Chile Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients: 3 -4 green onions, minced3 tablespoons cider vinegarsugarkosher salt1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup green chili peppers, chopped2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a small glass bowl,Whisk to blend; add sugar and salt to taste.Serve over crisp, chilled greens. Servings: 4 Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 12 min....

Mexican Frothy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: 2 cups milk2 ounces mexican chocolate1 ounce dark unsweetened chocolate (optional)1 pinch cinnamon1 vanilla beans, split lengthwise2 ounces Kahlua (optional)whipped cream (optional)cinnamon (optional) Directions: Warm the milk and chocolate in a saucepan. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add the seeds and bean to the milk.Stir whisk until the chocolate is...

Garlic Soup

Ingredients: 2 whole garlic heads, separated but not peeled1 medium onions, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil6 cups chicken broth1/4 cup long grain rice, uncooked1 teaspoon dried basil leaves1 chopped tomatoes ( 1 cup)salt and pepper Directions: In skillet, saute the garlic and onion in oil over medium low heat until onion is brown and garlic...

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Ingredients: 1 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained1 celery ribs, chopped1/4 finely chopped red onions1 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon mayonnaise1/4 teaspoon salt2 -3 dashes Tabasco sauce1 medium roma tomatoes, diced Directions: In a medium size bowl, combine the peas, celery, onion and...

Jim’s Tomato-Cilantro Quick Bread

Ingredients: 2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, firmly packed2 whole green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces ( or more, to taste)3 tomatoes, seeded and quartered1 jalapeno peppers, roasted and seeded ( or more, to taste)1 tablespoon tomato paste3/4 cup sugar3 large eggs...

Zucchini and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb small zucchini, thinly sliced1/2 large English cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1 large sweet onions, cut into thin rings1 (2 1/4 ounce) cans black olives, pitted and sliced1/2 cup cherry tomatoes1/4 cup loosely packed fresh Italian parsley1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil1/4 cup cider vinegar1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1 teaspoon dijon-style mustard1/2 teaspoon...

Southwest Spam Burger With Salsa

Ingredients: 1 (12 ounce) cans Spam, cut into cubes0.5 (15 ounce) cans whole potatoes1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 eggs, beaten1 tablespoon flour1 cup dried breadcrumbs3 tablespoons vegetable oil1 cup drained canned corn2 tablespoons chopped drained pimiento1 tablespoon chopped drained canned chilies or 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno peppers1 dash white wine vinegar...

Spiced Orange Mocha

Ingredients: 1 medium oranges6 whole cloves2 cups water2 cups milk1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract ( or rum extract)2 sticks cinnamon ( 2-inch long) Directions: Remove peel from orange using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler; set aside. Squeeze juice from the orange; add...

Mexican Pick-Up Sticks

Ingredients: 2 (2 7/8 ounce) cans French-fried onions2 (1 1/2 ounce) cans potato sticks1 (12 ounce) cans Spanish peanuts1 cup pecans1 1/2 cups broken pretzel sticks1 (1 1/4 ounce) packages taco seasoning mix1/3 cup melted butter Directions: Combine all snacks in 9×13 baking dish.Sprinkle with Taco seasoning.Drizzle with melted butter.mix well.Bake at 250? for...