I love to cook and am always looking for ways to improve good recipes in some way, whether it’s making them faster, easier, healthier, or more interesting looking. In this blog I hope to share the results of my kitchen experiments (the ones that turn out well, and probably some devastating failures).  Another goal here is to put together recipes that complement each other to make a great meal, and to adapt recipes to work with the ingredients on hand.  I also hope to share some all-around favorite family recipes, great food from my home state of New Mexico, and tried-and-true recipes for quick week-night meals and entertaining.  Food presentation can also be lots of fun and I must disclose that I LOVE garnish.  So, here goes… Thanks for visiting!


7 Responses to “About”

  1. September 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    take a lb. of ” Certified Hereford Beef” sirloin steak cut into small bite size pieces
    brown one med. onion, one clove of garlic, then add the beef and brown a little, until it is med. rare
    add one can diced tomatoes
    add 6 roasted green chilis, peeled, seeded and torn into thin strips
    add one can Rotel mild chili and tomatoes

    simmer for a while until flavors meld together
    actually, I am just guessing at the ingredients, it is something we just make, I will make this, and send in corrections
    This is best served with french fries, as is any other dish

    The reason it is called “Chile a la John” is because we recieved this recipe at a cooking shower before we got married. It was held at the roping arena at Lee Moor Farm in Clint Texas. My brother John had always enjoyed this recipe, and wanted us to have it, but he hadn’t cooked much, so the instructions were so funny, we laughed until we cried.

  2. 2 martydrury
    December 1, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Fantastic blog. I’d love to add your blog to my blogroll (www.joinmartin.wordpress.com). Just wanted to check if that would be ok with you?

    Best wishes,


  3. 3 Elizabeth
    December 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Thanks, Marty. I would be happy to add you to my blogroll as well. Thanks for checking out the blog.

  4. 4 Joe
    December 7, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Sorry, I just knocked you off Alpha Inventions!…But not to worry, I re-listed your blog! 😀

  5. December 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Oh no I just realized I double posted the tag comment, you can delete one of them sorry *embarrassed*

  6. January 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Writing to you to ask a favor please, Can you help me vote for Joe’s blog. Hope you don’t mind me asking.


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