Suzi's Blog

Caramelized Poblano Chile and Onion Dip

Onion dip, anyone? Yes, you can take a package of onion soup mix and that container of sour cream, and you can make something very good. [Especially if you double soup mix goop!]. It’s real comfort food. But, comfortable or very good is not exceptional. It is not excitingly different. From the August 2012 edition…

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Poblano Rice Gratin from Fresh Mexico by Marcela Valladolid

Do you ever manipulate your spouse? I mean just plain set them up on the path you want them to follow. Can you do it without guilt? I don’t want to think of myself as having crossed over to The Dark Side, but I’m rather accomplished at steering Suzen now. “What’s that? ANOTHER Mexican cook…

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Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

From James Peterson’s Meat comes a new level of heat. His interpretation of chili [not chile] uses meat along with beans, but it’s the poblanos that make the difference. This is a hot dish. A beer evoking, tongue singing recipe that will put sweat on your brow. Those are facts, not a complaint. This chili…

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Really Simple Guacamole

What makes a great guacamole? Brian and I don’t have a single favorite, but we do like a spicy version that uses hot pickles and the pickle juice instead of jalapenos. The pickles are southwestern and as incendiary as any jalapeno, just sweeter. In time for Super Bowl parties, Brian and I are happy to…

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