Make your own hot sauce

One more installment for Pepper-palooza. . . . → Read More: Make your own hot sauce

Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

And more Pepper-palooza with a recipe for Mango-Jalapeno Jelly . . . → Read More: Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

I picked a peck of pickled peppers….

Actually, it wasn’t a peck and they weren’t pickled….yet. . . . → Read More: I picked a peck of pickled peppers….

One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

A short garden update and a salsa recipe. . . . → Read More: One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

More wild onions. . . . → Read More: Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

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!

Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

I am excited for my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club!    Of course, the upcoming holiday is St. Patrick’s Day so the “secret ingredients” to choose from are beer, potatoes, and/or pistachios.   (Thanks to Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen for putting me on to this new club!)

I wanted a hearty meal so I . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving

And, a mostly local breakfast. . . . → Read More: Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving

My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

“Poblanocado” Burgers with Jicama-Radish Salad and Lime-Chipotle Vinaigrette. This was my best hope for winning in 2009! Foiled again! . . . → Read More: My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

Or using up leftovers…Keep reading for an Asian-Inspired Salad Dressing for this grilled chicken salad. . . . → Read More: Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

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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