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Lots of latkes

The holidays are a time of sharing old traditions and making new ones, especially in the kitchen. The latke is a well-loved, versatile classic: these golden-brown crisps can be mixed and matched with any topping or other dish.

Weeknight enchiladas

In the mood for Mexican? Drop the phone, forget take-out and head to the kitchen to cook up a fiesta of flavors in one hour flat. This easy recipe for chicken enchiladas will satisfy that craving for Mexican flair in the comfort of your home.

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Tasty taco meat

For a quick fiesta, make this simple recipe for taco meat! While the name may be a bit misleading, this festive food can be eaten in any number of ways: either in a taco as specified in the name, in a cheesy queso dip for your nachos, on a sandwich like a sloppy joe or with elbow macaroni, cabbage and cheese for a main dish. Taco meat is a veritably versatile food.

Vegetable Frittata

What better way to spice up an otherwise boring gathering with some zest? This piquant Frittata is the perfect dish for business meetings, book club gatherings, or potlucks of any sort. Chock full of veggies, this pie is perfect for pleasing all parties, vegetarians included. Spell out anything, from someone's name to a "congratulations" with red peppers on the top for some personal flair.

Chupaqueso

What is a chupaqueso? The answer is simple: it is delicious. How do you make one? The process is simply fun. With this straightforward and little-known recipe under your chef's belt, you'll be astounding throngs of dinner guests in no time. Invented by Howard Taylor, creator of the web-comic space opera "Schlock Mercenary," this dish will make you feel like a true hero.

Nutty Noodles

Chinese recipes are always hard to come by since, apparently, most Chinese chefs have completely done away with any form of measurement. The number of swift shakes of the salt shaker replaces the use of tablespoons and teaspoons. Oil is measured only by the area it covers in the frying pan. Oriental cooking is all about improvisation, flinging spices, herbs and hopefully not msg in the air at whim. But on certain occasions, Chinese moms can be tracked down and forced to be precise about their pinching, flinging, dashing and pouring. Here is one of my favorite summer dishes:

Native American Tacos

Even though Maryland is far from the Midwest, the food from Midwestern Native American tribes can be recreated with relative ease and maximum flavor. This dish combines thick, sugary bread with traditional taco accessories like lettuce, tomatoes and beef to form a messy and delicious main course. Prepare yourself for a totally new taco experience!
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