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Guacamole for the big game

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 28, 2014

As I promised on Ray Horner's radio show here is a really easy and delicious recipe for Guacamole. Yum.

GUACAMOLE
    For the chile paste:
    1 tbsp. finely chopped white onion
    1 tbsp. firmly packed, chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño, or more to taste (see note)
    1 tsp. salt, or more as needed
    For the dip:
    3 medium ripe but firm Hass avocados
    3 tbsp. diced tomato
    2 tbsp. firmly packed, chopped fresh cilantro
    1 tbsp. finely chopped white onion
    Splash of freshly squeezed lime juice
    Salt, if needed
    Grind the onion, cilantro, jalapeño and salt together in a molcajete until all of the ingredients are very finely ground. Alternately, use a pestle, wooden tamper or fork to mash all of the ingredients into a paste in a wide hardwood bowl.
    Cut each avocado in half, working the knife blade around the pit. Twist the halves to separate them and flick out the pit with the tip of the knife. Rest an avocado half cut side up in the palm of your hand and make 3 or 4 evenly spaced lengthwise cuts through the avocado flesh, down to the skin without cutting through it. Make 4 crosswise cuts in the same way. Scoop the diced avocado flesh into the bowl with paste. Repeat with the remaining avocado halves.
    Gently fold the avocado into the paste, keeping the avocado in as large pieces as possible. Add the remaining tomato, cilantro, onion and lime juice, folding in gently. Taste and add salt if necessary. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
    Makes 4 servings.
    Note: Jalapeño peppers can vary widely in hotness. Use more or less to taste. Remove seeds and trim away white pith before dicing jalapeño for less heat, or leave jalapeño out completely for mild dip.
    - Adapted from
    Rosa's New Mexican Table,
    Roberto Santibañez

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Once again, I'm not on it !

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 21, 2014

The Daily Meal is out with its annual list of America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food.

Once again, I'm not on it. Darn.

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Velveeta Chesy Skillets being recalled

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 20, 2014

 

Here's the latest recall off of the AP wire

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Martin Luther King Day greetings

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 20, 2014

Wishing all a good Martin Luther King Day.

Let's all take a moment to reflect on the values Dr. King fought for:

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Two scoops of Black and Tan

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 17, 2014

Yuengling is out with some new flavors, just don't look for them in the beer aisle.

Yuengling's Ice Cream has begun  making ice cream again The first batches of Yuengling's ice cream are coming off the production line and will soon hit gocery store freezer cases.

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Chili Challenge winners

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 10, 2014

Every year the city of Akron's firefighters challenge other city departments and local companies to a chili-making challenge to help raise money for the Burn Unit at Akron Children's Hospital.

I've been invited several times to be a judge, including this year. There were five entries. None of them were bad, but some were more tasty than others.

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Winter farmers market on Saturday

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 9, 2014

This week especially, we can all use a little hint of spring.

Nothing reminds us of spring more than a farmers market.

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