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Unique Liqueur Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Sipping

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Contrary to popular belief, Mexican hooch isn’t all about fruity beer, worms, and margaritas. Not that there’d be anything wrong if it were. I’ve spent whole weekends living off of nothing but those three things, and aside from a recurring facial tic and a few flashbacks, I’m fine. Do a little digging and you’ll come across some great distilled treasure. …

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Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Red Chile Enchiladas

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We’re cooking up this classic enchilada dish in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This dish features stacked, not rolled, enchiladas covered in ground beef and pork and smothered in red chile sauce.It was originally served at the early 1960s Albuquerque restaurant, Videz. The restaurant was torn down to make way for Interstate 40, but the recipe lives on in the …

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Now Available: The New Issue of Burn!

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Hey all you lovers of peppers, smoke, and sauce, the new issue of Burn! Magazine is on the virtual newsstand and ready for reading. I hope you’ll enjoy the newest issue. It’s chock full of great information like a how-to for making your own pastrami, an article all about salsa, recipes for Cinco de Mayo, a recap of the 2011 …

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New Issue of Burn! Magazine Out May 1!

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Don’t miss a single fiery issue of Burn! Magazine The next issue of Burn! will be released May 1st. In it, we’ll explore Australia’s Barbecue Heritage, travel to the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ festival, and take a look at the seductive qualities of salsa, plus much more! Burn! is your antidote for all the look-alike “food porn” mags. Sassy, sharp, …

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Be the Next Garlic-Cooking Superstar!

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“So You Think You Can Cook With Garlic” is a culinary call-to-arms to the garlic geeks who overtake the small town of Gilroy, California every July. Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers threw down the gauntlet April 4 on Facebook. “For over three decades Festival guests have attended the Great Garlic Cook-Off or the Garlic Showdown and left muttering under their garlicky …

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Doctor Feel Good (at least, until the heart attack)

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From celebrity gossip to midget blowfish porn, you can find anything on the Internet, including vindication. For years, I’ve practiced a strict health regimen of triple cheeseburgers, pizza, and boxed wine. I mean, the better something tastes the healthier it is, am I right? All those doctors with their fancy eight-year college degrees think they know better, but I’ve had …