Recipes for the Month

Perfect Guacamole

Perfect Margaritas

Green Chile Stew

Slivered Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables

Irish Soda Bread

Margarita Pie


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Chili Madness Gift Box 2015

Our ever popular Chili Madness Gift Box, perfect for gift giving and for making lots of crowd pleasing chili, now $10.00 off.


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Happy St. Patarick's Day!




Jane's Message                              March 2017

St. Patrick's DayToday, February 28, as I am writing this—my cookbook that rocked the Southwestern food planet is being republished, the “Tex-Mex” cookbook. The book was originally published in 1980 and was totally updated, keeping the original recipes and just adding new hints and updated information. The book stayed in print almost 30 years—an almost unheard of record for a cookbook. I am very pleased it is the third in the publication of Jane Butel’s library by Turner Publishing. You may order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite independent book store or if you would like my personal autograph, order from us.

chocolate cakeOn March 9, I am teaching a full participation class on “Extreme Chocolate” which always sold out when offered by UNM Continuing Education. I will be teaching favorite chocolate desserts such as Chocolate Silk Pie, Hot, Hot Chocolate Cake as well as truffles, and much more and would love for you to participate and take some yummy chocolate treats home. Click here for the complete list of what we will be cooking.

April 21-23, we will be featuring another of our ever popular weekend classes and would love to cook with you then. Each month we have featured classes and are very busy with private classes and group classes for organizations. Contact us or visit our website, for more information.

On Saturday afternoon, April 1, I will be participating in Corrales, “Feel Good, Look Good” event at the local stores and giving a brief talk about the history of chiles and autographing my cookbooks at Prized Possessions, 4534 Corrales Road. Corrales, NM. Many other businesses are taking part and there will be terrific drawings for many prizes.

Where Women CookToday, a new story about me and my cooking is being featured in "Where Women Cook", a beautiful magazine. Here is  a photo from the story/

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with green chile and all manner of green dishes—not usually seen on this special day! I’ve decided instead of the predictable Corned Beef and Cabbage to make the centerpiece, Green Chile Stew served with a Slivered Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables. Start the dinner with Perfect Guacamole Served with Perfect Margaritas, of course. And what could be better than Margarita Pie for dessert. I have kept the Irish Soda Bread especially after perfecting this recipe with some orange zest. Try this menu—I promise you will get rave reviews. By the way the Kale Salad is from my new book, “Simply Southwest”.




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