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A Party Salsa That’s Sure to Be a Hit

I don’t often see a salsa recipe on a commercial products website that interests me, but I found one that is a tasty exception. It’s also surprisingly easy to make, mostly using ingredients found in your pantry. Here’s the procedure for Chipotle Black Bean Salsa:

Gather together the following items:

1 can (14½ oz) diced tomatoes (I […]

New Year’s Eve: Let’s Party!

It’s almost time! Time to ring out the old and ring in the new. To Drop the Ball. (Not THAT ball, the one in Time’s Square, silly.) To party like there’s a great tomorrow ahead.

Here at Clan Central we’ll not be doing any heavy-duty partying; more like dominoes and punch until it’s really late. Say […]

Adult Beverages for the Holidays

It’s about two weeks until Santie Claus comes sliding down your chimbley with all those lovely gifts. (Or lumps of coal; depends on you.) Between now and then I bet you’ll host a party or two. With adults. And I bet you’re worried about serving the same ol’ same ol’ in the way of […]

Happy Birthday, Mom; the Party was Lovely

It’s not every day that your mom celebrates 80 years. So we all got together & chipped in, cash and effort, to hold a reception for mom’s celebration. Oh, nothing too elaborate; she’s not that kind. A reception at a hall in the village, a few hours of chatting, sharing and eating. (Lots of […]

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 […]

Yet Another Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: CU Hits 600 Posts!

Break out the Good Hootch and warm up the squeezeboxes; it’s Time to Grill Party! The Chile Underground, the finest Underground on the whole Interwebz thingie, has reached the striking, monumental, wondrous, incomparable, and might we say, incomprehensible level of 600 posts! Yep, you’re right, that’s downright amazing. (I know, Tom; you predicted it […]

Happy New Year 2010!

Yes, folks, you’ve made it to a New Year. A new decade, in fact! The Teens. And here you thought you’d never get that experience again. Being a Teenager, I mean. Well, don’t worry; just lie down and the feeling will pass with limited ill effects, I’m sure.

Isn’t it odd how we humans celebrate […]

A Couple of Tasty Party Tricks for Your Holidays

It’s Holiday party season, and you’re looking around for new ideas to wow the usual hangers-on cronies guests at your next soirée. You’ve made the same ol’ party punch for a decade now, and you’re too tired to get out the Crock-Pot for more fondue. What to do, what to do?

Well, if you’re really […]