In a couple of weeks my neighborhood will hold their annual Chili Cook off. Last year I won! If you want that recipe I posted it under soups, stews, main dishes and International. Over the years I have won 4 other contests with that chili! But this year I am taking a BIG risk, changing … More WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!
My daughter, Christian, texted me one day and asked if I knew how to make a Shepherd’s Pie. I answered my usual answer: “Of course I can!” In truth, I had never made one in my life. But I knew what it was, and after googling several recipes for it I came up with my … More SHEPHERD’S PIE– From a Yank!!
We had quite an international night recently with our Philippino friends and food. I made chicken enchiladas, and Les made curried chicken. The extent of my curry cooking experience consists of a Curry soup I made years ago in my Thai Phase. I do like it at restaurants, but Les’s version makes me want … More CURRIED CHICKEN…another great one from Les and Tess
BEEF SKEWERS (marinade) 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup Banana Catsup (see below) 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper 1 head garlic, crushed 1 tsp. Paprika Mix all above—-WHHHAAATTT? Banana Catsup? Believe me, I thought I had seen it all. Never heard of this ingredient. Welcome to Google! It seems that this is a very popular ingredient … More Beef Skewers/Philippino Style! And, I learned something new! You can too.
Lasagna is so versatile. When Laurie gave John his 50th birthday party she made SIX different versions. I have previously posted Vegetarian Lasagna, made with Zucchini, but I realized the other day that I have never posted my recipe. I decided to describe how to “doctor up” a jarred sauce, the way I often … More Lasagna: Oldie/Goodie; Easy/Difficult
I posted this 3 years ago when I started my blog. It was in my 5 all time recipes (thanks Christian!) But it bears repeating, and I have made some slight changes, since we are living a lo carb lifestyle now and we are skipping the Pasta. So it needs to be a dish for … More PASTA GENOVAISE…NORTHERN ITALY TO SOUTHWEST ARIZONA!
We get together a lot, and Larry makes the world’s greatest steaks. But once in awhile you need something different. This is a fun dish for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you can use whatever veggies you like. I usually skewer the veggies separately from the meat. SHISH KEBABS Beef … More WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!
I was recently watching Beat Bobby Flay (one of my favorite shows on Food Network), and I saw a Chef Fernando Ruiz beat Bobby with this unusual dish. I’ve lived In the Southwest since I was 5 years old, and both studied and taught (and eaten plenty of) Mexican cooking. I have NEVER heard of … More CHILIES EN NOGADA….I thought I knew them all! Something new and different…
We recently had a Neighborhood Fiesta and everybody brought a Mexican food dish. For the next few blogs I’m going to post some of the wonderful dishes we had. This was absolutely one of my favorites. Maybe it was the nostalgia, or maybe it was just cause it was DELICIOUS! I must say, though, I … More TEXAS TAMALE PIE….FROM KIM!
I have blogged Green chili stew before, but I thought I’d like to show you another way to do it. Especially since Pork Butt (bone in), was on sale and I got 4 lbs. for $6.00! Who could pass that up? I have so many things I like to do with these fatty, meaty cuts. … More GREEN CHILI PORK BUTT