blue cornmeal pancakes

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Blue cornmeal pancakes with pine nuts are distinctly New Mexican, and you would be hard-pressed to find them outside of New Mexico unless they’re made by very creative chefs like

Black Gold Cookies

Black Gold Cookies

Black Gold Cookies are crisp on the outside, rich and fudgy on the inside. I’ve been testing chocolate cookies for the past year, looking for cookies that didn’t turn out

red chile thumbprint cookies

Red Chile Thumbprint Cookies

The basic recipe for these Red Chile Thumbprint Cookies is originally from “Jewel Cookies” from Martha Stewart. Of course, halfway through, I decided to experiment with other jams for the

espresso cookies

Espresso Cookies

Espresso cookies came about after I made cappuccino ice cream and wanted just the right cookie to make ice cream sandwiches. I tried a couple of recipes and didn’t get

pumpkin pancakes with ginger butter

Pumpkin Pancakes with Ginger Butter

Pumpkin pancakes with ginger butter are a great breakfast, especially in the fall. Make the ginger butter ahead of time so the flavors have time to blend. Use a small

sweet potato pancakes with orange syrup

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Orange Syrup are my favorite pancakes. The trick is to have enough Maple-Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes “left over” to make the pancakes! One of my favorite

espresso cookies

Molasses Sugar Cookies

I’ve had this recipe for Molasses Sugar Cookies for over 25 years but can’t remember the name of the co-worker who gave it to me! It’s perfect when you’re in

orange-pecan cookies

Orange-Pecan Cookies

Orange-pecan cookies are light and crispy, almost like a shortbread in texture. They are quick to make and it’s easy to have fresh cookies whenever you need just a few