Archives: Southwestern

Smoky Corn Quesadilla

June 24, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Smoky Corn Quesadilla | Filed in: Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.

The boys and I got stuck in late-afternoon traffic on Friday so I had to come up with a different dinner then what I had originally planned on making that evening. Since I’d had enough stress sitting in traffic with my learning-to-drive teenager at the wheel, I wanted to make something easy with ingredients I • Read More »

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Turkey Poblano Chili

February 2, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in: Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey.

Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano  peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to • Read More »

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile

November 19, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I love sweet potatoes (yams) but I’m not a fan of the cloyingly sweet dishes that call for sugar and marshmallows. Instead, I prefer savory sweet potato recipes like this one that includes smoky chipotle chiles. The heat of the chiles is really delicious with the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. This recipe is perfect • Read More »

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Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas

September 29, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas | Filed in: Appetizer, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Southwestern, Vegetarian.

Not only are quesadillas super easy to whip up but they make a great snack, lunch or light dinner. This particular recipe is jazzed up with a creamy, smoky chipotle and corn filling…it’s delicious! Serve the quesadillas with mixed greens drizzled with Southwestern Vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty meal! Note: The recipe calls for a grill • Read More »

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn Salsa

August 24, 2012 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Southwestern, Summer.

This Southwestern-inspired recipe is a perfect weeknight meal: marinated chicken breasts are grilled and topped with a tangy corn and pepper salsa…simple, fresh and super easy! Fresh corn would be great in the salsa instead of frozen corn. If using fresh corn, shuck 2 ears of corn and discard corn silk. Cook the ears of corn • Read More »

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Saucy Salsa Chicken

July 13, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Saucy Salsa Chicken | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.

This delicious Mexican-inspired recipe has dinner on the table in no time: quick-cooking chicken cutlets are pan seared then finished in an easy sauce made from salsa verde (green salsa made with tomatillos) and sour cream (or creme fraiche). A tasty weeknight meal doesn’t get much easier than this! If you can’t find chicken cutlets, just use regular • Read More »

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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeno

October 24, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This super easy, Mexican-inspired soup is delicious and can be made with basic pantry ingredients. To make more of a meal, I served the soup with a green salad and quesadillas stuffed with green chiles, cheese and corn…Olé! I substituted a teaspoon or so of chopped chipotle chile with some adobo sauce for the chopped jalapeno, • Read More »

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Smoky Chicken Chowder

October 19, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Smoky Chicken Chowder | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This delicious, Southwestern-inspired chowder is hearty, slightly smoky, and a little spicy…perfect for a chilly Autumn evening! I made a few changes to the recipe but nothing that drastically altered the final dish. Instead of a jalapeno chile, I used a little more chopped chipotle chile (which adds both heat and smoky flavor to the soup), a • Read More »

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Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

September 21, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Southwestern, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

One of the things I love about September is the potpourri of ripe veggies available at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Last week, I visited my local farm stand and purchased all the makings for these tasty quesadillas that are stuffed and garnished with a medly of fresh corn, chile peppers, summer squash and tomatoes. The quesadillas • Read More »

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Southwestern Tofu Wraps

September 14, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Southwestern Tofu Wraps | Filed in: Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Southwestern, Vegetarian.

Need a quick, healthy lunch or light dinner idea? Then try this recipe for Southwestern Tofu Wraps. The fresh cilantro and lime juice add fresh flavor and liven up the tofu (which is normally bland). To bump up the Southwestern flavors, I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder to the tofu mixture. For • Read More »

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