Cocktail of the Month: Jalapeño Cilantro Margarita

jalapeño cilantro margarita cocktail recipe

April showers may bring May flowers, but this month also hearkens in a favorite time of year for me; patio cocktail season. The air is fresh and full of flowers, the smell of cut grass begins to make its first appearance, and people flock outdoors to bask in the warm sunlight and sip perfectly crafted […]

Lola Cooks: Tex Mex Chicken and Dumplings

tex mex chicken and dumplings recipe

Isn’t it interesting how food affects mood? Many of my childhood memories circle around meals or gatherings where food was part of the supporting cast. As an adult, I make plans and even consider vacation spots based on the cuisine involved. To relive our fond food feelings we often make dishes that are familiar. But […]

Hot and Green: Salsa Verde

best salsa verde recipe

Well, we are back… and just in time for a celebration. Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular over the years in terms of celebrations. It is a great time to enjoy some great food and fun with your friends. For most, that includes chips and salsa and margaritas. Chips and salsa are always a […]

Lola Cooks: Stuffed Chili Peppers

stuffed chili peppers recipe

Spring has arrived and with it an urge to be outdoors. This past weekend we cleaned up the grill and got it ready for a long outdoor season. There is nothing quite like the smell of grilling. One of the things I love to do while I already have the grill fired up is grill up a […]

Lola Cooks: Creamy Jalapeño Soup

best creamy jalapeño soup recipe

We continue our tribute to Soup Month with this yummy recipe. No Soup Month would be complete without at least one cream soup. This one is my favorite as it is mostly about the other flavors and less about the cream. Much of the creaminess actually comes from the avocados.  They also contribute to the […]

Eating Paste: Two Pestos

pesto sauce recipe

If you have been following along for a while, you probably recall my love for Mediterranean food.  It is marked by its simple, wholesome ingredients and freshness.  Pesto is a fine example of this concept.  The ingredients are few, yet the taste is green and robust. Pesto simply means paste.  You can choose variations of […]