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: Slow Roast Brisket Tacos

slow roasted brisket tacos recipe

This week is that glorious time between Christmas and New Year’s. Everyone is still basking in the newness of their gifts, excited about bargains at the mall, and generally joyous. Winter chill drives us inside and we huddle around the fire to keep warm as a family (it helps that the new video gaming system […]

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: 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 […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

best chicken tortilla soup recipe

January is National Soup Month and there couldn’t be a better time for it. I enjoy soup year round, but there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to start your winter meal. Not only does it allow you to round out your meal, but many broth-based soups are lower in calories and filled with good […]

Treat of the Week: Spicy Cashew Brittle

spicy cashew brittle recipe

It is widely believed that brittle might have been the first candy ever made. It first became popular in America with the introduction of the peanut. In many other countries, you will find it made with a variety of other nut products such as hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and pecans. Today we make ours with roasted […]