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Yet More Guac: Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Okay, maybe this IS “Celebrate Marcus Samuelsson’s Genius With the Avocado Week” or something. I found another way to turn the funny-looking fruit (I mean the avocado here) into a superbly tasty version of the National Dish of Texas. (No, I don’t mean chili; it’s way too hot to be talking cooking here.) […]

Great Summer Flavors: Zesty Goat Cheese Guacamole

For all of us elves here at the Chile Underground, nothing quite says summer like guacamole. Oh, sure; grilling’s a part of summer hereabouts. But then, that’s true about 11 months out of the year. (We sometimes skip August, when it’s too hot to fire up the grill.) And you can’t overlook sweet corn […]

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, But RO*TEL Plus Velveeta Does Not Equal Queso

A recent post on Slashfood asks, “What the hell is that?” The author, Jose Ralat Maldonado, explored the “queso” that is Velveeta and RO*TEL prepared tomatoes and chiles (and that’s the last time I’ll use that silly trademark). One of his premises is that Texans love the stuff. Another is that this mix was […]

I’m Not Here Right Now; But If I Were, I’d be Eating…

I just went back to school.

Not to get a degree; I got more of those than I need. And my teaching is over (at least for now).

This time, it was to launch daughterperson on her college career.

It only seems like yesterday she was eating her birthday cake. Her first birthday, I mean. And now she’s […]