Mole Chili Con Carne with Kahlua

I decided to go Tex Mex this week.  Chili just sounded good.  Not just any chili.  Sugar Dish Me came up with a most interesting chili.  She made a riff on Chili on Carne.  It adds the complex flavors of mole and a bit of sweetness from Kahlua.  Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that is [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

I love Rick Bayless.  He is someone who has embraced Mexican culture and the food.  He make many authentic recipes and posts them on his YouTube channel and on his website.  Every time I fly through Chicago O'hare airport, I make sure I stop by Fontera Grill.  It's a wonderful change of pace from the [...]

Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]

Cauliflower Carbonara

I decided to go back and try another pasta dish.  I was intrigued by a recipe from Epicurious for Cauliflower Carbonara.  Carbonara is that pasta sauce made by emulsifying eggs and bacon fat along with a healthy dose of cheese.  All things good.  However, a little unhealthy, and I'm not talking about the eggs.  It's [...]