This hearty buffalo chicken soup is delicious and the flavors are amazing. Actually, this soup is fan-f*cking-tastic and has gone into our weekly rotation of dinners. You should Read More
This is my all-time favorite entrée item. My sister, Grace, does this recipe by feel and taste, so the amounts are not exact, but you can taste it and change it according to your preferences.
2 cans of yams (I made this with fresh yams one year, but the truth is you can’t tell the difference and canned is so much easier).
1 can of frozen orange juice Read More
Having people over for dinner, or hosting the more formal “dinner party” used to freak me out. So I hit the problem head on and decided to have a lot of dinner parties. It worked and I can now have people over with pleasure. Then I decided to tackle Thanksgiving. How hard can it be? I don’t know if any of you have memories of your mothers being totally frazzled and blown out by the time the actual Thanksgiving or Holiday feast was on the table. My mother’s exhaustion and anger were as much a part of Thanksgiving as the turkey, but didn’t digest as well. Read More
One thing you may not know about me is that I L-O-V-E love pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies, pies … I love and obsess about all of it. In fact, this is my favorite time of year because it’s PUMPKIN SEASON! Which brings me to this to-die-for recipe, called Crustless Pumpkin Pie. Let me warn you…if you do attempt to make this, be sure to taste it whilst sitting. It will make you weak in the knees. True story. Read More
My first tamale initiation happened in 2003, when I met a friend in Colorado who could make tamales in her sleep, blindfolded. Her name was Candelaria, and she happened to be from the same state in Mexico my husband was from, Dolores Hidalgo. Candy didn’t speak a word of English, and I had just enough Spanish words in my repertoire to make her my friend. Our sons went to school together and soon I found myself spending afternoons in her tiny kitchen, learning how to cook some amazingly simple, delicious food.
Candy taught me how mashed potatoes stuffed into fresh corn tortillas and fried made perfect tacos, and how shredded cabbage, mixed with lime and chiles, transformed into a spicy, crunchy side salad and condiment when money was Read More