German Lentil Soup

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  I lived in Portland, Oregon for 12 years growing up and one of my favorite places was The Rheinlander.  Our family would often do their Sunday Brunch, which is still the best brunch I’ve ever had. The restaurant also has an amazing cheese fondue that was reason number one to go there.  With so [...]

Bacon and Beet Fettuccine

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This recipe is a bit of an adaption from a favorite Mario Batali recipe from Mario’s before The Chew Molto Mario show. Molto Mario was a great show that showcased how simple it is to make amazing Italian pasta that often featured a couple key tips: 1.) Use fresh pasta not dried 2.) Don’t over [...]

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

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I love participating in the group #SundaySupper where over 50 fellow food bloggers get together every weekend to share our recipes with each other and anyone else on the web. Last week’s Soul Warming theme netted a handful of recipes I couldn’t wait to try.  On top of that list was Hezzi-D’s Jalapeno Popper Chicken [...]

#SundaySupper Beer-Braised Beef

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Here in California with temperatures falling into the upper 70s it is getting that time of year for a hearty stew or soup. Alright, so it doesn’t feel like the time of year for a stew. Fortunately, it doesn’t really matter what the temperature is outside. I always enjoy a rich, chunky stew.  The melding [...]

Hatch Chile Bacon Wrapped Poppers

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I love Hatch Chiles.  Like many, I had no clue what a Hatch Chile was until I moved to Texas, but they are getting more familiar and Melissa’s Produce had a Hatch Chile roasting today at South Pasadena’s Bristol Farms.  Sadly, I missed this roast but did make it to the market and picked up [...]

Better Bacon

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I love bacon. Who doesn’t right? In fact, bacon has become all the rage lately. If you want to explain your love of any food, bacon is the one that will get you a lot of smiles and a few high-fives. It’s a popular food choice. But what about the choices you have for the [...]

Collard Greens

This is an excellent, simple recipe for Southern style collard greens. I doubled this recipe and brought it to a potluck and it was very well received. Collard Greens Serves 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 slices bacon 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 1/2 cups [...]

Pork and Cabbage in Milk

This is kind of a strange dish. We liked how the cabbage and bacon added a nice flavor to everything without either overpowering the dish, but it wasn’t great. It was good. This is something to add to the mix in the fall or winter months that is hearty and tasty, but not as heavy [...]

Country Cider Hot-Pot

Sunday night was a birthday party for my twin boys. We were having some family over so I decided to try something new and something that could just sit in an oven for a hour and not need a lot of attention. The original recipe from a cookbook I own called for rabbit for this [...]