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Simply Mexican

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In Simply Mexican, Lourdes Castro presents authentic Mexican recipes that don't require a fortnight to prepare or extra shopping forays to find rare ingredients. A prodigious traveler who has taught students from all over the Americas, Castro honed her knowledge of fundamental south-of-the-border meals by teaching adult and children's cooking classes at her Ars Magirica Cooking School. 

Featuring easy, fun-to-eat, big-flavor favorites such as Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce or Crab Tostadas, Castro's straightforward recipes are a godsend to busy parents. Once home cooks have mastered the basics, Castro helps them tackle more advanced Mexican mainstays, such as mole and adobo, and provides the most effortless tamale recipe around. 

Simply Mexican helps every cook make favorite Mexican recipes at home in a snap.


h1.Featured recipes

Chipotle-Glazed Steak
Corn Tart



p(blue). This week's Cookbook Friday drawing is for copies of Simply Mexican from Ten Speed Press. Enter to win the book by adding at least one of the recipes featured at left to the recipe queue on your Culinate member page.

You can either watch this [/culinate/sitetour "site tour video"] to learn more about queuing recipes, or follow the steps below to add to your recipe queue:

# Make sure you're logged in as a Culinate member. (If you don't already have a free member account, create one [/forms/user/new?src=CookbookFridays here].)
# Click on one of the featured recipes above, then click on the "Add to my Recipe Queue" link (found below the recipe photo on every recipe page).

p(blue). That's it — you've entered! (All entries must be made between Friday, April 10, and noon PST on Friday, April 17, 2009.)  Check back each Friday for a [/mix/contestsandgiveaways/cookbookfridays "new drawing announcement"] and other chances to win.


p(blue). This Cookbook Friday drawing is for copies of Simply Mexican from Ten Speed Press is closed. Winners will be announced here once selected and confirmed — Good Luck!

Want to learn more about recipe queues and other member-page features on Culinate? Check out one of our [/user/kim "staff pages"], or the member [/culinate/faqmemberpages "FAQ page"], or [/culinate/sitetour "site tour video"] for more information.

h6. \Entry closed at noon PST on Friday, April 17, 2009. Winners are drawn from all valid entries. Eligible winners must have U.S. mailing and addresses and reside in the U.S. Please note that all standard Culinate contest rules apply to this drawing.