Quest for the Best Regional Cooking

Soups, Chilis, and Stews

Taco Soup I
Taco Soup II
Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup with Chicken and Lime
Black Bean Soup
Drunken Bean Soup
Red Bean and Sausage Soup
Sunday Night Fireside Soup
Make-a-Meal Soup
Corn Soup
Mexican Corn Soup
Chile-Corn Chowder
A Santa Fe Soup
Caldo de Queso (Potato-Cheese Soup)
Mexican Potato Soup
Onion Soup Gratinée
Peach Tree Chilled Avocado Soup
Bloody Mary Soup
Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup
Crab Bisque
Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo
Rattlesnake Chili
Texas Chili
Chili with Avocados
Best-Ever Chili
Sonoran Chicken Chili
French Stew
Chuckwagon Beef Stew
Blue Corn Dumplings
Pueblo Stew
Green Chile Stew

Pasta, Rice, Etc.

Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
Spyros Pasta
Chicken Spaghetti “Carole Curlee Special”
Southwestern Risotto
Green Enchiladas with Spicy Sauce
Spanish Rice
Crazy Crust Pizza
Beef Tortilla Pizza
Yucatán Quiche
Pancho Villa’s Favorite Quiche
Chile Pie
Pepper Relish
Richardson Woman’s Club Pickles


Crabmeat Sharman
Crabmeat à la Lulu
Texas Star Crabmeat Casserole
El Tovar Dining Room’s Black Bean and Crabmeat Cakes with Avocado Salsa
Crabmeat Quesadillas
Seafood Casserole for a Crowd
Shrimp Quesadillas
Hot Seafood Salad
Camarones Veracruz (Veracruz-style Shrimp)
Shrimp ’n Pasta
Shrimp Creole
My Barbequed Shrimp
Ceviche II
Easy Tasty Bass
Fillet of Sole à L’Orange
Red Snapper Vera Cruz
Red Snapper Fiesta
Grilled Texas Tequila Tuna
Orange Roughy with Tomatoes
Seasoned Catfish
Pan-Fried San Juan Trout
Lime Marinated Grilled Salmon
King Arthur’s Oysters
Beer Batter

Pies and Other Desserts

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Praline Apple Pie
Skillet Apple Pie à la Mode
Dutch Peach Pie
Margarita Pie
Kay's Lime Pie
Pecan Pie
Buttermilk Pecan Pie
Las Cruces Pecan Pie
Chocolate-Piñon Pie
Blue Ribbon Cafe’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie
Cookie Pie
Soda Cracker Pie
Lemon Tarts
Mexican Pecan-Toffee Tartlets in Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust
Pistol Packin’ Mama Pecan Cups
Piñon Nut Torte
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Cherry Pudding
Log Cabin Pudding
Ricotta Almond Flan
Strawberry Almond Crème
Jay’s Glory
Chocolate Velvet Mousse Cake
Mexican Kahlúa Soufflé
White Magic Mousse
Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert
Death by Chocolate
Floating Islands
The Jerome Grille’s Deep-Fried Ice Cream
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Ruggles’ Chocolate Parfait
Tortilla Apple Strudel
Raspberry Pizza
Jeannine’s Fruit Pizza

Beverages and Appetizers

Almond Tea Punch
Mint Tea
Lake Austin Iced Tea
Texas Sunrise
Tequila Slush
Strawberry Margarita Slush
Perfect Margaritas
Libba’s Bloody Marys
My Kinda Cocoa
Champurado (Original Mexican Cocoa)
Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Texas Caviar
Guacamole de Suzanne (Avocado Sauce)
Chunky Guacamole
Great Guacamole
Avocado Logs
Pico de Gallo
Fiesta Salsa
Roasted Rainbow Salsa
Salsa Picante
Sombrero Spread
Southwestern Corn Dip
Seven Layer Fiesta Dip
Many Layered Nacho Dip
Chili Parlor Nachos
Heavy-Duty Nacho Sauce
Jalapeño Pie
Chile Cheese Cubes
Caliente Cheese Fritters
Cream Cheese Puffs
Green Chile Pinwheels
Stuffed Jalapeño “Mice”
Armadillo Eggs
Stuffed Jalapeño Chile Peppers
New Mexico Cherry Bombs
Mushroom Croustades
Deep-Fried Mushrooms
Tangy Chicken Tidbits
Seafood Spread
Spicy Hot Crab Dip
Shrimp-Crab Mousse
Garlic Shrimp
Texas Shrimp Pâté
Shrimp Bubbles
Mexican Party Mix
Indienne Cashew Spread
Barbecued Pecans


