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Calabacitas and Steak Hash Pile-Up

Calabacitas and Steak Hash Pile-Up You all know that I don't like leftovers. Most of the times leftovers just seem like a sub-par version of the original (of course with exceptions, like spaghetti and soups, etc.). Now, I will also say that I've gotten a lot better. One of the perks of having someone to share meals with is that I don't have a barrage of leftovers for a week. Leftovers now mean only one meal of leftovers, which I love! Also, now being so constrained for time, leftovers are somewhat a lifesaver. Heat up dinner, eat, and on with studying!  Leftovers remixed into a new meal are also great ways to use up leftovers. We had leftover calabacitas and steak hash for dinner the other night and I was thinking of what I could with with them. Something that's fast that could jazz them up a little bit. A pile-up ! All I'd need to do is fry up a couple eggs, throw on some cheese, chile, and hot sauce then we're in business! I made these twice in the

Calabacitas and Steak Hash

Calabacitas and Steak Hash I usually go to the grocery store with a list in hand and recipes laid out. This other week, I had my grocery list for everything I needed to prepare for a party, but I didn't have the foresight to plan for meals for the week ahead. So I stood in the produce section of Smith's staring at the the vegetables wondering what I could make. (And trying to remember recipes I've pinned onto Pinterest.) I happened to be in front of the squash and potatoes when they announced on the intercom that they had a new shipment of hot and mild green chiles. Then I had a great thought about making a hash with calabacitas. (While calabacitas refers to squash in Spanish, in New Mexico we refer to calabacitas as a traditional dish with sauteed corn, squash, zucchini, and green chile.) I had a package of frozen green chile my gandma had given me, so I picked up potatoes, zucchini, and squash. Then as I passed through the meat section, I picked up some sirloin thi

Biscochito Tiramisu (and feature in Albuquerque the Magazine)

Biscochito Tiramisu This is a very special post that I'm sharing with you today! I was extremely fortunate to have been contacted by the editor-in-chief of Albuquerque the Magazine last month to be featured for the "My Favorite Recipe" section in their September 2012 issue! He originally loved the idea of the New Mexico Pile-Up that I posted a couple months ago, but I was afraid readers wouldn't think of it as being very creative, so he asked if I had another recipe that I thought would fit. I suggested my biscochito tiramisu recipe and he loved the idea! The magazine came out the first week in September and I've been so excited and honored to be a part of the magazine this month. Everyone that I've had contact with who are part of the magazine have been so nice and helpful, it's been a great experience. Also, there was a typo in the tiramisu recipe -- it should be 1 Tablespoon of sugar, NOT 1 cup in the mascarpone filling! So, please, if you

Shrimp Boil Kabobs (Kabob Week Day 5)

Shrimp Boil Kabobs Happy Friday and welcome to the grand finale of Kabob Week. I hope you've enjoyed it! I am starting off and ending the week with my two favorites. We also took a bit of a culinary tour around the world! We had Filipino, Italian, Asian, Greek, and now American Southern! If you missed part of Kabob Week, here's what we ate this week: - Filipino BBQ Pork Kabobs - Michael Symon's Grilled Italian Pork Kabobs - Asian Tofu Kabobs - Chicken Souvlaki Salad We're ending Kabob Week with Shrimp Boil Kabobs-- it's all the flavors of a shrimp boil in a kabob! We've got corn, kielbasa (I prefer it over andouille), shrimp, and potatoes basted in a mixture of butter, Old Bay, and hot sauce. That's it! So easy and so flavorful, my pictures don't do it justice. Also, I'm not a leftover person. We had the leftovers and I was in love all over again. :-) And I have plans on remixing this-- I'm thinking maybe trying a shrimp boil st

Chicken Souvlaki Salad (Kabob Week Day 4)

Chicken Souvlaki Salad Welcome to Day 4 of Kabob week! So, I don't think that I timed Kabob week very well... this is my third week of graduate school and I'm still trying to adjust. Time is a very important thing right now, and I just don't seem to find enough time for everything! Between work, school, homework, I don't have much time for anything else right now. And I haven't quite figured out how to make everything work just yet. So in the midst of a very busy week, I'm trying to find minutes here and there to update my blog! Well, we're having chicken souvlaki salad today! I absolutely adore Greek food and I wish that I had it more often. Though I prefer gyros, if I don't have that as an option, I do like to have souvlaki. And because I probably won't ever make my own gyros the way that restaurants make them, I will make souvlaki instead. I found this recipe over at Closet Cooking awhile back and was excited to try this recipe. It soun