Recipes for the Month

Green Chile Stew

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chile Apple Pie

French Pastry

Green Chile Roasting/Parching Tips


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Have fun tailgating with this special Gift Box.  It makes a wonderful "Bread and Butter" gift.  

Quick and Easy Gift Box 2015

Our special Quick and Easy or Tailgating Assortment is on sale for $3.00 off until Monday, September 15,2016.

This assortment combines an autoraphed copy of my Jane Butel's Quick and Easy Southwestern" cookbook personalized as you wish and our fresh pure spices.


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Jane's Message                               September, 2016

green chiles1-July 2009 Cooking ClubSnap, Crackle and Pop here in New Mexico denote the aromatic roasting of our prized green chiles—like no other chiles in the world. Though made familiar as a cereal slogan, this phrase is very apt for describing the sounds coming from chiles roasting at nearly every food market and fruit stand around here.

What creates those sounds is the chile roasters make by putting a blow torch under a rotating mesh bin containing the chiles. This is not my favorite method for roasting, but it certainly is easier than doing it yourself. However, the time you save by not roasting them yourself, you can easily waste when you get ready to use the frozen blackened chiles which are often frozen in a mass and the peel is in tiny blackened pieces instead of a blackened entire outside skin. (See my roasting instructions—it is actually great fun roasting the chiles on the grill yourself.)

Weekend Classes Coming

Next weekend, September 16-18 and November 11-13 each have a few openings at half price until September 14. They are great fun and you will learn lots of great tips and techniques for enjoying the clear, sparkly and delicious flavors of our Southwestern cuisine.

New Cookbooks Ready for Advance Ordering

Southwestern Kitchen book cover 2016In less than a month, October 4, the revised and edited “Jane Butel’s Southwestern Kitchen” will be published and is ready for pre-ordering now on the home page of my website. Most all bookstores have a pre-ordering special available.




Simply Southwest book coverAnd……on November 22, my brand new cookbook, “Simply Southwestern” will be available. Both will make great Christmas gifts and wonderful additions to any cook’s bookshelf.


I thought you all would greatly appreciate some of my very favorite green chile recipes, such as Green Chile Stew, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Green Chile Apple Pie with French Pastry as well as the best way to roast green chiles. Green chiles have a tough skin that needs roasting or parching to crisp it so that peeling it off is possible.