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Thursday, December 08, 2005 

Shortcuts to a Latino Christmas

San Francisco Chronicle, by Jacqueline Higuera McMahon

For another view of traditions for this time of year...
I cannot write about the holidays without longing for all the dishes that my mother, grandmother and company prepared year after year. No one could imagine a Christmas without the red enchiladas, huge tamales filled with chile colorado and olives, and the empanadas from Grandmama's Chilean part of the family.

Some good recipes follow...