Pasillo Ancho Steak – Slow Cooker Recipe

Pasilla Ancho Steak

Pasilla Ancho Steak

Tender steak with rich sauce – a delicious recipe for this busy season!

This one was inspired by my nephew Jason’s interest in slow cooking recipes.  His motivation is to have dinners ready when he & his fiance come home from work.  He has the right idea – with just a little bit of prep before a busy day, the payoff is huge! Continue reading

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Southwestern Quinoa

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Southwestern Quinoa you ask?  Sure, why not?!  Anaheim green chilies are really plentiful in Tucson this time of year, and you can usually purchase them by the box or burlap bag at many of the markets.  If you’re really fortunate, you’ll find a temporary roasting station set up outside, that will do the roasting for you, which will save a lot of time.  Many Tucsonans take advantage of this seasonal market (coming from New Mexico) to package and freeze the chilies for future use. Continue reading

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Deep Fried Tacos

Tacos are just one of those things that has universal appeal.  I’d guess that most of us make them, and pretty much everyone loves them. But have you had deep fried tacos?  I know what you’re thinking…not so healthy, and you’d be absolutely right, of course.  But if you’re looking for that splurge, one satisfying CRUNCH will let you know you’ve tasted one of the best tacos ever! Continue reading