Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Makes 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained 5 cups…

Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling Makes 12 servings 2/3 cup sugar FLAN: 2 cups half-and-half cream 6 large egg yolks 1 large egg 1 cup sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 325°. In a small heavy saucepan, spread sugar; cook, without stirring,…

Agua de Jamaica

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Makes6 servings 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 6 hibiscus tea bags 5 cups water, divided 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup rum, optional Mint sprigs, optional Rinse flowers in cold water. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, flowers and lime zest. Bring to…

Chicken Tamales

Prep: 2-1/2 hours + soaking Cook: 50 min. Makes20 tamales Ingredients 24 dried corn husks 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up 1 medium onion, quartered 2 teaspoons salt 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 quarts water Dough 1 cup shortening 3 cups masa harina Filling 6 tablespoons canola oil 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour…

Pan de Muertos (Bread of the dead)

Yield: Makes 3 loaves Ingredients 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional, divided 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon anise seeds 1 teaspoon salt 2 packets (1/4 oz. each) rapid-rising dry yeast 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 1/3 cup water 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces Glaze…