We get together a lot, and Larry makes the world’s greatest steaks. But once in awhile you need something different. This is a fun dish for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you can use whatever veggies you like. I usually skewer the veggies separately from the meat. SHISH KEBABS Beef … More WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!
I was recently watching Beat Bobby Flay (one of my favorite shows on Food Network), and I saw a Chef Fernando Ruiz beat Bobby with this unusual dish. I’ve lived In the Southwest since I was 5 years old, and both studied and taught (and eaten plenty of) Mexican cooking. I have NEVER heard of … More CHILIES EN NOGADA….I thought I knew them all! Something new and different…
I love anything “custardy”. But Flan was always a mystery to me. It seemed like it must be complicated and too difficult to make. But my Puerto Rican friend, Yolanda, served it at one of her parties and I was fascinated. Remember Charo??? Well, Yolanda is a little like a Puerto Rican Charo. Beautiful, … More FLAN…a mystery until I met Yolanda!
Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and try something. We love salsa, and we love HOT, so I went to the Mexican Ranch Market and bought 2 or 3 of EVERY chili they have. I don’t even know some of the names, but I know I had 10 little bags of … More SALSA….OR IS IT “HELLFIRE”?
My sweet friend Cassie (I call her Classy Cassie), sends me the most scrumptious recipes. I took special interest in this one because it reminds me of a recipe my high school best friend brought me in the 60’s. She called it Mustard Cream and poured over hamloaf. Cassie wrote me a history of this … More Mustard Custard…use so many ways!
This year Christy and I are going to have a cranberry duel! She made the one above. We will throw cranberries at each other all afternoon until someone is declared the winner……(it’s gonna get messy because we are having 6 kids under age 7!). It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. CHRISTY’S CRANBERRIES 1 … More CRANBERRY CITY!!!
I’ve been thinking about stuff I’ve done myself for 40 years, and I’m wondering if you have ever made your own sauces. Specifically, GREEN CHILI (not the meat, just a sauce); SWEET AND SOUR (so much you can do with this!) and Homemade TERIYAKI. They are all easy and can be used in so many … More LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili
Here’s a little something for you to try, and I need to give full credit to my neighbor in Pinetop, Jacque Tucker…..She is from Tucson and has taught me some of the best Mexican food ever. This is just slightly different than hers, but you can make many additions or changes to the basic recipe. … More Just a silly little treasure….”crema”