La Bandera Closeup

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

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

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

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 […]

Mole de Olla

Mole de Olla

This is Mexican comfort food. I remember my Mom making a similar soup and I can tell you that this is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. I loved the large, flavorful pieces of zucchini, carrot and corn, even when I was 5 years […]

Beer and Cheese Soup 2

Beer Cheese Soup

Though I am already missing summer, we are enjoying the beautiful autumn weather and the changes to the landscape that come with it. This past week, we took our dogs for a long hike to New Glarus Woods State Park, which is about a 45 minute drive southwest […]

Watermelon Tequila Cooler

Watermelon and Tequila Cooler

For me, watermelon is a flavor that reminds me of “summer.” Though we are a couple weeks away from the summer solstice, we are enjoying summer-like weather here in Madison. Everything is green, the birds are singing and our dogs are enjoying their time romping around the yard. […]