Cooking, Recipe

Baked Beans

I smoked a brisket for the group dinner, something I don’t do often, and as I like to do when I do manage this sort of thing, I made a pan of baked beans to soak up the yummy drippings. You could, certainly, make up these beans without the smoker involved. Most of the cooking… Read More Baked Beans

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Composing a Stew

Playing with flavors in the kitchen is a happy place for me. I’d come home after the Blanket Fort livestream yesterday, and was standing in the kitchen happily pulling odd containers out of the fridge, and possibly humming to myself, when the First Reader walked in. I looked up at him, giggling. “I’m composing!” He… Read More Composing a Stew

Cooking, Recipe

A Mole in my Kitchen

 No, not a spying underground creature, although I got jokes as I was posting process photos when I forgot to put the accent over that e. I mean the very special Mexican sauce, from toasted dried chilies, seeds, and chocolate. When I hear the term ‘slow food’ molé is what comes immediately to my mind.… Read More A Mole in my Kitchen

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Scotch Woodcock

This is another fun entry to the egg recipe list, although I have a feeling it will be somewhat controversial!  You can find the whole list of 99 Ways to Make Eggs here. In this time of recession and belt-tightening, eggs remain an inexpensive protein source and a good choice for grocery budgets.  Scotch Woodcock… Read More Scotch Woodcock