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Nopalito Pie

Margarita C. Hinojosa of Benavides is famous among Rio Grande Valley residents for her Nopalito Pie, which some think tastes…

Cactus Shrimp with Cactus-Lime-Butter Sauce

This spectacular dish from Jay’s Mesteña (offered in the restaurant as a special) features a brilliant fuschia sauce with a…

Josie’s Cactus Salad

This recipe from Josie Slonaker of Corpus Christi was judged Best of Show at the Texas Prickly Pear Council’s 1992…

A Storm's Brewing

Elvis “sightings” were common at Storm’s Drive-In Restaurant in Lampasas some 40 years ago, when the legendary rock-n-roll singer was…

Red Velvet Cake

You can find Adams Extract Co.'s recipes on the company's web site at www.adamsextract.com/recipe.html. Red Velvet Cake is also known…

Avocado Salsa

How hot is too hot? The answer varies from one salsa aficionado to another. For a milder salsa, devein and…

Matt’s Smoked Salsa

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Matt Martinez’s Culinary Frontier: A Real Texas Cookbook by Matt Martinez…

Salsa Verde (1998)

Yield: 2 1/2 cups.

Raspberry Salsa

Mark Lashley, saucier, and Richard Wheatley, sous chef, both of Central Market in Austin, created this unusual salsa recipe especially…

Laura’s Salsa

Laura Patterson provides this recipe for a traditional red salsa. For variety, Laura suggests adding melted cheese, mashed avocado, or…

Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna

Yield: 6-8 servings  1 (15-oz.) carton ricotta cheese  1 egg, beaten  2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided  1 (28-oz.) jar…
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