Recipes for the Month

Chipotle Salsa Verde

Chiles en Nogada

Oaxacan Style Mole

Arroz con Plantanos

Flan de Coco 


Order your fresh, pure chiles and spices NOW!


Give your Mother the "Gift that Keeps on Giving" and promises healthy, fun cooking at the same time. 

Chiles 4 Health Gift Box

Our special Chiles 4 Health Gift Assortment, normally $46.00 is now on sale for $39.00. (PRICE GOOD UNTIL May 3, 2012 AT MIDNIGHT.) Included in the set is my popular "Real Women Eat Chiles"  cookbook autographed and an assortment of three of our pure, fresh chiles and 2 of the most popular spices for Southwestern cooking.

Order now while there is still time for scheduling optimum delivery!


 Schedule Now:

Last month's cooking class at Builders Source was super successful! We all had lots of fun and a good time was had by all.

Builder's Source is a gorgeous appliance store in Albuquerque at 308 Menaul NE.  We can only take 30 reservations for each monthly class.

The April menu will feature a Cinco De Mayo party Menu:

Composed Nachos, Virgin Margaritas, Pollo Borrochio, cumin Rice and Bizcochitos--the cookie created for Cinco de Mayo.

Call 505-243-2622 to register--or register online.  If you have any questions, you can email us at


Have a great month!  JANE BUTEL



Jane's Message                                      April, 2012          



Chiles en NogadaPeering out the window--watching fluffy, huge, puffy snowflakes--it is hard to think that it was 81 F here Sunday, April 1. However, we are thrilled with the snow. The moisture will be so reassuring for all of our plants trying their level best to grow in our high New Mexico desert.

I hope you are really ready to spice up your life with delicious, easy to make and fun Spring recipes! We are so excited to share some of our very best, well tested regional Mexican recipes—so perfect for Cinco de Mayo and all the rest of the year. I invite to try them and schedule a trip out here for our fabulous, award winning, “Best of the US” April 20-22, 2012 full participation, Regional Mexican Cooking weekend.  Until April 9 midnight, we are offering the few remaining places for 25% off.

In the class—you will learn to make such treasured recipes as moles, chilaqulies—Mayan style, Chiles en Nogada (pictured above), Pollo en Cachuate, Coco Flan and the perfect Tres Leches cake and much, much more..

Those of you living in the Albuquerque area or visiting here are invited to schedule a space in our Cinco de Mayo party group demonstration class April 12 at 5:30 PM. We still have limited spaces available—so if you wish to schedule don’t wait!

Just a word about Cinco de Mayo, which I think a lot of us don’t realize the significance. This celebration is all about the Mexican army defeating Napoleon’s army over 100 years ago. The amazing feat is even greater when you realize that the Mexican army had not been allowed to be organized during the French rule of Mexico.

Our fresh, pure, all natural chiles, herbs and food products are just perfect for creating the recipes I am featuring this month. Place your order so you can enjoy those fresh spicy flavors for your spring cooking.

Happy Easter and Spring!


Get in on the Fun! Register Now for our April 20-22, 2012 Special Regional Mexican Cooking Weekend at our Bytes Special of 25% off or our--

Week Long Full Participation Cooking Class at our Early Bird 20% off Discount-----While There is Still Space! (Offer good until April 9, midnight.)


feb 2010 nacho makingWe still have a few openings in ourvery special "Best is the US" Regional Mexican cooking class (see above) April 20 - 22,2012 Weekend Cooking School and for our Week Long Cooking School set for July 10-15, 2011.  We are offering an Early Bird 20% off for our Week Long Class for the next 72 hours.

 You will have loads of fun cooking with chiles, learning hints, secrets and tips for Southwestern cooking while making tamales, sopaipillas, chile rellenos, Moles, Tres Leches Cake, Flan and much, much more.  The complete menus are on my website under cooking schools, at

Register online or call me at 505-243-2622.     

 Check out our Calendar Dates for 2011 for our Week Long, Weekend Classes and our Northern New Mexico tour.

We will be adding more classes and tours.  So keep checking our home page at