Tag Archives: chili

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

Chili with Steak and Sweet Potatoes

The days are finally getting cooler. This past weekend was warm enough to rake the leaves wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and today I want to hibernate for the winter (okay, a little too soon for that).  What could be better than a chili for dinner, to warm me up from the inside out?  I […]

Sweet and Smoky Mexican Chicken — Oh, What Sauce!

I have rules when I try a recipe for the first time:  One, I follow the recipe as closely as possible.  Two, I accept all comments, suggestions, criticisms from family and dinner guests without getting defensive.  Three, if I don’t hear a complaint or suggestion, it gets made again.  This recipe was near perfect for […]

Shepherd’s Pie with Mexican Spices – Part 3

Another variation on the Shepherd’s Pie theme.  I started this series with a old-fashioned Irish Cottage Pie, followed by one with Indian seasonings.  In my Internet travels, I have discovered this Mexican seasoned – Chicken Tamale Pie.   This recipe is fun because a cornmeal/polenta-type topping replaces the traditional potato. Although I followed most of the […]