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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cookbook Wednesday | Mexican Fiesta Cookbook

Mexican Fiesta Cookbook

May the fourth be with you.” Wait! Wait! don’t go. I was just trying to let you in on the reason this month’s calendar marked today, May 4th, as Star Wars Day. Something tells me you “guys” knew before me but, just in case…here’s a clipping from an ABC News article.

”German news TV channel N24 mistranslated George Lucas in an 2005 interview, interpreting his famous line, "May the Force be with you," as "Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen" (We are with you on May 4). Thus a holiday was born.”

I’ve actually attempted a Star Wars celebration on this blog before. It was for the anniversary of the Star Wars movie hitting the big screen. What? You missed it, well, then you don’t get to nibble at the Han-Burgers or the Tie Fighter Fries OR, R2-D2’s Treats! Especially since now you would have to get those recipes from my grandson Noah as the book is his prized cookbook, lol…

Star Wars Cookbook

Okay, here’s the link. Now, enough about Star Wars, let’s check out this recipe for Fire and Ice from the Favorite Brand Name Mexican Fiesta cookbook published in 2003.

Fire and Ice

Just look at these ingredients! Ice Cream, Raspberries, Kiwifruit AND Jalapeño! (Did you notice on the calendar that the Capsicum has been named Herb of the Year by the The International Herb Association.)

Fire and Ice Recipe

How hot is that, literally!!!

The Little Pepper Book

Have you had enough yet? No. Good! I really, really want to share a recipe for Chile Sherry that I discovered in The Little Pepper Book published in 1982. Now, hot pepper sauce is nothing new, I know. (it’s very popular in Caribbean cuisine) However, it just never occurred to me to make my own. Easy Peasy and just think of the possibilities!

Chile Sherry Recipe

From the same book, I also uncovered a dish for Chile Fried Cauliflower from Malaysia. It’s called Sambal Goreng Kembango. (who doesn’t need a fiery recipe for cauliflower?) Perhaps, Marion:)

Sambal Goreng Kembang | Chile Fried Cauliflower Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo AND, Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and grandmas out there!!! (especially you new grammys:) Thanks for visiting!
“See” you next week, Louise:)

This just in: As I was just about to wrap up for the evening, I popped on over to the Heritage Cook hosted by Jane. What to my wondering eyes should appear but Outrageous Chorizo Poblano Cheeseburgers an entire #BurgerMonth event lasting the whole month of May in celebration of National Burger Month! You really need to check it out and the prizes too.

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63 comments:

  1. Hi Louise,
    Hot peppers and southwest or Mexican food were becoming well-known around the US in the 1980s when one of your books was published, I think. Maybe it was a contributor? Some people haven't exactly cuddled up to these flavors yet, but they're still pretty popular I think.

    May the fourth be with you... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae:)
      Whenever it became well known doesn't matter to me one bit, I LOVE it!!! (actually sometimes more than Italian food, but don't tell my family, lol)

      Thanks for visiting Me especially since you are in Paris...And, thank you so much for joining us for Cookbook Wednesday with that glimpse into French Cookbook stores...

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  2. Wow, you beat me to it. And I look like such a fool bahahaha! Oh well. Maybe next year I'll beat you to it. And all this Mexican food is reminding me of how delectable Mexican is over on your side of the world. What I'd give for a decent chicken burrito with a side of beans, rice and that spicy red sauce they drizzle on top. Drooooool. (Have one in honour for me tomorrow, won't you)

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. You could never look like a fool Sonia:) Maybe next year. I'm surprised I even thought of it, lol...I had some Mexican food just for you Sonia. I won't tell you how yummy it was:)

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  3. Happy month of May Louise and what a beautiful Mexican fiesta you have put together here! I love Mexican and my husband and I go very often to Mexican restaurants here in Athens! I also cook quite often Mexican at home and even my son who is 13 years old likes it. Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes with us!

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    1. Hi Katerina,
      Since posting this cookbook, I have been craving Mexican. I think it's wonderful that your 13 year old enjoys it too. I wouldn't think there would be too many Mexcian restaurants in Athens but I guess I am soooooo wrong, lol...Thanks for visiting, Katerina...

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  4. I knew about Star Wars Day, but I didn't know the origin story, so you did teach me something new. Happy Cookbook Wednesday!

