Pulled Pork Chili 


I had a hankering for chili all week long. Mainly I’ve been dreaming about beans, as strange as that may sound. I’ve been obsessed with finding ways to implement beans in my diet so as not to get sick of them. (I’ve been eating may through bean and cheese burritos and bean and wild rice…

Chipotle Brown Sugar Baked Acorn Squash


With a snow storm hitting Portland hard this weekend, I was mostly stuck in doors. This gave me a lot of time to clean, organize, watch the Olympics and, of course, cook. I’ve had an acorn squash and some sugar pumpkins sitting on my countertop for a few months now. I noticed today that my…

Chipotle Cheddar Scones


I’m always on the lookout for ways to use up opened items in my fridge. Right now I have a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I have never seen a recipe that calls for more than three peppers at one time. And I’m guessing a can contains  anywhere from 6 to 10 peppers….

Chipotle Bacon Mac and Cheese


Mac and cheese is one of my all-time favorite meals to eat and was the star of the show for my Christmas Eve dinner this year. Of the dozens of mac and cheese recipes in the drafts section of my blog, I decided to go with a recipe my grandma clipped from Parade magazine featuring…

Spicy Chipotle Pumpkin Soup {vegetarian, with vegan option}


It’s fall and I’m obsessed with pumpkin. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin drinks. Pumpkin seeds. And, the latest, pumpkin soup. I found a delicious-looking recipe while searching for a good technique to roast pumpkins on the website, Simply Recipes (where you can find tons of pumpkin recipes). Both the technique and the soup are spot on. Here’s my…

Roasted Chipotle Pumpkin Seeds


I have to admit it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed some freshly roasted pumpkin seeds. So long that I can’t actually remember the last time I had them, though possibly it was 2007 – which was the last year I remember carving attempting to carve a pumpkin. This year I’m into pureeing my…

Brown Sugar-Chipotle Salmon with Honey-Berry Glaze


My grandma clipped a chipotle salmon recipe from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. I’m a sucker for anything chipotle so I, of course, thought the recipe looked amazing. My adapted version of the recipe is below. ingredients. 1 c. blackberries 2 T. honey 2 T. butter, melted and cooled fresh lime juice of two slices of lime…

Grilled Cheese with Sliced Tomato and Chipotle Mayo


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
This sandwich is inspired by a sandwich I used to eat all the time at Alterra at the lake (now, apparently, called Colectivo Coffee). Their version, the Wisco Cheese Sandwich, uses cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack cheese. ingredients. 2 slices of your favorite bread 3 or 4 slices of cheese (I…

Beecher’s Mac and Cheese


Living three hours from Seattle has its benefits. Like being three-hours away from Pike Place Market and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese where you can watch employees as they make fresh cheese curds. This recipe is adapted from one sent to me by my grandma, who probably didn’t even know that I’ve actually been to Beecher’s. sauce…

Southwestern Cream Cheese Sauce


I wanted to make a somewhat versatile sauce made with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. However, I was too lazy to stop at a store to buy chipotle peppers (yet another semi-novelty item Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry). Instead I decided to make a sauce based on New Mexico ground chile pepper, of which I had…

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Panini with Chipotle Mayo


Considering that I love both buffalo sauce and chipotle mayo, I thought I would try a combination of the two in a sandwich and see what kind of magical flavor explosion would take place in my mouth.

Chipotle Mayonnaise


This recipe was taken from the Food Network website. Emeril Lagasse’s Panko-Crusted Cod Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayonnaise.