Turning a New Page

The holidays were not kind to our waistlines, so we are going to start eating low carbs and more of a ketogenic diet. The basic premise is that if you cut out carbs your body will move into a state of ketosis and your body will use stored fat and gluconeogenesis to produce the glucose…

Frito – Chili Pie Meatloaf

Sometimes I like to have what is usually considered “trash” food during the holidays.  I love Frito Chili Pie and when I saw this recipe in A Meatloaf in Every Oven I knew it was a perfect candidate. Ingredients 1 teaspoon oil plus additional for the pan 1 small onion diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2…

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for Christmas

I haven’t posted in a while for various reasons… 1) I was getting tired of having meatloaf  on a weekly basis and 2) I was rather disenchanted and uninspired. Last week, despite being overloaded with fudge, brownies, sugar cookies, Italian Christmas Cookies, Pecan bars, and who knows what else, I got a craving for “old…

Picante Salsa

After making my Pork Green Chili I had a quarter of a bushel of green chilies that still needed to be used, so I decided to make salsa.  When I finished the salsa, the question came up as to whether this was “salsa” because it is cooked. For those who wonder: Salsa = sauce Picante =…

Sous Vide Buffalo Chicken Wings

I love Buffalo wings, but always have a few challenges when I fix them at home: They have to be cooked in batches, and at 12 minutes per batch, plus time for the fryer to get back up to temperature, it’s hard to keep up when feeding more than 2 people or you have to…

Pork Green Chili

There is a little discussion on whether this should be called Green Chili, Pork Green Chili or Pork Green Chili Stew.  I guess it’s up to each individual on what they want to call this spicy goodness. Ingredients 3 pounds pork cubed (pork loin works great) Vegetable oil Flour for dusting and thickening 1/4 bushel…

Green Chili Season!

You can tell it’s Fall in the Denver area for  two reasons:  Bronco football and Green Chili stands. The purveyors show up from New Mexico and southern Colorado with their roasters and peppers and it’s like a party. You pick out your peppers:  Hatch from New Mexico vs Pueblo from Colorado.  There is a lot…

Egglettes

I got surprised by these little devices one morning when I requested some donuts from the local grocery store.  These are little egg shaped containers made of silicone with plastic screw covers that can be used in boiling water.  They are part of the “As Made On TV” series of products are are proported to…

Susan Collins’ Bipartisan Meatloaf

Our next stop on our journey through A Meatloaf in Every Kitchen is Susan Collins’ Bipartisan Meatloaf.  Who can’t reach across the aisle for some meatloaf?  This was a recipe that originated with Susan’s mother. Ingredients Olive oil Ground chuck Eggs Soft Bread crumbs Diced Onion Minced green pepper Prepared horseradish (not horseradish sauce) Ground…

Stuffed Peppers

In my mind stuffed peppers are like meatloaf in a pepper cup.  The old standby is a meat mixture in a green bell pepper with a tomato sauce.  Alternatively, you can choose another pepper of your liking and even a completely alternative filling, such as jalapeño stuffed with tuna or chorizo stuffed Hatch green chilis….