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    1. It was new news to me also Poppy:)

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  5. Happy Star Wars Day! And Happy Cindo de Mayo tomorrow. And Mother's Day on Sunday. Loads of celebrations! Love Mexican food so, as you can imagine, this post is really speaking to me. Have to say I find the idea of chile and ice cream rather exciting -- need to try that! Fun stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John:) They were all wonderful days! Mexican is a favorite of mine too, John and if I were eating ice cream these days I would definitely try it spiced!!! Thanks for popping by John...

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  6. Somehow Mexican food reminds me of Tacos & their tall hats! I've only visited Mexico once & definitely love to revisit :D

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    1. Lol, Shirley:) I think many people think of Mexcian food like you do. Thanks for visiting, Shirley...

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  7. Hi, Louise!
    May the fourth always be with you! Thanks for the story of how this ‘holiday’ came to be. Never thought of jalapeño peppers on ice cream. Will try it (okay maybe 1/4 teaspoon dried) for Cinco de Mayo.

    Happy Mother’s Day! ~ Margaret at http://imturning60help.blogspot.ca

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    1. I would LOVE to try the jalapeño ice cream Margaret. Have some for me, lol...Thanks for stopping by...

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  8. May the fourth be with you! :)

    I think the fire and ice dessert looks and sounds delicious. Happy Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day, Louise!

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    1. Thanks Pam and thanks for stopping...

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  9. Thanks for the gentle remind to link up. Cinco de Mayo is a special day for us. (It marks the day we met). :) I almost forgot it was coming up this year so I appreciate these recipes. That jalapeno ice milk concoction sounds really interesting!!!!!

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    1. Thank YOU Debra for joining us for Cookbook Wednesday. I hope you had a fantabulous Cinco de Mayo/Anniversary:)

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  10. I like non spicy Mexican food. I know I am taking away from the tradition but I am not into spicy. I love a good chili and Empanada.

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    1. There are lots of people who don't enjoy spicy food, Lady Lilith. You could always celebrate with a Margarita!!! Thanks for stopping by...

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  11. I want that Mexican Fiesta Cookbook! I love all things Mexican, particularly when it comes to food. I did manage to pick up a magazine of Mexican recipes, but I really want this book. ;-)

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    1. Lol, I'll check to see if I have another, Pattie. I just may:) Thanks for stopping by...

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  12. Hi Louise, Happy Mother's Day to you too. Mexican food is one of my favorite kinds of foods. Looks like a great book.

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Pop by anytime!!!

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  13. Hi, Louise! Not too sure about all these jalapenos!:-) Don't think I'd like them in ice cream.:-) I'd prefer chocolate syrup.:-)

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    1. Chocolate Syrup sounds pretty darn good, Nellie:) Thanks for visiting...

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  14. Hi Louise,
    Wow, two for one today...Happy Star Wars Day and Happy Cinco de Mayo Day! I am really not a fan of Star Wars...but, great cookbooks and recipes..love the Fire and Ice one. Looks awesome! I love to eat real Mexican foods..Great post today plus I want to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day...You deserve a restful day dear friend! Thanks also for fixing the Link to the cookbook. Enjoy!
    Hugs and Love Dottie :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post Dottie. It sure was fun to share:) Mother's Day was nice and relaxing. Marion and I both enjoyed the day:)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Dottie...

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  15. Happy Cinco de Mayo Louise! Another fun post.

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    1. Thanks Gaye and thanks for visiting:)

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  16. Happy Cinco de Mayo. Love the Fire and Ice recipe.

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    1. Me too, Geraldine. Now all we need is a taste, lol...thanks for stopping by Geraldine...

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  17. I love that you mentioned May the Fourth :-) And these cookbook recipes look great; I always enjoy your insights into different books.

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    1. Thanks Kari...I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Pop by any time:)

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  18. i think we americans celebrate cinco de mayo more enthusiastically than mexicans, and that's okay--there is SO much tasty food and drinks to be consumed! :)

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    1. I think you're right Grace, lol...We don't need much of an excuse to celebrate. Take today for instance, It's National Nutty Fudge Day!!!

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  19. Hi Louise, I really enjoyed reading all your postings and love those vintage and classic recipes that you shared with us. Even thou yet to try some of the recipes but by reading the recipes also feel very contented. :)) I love reading recipes then collect them and without realizing our to do list is as long as the tissue roll. hahaha......

