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04.26.16: Cinco de Mayo

Updated May 17, 2017

We're your one stop place for everything Cinco de Mayo with some great ideas to make your Tex-Mex stand out. In this week's show we're talking about how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the U.S. and the differences between some of your favorite Tex-Mex foods. We're also sharing tips on making the perfect guacamole, including how to keep it from turning brown, and a perfect Cinco de Mayo drink recipe from wine expert, Bruce Hunter. But that's not all! We put our taste buds to the test with some in-studio, hot pepper taste testing. We think you'll have fun learning and laughing along with us as we deliver lots of, "OOH, IT'S SO GOOD!!®" 
- Cinco de Mayo: What Is It? When Is It? How Do You Celebrate It? (Begins at 0:00)  
     Featured Recipes: Mexican Street Corn, Chicken Chile Relleno, Loaded Jalapeno Poppers
- How to Make an Easy Quesadilla and Avocados; Everything You Need to Know About Making Perfect Guacamole (Begins at 9:00)
     Featured Recipes: Easy Cheesy Quesadillas, Chunky Guacamole
- Bruce Hunter of Shaw-Ross International Importers Shares A Great Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe  (Begins at 19:55)
Featured Recipe: Angry Lemonade
- Peppers: What's the Difference? Which Ones Are Hot? On-Air Taste Testing! (Begins at 30:45)
Blog: Different Types of Peppers to Spice Things Up

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Grande Chicken Fajitas

These Grande Chicken Fajitas are a Southwest-favorite! The key to making these really flavorful is to start off with well-seasoned chicken, which is why we coat ours with lots of spices. Add in plenty of tender-cooked peppers and onions and you've got yourself the bare bones of a Tex-Mex restaurant classic. Now, go on and dig in!

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