Monthly Archives: February 2015

Parfait! Maple Roasted Bacon

Crispity, crunchy, and nicely chewy; bacon, seasoned with garlic and other tasty stuff, , roasted on a rack in a foil-lined pan in a hot oven, then brushed with a bit of good maple syrup to finish it all beautifully. … Continue reading

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Hotness Sauce

While I was searching around da Google for ideas on how to create what has become one of my own personal favorite condiments – Sherry Peppers Sauce – I try to always have an extra pint or three in my … Continue reading

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A Bacon Tart

We seem to have come into rather a lot of bacon lately – I always pick up at least a couple of packs of my favorite thick-cut apple-wood smoked uncured bacon from Trader Joe’s to stash in the freezer for … Continue reading

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Apple and Berry Cobbler

I’ve always liked the idea of a cobbler, I have several of them posted on this here web thingy (here, here, and here, to be exact); but they’ve all been just a bit lacking, in my opinion, because the topping … Continue reading

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Sriracha Mac and Cheese Cups

My friend Barb (of Barb and Justin, not Barb and Bob, or even Bob and Don) came across a thing that was, apparently, macaroni and cheese baked into a muffin cup with Sriracha. We were all intrigued, and she supposed … Continue reading

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Parfait! Sherry Peppers Short Ribs

As a rule, Rich prefers his beef short ribs boneless and from Costco. Me? I’m not so fussy. I kinda like the flavor the bone adds to a long braising and then grilling or baking with sauce to finish; but … Continue reading

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Barbeque Chopped Salad

Every couple of weeks, I get an envelope of goodies from my mom-in-law, Doris, y’know, coupons and stuff that she thinks I’d be interested in. A few weeks back, along with the always welcome coupons (thanks, mom!), she enclosed a … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchilada Chili

Monday, we made a very nice batch o’ black beans with no overnight soaking required. Tuesday, we pulled together a pretty quick, and also tasty enchilada sauce. Today, we’re gonna bring ’em both together to make a slow cooker chicken … Continue reading

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Enchilada Sauce

Yesterday, we went over how to prepare pretty darned fine dried beans without all of that tedious overnight soaking; today, it’s all about the sauce. Enchilada sauce. I based this recipe on one from Emeril Lagasse, but switched stuff out … Continue reading

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No-Soak Dried Beans

I came across an article by Russ Parsons at the L.A. Times revisiting a (much) earlier article he’d written about the simplest, easiest, and tastiest way to prepare dried beans; no overnight soak was needed. I had a pound of … Continue reading

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