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Dinner Party Crepes, Brazilian Style (With Extras)

Some weeks ago we received a kind invitation from one of PJ’s coworkers, to dine in their home. Sadly, before we could get there I came down with the ‘flu and we had to beg off. I’m sure the thought of missing out on fine Brazilian cuisine prepared by a native slowed my recovery […]

Superbowl Snacks and Old Recipe Books

The “Big Game” is only a few days away now, and you’re thinking about how to make your party a bit different. With the Packers and Steelers matched up, this could be a classic game; you’d like your event to be remembered as a classic too! (Not like that time uncle Al got classically […]

Friday Follies: How to Pour a Beer Every Second (Almost)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Okay, so it’s nearly time for the Super Bowl, and you really, really want to impress the gang that will attack descend on your domicile like the Vandals sacking Rome. Maybe you can make some of those cute little snacks? You know, the ones where […]

More Magazine Goodies: Rachel's Spanish-Style Tuna Cakes (A Fish 4 Friday Special)

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Every Day with Rachel Ray is celebrating five years in print this month. They’ve recently put out a double-issue, covering the Holidays and their aftermath with Rachel’s usual perky flair.

Surprisingly, there aren’t many fish recipes in this jam-packed volume. However, Rachel did put up more […]

Is Grilling a Mystery to You? Then You Really Need to Read This Thriller

As many of you may know, I enjoy writing fiction. (No, I don’t include the posts hereabouts in that action. Well, mostly I don’t. Okay, okay; OFTEN I don’t. Satisfied?) My personal favorites include science fiction and action-adventure, but a good murder mystery is a joy to read. I don’t think I have the […]

Great Summer Flavors: Zesty Goat Cheese Guacamole

For all of us elves here at the Chile Underground, nothing quite says summer like guacamole. Oh, sure; grilling’s a part of summer hereabouts. But then, that’s true about 11 months out of the year. (We sometimes skip August, when it’s too hot to fire up the grill.) And you can’t overlook sweet corn […]

How the Big Salami Turned Into the Big Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted a notice that at least 245 people have been infected with the outbreat strain of Salmonella Montevideo. These unfortunate folks are spread about in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The first reported case was on our about July 1, 2009. (2009!!) No […]

Man Does Not Live by Rice Alone: Cajun Focaccia

Sometimes you just want something a little different with your Cajun or Creole food. I mean, You Can’t Have Rice With Every Meal, can you? (Well, if you’re in Louisiana, maybe you can.) With that in mind, I offer this recipe from a great chef (and honorary Cajun), Emeril Lagasse:

Caramelized Onion Focaccia

I first saw […]