Chili Colorado

I saw this recipe demonstrated on Bon Appetit's YouTube page and knew I had to try it. I have more meat to deal with in the freezer, so this was the perfect recipe. I am taking a recipe from Chili Pepper Madness and making some adaptations. This includes making this in a slow cooker. The [...]

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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 [...]

Firecracker Casserole

Ok.  Now most of you have made this type of recipe.  Ground beef with a couple of cans of condensed soup.  This is very convenient, especially for busy people.  I've made many myself when I was younger.  However, if you are watching your health, it can be a nutritional nightmare.  Condensed soup contains a lot [...]

Mango and Lentil Chicken Tinga

Another Mexican-inspired dish for you today. According to Wikipedia, the dish originated from Puebla, Mexico. Regardless of where it started, it's a pretty good dish. Shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. I found a great version from Better Homes and Garden where they made a mango version. I'm taking a step further and [...]

Thanksgiving in July – Slow Cooker Mexican Turkey and Potato Stew

Have you ever heard of the Christmas in July sales?  I haven't seen them as much lately, but I remembering them being more prominent when the Internet wasn't the main way to shop.  I'm making this post about Thanksgiving in July because I have a full turkey in the freezer from last Thanksgiving and Tony [...]

Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake

I have made both chicken and rice bakes and chicken tortilla casseroles.  They are both very good.  While I was thumbing through a list of recipes for chicken and rice, I saw a recipe from Half-Baked Harvest that combined the two.  This recipe for Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake uses salsa verde, the green [...]