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This isn't your classic all-American chocolate cake. Throw in some spices — cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice — to evoke the warm flavors of Mexican chocolate with your very own Joshua John Russell "Man About Cake" creation.
It's Taco Tuesday in Chef Milo's Kitchen! The taco has endless combinations, but Chef Milo gives you the tools you'll need to nail the basics of taco construction. He also dances with Taco Guy ... you'll see.
We're firm believers that everyone should have a back-pocket guacamole recipe for when guests (especially — yikes — unexpected ones) show up at the door. This is ours. It comes from renowned chef Rick Bayless, who teaches our class Essentials of Mexican Cooking. Let's get guac-ing!
If you're like us, there's a bag of tortillas in your grocery cart pretty much every week. And while we'll never admit to getting bored with our go-to taco setup, it's always a good idea to mix things up. When we're feeling ambitious we do that by making corn tortillas from scratch using our trusty tortilla press. Those DIY tortillas make us wish every day was Taco Tuesday.
Elizabeth Doyle Carey and her daughter teach Rocco how to make the nachos featured in "Mayday!" the fifth book in her Junior Lifeguard series.
Ground beef? Check. Shredded cheese? Check. Bored already? We thought so. Bring the glory back to taco Tuesday (and taco everyday!) with these twists that are easy and so, so good.
Beni loves using guacamole to create new and interesting dishes. In this lesson, she shows you how to make grilled guacamole with toasted pepitas. You'll see how to safely pit, prep and grill avocados like a pro.
If your spice cabinet is anything like mine, it's a fun house. I love browsing through my collection and being surprised by what I find (hello, Urfa pepper!). But when I'm actually cooking, I definitely have my go-tos. Here are the 15 essentials every cook should keep around.  
Nicole Weston
This is NOT your run-of-the-mill guacamole. It's a delicious twist that takes the summer staple straight into fall with sweet, juicy pomegranate seeds and crunchy walnuts. Find more like this in our class, Essentials of Mexican Cooking with Rick Bayless.
On the lookout for new recipes to shake up your weekly routine? Don't forget the fajitas! They're fast, simple and can be altered to suit however you're feeling that night.
Ashley Rodriguez
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