It turns out that mole—the catch-all term, pronounced MOE-lay, for a wide range of Mexican sauces involving chile peppers—isn't hard to make. Most versions just require a ton of ingredients and an equal amount of patience. The reward? Holy, indeed.
My husband Chris made chorizo for the first time for the Charcutepalooza challenge. It was very simple and didn't cost a ton of money. We gave some to a friend and still have lots leftover in the freezer. We'll make it again for sure!