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tortilla-chips
February - 14 - 2014

I’m a fan of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. If our grandparents wouldn’t recognize it, we shouldn’t eat it. That’s his advice. And baking my own corn chips from locally produced corn tortillas seems to get pretty close to that ideal. I’m all out of chips, as I have been for several weeks (okay, I refuse to buy a bag of tortilla chips because I’ll eat them all in one sitting – I’m a chips and salsa junky.  Any questions?) and now I’ve become addicted to my own home-baked corn chips.  And I thought you just might enjoy knowing how I  [ Read More ]

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February - 13 - 2014

Yes, you read that headline correctly.  I’m going to write about funeral food. You know what I mean. Those potluck dishes you create for the family dinner at the Baptist Church or the Civic Center or the American Legion Bingo Hall that follows any memorial service. Where the requirements are that each creation, unless it’s fried chicken or roast beef or posole, must contain at least one of the following:  cream of mushroom soup, velveeta cheese, cool whip or Eagle Brand Milk (aka sweetened condensed milk). Except in New Mexico, where there’s an additional requirement.  Green chile. And there are  [ Read More ]

pink-adobe-patio
December - 22 - 2013

First Day of Winter.  Cold Weather.  Cold and Flu Season.  All great reasons to repost this one about the Pink Adobe with the recipe for Gypsy Stew.  With all the chicken, garlic and onions in this recipe (not to mention the four cups of green chile), this one is sure to cure all your wintertime blues! Originally from 12/22/09 MY FAVORITE THINGS:  Christmas almost here.  Snow in the forecast for tomorrow.  All my kids home for the holidays.  And now, just because I know it’s their favorite meal and will last us well into the New Year, there’s gypsy stew  [ Read More ]

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cranberry salsa
November - 13 - 2013

It’s that time again!  I first posted this in November 2010, and have posted it each Thanksgiving since.  It’s too delicious NOT to have on your table. This is the easiest cranberry salsa recipe in existence.  If you’re a total purist, make your own cranberry sauce from the directions on a bag of fresh cranberries.  If you’re in a hurry and have 22 other dishes to make (that’s me), use canned cranberry sauce. And this isn’t just a Thanksgiving recipe – make it and take to a potluck and you’ll be deemed brilliant.  All the other guests will want your  [ Read More ]

spicy brussel sprouts
November - 7 - 2013

This is a repost, just in time for Thanksgiving menu planning. I love creating Thanksgiving dinner at my house.  I do the turkey and a few sides, and then my various family and friends who are invited bring the rest.  They’re given general guidelines, but I never know exactly what variation of mashed potatoes or green bean casserole or pie will show up. We always have something spicy on hand, and lots of chopped fresh green chile to spoon over your turkey and dressing.  Here’s just one of the dishes that I’m making this year. Someone posted on Twitter today  [ Read More ]

Green-Chilie-stew with cilantro
October - 22 - 2013

This is a repost. But I figured it was worth reposting just because it consistently shows up as the most popular post on this blog.  I guess you’re all looking for a good green chile stew recipe. Am I right? So, here you go: Yes, I missed my chance to write about getting your green chile fix on Sunday, and that would be because I was in Santa Fe celebrating my birthday with 6 cousins, my daughter, my sister and my niece. Big fun, great city, amazing food (ate at Tomasita’s and Del Charro. . .posts soon on those meals),  [ Read More ]

TortillaCook5
October - 18 - 2013

My best pal Sabrina’s Dad has been one of my most avid fans from the beginning.  He’s a New Mexican through and through.  He reads each of my blog posts and then calls me with ideas for future stories. I’ve known him my entire life, and today he’s in the hospital in Albuquerque, fighting a medical battle that may not have a happy ending.  It makes me incredibly sad to think of him not being around to read my blog posts about New Mexico, and so today, this one is just for you Lloyd. It’s all about tortillas.  Lloyd and  [ Read More ]

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September - 21 - 2013

There’s a lot to love about living in Santa Fe.  Great food.  Perfect weather about 90% of the time.  Culture.  Art. The lava lamps at the Cowgirl (for the uninitiated, that’s  Pabst Blue Ribbon with swirled frozen margarita). Hiking (which I plan to take up any day now).  Snow skiing. And then there’s the Wine and Chile Festival.  Just the name conjures up some great images, doesn’t it?  Make your mouth water? Starting next Wednesday, September 25, and running through Sunday, September 29, the Wine and Chile Festival is just what you’d expect – a festival celebrating two of my  [ Read More ]

Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe, chile relleno omelette
October - 10 - 2012

I just wrote a fun blog post for Two Casitas at www.twocasitas.com/santafeblog about what one must absolutely NOT miss when visiting the Plaza. Looks like we’re going to do a series. And you know me.  I had to start with food. If you’ve never had a Chile Relleno Omelette, or the best posole in Santa Fe, or Green Chile Meatloaf, read on. Here’s a portion of my post for Wendy at Two Casitas. And yes, I’ve written before about the Plaza Café. Love it. I get to write over and over about the things I love in New Mexico, don’t  [ Read More ]

calabacitas
June - 11 - 2012

This is a repost from 2010, but there’s never a bad time to make calabacitas. . .Are your zuchinis ready? We’ve had two great events this past week – my nieces Calandra and Mendy have been here from Sacramento, and I harvested my first zucchinis from my garden.  Not that I compare zucchinis to seeing the girls and their adorable little boys, but when you have to put together the nieces’ final dinner in New Mexico and you have zucchinis, there’s no choice but to make calabacitas.  It’s that time of year when summer squash will begin appearing in all sorts of potluck dishes.  My cousin  [ Read More ]

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