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Not Really So Texas-Style Chili

I love this chili! I’ve made it twice in the past month. It’s really good…not mouth-burningly spicy (but it has a kick), very complex and if you are not from Texas, it’s perfectly appropriate to add beans, imho. Hooray! If you want your chili all meaty and Texas-like, just increase the meat to 3 […]

French Fridays, Uhm, Sunday, with Dorie: Gnocchi a la Parisienne

Well, damn, where did the week go? I really meant to do this week’s French Fridays with Dorie post Thursday night. But instead, I got home from work and watched tv with jwa. Then, I was going to post this Friday night (better a little late than never, ) but once again foiled! This […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Capers

This is now my favorite Brussels Sprouts recipe ever. As a late convert to sprouts, I thought I had done almost every delicious thing with them so far — braising, roasting, shredding & tossing with tasty things, but this roasting + tossing with tasty things has them all beat!

The original recipe was for […]

FFwD: Paris Mushroom Soup

Here we are at the first French Fridays with Dorie of 2011. Paris Mushroom Soup.

Things I did differently and learned from this recipe:

1. I used 1 lb white button mushrooms and 1/2 lb portobello. This was mainly because that’s what I had at home. Also, I used 1 white onion and 1/2 […]

Monster Pork Chops, Yo!

Sometimes a person just wants a big hunk of meat, preferable still attached to a bone. Grrrrr! This is a recipe for one of those times.

I really liked the sauce, as it had a very nice, fresh flavor and not too much heat. If you want more spiciness though, you can add […]