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Worknight Cincinnati Chili

Worknight Cincinnati Chili

What’s Cincinnati chili, you ask. It’s a deliciously spiced chili that is served over spaghetti, then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped sweet onion. Hey, it’s not that crazy. Just think of the chili as spaghetti sauce, and the cheddar cheese as Parmesan cheese. Remember that pot of Spicy Ground Beef Chili  I made a few months ago? I don’t mean to boast, […]

By April 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coctel de Camarones / Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camarones / Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

It’s been ridiculously hot here this summer. When it’s 106 degrees, I have no desire to cook. The other day, I was searching to see what ingredients I had on hand for a cold dinner. I had lots of tomatoes in my garden, several avocados in my veggie bin, and shrimp in my freezer. I thought to myself, hey, maybe I […]

By July 5, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Creamy Penne Pasta with Ham, Peas and Mushrooms

Creamy Penne Pasta with Ham, Peas and Mushrooms

 I only have a few scraps left from my Easter ham, but I’m going to squeeze out one more ham related meal. With only two of us, a baked ham goes a long way. I have several recipes, which over the years, have become standards that I make whenever I bake a ham. This particular recipe is for […]

By April 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Easter Menu

Easter Menu

Some member’s of Richard’s family are coming for Easter dinner. I’ve had a really fun time today creating an Easter Menu. For my own enjoyment, I sometimes make up a printed menu. Here’s what I’ve come up with. . . Originally, I had planned on having an Easter barbeque, with chicken, beans and coleslaw. Now that might seem out […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Peeling Asparagaus

Peeling Asparagaus

After years of buying pencil thin asparagus spears, I’ve recently discovered that I actually prefer asparagus with a thicker stalk. However, when the stalks are thicker the bottom of the stalks can become woody. Numerous times I’ve seen television chefs demonstrate how to bend the asparagus spear until it snaps. They say that the section of the spear above […]

By March 27, 2014 4 Comments Read More →