Don't let the hot weather get you down. Grab friends and family members and test out these recipes with a southwestern flair. (Serves 6)
Southwestern Salad with Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette
Chicken Enchilada Bake with Mushroom Sauce
Sourdough-Pumpkin Strata
Pear-Cornmeal Crunch Cake
Rum-Spiked Winter Compote
Credit: Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir