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Basic techniques that are necessary for preparation or cooking of authentic Mexican cuisine.

Prickly Pear- Cactus Fruit
How to harvest, prepare and eat cactus fruit known as the "Prickly Pear."

How to make Refried Beans
Learn how to make refried beans (frijoles refritos) with pictures and instructions for each step.

How to make Rajas- Green Chile and Onion
A step-by-step guide on how to make rajas, a delicious dish of green onions and chiles.

How to use Piloncillo
Learn how to use this delicious Mexican sugar in your recipes.

Salsa Amarillo- Salsa with Yellow Tomatoes
Enjoy the fruits of the summer with this beautiful salsa made with green chiles and yellow tomatoes.

Plaintain Chips
Delicious and crunchy, these Plantain chips can be served in place of any of your usual chips. Enjoy them alone or pair them with salsa or guacamole.

How to Fry Cheese
A quick delicious snack or appetizer and all you need is fresh Mexican cheese and a hot pan.

How to Seed and Dice a Jalapeño or Chile
This is a great way to remove the seeds from a jalapeño or chile while minimizing contact with the seeds or having the chile squirt at you while trying to scrape the seeds out.

How to Make Salsa
Making salsa at home is easy! Follow these simple steps to make your own.

How to Re-Hydrate Chiles
See how each step is done and start using dried chiles in a number of dishes.

How to Make Enchiladas Step-By-Step with Pictures
Learn to make enchiladas with pictures to show you how.

Spanish Rice
Learn to make Spanish Rice with a step-by-step tutorial with pictures.

Step-by-Step Corn Tortillas without a Tortilla Press
Learn how to make home-made corn tortillas. They are soft, pliable and more flavorful than the store-bought versions.

Step-by-Step Alternate Burrito Folding Technique
This is similar to the standard way of folding a burrito, but one extra fold ensures your fillings stay tucked where they should be.

Chile Rellenos Step-By-Step Instructions With Pictures
In-depth, step-by-step instructions for how to make chile rellenos.

How to Roast Chiles
Learn how to roast chiles for use in your favorite recipes.

Reducing a Chile's Heat
Tips on how to remove some of the heat from a fresh chile.

How to Wrap a Tamale
Learn how to wrap a tamale with these step by step descriptions

Seeding and Dicing a Tomato- Step By Step With Pictures
Learn how to seed a dice a tomato in one procedure. Your beautifully diced tomatoes will be perfect for salsas and salad toppings.

How to Seed and Dice a Tomato- A Quick Lesson
Follow these written instructions on how to remove the seeds from the flesh and then dice your tomato in one easy procedure.

Burrito Folding
Burrito Folding 101. It's easier than you think. Find out how to fold a burrito and what to put in it. Never make a bad burrito again. Come check out these techniques and recipes.

Tips For Working With Fresh Chiles
Tips you can use when seeding, dicing or working with fresh chiles. How to protect yourself from burns.

Make Candy Skulls Step-By-Step with Pictures
If you've ever wanted to know how to make those unique Mexican Candy Skulls, you can learn how with this picture tutorial.

How to Slice Fajitas
How to slice fajita's so you get tender cuts of meat.

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