Chocolate Mole (with slow-cooker chicken recipe)

Chocolate Mole (with slow-cooker chicken recipe)

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you have eaten something so mind-blowingly wonderful that you had to beg your waiter to divulge the cook’s secrets to you?

While I like to think of myself as a good cook with a discerning palate, this has been my experience more than once.  At such times, I tend to stare at my dish and exclaim with incredulity and awe, what is IN this?  Usually audibly and repeatedly, to the annoyance of nearby diners.

A seemingly ordinary dollop of mashed potatoes once threw me off guard with its ridiculous amount of flavor.  What is that amazingness coming from? I asked my waiter.  Butter? he responded.  Hmmm

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7 Crock Pot Recipes

7 Crock Pot Recipes

In Tucson, there are a scarcity of cozy-weather days.  The past week though, has been a rare week full of cozy-weather days.  Full-on robe-and-slippers stuff.  Hot cocoa has finally begun to sound like a good idea.  I think it's awesome.

No, it's not like we've got piles of snow - or even piles of leaves, for that matter - but it's been rainy and cold, as if to make at least a half-hearted attempt at winter.  If you hadn't noticed before, my culinary cravings are often inspired by the weather.  And as much as I've tried to get into the holiday baking and hot foods these past few months, it's only been the last few days that the climate has become more... appropriate.

 

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