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Category: Appetizers

Green Chile Stuffed Olives

Several years ago, my mom went to some teacher’s convention in Santa Fe, and while she was there, she picked up a New Mexico Recipes cookbook and a small wooden plaque of the Patron Saint of Cooking, San Pasquale. I have thumbed through the cookbook over the years, and there are some seemingly interesting recipes in the book!  One that recently caught my attention was a recipe for green chile stuffed olives. I happen to be a huge fan of both green chilies and olives, so this seemed like a wonderful combination!  I did not follow the recipe, because I rarely do these days, so today I am sharing my modified version of green chile stuffed olives. Green Chile Stuffed Olives You start with large, pitted olives – I used black olives, but I feel this would be equally as delicious with green or kalamata olives. I then…

Green Chile, Chicken and Cheese Croissant Rollups

Around the holidays every year, I tend to come up with different foods I want to stuff into a croissant, and call an appetizer.  Maybe it’s my love of cooking for people, or my obsession with bite-sized foods.  Maybe I just really love croissants and like to come up with excuses to make them more often.  In any case, I had the idea to take croissants, and overload them with chopped green chile, seasoned chicken thighs and loads of cheddar cheese. I have to say, it was one of the better ideas I had today! These share common ingredients with my green chile bites I made a few weeks ago, which, were pretty amazing.  It is just hard to go wrong with green chile, chicken and cheese. I found a seamless croissant sheet at the grocery store, and thought it would save me the trouble of pressing…

Green Chile Balls with Chicken and Cheese

I woke up the morning after Thanksgiving, and turned on Pioneer Woman (because I apparently never get tired of food).  She was making some sort of meatball, and my mind started wandering to green chile (which happens more than it probably should). A few years ago when I was visiting Ruidoso for Christmas, I had dinner at Farley’s.  On their menu, they have an appetizer called Jack Rabbit Droppings.  It’s not hard to imagine where they got the inspiration for the name, but man, they were delicious.  They combined chicken, jalapenos and cheese into balls, breaded them, and deep fried them.  They were magical. They haven’t expanded Farley’s into the 505 yet, so I decided to create my own Jack Rabbit Droppings.  And as much as I love jalapenos, I tend to love green chile a bit more, so I used them…