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Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart

I swear by the cookbooks written by America’s Test Kitchen. They test the heck out of recipes so you know the recipes are solid. They explore different techniques in which to prepare food… even the ones you never thought of! They explain the science behind everything, why their recipes work and make the recipes easy and achievable for literally anyone.

Anyone who puts their mind to cooking can cook. Anyone.

I’m happily adding this cookbook to my six other cookbooks from ATK.

Hip Foodie Mom, May 18, 2015


Yahoo! Food Cookbook of the Week: The Best Mexican Recipes

The Cuisine: This book addresses the entire Mexican repertoire: everything from street food and Mexican regional dishes to Tex-Mex, Mexican-Californian cuisine, and even loosely Mexican-inspired foods.

Who Should Buy It: Anyone with an interest in Mexican cooking. While the photographs aren’t the book’s selling point, the recipes are numerous, they work, and the step-by-step photos really help guide readers through some of the longer recipes such as making soles or mole poblano.

Must-Make Recipes: Take your pick, really. Our go-to recipes are the Classic Margarita, the Baja Fish Tacos with Pickled Onion and Cabbage, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and the Stuffed Jalapeños.

Julia Bainbridge, Yahoo! Food, May 4, 2015


Spice Up Your Table with Familiar Mexican Favorites

The Best Mexican Recipes features familiar favorites and traditional, regional fare from south of the border. The latest offering from America’s Test Kitchen breaks down Mexican cooking techniques into easy-to-follow steps and uses ingredients that are readily available north of the border. This well-organized guide offers illustrated charts identifying fresh and dried peppers, corn, and popular herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables used in Mexican cooking. Recipes are divided by entrées and ingredients: beef and pork, poultry, seafood, vegetarian mains, eggs, sides, and tacos, tostadas, tamales and more.

Adriana Janovich, The Spokesman-Review, April 29, 2015


Grilled Tequila Chicken with Orange, Avocado and Pepita Salad

I was so excited to get my hands on The Best Mexican Recipes book by America’s Test Kitchen. With endless recipes and special features including Chiles 101, the building blocks of Mexican Cooking and more, I couldn’t wait to start reading. And I never turn down the opportunity to make fresh stuffed jalapenos, empanadas, tacos or fresh margaritas. The newest book by America’s Test Kitchen is packed with these recipes and more. In fact, since the day I received the book I’ve made seared shrimp with tomatoes, lime and avocado, easy chipotle chicken tacos and this grilled tequila chicken with orange, avocado and pepita salad that I am sharing with you today.

Spoonful of Flavor, April 27, 2015


Black Bean and Corn Tortilla Tart Situation

This dish will give your tortillas an identity crisis. What am I supposed to be in life? What is my purpose?!

Your purpose, flour tortilla, is to support this mashed bean mixture and light corn salsa. You will be half pizza and half quesadilla. You will be cut into wedges and eaten immediately off the baking sheet because who has time for plates?

This might look like a tossed together recipe, but the ratios and amounts are pretty meticulously measured. I know this because the recipe is from the new Best Mexican Recipes cookbook from the America’s Test Kitchen crew. They aren’t really known for being estimators.

This is a very awesome, hearty vegetarian Tex-Mex dish. Definitely give it a shot if you’re a Tex-Mex fan!

Macheesmo, April 13, 2015

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