Creme de Spooge

1 part Beer 1 part Cream soda Mix half a beer with half of a cream soda.

Tamales de Rajas con Elote (Tamales with Corn and Poblano Chiles)

30 to 35 dried corn husks 2 tablespoon oil or shortening 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, tops removed, seeded and diced 2 cups fresh or drained canned corn kernels 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Salt to taste 1/2 recipe Basic Tamale Dough […]

Tamale Balls

1 pound ground beef 1 pound pork sausage 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1/2 onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons chili powder Salt and pepper to taste Sauce 2 (29 ounce) cans tomatoes with juice, mashed 2 tablespoons chili powder Pinch of granulated […]


12 oz Malt liquor 1 shot Cognac (Hennessey) Fill shot glass of Hennessey and then drop it into a pint of malt liquor.

Green Corn Tamales

From the kitchen of Judy Wilson, Arizona Yields 24 servings. 12 ears fresh white or yellow corn 1 pound Monterey jack cheese, grated 1 pound pure lard 1/2 pound butter 1/2 cup (scant) sugar 1/4 cup light cream, or more 2 green chiles, parched and peeled 1 pound Cheddar or Longhorn cheese Salt Chop stalk […]

Apple Cinnamon Popcorn

1 bag 94% fat-free butter or natural flavor microwave popcorn — popped (12 cups) 1 cup Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios? 1/2 cup dried apple pieces 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon |Toss all ingredients in large bowl. Store loosely covered. 6 servings (about 2 cups each)

Carbomb 2

1 pint Guinness stout 1/2 shot Bailey 1/2 shot Whiskey Combine (proportions of 50/50) Bailiey’s Irish Cream and irish wiskey into one shot glass. Drop the shot into a mug of guinness and chugg until empty. Smooth, almost like chocolate milk


13-14 oz Guinness stout 1 oz Bailey’s irish cream 1 oz Whiskey (Jameson’s) Combine the Bailey’s and Whiskey in a shot glass. Drop shot glass into beer. Should be finished immediately.

Traditional Tamales

1 (6 pound) beef rump roast 1 (6 pound) pork roast 12 pounds masa* 1 pound whole red chiles, mild or hot Lard or Crisco? Garlic Cumin Flour Salt and pepper Baking powder 1 pound dried corn husks NOTE: The chiles are the dried ones that you see hanging outside doors or under ramadas in […]

Almond Apple Crisp

1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon almond extract 6 cups sliced unpeeled tart eating apples (about 4 medium) 1/2 cup coarsely crushed zwieback crumbs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons chopped almonds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine Yogurt Topping — (recipe follows) YOGURT TOPPING 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/8 […]