This is a chowder that uses ingredients that I almost always have on hand, so it is quick and easy to throw together before work, and come home to on a nice fall evening. Relatively easy to double as well for extra large families or get togethers.
A Southern Classic! In most Southern homes, black-eyed peas are always served on New Year's Day for good luck. I usually cook these early on New Year's Eve day. That way, if we have guests over for a party that night, I can use part of this basic recipe to make "Texas Caviar" which is a fantastic salsa/dip to eat with tortilla chips. (that recipe follows)
I love the flavour combination of lemon, garlic and herbs with lamb and this recipe fulfills my taste buds' expectations! This is not meant to be a roast, but is meant to be fall apart soft - almost like a Mediterranean flavoured "pulled lamb".
Posole is lime-treated corn kernels, called "hominy" in many parts of the country. Posole comes in many different forms with the most popular being canned. This recipe calls for dried which is widely used in New Mexico. The dried is more flavorful because as it cooks it will absorb the spicy cooking liquid. In fact, towards the end of the cooking time, posole will "pop" and become fluffy flowers with a rich corn taste and soft chewy texture. The recipe is adapted from Real New Mexico Chile by Sandy Szwarc. If you can't get the dried you can sub a 29 ounce can drained.
An easy recipe that produces tender pork chops with a wonderful gravy, I used a 3/4-inch thick center cut pork chops and browned them first, you may increase the amount of pork chops and double the sauce recipe, this can also be made in the oven for a shorter time :)
My mom gave me her old crock pot before I moved 900 miles away to college. I told her I didn't know how to make anything in it, and she told me to just 'throw' these 4 ingredients inside and turn it on. Simple enough!! I always invite my girlfriends over and we all love it!! It's the closest thing to a real home-cooked meal we have while we are away.