New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

You can take the girl out of New Mexico, but you will never take New Mexico out of the girl! Whether cooking for the holidays or a birthday, or just because it’s taco Tuesday (or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…), one of my favorite cuisines is and will always be, New Mexico style Mexican food…and yes, there…

Happy Finger-Lickin’ Father’s Day!

So many great men to be honored this day – my Dad, my brother, my husband and son, and the numerous friends who have touched our lives, making a difference in one or all of our lives. This one is for you: Sweet- spiced rub 3/4 c dark brown sugar 1/2 t crushed red pepper…

roasted corn & black bean salsa

this incredible salsa is so delicious and versatile – try it as is with warmed chips or change it up with black-eyed peas, pintos or other favorite legume, serve it along side grilled quesadilla! enjoy – v 2 cans black beans, rinsed 16 oz bag frozen sweet kernel corn 1/2-1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1…

New Mexico chile for dummies

Saw this on a “liked” page on Facebook this morning – just wanted to share some great educational information with you – happy Sunday! http://www.focusnewmexico.com/chile.htm New Mexico Green and Red Chile… Visitors and newcomers to our state (those who think Chili only comes in a can), sometimes ask “What’s the big deal, It’s only Chile!”…

Chill Folks ~

        Ok, I looked this up, found it a wee bit interesting and wanted to share. What is the difference between chile and chili? As per dictionary.com: Chili and chile are both the pungent fruit of the capsicum, also called chile pepper or chili pepper. But chili is a shortening of chili con carne, a ground beef dish that incorporateschili powder or chili peppers…

Food from Friends… Heinz 57 edition

Heinz 57, because we are a little of this, a little of that.  Native American (Sioux and Cherokee), Irish and German.  But growing up, there really wasn’t the distinction of tribal or global foods; my Mom is from Alabama, Dad is from New Mexico. So, we ate southern: spinach with vinegar, beans, fried potatoes and…