Crank up the salsa music while serving these individual pizzas, then finish on a sweet note by topping ice cream with a heady tequila-cardamom syrup. (Serves 4)
Cuban Chicken Pizza
Credit: Randy Mayor

Tequila-cardamom syrup and vanilla ice-cream Combine 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 whole crushed cardamom pods in a medium saucepan. Boil 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Strain over a bowl, discard cardamom pods. Stir in 2 tablespoons tequila and 2 tablespoons lime juice, and chill in the freezer 20 minutes. Serve over low-fat vanilla ice cream.

Celery and bell pepper sticks 


Total time: 36 minutes

1. While syrup for ice cream comes to a boil:
• Mince garlic.
• Shred cheese.

2. While syrup freezes:
• Toast tortillas.
• Cook corn.
• Combine topping ingredients.