Ugly Lime Cheesecake

My sister decided to host an ugly sweater party for her birthday, which happens to fall on Twelfth Night (the 12th day of Christmas, Epiphany, Dia de los Reys, etc.).  I feel a little funny posting a holiday blog several weeks after the holidays, but life got in the way, and I am just now…

Shaved Asparagus with Caraway

A light asparagus salad dressed in a lime vinaigrette and studded with caraway seeds and shaved asiago.  The caraway seeds imparts an interesting twist to the brightness of the lime and the strong flavor of the asparagus. Ingredients: 1 lb shaved and blanched Asparagus the juice from 1 Lime 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 tsp…

Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tbsp Butter 1/2 diced Onion 1 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Chili Powder (or 1 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp ground chipotle for spicier sauce) 3 tbsp Cocoa  Juice from 1 Lime 8 oz of Tomato Sauce 1 cup Chicken Broth 1/2 tsp Salt Directions: Melt the butter in a sauce pan….

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A chicken tortilla soup that uses ground up corn tortillas as a thickening agent leaving you with a slightly velvety soup full of a range of flavors typically associated with tex-mex cuisine: lime juice, jalapeño, tomatoes, garlic, and chili powder.  Be sure to use corn tortillas if you are looking to make a gluten free…