Posted at 10:23 am , on January 6, 2017
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any recipes. My camera was acting up and developed a lens error which prevented me from taking pictures. It took a few weeks to send it off and get it back in working order again. Then the holidays were upon us and I had my hands full with no time to blog. I’m just getting back in my groove and wanted to share one of my favorite pot pies with you. Pot Pie is a favorite of mine, however my hubby Joe doesn’t enjoy my enthusiasm for pot pie. So I compromised and made a pot pie with minimal dough, just a crusty puff pastry dough on top. And I added some spicy chicken and veggies that we both love, roasted corn, green chile and red onion. It had all the flavors of home and it couldn’t have tasted better. They were made in individual ramekins, just the perfect size to heat up for a quick lunch or have for dinner with a side salad.
Posted at 9:59 am , on July 11, 2014
Egg rolls are known for being a fun finger food, an appetizer that tides you over until the main entree is served. That might be the case at a restaurant but homemade egg rolls are a special treat. Southwest Egg Rolls are packed full of colorful veggies with grilled chicken and bound together with melting pepper jack cheese. And since they are packed with so much goodness, I serve them straight out of the fry pan hot and crispy onto plates where they are quickly devoured.
Posted at 8:35 am , on July 23, 2013
Taqueria cafe’s have become very popular recently with their famous Street Tacos. There are a couple cafe’s in my area that have tacos for under $3 and I just can’t help craving these tasty tacos. They are usually made with soft corn tortillas filled with grilled steak with an array of toppings and salsa’s to choose from. Since I know a little about salsa’s and toppings I’ve been making my own tacos at home and they are equally addicting. First you need a good skirt steak seasoned with spices and lime juice grilled medium rare. The steak is so tender it almost melts in your mouth. The toppings can be anything you choose but I love the flavors of fresh grilled onions, chiles and corn with crumbled cotija cheese and verde salsa. Let the cravings begin!
Posted at 8:35 am , on May 24, 2013
I love chorizo but chorizo didn’t always like me. Recently I found a local smoked meat market that makes their own chorizo. It is much lower in fat and doesn’t cook out an excessive amount of grease the way some do while maintaining the spicy flavor. First thing I wanted to make was soup. I imagined a healthy and tasty black bean soup loaded with beans, chiles and corn and now a chorizo sausage that was lighter with very little fat. It was terrific if I do say so myself! And the best thing of all was I didn’t have to share. Those who won’t touch beans don’t know what their missing!
Posted at 8:21 am , on April 26, 2013
The other day I found fresh corn advertised in the sale circular. It seemed a bit early for having corn on the cob but it was on sale so I had to check it out. When I saw the golden silk and perfect kernels I found myself picking up a half dozen ears. I had planned to roast it outside, but an unexpected rain storm came up and I had to find an alternative. I searched the web to see if anyone roasted corn in the oven. As it turns out, yes, some do roast it in the oven and find it quite tasty. Obviously I wasn’t going to do any grilling today and I didn’t want the corn to sit out another day so I tried the oven roasting method. It worked really well! I had some extra corn left over and decided to make salsa in the Molcajete and add the left over corn kernels. It was so good! Everyone loved it and I thought it was worthy of sharing!