Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe

Watch the salsa video on YouTube! I’ve been working on this chile de arbol salsa for at least five years. My first serious notes about it are dated summer of 2012, but I’d been trying out variations before then. You may not know, when we started this cooking show and website in 2010, I had […]

Orange Aioli

A simple sauce to go with these black bean empanadas or on top of simply cooked fish or chicken. Before everyone gets up in arms, I know that this does not meet the technical qualifications of an aioli. For one thing, I didn’t even put the umlaut over the “i”! But seriously, aioli is defined […]

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Pimento cheese is a thing that is truly best when homemade. The stuff in the little plastic tubs just doesn’t do it for me: it’s sweet, it’s pasty, it lacks pizzazz! Homemade pimento cheese — especially mine — is rich and tangy and perfect for […]

Rosemary-Garlic Sour Cream Dip

Rosemary-Garlic dip goes great with kettle chips or these portobello mushroom fries! This simple dip gets better the longer it sits (don’t let it go bad) so it’s great to make on a weekend and snack on during the week. Use it as a sandwich spread with some roast beef, or put it on a […]

Shrimp Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce

I got some free roasted Hatch chiles in the mail from the Hatch Chile Store in New Mexico. I’d never even seen red Hatch chiles before but they immediately made me think of enchilada sauce. After blending the sauce, I tasted it and it reminded me — a little too much — of roasted red […]

Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Salad Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Corn season! It’s one of the best seasons! Besides grilled corn on the cob (elotes), this bright corn salad is my favorite way to enjoy fresh corn. This version is almost like elotes en […]

Jalapeño Salsa

This is a quick, slightly creamy jalapeño salsa that goes well on tacos or with these potato taquitos. For extra creamy green sauce, add 1/4 cup sour cream to the blender. For a lighter version, try my creamy hatch chile sauce made with yogurt! Creamy Jalapeño Salsa Recipe  

How to Make Salad Dressing

How to Make Salad Dressing – scroll down for salad dressing recipes New collaboration video with Adriene from Yoga with Adriene! Watch the video above to see how to make a classic French tossed salad and to see a recipe for a homemade salad dressing you can store in the fridge. There are about as […]

Jalapeño Butter – Compound Butter Recipe

Compound butters are one of the best things to ever happen to people who are bad at cooking. A blob of flavored butter has probably saved more overcooked chicken dinners than all the pizza deliveries in America. I’ve written about herbed compound butter ideas before, but this one is so delicious it deserves its very own […]