Muy Bueno

    Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack
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    Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, together with her sister, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and their mother Evangelina Soza are responsible for the popular blog Muy Bueno. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, the trio learned to cook from their grandmother and mother, Jesusita Mendias-Soza, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. They started the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog to celebrate and preserve their family's special culinary heritage. The blog and recipes have been featured in Latina magazine, and the websites of Paula Deen, The Pioneer Woman, SAVEUR, and Gourmet. Though now Yvette resides in Denver, Colorado, Veronica has moved to Germany, and Evangelina remains in her hometown El Paso, Texas, the three of them meet as often as possible to share the delicious food and steadfast family bond that inspired Muy Bueno

    Mother’s Day + Cookin’ Kids Kit from Princess House
    Mother’s Day + Cookin’ Kids Kit from Princess House
    On Mother’s Day, my kids love to bring me breakfast in bed. I try to pretend that I’m asleep when they enter my room because they love to watch my surprised reaction as they present me with a beautifully made omelet, sliced fruit, orange juice, and coffee all spread out on a pretty breakfast tray. My son learned how to sing “Las Mañanitas” this...
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    Spicy Mushroom Torta with Queso Quesadilla
    Spicy Mushroom Torta with Queso Quesadilla
    This mushroom and cheese torta oozes creaminess, and the addition of roasted green chiles and tequila gives it just the right dimension of smoky flavor. A soft bolillo roll that gets grilled until crunchy is the perfect thing to hold all the gooey goodness.
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    Five (More) Ways With... Pumpkin
    Five (More) Ways With... Pumpkin
    Pumpkin may very well be the official mascot of fall. That's why our Five Ways With... Pumpkin gallery wasn't enough to cover autumn's favorite gourd. Lucky for us, the ladies over at Muy Bueno (who just came out with a new cookbook, Muy Bueno – Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor) are sharing these pumpkin recipes with TLK readers.  ...
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    Pumpkin, Acorn Squash, and Tomato Soup
    Pumpkin, Acorn Squash, and Tomato Soup
    Pumpkin soup with the added use of acorn squash and tomatoes make this a hearty meal or side dish. The use of coconut oil to sauté the shallots and garlic give it a slight Thai flavor. 
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    Three Milks Pumpkin Custard Recipe
    Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan
    This pumpkin flan has a cream cheese texture but evokes all the flavors of fall: pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You will love how easy this recipe is to make and, best of all, the undeniable taste of pumpkin. 
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    Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe
    Mini Pumpkin Pies
    Sweet and tasty mini pumpkin pies are perfect when an entire slice of pumpkin pie just feels like too much. With the added bonus of just enough crust, they satisfy every time!
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    Spicy Acorn Squash and Apple Soup Recipe
    Spicy Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
    The homey scent of roasted squash, apples, and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) will fill your home this holiday season with this sophisticated soup. If you love a hint of spice, this soup has that, too. Serve it in pumpkins for a presentation like no other.
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    Pumpkin Empanadas Recipe
    Pumpkin Empanadas
    Sweet pastry pockets filled with your favorite fruit or seasonal preserves can be found at your local Mexican bakery/panaderia. This particular recipe caters to busy chefsand calls for canned pumpkin, rather than fresh pumpkin. 
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    Persimmon Margarita
    Persimmon Margarita
    A few years ago, my husband and I were visiting his Aunt Celia in Davis, California, and she had a pile of fall fruit on her table. I noticed a bright and glossy looking fruit and picked it up. When she saw me looking at it quizzically she told me it was a persimmon. I’d never had one, and the food adventurer in me was excited to try it. I bit...
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    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño (Camarones Brochette)
    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño (Camarones Brochette)
    Everything tastes better with bacon, and these decadent small bites are no exception. Who wouldn’t love the salty, smoky crunch of bacon with shrimp? These appetizers complement any dinner party or barbecue—whether you’re planning on cooking indoors or outdoors on the grill. These perfect little bites will be devoured as quickly as you can make...
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