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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 […]

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit; Cook’em Right!

Maybe you think you know how to cook pinto beans? Well, here’s a video that begs to differ with you (maybe)…

Here’s the recipe contents:

8 cups water
2 smoked ham hocks
1 medium onion, chopped (she used white, I’d use yellow)
1 pound dried pinto beans
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1-2 […]

Recipe du Jour: Slow-Cooker Burrito Beef, and Baked Burritos

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

One dish that my spouse and I have fine-tuned to our tastes over the years is baked beef burritos. This past week I tried a variation in the meat preparation that we really liked. Maybe you can try something like this for your next homemade Tex-Mex […]

Recipe du Jour: Slow Cooked Chicken Rice Soup

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Everybody “knows” chicken noodle soup is good for you, especially when a tough ol’ winter cold has you by the sinuses. Chicken rice is about as good, in our experience. With soups and stews being classic cold-weather comfort food, why not combine the two? Boost your […]

Follies Nouveau: Cookbooks, Gas Prices and Faulty Memory

Can a cookbook take the top spot on the bestsellers’ list? It can, if it’s in Australia. The book 4 Ingredients sold 131,000 copies in 2007, then racked up sales of 288,000 in 2008. The sequel, 4 Ingredients 2, also racked up sales of 170,000 in 2008.

That’s a lot of cookbooks! Enough to keep Stephenie […]