Stuffed Lettuce Salad
Mexican Salad
Chop Chop Salad
New Mexico Burning Salad
Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing
Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing
Mexican Cole Slaw
Copper Pennies
24-Hour Vegetable Salad
Squash Salad
Broccoli Salad Supreme
Texas Tabbouleh
Colorful Black Bean Salad
Linda Martin’s “Eyes of Texas” Salad
Fantastic Cold Green Bean Salad
Tiny Green Beans and Baby Red Potatoes in Salsa Vinaigrette
Cynthia’s Jalapeño Potato Salad
Right-in-the-Skillet Potato Salad
A Truly Different Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken with Macadamia Nuts
My Favorite Chicken Salad
Shrimp Filled Avocado Shells
Shrimp and Napa Cabbage Salad with Roasted Peanuts
Tossed Fajita Salad
Margarita Chicken Pasta Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing
Alligator Pear Salad
Sedona Christmas Salad
Apple Salad
Andre’s Lime Salad
Gazpacho Salad
Molded Gazpacho Salad with Avocado Cream
Creamy Gazpacho Salad
Dijon Vinaigrette


Tacos, Shed Style
Real Mexican Tacos
Beef Burritos (Rolled Sandwiches)
Chile Relleno Bake
Green Chile Stroganoff
Easy Enchilada Casserole
Ranch Hand Mexican Pie
Texas Tamale Pie
Frito Pie
Cheeseburger Pie
E Z Shepherd’s Pie
Padre Kino’s Favorite Meatloaf
Six Layer Dinner
Mary Ann's Magnifico Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
Beaver Street Burgers
Jalapa Hamburgers
Party Tenderloin
Gourmet Pot Roast
New Mexico Pot Roast
Siesta Roast n’ Beans
Babette’s Carnitas
Barbara Harris’ Chicken Fried Steak
Tyrone Steak
Carne con Papas (Potato-Beef Hash)
Bírria (Shredded Beef)
Southwestern Stuffed Flank Steak
Pepper Steak
Bronc Rider Beef Strips
Barbecued Brisket
Brisket Rub
Deluxe Cherry Brisket
Posole I
Posole II
Tequila Marinated Pork Tenderloins
Pork Loin Roast for Four with Cinnamon Applesauce and Roasted Potatoes
Pork Chop Skillet Dinner
Chimayó Red Chile
Sausage con Queso
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes with Green Chile
Lamb Noisettes Janos
Apricot-Prune Stuffed Lamb
Chicken Fried Venison
Burgundy Venison Steak Tips
Venison Sausage and Rice Supreme
Noreen’s Barbeque Sauce
Texas Tech Barbecue Sauce
Jalapeño Jelly


Party Cake Elegante
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
Strawberry Meringue Cake
Cake That Never Lasts
Banana Cake with Sour Cream
Esther’s Blueberry Sour Cream Cake
Bride’s Delight
Super Buttermilk Cake
22-Minute Cake
Decadent Chocolate Cake
Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Heath Torte
Eclair Cake
Harvey House Chocolate Puffs
Mexican Cake
Sam Houston’s Golden Spice Cake
Wini’s Carrot Cake
A Pioneer Birthday Cake
A Good Cake
Texas Buttermilk Pound Cake
Lemon Apricot Pound Cake
March Second Cheesecake
Cafe Mexicana Cheesecake
Lemon Cheesecake with Berry Topping
Pumpkin Cheesecake

