Posts Tagged ‘Chiles’

Chile Relleno Tacos

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

A healthier Chile Relleno

The Chile Relleno invokes images of deep fried, battered chiles, heavy beans, and a lot of gooey sauce. YUMM!! I needed a way to make this dish a bit quicker… And, yes, I will make the chile casserole version, soon. So, to be healthier and to make this a quick dish, here’s my take on the Chile Relleno. No stuffing of chiles involved.

Karmen – Pizza and a Movie

Friday, September 13th, 2013

As I planned for this pizza blog post, I started to think about making a breakfast pizza.  Breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable in my household, in fact, we eat breakfast for dinner weekly.  I knew that I could load a breakfast pizza up with veggies so I went to my fridge for inspiration.  Instead of a pizza dough, the crust of the pizza is made with my biscuit recipe.

Whitney D – Pizza and a Movie

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When Joann suggested the idea of a collaborative Pizza & a Movie post, I got really excited. We eat pizza on a pretty regular basis, and getting the family together to watch a movie is one of the best ways to get the busy teenager in my house to actually interact with the rest of us. I chose Forrest Gump because it seems like the adults in the house quote it all the time, and the teen in the house has never seen it.


Yuck-Free Nacho Cheese Sauce

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Gluten-Free Nacho Cheese with Hatch Peppers

I am always on the lookout for ways to make my favorite store-bought snacks at home. I have learned that it is almost always less expensive and, considering the MSG, fillers, and preservatives added to most commercial products it is ALWAYS a healthier option (please note I said healthiER not necessarily healthy).

Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde, Mexican Street Corn & Sopapilla Cheesecake

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Variety is the very spice of life
that gives it all it’s flavor.
-William Cowper

Growing up we ate out ALOT. I thought it was perfectly normal until I got married. My husband informed me that eating out 2-3 times per week was excessive and would take a whole lot of extra money that we just didn’t have being newlyweds. When my family ate out we frequented a Mexican restaurant called Rafael’s, owned by our next door neighbor’s family. They had the most AMAZING Chile Verde! I have tried replicating it on several occasions and for the most part I’ve failed. I have tried cooking the pork first, roasting tomatillos, slaving over a hot stove for hours only to come away with sauce that just wasn’t right and pork that was tough. Well tonight I came as close to the perfect replication as I ever have. It also happens to be the easiest attempt I’ve ever made. This will definitely be back on our regular rotation.

Green Chile Patty Melts

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

We’ve had an amazing couple of weeks with Hatch Green Chiles available, and we’ve been in chile heaven here. The majority of the chiles will be Enchilada Sauce, but we’ve been using them in other applications, too, like breakfast burritos, stews, and these patty melts.

Make Your Own Chili Powder

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Make your own chili powder

15 minutes

Make your own chili powder

We sometimes receive dried chiles in our add-ons so I whipped up my own chili powder to make good use of them. You could double or triple this recipe based on the number of chiles that you had. This has completely amazing flavor.


  • 1 Ancho Chile
  • 1 Cascabel Chile
  • 1 small Chipotle Pepper
  • 2 t cumin (you could use cumin seeds if you had them, I didn't)
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t oregano (Mexican oregano if you can get it)
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t onion powder


  1. Toast the chiles for 4-5 minutes in a cast iron pan (or nonstick) moving them constantly.
  2. Allow them to cool fully.
  3. Cut them up (I use kitchen shears) and put them into a food processor.
  4. Add all of the other ingredients and process until powdered.
  5. Savor the amazing smell coming out of your food processor. Store in an airtight container.

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

Monday, September 10th, 2012

You can do this with a variety of peppers and it will still be tasty, although the flavor will change a bit. Start by roasting your peppers. One batch is perfect for a pan of enchiladas.

Creamy Green Chile Corn Chowder

Monday, September 3rd, 2012


Heatin’ up with Hatch Peppers

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The thrills of the first-of-the season swims and outdoor barbeques leave with June and soon become daily routine. The joys of July’s family reunions, pot-lucks, and vacations quickly pass. By the time August rolls around summer’s monotony is in full swing. The start of the school year is looming and the heat is beginning to take its toll. On the surface this poor month does not have much to offer. August could quickly pass by with no fanfare were it not for…Hatch Pepper season. Yes, as someone born and bred in the Southwest, jalapenos, cilantro, adobo sauce, and the mighty hatch pepper run in my blood and make August a time to treasure. The pungent aroma of roasting peppers sets my mouth watering and my mind churning with ways to put this year’s crop to the best use.