Mushroom Ragout Over Polenta

I love mushrooms, but if I am being honest, I was forever scarred by a an episode of Babar the Elephant.  Are you familiar? Or was I one of the few who grew up watching the French cartoon classic??  Well, regardless, it was this emotionally poignant moment when the King of the Elephants dies from eating a poisonous mushroom.  It’s …

Easy Chicken Mole

Start by simmering your chicken with some basic red enchilada sauce straight from a can. Yep, this is me telling you to use your can opening skills and dump a sauce straight into a pan…crazy, right? Now, add in some scallions, sesame seeds, and…drumroll please…cacao powder. The cacao will deepen the flavors almost instantly, while slightly thickening the sauce into …