Cocoa-Chili Rub for Steak

This is the fifth post in my series documenting our Chocolate Cooking Class with Chef Sarah Leavell of The Canebrake. . . . → Read More: Cocoa-Chili Rub for Steak

I’m dreaming of a white chili.

I’m dreaming of a white chili…..Just like the ones I used to know.

Every once in a while, our local paper will publish cherished recipes from long ago closed restaurants.    St. Michael’s Alley white chili must have been a much loved favorite because it is featured quite often.   I made this same recipe about five . . . → Read More: I’m dreaming of a white chili.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce and an award!

We were missing New Mexico so I needed to whip up a southwest-inspired dish! I found inspiration from Jen at Juanita’s Cocina and as fate would have it, she simultaneously awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award. (Is that scary or what?) . . . → Read More: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce and an award!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

This chili is chock full of Super Foods: sweet potatoes, black beans, and even kale! . . . → Read More: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

Frito Pies

Didn’t everyone live off of these during basketball season in high school? Weren’t they the obligatory food staple of every concession stand? Apparently not. . . . → Read More: Frito Pies

Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

Some New Mexico inspired dishes including Green Chili Eggs, New Year’s Day Chili, and Espresso Brownies. . . . → Read More: Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

#10: Using up winter squash

Another chili recipe: Black Bean and Squash Chili . . . → Read More: #10: Using up winter squash

Day 9: Searching through Grandmother’s Recipes

Recipe for “President Johnson’s Chili Con Carne” plus other recipes from my Grandmother’s archives. . . . → Read More: Day 9: Searching through Grandmother’s Recipes

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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