. Follow these guidelines, and you’ll be offering two-fisted delights in no time. FIRE UP FOR green chile CHEESEBURGERS First and foremost, you need to remember that good grilling, … Read More

Delicious Vanilla: It’s Anything but “Vanilla” | Heating It Up
Natillas - a pudding dessert featuring vanilla

To cool down on a recent hot summer day, I added some vanilla bean paste to store-bought vanilla ice cream, bumping up the base flavor even more. It got me thinking about this Indigenous ingredient of Mesoamerica. The Totonac people of what is now the Veracruz area of Mexico are credited with growing it first. After the Aztecs conquered the Totonacan empire, at least from the 15th century forward, they added vanilla to their drinking chocolatl. The later Spanish conquest … Read More