I wanted a simple and easy Enchilada sauce. This is it. All the ingredients found in my cupboard, with a 20 minute cook time.
Simple Enchilada Sauce
3 Tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/3 teaspoons ground cumin
10 ounce tube tomato paste
1 teaspoon dry oregano
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
Salt to taste
In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add flour and stir in well. Cook for about 1 minute. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook for another minute. Add in the tomato paste, oregano and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once at the boiling point, reduce heat down to low and cook for about 15 minutes. This will reduce and thicken. Stir often (I use a whisk). Salt to taste. Either use immediately, or refrigerate for up to a week. This also freezes well.
Arrgh! (Pirate’ease for “Well, hell!”)
I had heard about “The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap” last year — when everyone posted their goodies. I thought “Oh, fun fun — I want to do this next year”, and then, being me, promptly forgot about it. (I’ve fixed that for next year by signing up for their notification – so smart am I, I am, Said I).
So, since I didn’t participate, I thought I would list here all the cookie recipes I have created. I hope you find something that you enjoy.
Maple Walnut Blondies
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies (Spritzgeback)
The Best Sugar Cookies
Pecan Butter Cookies
Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies (Flourless)
Time flies when you are busy! I just moved, and hopefully will get back to cooking and creating recipes once the holidays are over. Until then…..
I’ll be making some Peppermint Bark candy this weekend and The Best Sugar Cookies ever.
A few more holiday treat recipes to entice you:
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies (Spritzgeback) - Simple and easy recipe
Easy Cherry Almond White Chocolate Fudge - wosa yummy
Crunchy Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Bars - these are like heaven in your mouth
Peanut Butter Fudge - A childhood favorite — When I make these, I have to give 3/4 away, or I’ll eat it all
Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread - this is just amazingly lovely
Roosamanna (Semolina Pudding) - A great Estonian pudding and one I will make for Christmas Eve