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Heavenly Beef and Guinness Pie

Cool weather is here, and though it wasn’t a typical Texas scorcher this past summer, I’m ready for the comfort foods of autumn. (How hot was it last summer? I hear it made the Jehovah’s Witnesses take up telemarketing.) One of those foods is pot pie, and the pot pie’s close cousin, the pasty.

I recently […]

Best. Burritos. Ever…

This weekend the weather turned off cool and crisp. Not cold, I don’t think my veggie plants are in any danger, but cooler than I like this time of year. (Then again, I’m into shorts and bare feet by Texas Independence.) Cool weather is a good excuse to break out the slow cooker and make […]

Chicken With Orange-Thyme Sauce and Rum-Soaked Bread Pudding

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Tonight’s dinner was the talk of the town, everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. My spouse enjoyed it so much she called her best friend, who usually dines with us on Wednesdays but couldn’t make it this evening, and bragged so much that she came over anyway.

And she […]

More Walnut Goodness for Your Enjoyment

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

To follow up on my previous post about the brain super-food, walnuts, here are some recipes you can try in the coming days. I’ve stayed within the realm of “dinner entrée,” since I was challenged by my spouse to show something other than brownies or […]

Brain Food: When Life Hands You Lemons, Ask for Oranges Instead

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Maybe the first thing you can say about oranges is, they taste good. Most of you will find oranges easier to add to your diet (or use more of) than, say, spinach or kale. We already know that oranges bring a good dose of vitamin […]

New Recipe du Jour: Spiced Pork Chops With Sweet-Sour Citrus Sauce

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

A few days ago I wrote about some New Year’s Resolution options for all you foodie fans of the Chile Underground. (We’re still the only foodie site you visit, yes? YES??) One of those ideas was to try out a few new recipes each month.

It’s not […]

New Year's Day Celebration at the White House: Fish Fry!

The clan gathered at the central Texas White House on Saturday to do all those things that a large group of relatives enjoy while kicking off a new year: Eat, visit, eat, tell fish-story whoppers tales, eat, hold the World Championship in Mexican Train, eat some more, play music, snack, toss the football around […]

Down Home Cookin' in the French Quarter

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

Our first night in New Orleans, and we chose to see the French Quarter right away. Can you believe it? (I don’t count the previous evening, as we’d just arrived and were too tired to pub crawl explore properly.) It was a cool, dry […]