Prickly Pear Fruit Smoothie

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Prickly pear fruit can appear intimidating, but it is sweet, delicious, and full of nutrients. This smoothie is made with ripe mango and well-hidden parsley, offering a tasty, colorful and healthful snack your little one will love. It can also be frozen into popsicle molds. Yield: 24 ounces, 6 (4-ounce) smoothies Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 5 fresh prickly pear …


Jalapeño Buttermilk Cornbread

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You’ve got to make this cornbread in a cast iron skillet. My friend Lisa Fain, AKA Homesick Texan, wrote a great piece about her love of cast iron and its pivotal role in Texas cornbread. She’d question my lone star authenticity for adding honey, but what can I say, I like it a touch sweet—especially in contrast with the jalapeño …


Spicy Tomato Hoppin’ John

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Nothing says New Years like black-eyed peas. Rumored to bring good luck in the new year, there’s lots of ways to eat them—this is my take on a Southern preparation called Hoppin’ John. Along with the typical ham, onion, pepper, and celery, chiles and a tomato-based broth give it a spicier, Creole flavor. Yield: 8 to 10 servings Cook time: …