Dried Beef Dip

I had never heard of dried beef, other than machaca or beef jerky, until I tried this recipe.  And it works amazingly well in this dip. This is a recipe from David’s mom and we have enjoyed it many times, usually when we are watching playoff or championship […]

Au Gratin Potatoes

God Jul!  Merry Christmas!  ¡Feliz Navidad! Normally, we would be visiting family in Minnesota, California, or Utah on Christmas Day.  Not this year.  But it will only make our next Christmas even more special! Instead, we decided to make some of the foods that we are used to […]

Buffalo Chili

The end and beginning of a year provides a time to think back and look forward.  We are already looking forward to gatherings with family in places like Utah, Minnesota and Door County in Wisconsin.  But it is also nice to remember other places. This recipe is one […]

Smoked Fish Spread

As we continue our vacation along Minnesota’s North Shore, I thought I should share another recipe that was inspired by some of the great food to be found around the Great Lakes.  This comes from the same cookbook I mentioned in the previous post, Dishing Up Minnesota: 150 […]

La Bandera

Now that Cinco the Mayo is over, we can get back to the real party:  Spring. We have had some great weather here in Wisconsin and every year I am amazed by the beauty of everything around us coming to life.  You can almost see the plants grow! […]

Rice and Garbanzo Soup

This recipe comes from a cookbook I found and then lost and then found again. As a student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I came across this book, The Best 125 Meatless Mexican Dishes by Susan Geiskopf –Hadler and Mindy Toomay, at AfterWords, a bookstore near the corner of […]

Cazuela de Huevos

Cazuela de Huevos means  “egg casserole” in Spanish.  But this casserole is much more than just eggs.  It has many of the flavors I love, which is why I noticed it in one of my favorite cookbooks, 1,000 Mexican Recipes by Marge Poore. On the weekend, we enjoy […]

Bacon Guacamole

I love a good guacamole! I’ve already posted my BASIC version of guacamole, but this one adds a salty and savory element:  bacon. I know that there are a lot of bacon lovers out there, so make this for an afternoon get-together with friends or for snacking while […]