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by Sarah Steimer

Guacamole deviled eggs

Guacamole is taken very, very seriously in my apartment. Which means I was both excited and a little nervous to add it to eggs. The result? Pop-in-our-mouth good.

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by Sarah Steimer

Sarah's Halloween table

Halloween without treats? That’s like a slasher film without a babysitter getting killed (possible, but totally no fun).

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This taco is a lot of crispy-crunchy wrapped up in a warm soft taco. And save your leftover pickled onions! Those suckers are great on sandwiches orrrrr just a fork.

This dish is a lot of crispy-crunchy wrapped up in a warm soft taco. And save your leftover pickled onions! Those suckers are great on sandwiches orrrrr just a fork. (Of course I served this meal with one of my favorite summer beers: Bell’s Oberon.)

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by Caitlin Saniga

Carne asada lettuce wraps with guacamole and red cabbage

There’s a little Mexican restaurant in downtown Roanoke called Alejandro’s that serves what the menu calls “Shorty Tacos” (Stay tuned. There may be a $6 Snack review of those delicious tacos yet!), which are tiny corn tortillas filled with chili-lime marinated steak, pico de gallo and guacamole. It’s one of mine and Eddie’s favorite dishes in Roanoke. So for his birthday, I decided to do a spin on our beloved shorty tacos by making them fresh at home — and turning them into lettuce wraps! I set out all of the ingredients in separate bowls, and we had so much fun trying different variations at the table. What a happy memory!

Carne asada:

  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 small limes)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sweet onion cut into small chunks
  • 1 2-pound beef rump roast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Lettuce wraps:

  • 1 large head Bibb or Boston lettuce, leaves removed, rinsed and patted dry
  • chopped Roma tomatoes
  • shredded red cabbage
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • lime wedges, for garnish

In small bowl, beat lime juice, oil, vinegar, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.

Place the chopped onion in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the beef over onion. Pour the lime juice mixture over the beef. Sprinkle the garlic over top.

Cover and cook on Low heat for 8 to 9 hours.

Using 2 forks, shred the beef. Stir well to mix the beef with the sauce.

Place all lettuce wrap ingredients on separate serving dishes so everyone can customize their wraps. Generally, though, place a small amount of beef in the center of a lettuce leaf. Add various toppings, roll the leaf around the toppings and eat.

Serves 8.

Carne asada recipe adapted from: Betty Crocker

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by Sarah Steimer

I am not even remotely exaggerating when I say I’ve eaten this guacamole at least once a week for the last two months. This dip has turned guac nonbelievers into believers. So kudos to Bill – he doesn’t know how to make many dishes, but he has mastered his small repertoire.

  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • juice from 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno hot sauce
  • 1 serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes (we probably use way more than this)
  • salt, to taste

Mash the avocados with a fork or potato masher. Mix in the tomato, garlic, lemon juice, onion and red pepper flakes. Add the salt and adjust to taste.

Refrigerate in a well-sealed container if you are not eating it right away. Anything less than well-sealed will cause the avocado to brown.

Serves 6-8? Maybe more? Maybe less? Not sure, Bill and I usually just tackle it between the two of us.

Recipe from: Bill Harris

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