Archive | February, 2013

Comforting Chili

I have been constantly revising my chili recipe and this time I think I got it down.  That doesn’t mean I won’t tweak it again next time, but I have discovered 3 must have ingredients and 1 essential method:  The three ingredients are: bacon grease, unsweetened cocoa powder and Texas Pete buffalo sauce.  The method […]

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The 5 Least Appetizing Pictures from AllRecipes.com (that might actually be good)

I love browsing recipes at AllRecipes.com.  It’s free, which I love, and it gives me ideas for recipes of my own.  The cool thing about this site is that the public submits recipes and anyone who makes the recipe can submit a photo. The bad thing is that anyone can submit a photo.  I don’t […]

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A Wine Racket

Several years ago, back when I still used Groupon, I found out about a company called “Wine Insiders.”  This company offers cases of limited selections of wine at bargain prices–often under $10 a bottle. Thomas and I have ordered from them several times and have never been disappointed by the wines–they aren’t stellar but they […]

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A.1. Hamburger “Steak”

There are certain “recipes” I remember from my youth that I occasionally crave. These recipes don’t really have any specific measurements and if you ask my mom for the recipe she tends to laugh a little and say something like “I have no idea, I just threw something together.” A.1. hamburger steak is one of […]

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Herb Marinated Shrimp

Thomas and I both enjoy light dinners and shrimp is an occasional splurge in our house.  The other day I made one of my favorite recipes: herb marinated shrimp. The shrimp can be expensive–and you should really only purchase raw shrimp.  The precooked bagged stuff in the freezer aisle is overly fishy and chewy.  All […]

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A Gin and Tonic Update

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and I have made a discovery about gin and tonics born out of necessity. The other day I wanted a gin and tonic but there was no seltzer water in the house.  I did have, however, S.Pellegrino mineral water. I figured that it was also bubbly […]

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Copycat Carnitas bowl

So this post will, sadly, be picture-less.  I am currently without a phone (which is my only camera) since it decided to jump out of my back pocket and into water during a concert.  A new phone is on the way so pictures will return soon, just not of this meal. At a certain fast […]

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