My camping trip through the southwest instilled in me a yearning for more of it my life. That green chile cheeseburger I had in Alamagordo, New Mexico, was life changing. And so, as soon as I was back home, I dove into the cache of green chiles I have frozen and whipped up a greenContinue reading “bakes | hatch green chile quiche.”
The doc’s favorite dessert is classic New York style cheese cake with sugary, sticky fresh strawberry topping. So for his birthday this past April, I decided to take a stab at making one homemade, with a fresh strawberry jam on top. He said it came out perfect. I wouldn’t know. I don’t eat cheesecake. ButContinue reading “cheese cake.”
For chicken and biscuits in yesterday’s crazy all day downpour that begs for comfort foods and tucking in and staying in. This recipe has a decent number of steps, but is relatively easy to make, and creates A TON, so I always reserve some with unbaked biscuits on top for the freezer. Then you haveContinue reading “parsley biscuits.”
Is the best thing. I miss my visits to Phoenix, where patio brunching is a new year round possibility. Especially for ceviche and breakfast tortas and the best margs imaginable. But, it’s better that the doc and I can now brunch any Sunday we’d like, even if it isn’t patio style. I miss my holidayContinue reading “brunch”
Christmas is always a time, in my house, for making tamales. And this year was no different. Above is our New Mexico hatch green chile and cheese tamales, which are a personal favorite. We also do beef, chicken, and pinto bean and cheese. What are your favorite varieties? I actually really love the vegetarian versionsContinue reading “tamales.”
Comfort foods are in, kids. Like roasted butternut squash–simple, with olive oil, pepper, and salt.
It’s finally pomegranate season. These ones went into a delicious guac I made with fresh cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and of course, pomegranate seeds and avocado. How do you eat your seeds?
This was, by far, one of the best dips I’ve made in awhile. Cream cheese, sharp cheddar, jumbo lump crab meat, hot sauce, scallions, and roasted red peppers. All topped off with delicious ripped pieces of crusty bread and baked in the oven until bubbly. Serve with mini toasts, pita chips, or any kind ofContinue reading “lump crab dip.”
Ridiculously hot temperatures and back to work means easy, cool, light dinners at home. Hello, cobb salad, my favorite friend. I like to make chicken and hard boil my eggs ahead of time, so really, the day of, there’s no cooking at all.
My first housewarming party was small–just my good friend Mack–and a pile of homemade nachos, ceviche, and margaritas. It was the perfect way to show one of my closest chums the new place.
A few weeks ago, I was thinking about all the trips I’ve made to Phoenix through the years, and more importantly, the incredible eating experience I have every time I visit. The first stop was a brilliant little brunch spot, and I always ordered the ceviche because it wasn’t something readily on menus around here.Continue reading “shrimp ceviche.”
The best salad there is. Great for summer, and winter, and every time in between. I always add different ingredients, depending on what I have on hand, but a few things are always the same: seared tuna, homemade champagne caper vinaigrette, hard boiled egg, steamed green beans, and red potatoes. It’s a dream. What’s yourContinue reading “nicoise.”