Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

Still, it remains to be seen if we make our (usual) yearly trek to Northern New Mexico.

Moon over Inn on Alameda, December 2014

So, I am still wistfully thinking about our past trips and posting a few pictures as I revisit our past journeys.

El Santuario de Chimayó on Christmas Day, 2011

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A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Enchiladas Tapatias, green rice, seasoned black beans, guacamole, and Jamaica Flower Water. . . . → Read More: A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

This tangy vinaigrette is perfect for greens. It is perfect for a composed chicken salad. It is perfect for quinoa and kale. Cumin Citronette is so good, I tried it on all three salads. . . . → Read More: Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Today is the final day of #HotSummerEats which was organized by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.   What a ride it’s been.  Thanks, Cam!  Camilla is so creative with her events and she definitely secures some of the best and most delicious sponsors.  To win some of this great swag, remember that it is also the last day to enter . . . → Read More: Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Tostada Pizza for #TripleSBites

Check out this Tostada Pizza with homemade refried black beans and guacamole for #TripleSBites. . . . → Read More: Tostada Pizza for #TripleSBites

Black Bean-Goat Cheese Enchiladas with Christmas Sauce

Like you, I read lots and lots of Cinco de Mayo recipes this month.   I even posted one myself.   There were lots of delicious Mexican-inspired recipes and I was most taken with Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake fame and her Smoky Black Bean Dip.

I have a really bad habit of making appetizers . . . → Read More: Black Bean-Goat Cheese Enchiladas with Christmas Sauce

Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Try this unexpected cheese ball for your Super Bowl party tonight. . . . → Read More: Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

This round for Cook the Books Club features The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This recipe was inspired by the novel. . . . → Read More: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

Frijoles Negros Cuban Black Beans

It is time for Secret Recipe Club. Read about my SRC therapy and this Cuban Black Bean recipe that I slightly adapted from Cinnamon Freud. . . . → Read More: Frijoles Negros Cuban Black Beans

Black Bean Tostadas with Guacamole for July SRC

July is more than half-way over.    That always puts me in a terrible melancholy mood because my time off has almost run out and school will be starting soon and I will be back at it 24/7.

So, I am glad today is the Secret Recipe Club‘s Reveal Day for Group C.   It is . . . → Read More: Black Bean Tostadas with Guacamole for July SRC

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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