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New Years Eve and Tuna Tartare – The perfect way to ring in 2015

When I want something to start off a party for foodie friends—a dish that’s both up-to-the-minute and very traditionally Mexican tasting—I often gravitate to this rustic red chile-infused tuna tartare.   This dish is the perfect special occasion appetizer to serve at your New Years Eve Party. Many of the well-stocked supermarkets now carry sashimi-quality [...]
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A Gorgeous Appetizer for Your Holiday Party

Looking for the perfect appetizer to serve this Christmas or bring to that holiday party? Look no further! This appetizer can be made as a plated dish or simply served in a bowl with toasted canapes for the perfect dip. The beet creates a dramatic color, the ricotta adds a luxurious creaminess, and the ancho adds a slight [...]
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The perfect winter margarita

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  We think of margaritas as warm-weather tipples, a cocktail to be consumed poolside, or on the beach, or (if we’re really in a pinch) sipped from a discreet thermos on the tennis court. But what happens when winter comes? What becomes of our margarita habit then? The answer is two delicious words: blood oranges. This wintertime […]

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5 ingredients, endless compliments


Very few people go through the holidays without entertaining at least once. Probably twice. Three times? It’s not unheard of. It’s enough to make a normally composed person lose their, well, composure. But don’t start biting your nails just yet: This recipe for salsa-baked goat cheese is your salvation. It’s got a total of just […]


It’s #GivingTuesday, and we want to give you a book.

It’s #GivingTuesday, a day of charitable contributions, and here at Frontera, that means one thing: It’s a great day to give to the Frontera Farmer Foundation, our non-profit that awards grants to small, Midwestern farmers. But since this is a day about giving, we thought we’d do some giving, too. So: Donate $100 or more […]