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One Pan Tilapia with Mushrooms and Spinach

August 31, 2017
One pan Tilapia, spinach and mushrooms

Here is a quick, healthy one pan meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes. It is so good even my picky husband will eat it. When I made this it was just me but this can easily feed four or more. You just need a skillet where the fish has plenty of room. Cook the fish in batches if needed, or use a large non-stick electric skillet. Continue Reading

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Salmon with Mango Jalapeño Salsa

August 17, 2017
Salmon with Mango Jalapeño Salsa

I have one jalapeño plant mainly to keep me supplied for salsa and chips. It is without a doubt an addiction.  My plant waited almost all summer to really produce and now the one plant must have 20 jalapeños. So, this salsa is one attempt at not allowing these little green jewels go to waste. Continue Reading

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New Mexico Frittata

August 6, 2017
New Mexico Frittata

I made this on the fly a few mornings ago and oh my gosh. What a keeper! This frittata is great fresh from the oven, the next day warmed up in the microwave or at room temperature. If possible, cook it in a cast iron pan.
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Flo’s Chili

July 30, 2017
Flo's Chili

The Estancia Valley of Torrance County New Mexico is known for it’s Pinto Beans. Now I have never really been a fan of Pinto Beans until I picked up a bag at the local feed and hardware store. Oh my gosh, so much better than what you buy at the grocery store. I don’t know if it’s that they are fresher, but my guess is as with wine grapes, it’s all about the soil and the water. If you can pick up some local beans via a farmer’s market or produce stand, do it. The best way to cook them is in a slow cooker. Sort, soak, slow cook. The only thing I add is water and a bay leaf. Keep Reading

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Slow Cooker Brisket

June 5, 2017
Slow Cooker Brisket

Slow cooker cooking is a beautiful thing, but especially when the weather gets warm. A nice roast without heating up the kitchen for hours with a hot oven. Make a big one because the leftovers are even better.
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Cooking with Cast Iron

May 19, 2017
Cooking with Cast Iron Pork Chops

Last night I returned to cooking basics. Simple pan sautéed pork chops with a Vermouth pan sauce. I have a Griswold cast iron pan that dates to between 1920 and 1940. It is smooth as silk and seasoned to perfection.
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