    The Sambal goreng Kembang sound nice. Will try it out and let you know. The chili sherry look good too, very useful for spicy cooking or as marinate ingredient.

    I sure love the "fire and ice", we need that badly cos our current heat wave is killing us. :((

    Have a great weekend, warmest regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Hi Amelia:)

      I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this post. I hope it has cooled down in your corner of the world. We're still waiting for Spring to arrive around here:)

      Thanks so much for visting, Amelia...

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  20. So much to celebrate here! Hope you're having a fun month of May. The chile fried cauliflower sounds amazing. I'd love to try it!

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    1. May is a delicious month, Lisa...I'm going to try that cauliflower ASAP! Thanks for dropping by Lisa...

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  21. Hope you have a lovely mom's day Louise :)
    xoxo

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  22. Dear Louise, I love the cookbooks. My son loved!!! Star Wars and that cookbook would have gotten so much use!
    The Mexican cookbook has some good ideas too. I like that fire and ice ice-cream.
    Have a very beautiful Mothers Day Louise and my very best to Marion.
    xo Catherine

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Catherine. We sure did!!! Thanks for visiting:)

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  23. Star wars day? Cool!

    I am surprised and delighted you found the malaysian cauliflower dish 😊

    Thx for sharing. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Louise!

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying that cauliflower Jenn. I'll let you know how it tastes. I may even "throw" some your way, lol...

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  24. We are old curmudgeons and don't really celebrate specific holidays. But we do enjoy our dinners on the patio as much as the weather allows. Love the Mexican food you highlighted!

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    1. Dinners on the patio with a few Mojitos Tina? I saw that last post of yours lol...Thanks for visiting:)

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  25. Hi Louise ,
    Happy Mother's Day to you and Marion . Enjoyed the calendar , so much information .
    Missed you and will return soon . Sent you an email last night .
    Keep wiggling those toes .
    Nee :)

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    1. I hope you had a terrific Mother's Day Nee. Miss you too, hurry back!!! I'm wiggling my toes "as we speak." Thanks for stopping by, Nee. I'll be writing you back over the weekend...

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  26. Hi Louise! You know, that ice cream doesn't look half bad! I love unexpected ingredients in ice cream. Jalapenos are certainly unexpected! LOVE LOVE LOVE your collection of vintage cookbooks! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! : )

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    1. I'm usually not happy with too many unexpected ingredients in ice cream Anne. However, I find the notion of Jalapeños too intriguing to resisit, lol...Thanks for stopping by Anne...

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  27. Hi Louise,

    Happy Mother's Day to you and Marion. So sorry that I have not been linking my post with you at your last Cookbook Wednesday event as I was distracted with my other routine stuff. So distracted that I forgotten about Star Wars Day too. Ai ya and my apology!

    Zoe

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    1. Not to worry Zoe, All taken care of:) Thank you so much for visiting:)

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  28. Hi Louise,
    It has been awhile since I last had any Mexican food! That cauliflower recipe is an interesting one, tempted to try it one of these days! I love the Fire and Ice! Jalapeno is one of my favourite but have never used it in making ice cream before.
    Will try to link up a post later this week!

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    1. I agree, Joyce, I'm really interested in that cauliflower. I'm not sure about that spicy ice cream but I would love to try it at least one! Thank you so much for stopping by Joyce and for joining us for Cookbook Wednesday:)

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  29. Great amusing post Louise - I feel guilty for not reading the star wars post but am going to have to wait until I have a bit more time and have got over the horro of jalopeno in my ice cream - no thank you! hope you had a happy mothers day and indulged in some fine mexican food last week

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    1. Not to worry, Johanna. It will be here and, there's always next year, lol...Thanks for visiting, Johanna...

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  30. The chili sherry sounds good but I doubt I could have ever waited 25 years to give it a try.

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    1. That makes two of us, Karen, lol...Thanks for visiting:)

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  31. I was in Vegas for Cinco de Mayo and did get some Mexican food--hooray!

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    1. Good for you, Inger!!! Thanks for popping by...

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  32. Màs vale tarde que nunca ¡feliz dia de la Madre Louise,esa venta de garage està estupenda pero me quedarìa con las reliquias maravillosas que tienes,sobre el colecterol estamos igual debo cuidarme ,soy ordenada pero ya es genètico,te deseo suerte .abrazos

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Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise

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