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Recipes for the Month

Chili Talks Turkey

Mexican Tortilla Chili

Posole Chili

Wild Game Chili

Gildan Green Chili Challenge Winner


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February 1, we need to adjust our prices to reflect increased shipping and product costs.



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Our monthly demonstration class will be a menu for a Super Bowl Party and is set for January 26 at 5:30 PM. We are having the class at Builder's Source Appliance Gallery, a gorgeous appliance store in Albuquerque at 308 Menaul NE. We can only take 30 reservations for each monthly class.


The January menu features a Super Bowl Party. We'll show you how to make the best bowl of red you can possible ever have, Pecos Valley Bowl of Red with Fixin's 'n Mixin's, Creative Quesadillas with Salsas Galore, Blue Corn Parfait Bread and Double Chocolate Farmer's Cakes.

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                                   January, 2012

I hope each one of you had a very happy and fulfilling holiday season. Mine was extraordinary. The Monday before Christmas,my daughter and 4 year old grand-daughter came over and we baked and decorated gingerbread cookies with all kinds of colored butter cream frosting and sprinkles, red hots and sugar shot.

StollenAnd, on Christmas day, we had a totally wonderful time with family and close friends. The morning started with my traditional Stollen and champagne. The Stollen recipe is one I adapted from several friends from Germany and cookbook recipes. It is rich and buttery and wonderful served warm and generously dusted with powdered sugar.

For dinner, we had turkey with blue corn, green chile, sausage and pecan stuffing which I slow roasted. We also had glazed ham. For side dishes, we had Mashed Parsnips and Potatoes with lots of butter and cream, Tequila Teased Sweet Potatoes, Lemon Zested Green Beans, Cranberry Relish and Cinnamon Scented Cranberry Sauce. One of my friends who was with us said our Christmas was warm and wonderful--just like a Frank Capra movie!

For New Year’s Eve we had our usual Fondue Dinner and decided this year to have cheese fondue followed by a seafood, lobster and chicken fondue instead of the usual cheese, then beef fondue. We really had a grand time with friends…and now back to reality.

Clock & money 1January seems to always bring feelings of economy—holding back—worrying about waistlines and pocketbooks. And planning and making resolutions. To help you with both your weight and your budget, I am sharing some of my favorite healthy main dish chili ideas from my new Chili Madness, 2nd edition cookbook. Chili not only warms our bodies, but helps our hearts and waistlines. I hope you enjoy these recipes. The ones I have selected are a bit more unusal—not the red chili with hamburger and beans versions.

In your planning, chase away the winter blahs and register for our January 27-29 weekend cooking school. We always have lots of fun cooking together and then eating bountiful meals. We still have a few spaces and would just love to have you join us. Need lodging ideas? We can help you!

For this month’s recipes, I selected more unusual chili recipes from my book that you can have lots of fun with on a cold winter’s night or weekend. These recipes are wonderful to make with a friend or two.

Get in on the Fun!!!

Register for the January Weekend

Full Participation Cooking Class

Special Savers Discount of 20% Off

We still have a few openings in our award winning full participation cooking weekend January 27-29, 2012. Buy by January 10 to get this special offer!

Private cooking class July 18, 2010You will have loads of fun cooking with chiles, learning hints, secrets and tips for Southwestern cooking while making Tamales, Sopaipillas, Chile Rellenos, Enchiladas, Corn and Flour Tortillas, 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 2012 for our Week Long and Weekend Classes.


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Scottsdale ebook coverHave you ordered our gorgeous Scopttsdale Cooking Class ebook? It is chock full of well tested, flavorful Mexican regional recipes you are certain to love!

The recipes are perfect for entertaining, parties of all sorts or just deliciously wonderful eating any time. Recipes like the Chiles en Nogada, Pollo Caquate, Pipian Salsa, Moles and Tres Leches cake are all there to just name a few.

The book of the entire class recipes is discounted to only $10.00, formerly $19.95.

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