Posted at 3:56 pm , on December 6, 2019
Do you ever feel nostalgic around the holidays? It can bring back memories of your favorite times with friends and family, at least that happens to me. Recently I came across a folder with my old takeout menu’s that I saved from our favorite restaurants in Kansas City. One of our favorite restaurants was Frida’s, decorated in the art of Frida Kahlo, serving authentic Mexican food that was different than anything we ever tasted in New Mexico. Oh, how we loved that place! Frida’s was popular for a time but ultimately closed it’s doors in the summer of 2016. However, I saved their menu which described their dishes in great detail. I re-created their Caldo Tlapeno a few years ago which is one of my favorite soups to date. Joe’s favorite dish was the Chile en Nogada. Translation . . . it’s poblano chiles stuffed with meat, fruits and spices topped with a cream sauce and pomegranate seeds called nogada. It’s a beautiful dish with the aroma and colors of the holidays. With pomegranates in season I thought it was time to re-create this dish at home. Surprisingly it was very easy to make and captured the taste and appearance we remembered so fondly.
Posted at 8:37 am , on February 20, 2015
Recently Joe and I spent a long weekend in Detroit. We used to live in a suburb outside of Detroit in the early 90’s but haven’t been back in many years and it felt as if we were going back down memory lane. We had bought tickets months in advance to see the Red Wings play at Joe Louis Arena and were so excited to be in the old building again with all the history and banners and excitement. With hockey being late in the evening we decided to have a big breakfast and a late lunch so we could avoid the greasy vendor food. I have to say we had some of the most fabulous breakfasts ever. We had Eggs Benedict at “Recipes“, more precisely a BLT Benedict and a Lox Benedict which was so satisfying we went back the next day and had it again, oh yes we did! And on our last day we met with some family at the “Breakfast Club” where Joe and I had French Toast. Neither of us could decide so we shared a Triple Berry French Toast and an Oven Baked French Toast which is about 4 inches tall, I kid you not! Ever since our fun filled weekend we’ve been making more late breakfasts on the weekend. Our latest experiment was this Apple Cinnamon French Toast. It tasted every bit as good as it looks!