New Mexico is home to the puffy little breads called sopapillas. A fried bread that has a pocket in the middle. Go anywhere in New Mexico and you’ll find sopapillas filled with meats or cheese or honey – a versatile form of fry bread.
When my husband and I took a road trip through the four corners region of the U.S. (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico & Colorado), I remember stopping at a little hole in the wall cafe on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. The thing I remember the most about this meal was the half moon pastry that was saturated in honey and cinnamon – it was called, yep, you guessed it, a sopapilla.
They say that sopapillas originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And now, all over the state you can find these little fried breads covered in honey or stuffed with meat, cheese and peppers. This recipe is for a sweet sopapilla, slathered with local honey. Continue reading
I love buffalo wings but my husband doesn’t like how little meat you get on a wing. Well, I was in the mood for some hot wings so I bought some legs and instead.
This dish is super simple. I used Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce (a brand and no, I’m not getting paid to promote it – I just really like the stuff), but you can use any hot sauce that you like.
Just add a salad to this super simple sheet pan dinner and you’ve got a great week night meal! Continue reading
Eight days into December. Can you believe this year is almost over? The time has passed really quickly this year. And now we’re gearing up for the holiday – making plans, shopping, cleaning. And still, every night, someone asks…
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We’ve been moving from state to state since January and we’ve covered a lot of ground! Today we head to Arizona.
The only official state food in Arizona is the Apache trout, yet in all the research I did and all the times I visited the state, I rarely saw any fish dishes. What I did find is a lot of Mexican inspired dishes and food that was used by the natives in the area.
But I did find one thing that you can get almost anywhere in Arizona – the Chimichanga.
The story goes…in the mid-1950s the owner/chef of El Charro’s cafe accidentally invented this fun and delicious food. She accidentally dropped a big burrito into the deep fryer. And the result is history.
The original is a big – like as big as a newspaper (remember those) big! But at our house we like to stick to real person portions, so we made a smaller version of this fabulous meal. Continue reading