I have made a Chicken Chili Verde recipe both ways. The long way is, totally from scratch where I make the tomatillo sauce base using fresh tomatillos, onions, garlic, and poblano peppers, and also soaking the beans overnight and cooking them for hours the next day. And I've made it using the shortcuts I'm sharing … Continue reading Chicken Chili Verde – with time savers!
I love ground beef stroganoff. Actually, anything with a sour cream sauce is tops in my book. But there's just something about the combination of the beef, sour cream and seasonings that makes a symphony for the tastebuds. But what I don't like is trying to find the right beef cuts for stroganoff, especially here … Continue reading Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff
This Manhattan clam chowder recipe consists of the basic ingredients, but I've added some red pepper flakes to jazz it up just a bit. And I've swapped out a couple other traditional ingredients just because I can't get them here in Costa Rica. If I lived in a cold-water clam region, I'd use fresh clams, … Continue reading Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe
Pozole comes in several varieties, and this version made with chicken and tomatillos is one of my favorites. The tomatillos give it a bright, fresh taste and the garnishes are key! What makes a pozole is the hominy. Hominy is made from dried kernels of corn that are treated with an alkali to dissolve the … Continue reading Chicken Pozole Verde
Back when I would buy canned chili to have on hand for chili dogs and tamales without having to make up a batch on my own, I preferred Wolf Brand Chili with Beans. It wasn't overloaded with spicy heat, and there was something about the flavor of the rich, thick broth that I loved but … Continue reading Beef Chili with Beans 2 Ways
Try this Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe and you'll never open another can again!
Though there must be at least a thousand recipes for chicken in Costa Rica, this recipe for Costa Rica Chicken is OMG so good! I tried this dish at a restaurant that serves traditional Costa Rica food and I was blown away by the rich flavor and tender, juicy chicken. I couldn't stop gushing to … Continue reading Costa Rica Chicken – Super-savory, Super-simple