Sounds amazing, but the thick heat and meat stew called chili con carne, or chile with meat, is as American as apple pie. It is a traditional homespun dish displaying the qualities of creativity and originality of its cooks born and bred in the borderland desert of the U.S. and northern Mexico.
Oh is it Thanksgiving again already? A month until Christmas? It was just Fourth of July…where did the year go? So gearing up to the month devoted to eating and gatherings of all type, why not have an easy Thanksgiving feast?
Cooking turkey in a slow cooker is so easy it is almost what we would call a no-brainer: load up the crock with the ingredients and turn it on.
Cornish game hens are like a small plump chicken. They are the poultry of choice when serving only a few diners. Here is a basic recipe for crock-roasting and cooked with a stuffing on one side and sweet potatoes on the other.
One year my mother asked me to bring a vegetable side dish for our family Thanksgiving. Wanting to do something new, I brought the ingredients for this ultra simple corn pudding, from Irena Chalmer’s little Holiday recipe book, and whipped…
It is the very fresh, golden brown, tender dinner roll that dominates a fully provisioned traditional Thanksgiving table. My favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving is the only holiday devoted entirely to enjoying food. It is a time to share a meal with family and guests, as well as showcasing some of your culinary specialties.
I have had many Cobbs in my life, since it is an all-time favorite salad. Cobb Salad was created in the legendary Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles (which was constructed like an oversized hut), and its patronage included old Hollywood from the 40s and 50s, and new Hollywood faces from the 60s and 70s.
Every so often you need a good dinner party dish or family-style stew. Here is a luscious braised veal stew for that occasion. You must have a very large, family sized slow cooker for this recipe.
I always describe Potato Leek Soup as the workhorse of the French kitchen and it is not surprisingly made all over Europe as well, besides being one of my favorite toss-in-the-pot soups. This version, probably from the Jura Mountains between…
Your kitchen is your temple. Treat it with respect. A clean kitchen, especially a well used one, is a delight. Here are some of my tips to keep it that way.