This traditional dessert was often shared with neighbors and relatives on Good Friday.
Grandma Filomena often treated us to these on our Sunday morning visits.
Aunt Cleo had this recipe perfected. Often indulged in during Lent.
A traditional favorite with children and adults alike. Sweet and yummy.
There’s a controversy whether the best Spanish Rice is moist or dry. This version is a favorite from the Baca family, wonderfully moist and delicious. This was Joseph Baca’s (founder of Bueno Foods) favorite dish.
Not so many years ago, children in New Mexico were sent to gather wild greens referred to as quelites found along river and ditch banks. Today, spinach is used in this traditional Lenten dish. A delicious combination of flavors.
New Mexico and Colorado are the origins of the word “calabacita.” It refers to zucchini or squash, both of which grow plentifully in these areas. It is no coincidence that a dish by the same name has been made in New Mexican homes for generations. These calabacitas have a twist in that broccoli is added to the mix thereby increasing nutritional density.
This perennial post-harvest favorite has been a staple in the diets of natives for hundreds, even thousands of years. The combination of native ingredients—squash, corn and chile combine perfectly to delight your taste buds year round.
Tasty and filling. A favorite with vegetarian friends.
A Baca family birthday favorite.
A fresh take on a traditional favorite.
A delicious and spicy alternative to the baked potato.
A Baca family favorite on Saturdays.
The perfect food eaten as a side dish or as the main meal with chile sauce.
A favorite meatless dish often eaten during Lent when traditional Catholics abstained from meat dishes.
Easy and delicious.
The puffed pillow of fried bread called the sopaipilla was thought to be “invented” in Albuquerque over 200 years ago. A good thing made even better when stuffed with a wonderful bean and green chile sauce mixture.
A hearty New Mexican delight on a cold winter night.
A new version of a family favorite.