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Sierra Cheese

Romano or Parmesan cheese can be substituted.


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Squash blossoms
Squash BlossomsThey are extremely perishable, so use them the day they are picked. The squash blossoms called for in Southwestern recipes come from winter squash, not zucchini. (Upload by user)

StockPreheat oven to about 400 degrees F. Put cleaned beef, chicken or fish into a large baking pot. Add any fresh vegetables you care to, including carrot tops, if desired. Carrots, celery, and bell peppers are good to use. Onions do not need to be peeled. Place in the oven and brown fo (Upload by user)

BeansuCooking Dried Beans/uBefore cooking dried beans, rinse them well and pick them over for stones or inferior beans.If more water is needed when cooking beans, always add very hot or boiling water as cold water will discolor the beans.More flavor can be obtain (Upload by user)

Superfine sugar
Superfine SugarTo make, put white granulated sugar into a blender and pulse for a few seconds. (Upload by user)

TamalesTo assemble, hold a prepared corn husk flat on one hand, smooth side up. If you need to overlap two husks, have the wide ends in opposite directions (so that it forms a rectangle) and spread the dough over the husks together, just as if they were one husk. With a rubber spatula, s (Upload by user)

TamarindMust be soaked before using. Separate the tamarind pods, pulling away and discarding as much of the outer skin as you can. Cover with water and let the pulp soak for at least an hour (overnight, if possible). Squeeze the pulp well to extract the juice or rub as much pulp as you c (Upload by user)

TomatillosSelect tomatillos with their husks still drawn tightly around them. Husk and rinse off the sticky residue before using them. (Upload by user)

TomatoesRoasting tomatoes gives them an exotic flavor. Roasting works best with ripe, red tomatoes. To roast and peel tomatoes, set the oven to broil. Arrange cored tomatoes with their top surfaces about 5 inches from the heat. Broil, turning occasionally, until the skin is blistered and (Upload by user)

Tortilla cups
Tortilla CupsPreheat canola oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F to 375 degrees F.Cut slits in a corn tortilla. To do this, lay the tortilla flat. Cut as though you are cutting it into four sections, but only cut to within about an inch of the middle. In other words, do not cut al (Upload by user)
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TripeTry to use honeycomb tripe, the most tender of the varieties. If the tripe has not come already cleaned, clean it as soon as possible because it perishes very quickly. Start a day in advance of cooking. Mix together 1 cup kosher salt and 1 cup of inexpensive vinegar. Pour about one (Upload by user)
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge
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Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
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Chocolate Quesadillas
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Marmalade Cake
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Vanilla extract
Vanilla ExtractTo make, chop 3 or 4 vanilla beans into small pieces. Do not lose any of the little black seeds. Drop the pieces into a clean jar and cover with 1/2 cup brandy and 1/2 cup water. Cover with a tight fitting lid and keep in a dark place, shaking every other day. Vanilla Extr (Upload by user)
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Dried minced vegetables
VegetablesuDried, Minced Vegetables/uTo make dried, minced vegetables, preheat oven to 120?F. Spread 1 to 2 cups of finely chopped vegetables (onions, mushrooms, red or green bell peppers, scallions, carrots, or celery) in a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Dry in the oven until (Upload by user)
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YucaThis root vegetable is never eaten raw.Select firm roots that are odorless, hard and free of cracks and soft, slimy, or moldy spots. Since it spoils rather quickly, keep at room temperature for no longer than 3 days. It can be peeled and frozen for longer storage. If you cut o (Upload by user)
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Beef broth
Beef BrothAs a substitute for homemade beef broth when making Tex Mex sauces, make your own broth by mixing 1 1/2 cups of canned beef broth with 1 1/4 cups water. (Upload by user)
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PeppersuRoasting Peppers/uuMethod 1/uWarm a cast iron skillet to medium heat. Wash the peppers and remove stem if you desire. Cover the surface of the skillet with peppers. Let peppers cook for 10 to 15 and then turn them over. Continue this process until the pepper be (Upload by user)
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