April 28, 2019

Authentic Thai Red Curry


My husband Scott gave me the challenge of making Thai Red Curry like he had at Thai at Silver Spring. I tried a few different recipes but didn't quite get a "thumbs up." While perusing the web I found a recipe from the Adobe Nido Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque, New Mexico (now closed) and headed over to the local Thai market to get the ingredients.  Incorporating some suggestions from one of the market employees, Scott says I've got the winner right here!

Since that challenge back in 2012, this recipe has become one of my favorite authentic Thai recipes to cook for family and friends. Pictured below are a few vintage shots of a cooking lesson with my sister-in-law Erica.







Expensive farm table or a cheap sheet of plywood from Home Depot nailed to our old pub table? 


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January 8, 2019

Moe's Famous Queso (Copycat Recipe)


After my dad retired from over 40 years of paper mill management, he did a short stint working at Moe's Southwest Grill before he and my mom moved down here to Maryland. After working a shift, he would often bring home Moe's famous queso and heat up their fresh tortilla chips in the microwave. I started craving Moe's queso, this unique white cheese dip packed an addicting heat that I had never had at any other Mexican restaurant. I started searching the web looking for the best copycat recipe and found this Queso Blanco Dip recipe via Seeded at the Table. This is the closest replica I could find to Moe's queso, I think it's right on the money.


Here are my go-to recipes for guacamole and restaurant style salsa.