Tiramisu just may be the perfect no-bake summer dessert recipe. You won’t believe how easy it is to put the Southwest flavors of caramel and sarsaparilla into this creamy, classic and turn it into a summer dessert for the whole family.
Finally! A dessert fit to wrap up our annual Spaghetti Western Fiesta celebrating Clint Eastwood’s birthday! I know you have been waiting on pins a needles in anticipation. I mean really, how do you wrap things up without dessert? And, what is the most Italian of desserts? My favorite, tiramisu.
It’s true, it’s true, cowboys do love their coffee but, caramel and sarsaparilla are the perfect Southwest combo to go with the creaminess of the tiramisu. It is a very subtle flavor and not at all as strong as you would think. I also add a little Mexican chocolate to the sarsaparilla to dip the lady fingers into. The chocolate adds some of the “bitterness” of the coffee and actually adds to the sarsaparilla flavor. [click for recipe…]
Green chiles and tomatoes are a perfect pair for a Southwest Caprese Salad. I’ve used my Green Chile Pesto Recipe to put a Spaghetti Western spin on a salad fit for Clint Eastwood, himself.
“Salad! We don’t need no stinking salads!” Oooops… that was a different western movie. But, I’m sure many of the wranglers at your house feel the same way. My boys? Can’t get them near your average salad. It wasn’t until my oldest son was old enough (an perhaps brave enough) to sell me it was the lettuce he hated and not the salad.
That little bit of bravery opened up a whole world of fun and inventive salads. I know this caprese salad looks like your average, run of the mill tomato and mozzarella but, it has one thing that the others don’t… Green Chile Pesto! Yum! I use it in all sorts of dishes, pastas, sandwiches, etc.
It is also a great way to “kick up” this salad for Spaghetti Western Week. Slice the salad “fancy like” and it is fit for a Clint Eastwood birthday celebration or for the “dudes” in your family.
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Green Chiles and warm, melt-y cheese are Southwest flavors that are perfect together. So, I rolled them up in an Italian calzone to celebrate our very own Spaghetti Western Week.
Welcome to our second annual Spaghetti Western Week! We just can’t let the birthday of Clint Eastwood, Mr. Cowboy, Mr. Southwest go by without throwing a party Southwest style! To honor our favorite Western movies (made in Italy), we are kicking off the week full of Southwest-Italian fusion recipes with Green Chile Cheese Calzones. I think The Man would definitely approve!
Last year’s event was such a hit with recipes for Carne Asada Pizza, Big Ol’ Green Chile Ravioli and Orange Habanero Polenta Cake that we have made Clint Eastwood’s birthday an annual celebration of Southwest style Italian food.
This year’s line-up will be just as fun. So, get dust off your cowboy hat, put on your favorite Clint Eastwood movie and join the fun! [click for recipe…]