Slow Cooker Shortcut Red Posole Soup

Slow Cooker Shortcut Red Posole Soup. Spicy hominy and pork stew that everyone will love! -

I had what felt like a lifesaving experience with Posole last month and I have not been able to get it out of my head.  Like a memory of a favorite life moment, I have pictured it frequently not ready to let it go.  I had driven down to Santa Fe to discover their Margarita Trail program. I had four days of meetings and tastings before me as well as some side excursions planned to write about.  On the way down I felt the early signs of a cold coming on.  I had loaded the car with water, … CONTINUE READING

15 Fantastic Recipes for Breakfast in Bed

15 Fantastic Recipes for Breakfast in Bed |

Whether for a special occasion or a lazy start to the weekend, I can’t think of a better surprise than to bring someone breakfast in bed.  With busy lives and little down time, I know even an unexpected cup of coffee delivered bedside makes me feel I’ve departed for vacation.  It’s really a simple effort but leaves the recipient feeling like a king or queen. Everyone has their own favorite breakfast food.  My husband is a cereal guy; any time of day.  Me?  I’d always go for eggs or another … CONTINUE READING

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros. Fresh, spicy sauce, pinto beans, fried eggs and Mexican cheese on corn tortillas make this the perfect start to the day!

Last month I hopped down to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few days, which definitely is one of my all-time favorite food towns.  I’ve been averaging a trip a year for the past few years and find there is definitely far more to devour than my stomach can manage in one trip.  One thing I’m always reminded of when there is how much I love a spicy, savory breakfast.  I’ve never been a big carb eater for breakfast, much more preferring protein.  Add some sultry, spicy sauce and I’m all in.  I’m sharing … CONTINUE READING

Blueberry Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Blueberry Whiskey Barbecue Sauce recipe. Spicy, tangy, sweet, delicious! -

I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for my time in developing this recipe and post. All opinions are my own. Colorado’s weather continues its manic tug of war to see when spring will finally arrive.  Between you and me, I have my money on spring.  Our last snow storm a few weeks ago was cozy, but anything other than threatening.  I applauded the effort but ignored it knowing it would melt within 48 hours. The sun was out full throttle last weekend and the need to grill was in … CONTINUE READING

Green Chile Sour Cream Enchilada Chicken Breasts

Creamy, cheesy, spicy Green Chile Sour Cream Enchilada Chicken Breasts. Quick and easy to make and everyone loves it! -

Do you ever have unexpected experience or food memories pop into your head out of the blue?  It happens to me and when it does I wonder why, or why I had not thought of it for so long.  For instance, now living in the era of constant high SPF sunscreen, warnings from dermatologists about wearing hats and skin cancer, I was washing my face one morning and had a full flashback of ‘laying out’ in high school using only baby oil and iodine to coat my naïve skin.  It did not stop there.  To be even … CONTINUE READING

Rhubarb Grunt: A Classic Americana Dessert

Rhubarb Grunt. A classic Americana Dessert. Sweet rhubarb topped with a cakey layer. Easy and delicious. -

I really need to get something off my chest.  I love the English language.  I love waxing poetic and tweaking word use to convey an untraditional meaning of a word.  There are some words however that I just don’t like.  I don’t like to say them.  I don’t like how they sound.  I don’t like what they mentally conjure for me.  This dislike diverts me from a freewheeling lexicon to a bit of a dead stop.  I really don’t like these words in my mouth let alone coming out of it.  I guess that makes me a … CONTINUE READING