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Mexican Chocolate
Pound Cake

Texas Taco
Guacamole

Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
8-ounce package semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
Fresh fruit of choice, optional
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Microwave chocolate baking squares in a microwave-safe bowl at high for one minute or until chocolate is melted and smooth,
stirring at 15-second intervals. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavyduty electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating
5 to 7 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just
until yellow disappears after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate, chocolate
syrup and vanilla until smooth.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at
low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased
and floured 10-inch tube pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of
cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove
from pan to wire rack, and let cool completely. Serve with fresh fruit if desired.

Sassy Salsa

Texas Taco Guacamole
4 avocados, pitted
1-1/2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1/4 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen or canned)
1/4 cup black beans
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 scallions, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, mash avocados until smooth and slightly chunky. Stir in lime
juice, corn, black beans, scallions, garlic, taco seasoning and season with salt
as desired.

Sassy Salsa
14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes with zesty green chiles
4 pickled jalapeno pepper slices
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, firmly packed
1/2 cup onion onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh cilantro for garnish, optional
Jalapeno pepper slices, optional
Tortilla chips
Drain the juice from the tomatoes, reserving 1 tablespoon of juice; discard
remaining liquid. Place tablespoon of juice, tomatoes and the remaining
ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse 5 to 6 times or until finely
chopped.
Cover and chill several hours before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serve
with tortilla chips. Store leftovers in refrigerator up to a week.
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