Mexican Torta

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is the opportunity to try the everday street foods of the country I’m visiting.  The baguette sandwiches, crepes and sweets in Paris were irresistible. Gyros and souvlaki are street fare in Greece, and sausages and dumplings can be found everywhere in the Czech Republic. Belgium is known for its waffles and [Read More]

Salsa Couscous Chicken

If you are like I am, you are always looking for good, new chicken recipes that are quick, easy and pack a flavor punch.  I cut this out of our local paper abour 15 years ago and it’s been a family favorite ever since.  If you are presssed for time make it a day ahead.  The [Read More]

Pork Chili Verde Enchiladas

Last summer one of my farmer’s market customers gave me this delicious recipe for Pork Chili Verde Enchiladas and it has become a family favorite.  Despite the number of peppers called for it isn’t a overly spicy dish and the sour cream in the sauce mellows it out to the perfect level of heat for a [Read More]

The Windy City…and Dinner at Frontera Grill

I’ve just returned home from Chicago and a whirlwind week of sightseeing and festivities surrounding my darling daughter’s wedding. Everything was perfect and even the weather cooperated with beautiful, sunny days that made our adventures even more fun and comfortable. I’m a devoted Rick Bayless fan and having dinner at his Frontera Grill in downtown [Read More]

Huevos Rancheros

I love Mexican food: the beans, cheese, salsa, carne asada, tortillas, tamales (especially the tamales), all of it. We are blessed to have several excellent Mexican restaurants in my small town so I don’t have to go far for a good meal. But I always keep the basics in my fridge or pantry so I [Read More]

Chili Mole

Chili is right up there with soups and stews when it comes to a tummy filling and warming one pot meal. We can pile all kinds of tasty condiments on top to add flavors and textures to the already delicious concoction. I like the basic chili my mom always made and have developed a passionate [Read More]