I'm more than halfway done Christmas shopping and it's not even December yet. I consider that a win. Usually, I'm one of those crazy people making a mad dash for the stores on December 23rd. I'm a perpetual procrastinator at all things in life, Christmas shopping included. I'll even fight the two things I hate… Continue reading Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
A classic Italian salad beefed up to an entree. Marinate chicken with balsamic vinegar, basil and mustard and then grill. Toss in mozzarella pearls, cherry tomatoes and avocado for an added punch!
And now, for something different. This may very well be the most out-of-my-element recipe I've ever made. Was it difficult? Not really. Was it something I'd ever make had I not been inspired? Probably not. It would be a completely vegan side dish had I not used sour cream in the avocado cream sauce. You… Continue reading Butternut Squash with Mushroom Stuffing
There was a big Hatch green chile event going on at Crest yesterday. There were at least three huge grills outside and crews were busy roasting the green chiles over an open flame. I got suckered into a big display in the produce section: I got almost two pounds of fresh roasted green chiles for… Continue reading Steak Salad with Green Chile Chimichurri Dressing
When you knock out one of the four tastes, you’ve really got to get to work making sure the other three really knock it out of the ballpark. The lack of sweetness in my life really isn’t that bad, since I’m not too keen on desserts or fruit. The problem I run into, though, is… Continue reading Extra Spicy Chicken Enchilada Bowls
You guys. It has been unbearably hot here. It got up to 108 degrees on Friday. Thursday night, at 10 p.m., one hour after the sun went down---it was still 100 degrees outside. Add to the disgusting heat this: my car's air conditioning doesn't work. My car is a raggedy beast, but it's lasted my… Continue reading BLT & Balsamic Chicken Salad
Tacos and I have a long, sordid history with each other. Many moons ago, when eating at a Mexican restaurant, I would always order enchiladas. If not enchiladas, than fajitas. If not fajitas, then quesadillas. You get the gist. Tacos were very far down on my list of things to eat. I used to cringe… Continue reading Turkey & Poblano Taco Bowls