About Me

About The Chili Trail

I am a wife to a wonderful man of 16 years, (but we have known each other for 22 years), a Mother to 2 gorgeous children and a Grandmother to a handsome 5 year old Boy, named Aiden….My name is Sandy. Welcome to The Chili Trail, a New Mexico

Food Blog.About Me

My true passion is Cooking New Mexico Cuisine especially anything with Green Chile…..YUM!  I have discovered that food is not food without this luscious, delicious, beautiful green and red food that I add to almost every meal.  I love food, period and do cook and eat other types of food, but this is by far my favorite. This is 16 years in the making and I will share the best places I have found that grow, harvest, roast and sell the beautiful chile's I cook with. The Chili Trail is about the wonderful, fresh, farm to table food New Mexico offers.  I will share with you my recipes that enhance the flavors and colors of Green & Red Chile.  I will share my favorite tools that I recommend and a little bit of history about this beautiful State. I am a Los Angeles, California transplant.  My husband, Bob, was born and raised in Deming, New Mexico and after 30 years of living in Texas & California, has brought me back to this State, More like swept me off my feet.   We are here to stay!  The Food, The Weather, The Culture, The Beauty is breathtaking! Deming is 60 miles from Hatch, New Mexico where you will find acres of Chile's growing in fields, as far as the eye can see. I love horsAbout Mees and dogs, we we have 3 horses, Ricardo, Cody & TG and 2 Dogs, Kita our happy Pit Bull and Keagan our devoted, loving, loyal English Springer Spaniel.  Our house is a little crazy!
Keagan

Keagan

That something special in my life is my husband, my family, my animals and the amazing food that I’m so blessed to cook and serve.  
TG

TG

 
Kita

Kita

My goal is to share with you, the foods of New Mexico that I have fallen in love with. The traditions, the heritage, the beautiful country, this is truly the Land of Enchantment! My goal also is to encourage others to try my recipes, to embrace the beautiful colors and the flavors of the chile’s so wonderfully and beautifully harvested every fall here in New Mexico during the Harvest Festival in Corrales, New Mexico. Green Chili Tacos WELCOME TO MY HACIENDA………