Ponche de Navidad, a Mexican Christmas tradition.

Buñuelos and ‘Ponche de Navidad’ [with or without Tequila], guests of honor at Mexican Christmas family gatherings. This week we celebrated a Posada with Norma and her family. She prepared this warm, inviting drink, gave me the recipe and shared some of this tradition’s story. Common Mexican middle of the road knowledge says this tradition started…

Little Annie’s. Aspen, CO.

Their Motto: “We’re Open Year ‘Round, Serving Locals and Travelers from Around the Globe.” From Little Annie’s Favorites Lunch Menu: “BBQ Beef. Shredded beef brisket mounded on an onion roll with Annie’s own BBQ sauce. You’ll need a fork for this sandwich.” I substituted the fries for mashed potatoes with gravy. I figured I needed to taste the…

Ham with Eggs

Yes. “Ham with Eggs”, not eggs with ham. The star ingredient is the ham. This easy recipe is perfect for cold winter mornings (and all other seasons too.) It’s perfect for one or for a family crowd. Simple,  balanced in flavor, inviting, calling out: “HOME!” (Hint: This recipe works best using non-stick pans.) 1. Add…

Christmas in the Rockies. Local Diners on US 285.

Looking for local diners and comfort food meals as you travel this holiday season? Make a local diner part of your Colorado Rockies highway adventure. We went through US 285 Colorado highway and had lunch at Aspen Park’s DW’s 285 Diner. We ordered the Tuna on Rye and their famous Club sandwich for authentic home-made flavors. The kids…

Easy Step by Step Skillet Lasagna

      This Easy Skillet Lasagna is another perfect comfort food after long work/school days, at least in my family. It’s very easy and it’s best with fresh mozzarella, home-made marinara sauce and home-made bechamel sauce. Here are the steps. 1. Start with a base or roux (butter, flour, salt and pepper) at medium low…