Great Northern White Chicken Chili

Great Northern White Bean Chili

On my birthday, I wanted something special. Since it was cold, I wanted chili, but not any chili. I wanted a bowl of white – Great Northern White Chili, that is. Continue reading

New Years Eve Asian Chicken Wings

These Asian style chicken wings are always a popular appetizer. They’ll feed 8 regular people, or 4 people who are crazy about chicken wings. Continue reading

Spane’s Birthday – The Prep

Recipes in this post Birthday Grapefruit Cake Spinach Balls Ham Rolls Big Five Pepper Chili for the Nesco Sweet Corn Muffins Spane’s birthday is tomorrow, November 21, 2010.  He is going to be 7 years old!  So, like every birthday there is the preparation for the party.  This year will be the first one where he gave out invitations. Originally, we were going to have the party at Carr Park, but since it is supposed to rain, Amber volunteered to host the party at her house.  That meant sending out notices to everyone to let them know about the change of venue.  I hope everyone will make it.

Southern Barbeque

Here is my theory of why and how man invented fire – a forest fire grilled some poor animal, and it smelled and tasted so good that early man said “Hey, this is great! Let us make fire again so we can eat like this all the time!” I was at the supermarket the other day and picked up a copy of America’s Test Kitchen Best Ever Recipes Special Collector’s Edition, and there was a really interesting recipe for Alabama BBQ Chicken, with white sauce. It was so intriguing that I just had to try it. It smelled amazingly good as it grilled on the barbecue. I’m a charcoal gal, and I always will be. There is no substitute for the smoke that charcoal generates, I don’t care how many lava rocks you put in. I mean, you might as well put your food in an oven for Pete’s sake! … Continue reading

Catholic Seder

“On this day you shall explain to your son, ‘This is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.” Recipes in this Post Grapefruit and Candied Walnut Salad Candied Walnuts Lamb with Balsamic Wine Sauce Couscous from Alisia at Favorite Place Balsamic Rose Strawberries with Angel Food Cake Recommended Products I am a practicing Catholic. What does that mean? It means I go to Mass every Sunday where I have Communion , I try to go to Confession once a month (and definitely before a Holy day), and I share the Good Word with others. When I was growing up I heard about the Passover Seder, and my mother had friends who were Jewish, but we never went to one. It was not until a year after I went through RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) that I went to any form of … Continue reading