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I am torn between my feelings for the rapper (entertainer? I dunno…) Pitbull. This is serious situation, here.

On one hand, I jam (JAM) to his music; the man knows his way around a beat and his hooks always make me shimmy.  Who else can remix a song from the movie Beetlejuice that can simultaneously make you shake that booty, want to start a conga line, AND drool over a young Alec Baldwin?

WHAT???!!!

Props, homie!

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But his lyrics? UGH! Simplistic!  Something you fish out of your middle school son’s notebook. Not even. I’m expecting a “roses are red, violet’s are blue” rhyme when his next album drops. Yea… I said it! Lack of lyrical depth aside, and my own biting criticism, I can’t deny the man is like Midas with a beat. He just might be some sort of genius.

Again… Props, homeslice…

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Now… One the other hand, when I see him on TV I have this uncontrollable urge to slap him upside his bald head. I dunno… I can’t help how I feel. Something about the way he curls his upper lip, ghetto Elvis style, just rubs me the wrong way. I can’t explain it. Who does that?! And so I don’t watch him on TV.

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I’d never act upon my urges, though. I mean, the dude is sure to have body guards, and I doubt my 160-something pound frame can support the tackle of a 300 lb body guard without some significant brain damage. So there’s that…

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OK… Um… Yea… Let’s jam to this song, start that conga line, and move onto some pizza!

You liked that, didn’t you? See what I mean? You started a conga line, didn’t you?

OK… I think I may be a genius. No really, I think I might be a genius. Or an idiot savant. Either way, I came up with something goooooooooooood.

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I combined two of my favorite foods: Pizza and chicken enchiladas.

Genius, right?

I know…

Flow with me…

This pizza is a bit more labor intensive than your usual Marguerita;  however, everything comes together quickly. The chicken gets cooked in a nice spicy sauce, then shredded. The sauce gets reduced; the reduction intensifying the spice slightly, providing a bit of punch. Oh, and then there’s the cheese! 3 kinds of cheese because, what’s pizza without cheese? You top it with a little cilantro, some diced tomatoes, and into the oven it goes.

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Semi pro tip: I like to pre-bake my pizza dough for about 10 minutes; this way the cheese doesn’t become a melty burnt mess. I don’t like burnt cheese.

So yea… I’m a total genius, because… *singing – This pizza is slaaaaammiiiiiinnnnn’!

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And yes, I used my crackly singing voice.

Now…

Make, make, make, Señora!

Or Señor…

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