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…

Trenchard Square

Our first wonderful neighbors in Trenchard Square were the N’s. Mr. N was T’s boss…(WHAT?? You lived next door to your boss?? Yeah, we got that a lot.) And Mrs. N was my mentor.  It wasn’t awkward, AT ALL! In fact, all the fabulous qualities you hope for in a good neighbor (not to sound…

Arancini

Gelato, granita and arancini – the Lombardo family has most certainly consumed kilos of all of these- every summer has memories of family, sun and FOOD! Enjoy – v Arancini di Riso 5 cups chicken stock 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup finely diced ham or prosciutto 2 cups…

noté in italia 

I remember the night very well ~ we were sitting on the terrace (terrazzo) at trattoria alla Fontaniva in Italy… the kids were given an aperitif (a big deal to a 10, 8 & 4 year old… an even bigger deal for their Mommy, still new to the custom!) of Prosecco. Mikaela was the first…

Happy Halloween!

      Here is a sweet treat that is great from halloween to halloween and everyday in between! Enjoy ~ v Truffle Brownies 1 1/4  c butter (don’t freak out, it’s just butter!) 3/4 c baking cocoa 3 T flour 1 c + 1 T sugar, divided 4 eggs, separated 2 tsp vanilla Heat…

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Happy Wednesday, friends ~ off to do a bread baking class!

Zucchini Fritters

I make zucchini, and corn-green chile fritters, but never with an Asian flare… Can’t wait to try these; recipe courtesy of epicurious.com I also use my grill pan or oven instead if frying my fritters Ingredients Soy dipping sauce: 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar Crushed red…