Chili Pepper Madness

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You know what I love about a good green enchilada sauce? It's the combination of roasted tomatillos and roasted chili peppers. Tomatillos are staple Mexican ingredients and they're easy to cook with. While they look just like little green tomatoes, with a papery our layer that you must peel away, they have a different taste and are quite different from the tomatoes you're used to. You can eat tomatillos raw,…
Go Spring! Patty and I were walking into the grocery store for our normal shopping and always start with the produce section. It is how most grocery stores are setup, which is great for us since that is what we usually need to stock up on the most. We walk in and BAM! Right there at the front of the produce area were these gorgeous yellow Campari tomatoes. We weren't…
Anaheim peppers! When you cook with chili peppers as much as we do, you'll find yourself making a lot of stuffed peppers. I mean, a LOT of stuffed peppers. Seriously, I'm adding them all the time. See - Stuffed Chili Pepper Recipes. It's really growing. I've even written an entire cookbook dedicated to them. Plug for me! We don't just make them, though, because we're huge chili pepper lovers. Stuffed…
Extra gooey cheese, seasoned chopped chicken, a hot and spicy kick, with a single bite that makes you quiver and your mouth saying instantly, "oh yes, more please..." This is to experience the wonder of the quesadilla. Many of us have had quesadillas as kids, thin tortillas filled with cheese and melted in a pan, or maybe in one of those shmancy quesadilla makers, the ones that don't always work…
Spring is in the air! You can feel it where we live. We can finally open the windows and let in the fresh air. The birds are visiting our backyard pond and the muskrats are chasing each other around in the water. Soon we'll be watching the goslings and ducklings wading after their mothers and I will be discouraging birds from building nests in my housing ducts. Spring is life…
Patty here again with your monthly Thirsty Thirteenth. I’ve noticed a trend in my cocktails lately. They all seem to be this yellowish color with citrus fruits. I guess it’s obvious I’m excited about warm weather finally being here. Well, this time I was thinking about something else hot besides the weather. Let’s make a spicy drink. There is nothing better than a spicy margarita, especially with Cinco de Mayo…
We're always experimenting with traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients. They lend themselves to so many outstanding meal choices. This particular dish is inspired by the uber-Mexican dish, the Enchilada. Ah, the enchilada, that rolled tortilla filled with so much goodness, served up with a chili sauce. We've basically deconstructed your typical enchilada and recreated it as a one-pot dish. Is it a stew? Is it a casserole? We're not sure,…
These are easy. Super easy. You don't have to fuss with making your own pizza dough or homemade flatbreads when you have Naan around. While we do enjoy making our own flatbreads, sometimes you need something quick and easy so you can get on with the ten thousand other tasks in your life. I don't even want to talk about those! I'd rather focus on food. Just because you're going…
While writing and developing new recipes for my new "superhots" cookbook, I worked on upgrading an older garlic-based hot sauce of mine, tweaking it, adding some new flavors, really just developing it a bit more to my own personal preferences. I used yellow scorpion peppers and wow, talk about heat. Scorpion peppers reach over one million Scoville Heat Units and they pack that famous "scorpion sting," a fiery blast that…
Check out these babies! Walking through the grocery store produce section the other day, we came across these gorgeous portobello mushrooms just begging to leap into our cart. I had been thinking about mushrooms since New Year's Eve, when we prepared a mini version of this dish as the opening appetizer. I had been wanting to get my hands on some larger mushrooms to turn it into a main course,…

Mexican Burgers

April 01, 2015
Don't you ever just crave a good beef burger? We eat a lot of turkey burgers around here and we love them, but every now and then we just get a hankering for a good old beef burger. You can't match the flavor. We have a few restaurants nearby with excellent burgers, one in particular with seats along the lake. What a view! Perfect for relaxing with a burger and…
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