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Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

Recipe: Broccoli Beef

I love Chinese food.  I mean I LOOOOOVE Chinese food, would gleefully eat it at least four five six nights a week.  But alas my picky family just won’t put up with that – plus, hey, EXPENSIVE! – so I have to sneak it in where I can.  And cooking it myself at home makes it […]

Recipe: Chili of Chocolate Awesomeness

I’ve been making chili since I could cook, have gone through versions that included everything from red bell peppers to sirloin steak.  This recipe is the culmination of 20+ years of experimentation and is my current favorite. Ingredients 1lb ground beef 1lb ground pork 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt […]

Nom Nom Nom

Have you ever noticed that food is so much more savory when you prepare it yourself? Especially if prep takes hours and your back is quite achy by the time all the batch cooking is done… Made kabob-type things the other night, with chicken, pineapple, onion and red bell pepper chunks. Marinated the chicken for […]

I’m Still Geeking Out About It*

Teriyaki-marinated chicken going in the smoker today. After which it will be shredded and combined with some mirin, five-spice powder, shredded broccoli/carrots/cabbage, wrapped in spring roll wrappers and deep fried. Admit it, you wish you were our neighbor. … Two new episodes of Chuck (easily one of our favorite shows evar) aired Thursday night, we […]

The Joy of Cooking

As mentioned (whatever day it was), that was a really good soup (pic above). So here is the recipe: Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup (with Bonus Sausage) and Fried Italian Bread Ingredients 4 cups fresh corn kernels 2 cups milk 2 spicy italian sausages, cooked, drained and chopped roughly 1 tbsp olive oil 1 med […]

Weather and Gardening and Still Smokin’

Florida drives me nuts, it really does. I’m sitting here right now, at 9:13AM, contemplating changing into shorts because it’s so, er, sultry out there, and yet tomorrow night it’s going to be all of 27 degrees. Maddening, I tell you. I don’t see how any of us survive. It does make for some extensive […]

Smokin’ the Ribs*

I do so love our KC Rib Rub, but as chock full of brown sugar as it is, keeping it from charring on the grill is quite the challenge. Enter the Smoker, courtesy of A. Rub down the ribs thoroughly with the dry rub, then oven-cook them for an hour at 180 degrees. Then switch […]

The Semi-Regular Update

I confess I don’t get this stream of consciousness blogging that seems to be in vogue these days. The most conspicuous example would be Kevin Smith, on whose blog you’ll find detailed descriptions of what he ate, when he and his wife got jiggy, and what shorts he was wearing while watching the last disk […]

Recipe: Spicy Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Forced to go to a certain Italian chain restaurant last week, we were despondent. Despite it’s bland cuisine, the place is eternally busy, usually with the bluehairs (they must hand out coupons at The Home), and a 45 minute wait does nothing to add to the appeal of the menu. This time we actually found […]

Recipe: Japanese Steak and Vegetables

We do love the teppanyaki style of cooking. You know, the comedian/chef cooks in front of you on a large grill, flipping around shrimp tails and building onion ring volcanos. Good food, sure, but who really wants to sit at a table with a bunch of rednecks who will just stare at you all night. […]