Spicy Sweet Potato Mash – A New Tradition

Sweet potatoes are a favorite around here because of their flexibility. They can be served right from the oven with just a little butter, salt and pepper, and make a fine side dish.  They can be loaded with toppings like a jacket potato, and are also delicious as a...

Authentic Enchilada Sauce is Worth the Effort

This is an authentic enchilada sauce that takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the trouble! You can get dried chilies in a wide variety from a specialty food or import grocery store. Ingredients 5 dried poblano peppers 5 dried Anaheim peppers 2 or 3 small hot...

Thai Butternut Squash Curry with Basmati Rice

This Thai butternut squash dish is a fabulous recipe that works well served over basmati rice and with a nice cold beer. One can eliminate the seafood altogether or replace with tofu for a vegetarian version, although I personally have never tried it this way. This is adapted from...

Peanut Noodles with Kale is Simple and Spicy

This spicy peanut noodles with kale dish is fairly simple and a great way to get more kale in your diet! Serves 2 for a main dish or 4 for a side dish. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small bunches kale, washed and de-stemmed 1/2 lb. pasta (thin rice...

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