A Little Help With Chiles

Bread and Breakfast

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Creole Cheese Sticks
Texas Beer Bread
Betty Ewing’s Jalapeño Cornbread
Cowboy Cornbread
Peanut-Carrot-Pineapple Holiday Bread
Holiday Treasure Loaf
Mom’s Apple Bread
Easy Eggnog Bread
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Mom’s Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake
Rich Pineapple Coffee Cake
Quick Crescent Caramel Rolls
Empanadas de Fruta
Out of This World Pecan Waffles
Bobbi’s Apple Pancakes
Apple Fritters
Pan Fried Apples, 1919
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros (Eggs Ranch Style)
Southwest Breakfast Omelet
Company Eggs and Cheese
Saucy Eggs Mornay
Green Chilaquiles Omelet
Early Morning Casserole
Oak Creek Eggs
Tex-Mex Brunch or Supper
Brunch Eggs
Six Shooter Casserole
Farmer’s Breakfast
Spicy Southwest Bake
Breakfast Enchiladas
Hot Cheese Grits
Golden Sandwiches
Apple Cinnamon Jelly
Prickly Pear Jelly


Sloppy Josés
Vegetable Enchilada
Vegetable Chalupa
Vegetable Paella
Company Beans
Frijoles Mexicana (Mexican Refried Beans)
Mayan Ranch Barbecue Beans
Bart’s Barbecue Green Beans
Frosted Green Beans
Tangy Carrots
Sweet-Sour Cabbage (From Mother’s Apron Pocket)
Chimayó Corn Pudding
Corn Casserole
Green Chile Corn Casserole
Mexican Corn Pudding
Hominy Casserole
Sunday Potatoes
Swedish Green Potatoes
Mexican Hash Browns
Roasted Scarlet Potatoes
A Change from Baked Potatoes
Mashed Potato Soufflé
Twice Baked Chile Potatoes
Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
Sweet Potato Bake with Pecan Topping
Apple Mallow Yam Yums
Eggplant Mexicano
Unbelievably Eggplant (Microwave)
Lynn’s Squash and Cheese Bake
Royal Squash
Chile Cheese Squash
Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchini with Sour Cream
Zucchini Boats
Vera Cruz Tomatoes
Summer Tomatoes
Spinach-Tomato Bake
Southwestern Spinach
Broccoli Delight
Walnut Broccoli
Asparagus Stir Fry
Artichoke Casserole
French-Fried Onion Rings
Creamy Baked 1015 Onions
Onion Pie


Rip’s Barbecued Chicken (Texas Style)
King Ranch or Mexican Chicken
Spanish Chicken Casserole with Saffron Rice
Chicken and Dumplings
Texas Quick Chicken and Dumplings
The Best Grilled Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Chicken Artichoke Casserole
Microwave Chicken Kiev
Barbecued Chicken
Chicken Fajitas #1 Favorite
Cilantro Chicken Cutlets
Quick Chicken Casserole
Chicken Catchatuelle
Chicken Enchiladas
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Green Chile Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Fiesta Tortilla Stack
Chinese Chicken
Weekender Party Pleaser
Ruidoso Winner
Cheese Tortilla Torta
Fried Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey in a T-Shirt
East Texas Turkey Dressing
Stuffed Peppers à la Phoenix
Smothered Quail
Proud Bird with a Golden Taste
Jalapeño Dove Breasts

Cookies and Candies

Churros (Mexican Crullers)
Butter Cookies (Vajas Pogacsa)
Frosty Apple Bites
Mrs. Lyndon Johnson’s Sand Tarts
Oatmeal Carmelitas
Orange-Oatmeal Cookies
Butter Mint Delights
White Chocolate and Almond Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls
Jean’s Chocolate Cookies
Nell’s Apricot Bars
Nita’s Hidden Treasures
Lemon Squares
Sour Cream Apple Squares
Raspberry Snow Bars
Desert Dream Bars
Crunchy Bars
Chocolate Peanut Popcorn Squares
Chocolate Brickle Brownies
Deluxe Brownies
Gypsy Raspberry Brownies
Orange Biscotti
Mexican Honey Dainties
Chocolate Pecan Toffee
Best in the World Peanut Brittle