Fudgy Chipotle Brownies (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Most nights, we treat ourselves to a small square of dark chocolate for dessert.  It is not too guilty of  a pleasure, since dark chocolate is packed with cell-protecting antioxidants, known to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.  Of course, that is  exactly what I’m thinking about as I savor my portion and… Continue reading Fudgy Chipotle Brownies (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

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Grilled Chicken Wings Mole

Always on the lookout for another way to serve chicken wings, I read quite a few recipes before the “big day”.  I am of course referring to Superbowl Sunday, unquestionably the biggest day of the year for chicken wing consumption.  According to the National Chicken Council‘s 2012 Wing Report (really, I am not making this… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Wings Mole

Big, Bad Beefy Back Ribs

Smoking these gigantic beef ribs is not for the faint of heart – they are big and bad, as the title of this post says!  It takes some prep work, starting days ahead if your ribs are in the freezer.  Then on cooking day, plan on starting them fairly early because they need 6 to… Continue reading Big, Bad Beefy Back Ribs

Salmon with Chipotle-Lime Glaze

As we enjoyed this meal, it occurred to us that it might be the healthiest combination of food ever!  Not that it really mattered, because it was quite tasty and we would have eaten every bite even it it was chock full of benzene and trans fats.  Well, not really…we do try to avoid foods… Continue reading Salmon with Chipotle-Lime Glaze

Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appetit via Epicurious “Orange Chicken”, as we call this at home, is an old favorite of ours because of the great sauce.  It combines the sweet, fresh flavors of orange juice and honey with the spiciness of grainy mustard, and a bit of chipotle pepper thrown in for warmth.  A good sauce… Continue reading Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce

Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs

It was one of those first days of near-spring when it felt great to be outdoors.  Sunny, but with enough chill in the air to sit around the chiminea on the patio and indulge in some crossword puzzles while James stoked the fire with pinon wood, supplemented by fallen branches from the yard.  It was… Continue reading Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs