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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 […]

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 […]

Oh So Wrong: Joy of Cooking Frozen Foods?

The Detroit Free Press has just reported on something new you can foist off on your friends and family serve to your loved ones: The Joy of Cooking Frozen Foods!

You read that right. Frozen food you don’t have to cook, so you can experience the Joy of Cooking without even cracking open the book. Amazing!

The […]

Book Review: Raghavan Iyer’s “660 Curries: The Gateway to Indian Cooking”

Any fan of the Chile Underground knows I love curry. I use Neelam Batra’s 1,000 Indian Recipes and Nancy McDermott’s The Curry Book as resources, as well as whatever I find in my travels to Asia. I was psyched when I saw that Ragha Iyer, IACP Teacher of the Year, would be releasing a book […]