STEAK HOUSE CHILI….AND DAMN HOT PEPPERS (language!)

First, my apologies for my language….it’s not mine, it’s Michael Chiarello’s.  I have used this recipe for at least 10 years.  We love peppers, we love hot, and we love these with a nice meat dish.  Chiarello serves them with a recipe he calls “Forever Roasted Pork”.  This is one that cooks at least 6-8 … More STEAK HOUSE CHILI….AND DAMN HOT PEPPERS (language!)

Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!

I’ve told you before about my Mother, Geri Jones.  When I had a small catering business, I would work for weeks on menus and cooked many dishes ahead for large parties (My limit was  up to 50 people).  Without exception, my Mom would make some simple side dish to “fill in” and then it would … More Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!

Tortilla Soup…Happy Cinco de Mayo! plus some garnish surprises… …

  I’ve posted many  soups in the last year.  And I’m always going to say the same thing:  Get the BROTH right!!! I use the soup bases I have shown you before.  In this case I used chicken base.  A good rule of thumb is one tsp. paste or powder  per one cup water. And … More Tortilla Soup…Happy Cinco de Mayo! plus some garnish surprises… …