Cinco de Fryo

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     So May 5 has already arrived, but why enjoy these delicious Mexico-inspired delicacies only once per year? Gather some friends, some beverages, and pull out the deep fryer. Try our Southern twists on Mexican delights, and you'll soon thank goodness it's fry-day.       Are the recipes authentic? Nah. Are they delicious? You bet. Plus, prep is easy. All but the frying can be done in advance. Just put out the taco fixings and fry up the rest at party time.  Menu BLTacos (Hard shells, lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, mayo, hot sauce) Pulled Pork Tacos (Barbecue, slaw, hard shells, sauce) Queso Pimento Chiles Rellenos Churros "Fried" ice cream (Crumble well-done churros over ice cream. Trust us... we tried frying ice cream. This works far...

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Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Churros...

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      These churros are surprisingly easy and absolutely delightful. With a kick of spice, a creamy, cakey interior, and a brown sugar coating, you will be coming back for more. As a bonus, you can make the dough early in the day, and just pull it out and start frying when you're ready, making this a fuss-free recipe for a gathering.  Pumpkin Churros Adapted from Bakergirl  Ingredients Dough 2 c. flour 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt a few turns of the peppermill 2 c. water 3/4 c. pumpkin or sweet potato puree 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. molasses 1 stick plus two tbsp. butter 4 eggs canola oil for frying Sugardust 4 parts dark brown sugar to one part granulated sugar cinnamon to taste Equipment...

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Berry Blues

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     Blueberries are here!      As the strawberries fade away, blueberries make a long-hoped-for appearance in the markets. Naturally sweet and with flavor deep and bright, they’re marvelous in a variety of recipes. Go beyond pie and cobbler and try our Purple Velveteen Cake, either on its own, with frosting, or crumbled into a Very Berry Trifle. Another surprise is Dark Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream, with no added sugar. Blueberries also make a great complement to citrus flavors and fresh peaches in our Blueberry-Orange Corn Muffins, Bluemade Cocktail, and Peach-Blueberry Ice Cream.      Give our blueberry recipes a try! You won’t be sorry. Purple Velveteen Cake Very Berry Trifle Blueberry-Orange Corn Muffins Dark Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream Peach-Blueberry Ice Cream Bluemade...

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Blueberry-Orange Corn Muffins

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Blueberry-Orange Corn Muffins Yields 12 muffins Ingredients For muffins: 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs ⅔ c. milk 2 c. blueberries, rinsed 1 box Jiffy® corn muffin mix 1 box Jiffy® yellow cake mix Zest from 1 lg. navel orange For glaze: 1 c. powdered sugar Juice from 1 lg. navel orange Procedure Preheat oven to 400° F. In a large mixing bowl, combine corn muffin mix, cake mix, milk, vanilla, zest, and eggs.  Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.  Batter will be slightly lumpy. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter evenly into well-greased or paper-lined muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from tin and cool on a wire rack. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and powdered sugar until thickened. Drizzle glaze...

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I Scream, You Scream…

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...we all scream for ice cream!  Beat the summer's sweltering heat with our creative variations of everybody's favorite frozen treat. Strawberry Basil Ice Cream Peach-Blueberry Ice Cream Dark Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream...

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