CURRIED CHICKEN…another great one from Les and Tess

  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/Philippino Style! And, I learned something new! You can too.

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.

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!

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!

CHILIES EN NOGADA….I thought I knew them all! Something new and different…

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…

CRANBERRY CITY!!!

This year Christy and I are going to have a cranberry duel!  She made the one above.  We will throw cranberries at each other all afternoon until someone is declared the winner……(it’s gonna get messy because we are having 6 kids under age 7!).  It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. CHRISTY’S CRANBERRIES 1 … More CRANBERRY CITY!!!

LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili

I’ve been thinking about stuff I’ve done myself for 40 years, and I’m wondering if you have ever made your own sauces.  Specifically, GREEN CHILI (not the meat, just a sauce); SWEET AND SOUR (so much you can do with this!) and Homemade TERIYAKI.  They are all easy and can be used in so many … More LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili