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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 →
My Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

My Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

There are scads of slow cooker pot roast recipes on the internet. Most of them consist of a combination of packaged seasoning mixes and condensed soup poured over a beef roast. I’ve tried several of these types of recipes. This one is my favorite. I found the recipe on Pinterest. It’s from the website You’re Too Crafty. This is certainly a popular recipe. It has been pinned over 9000 times. […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lisa’s Spicy Ground Beef Chili

Lisa’s Spicy Ground Beef Chili

I’ve had a pot of chili on the stove for the last few hours and the aroma is driving me crazy. I’m making  my Spicy Ground Beef Chili. This is my hearty, winter, all-beef chili. It has lots of ground beef, two types of beans, and a bit of spicy heat. Believe me, it’s just as […]

By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

I used to own a Weber charcoal grill. When I moved to Arizona, I purchased a gas grill which I love. It’s is so darn convenient. With just the turn of a knob, my fire is ready. But, I don’t get the charcoal flavor that I got on my old grill.  I’ve learned that I can make up for the […]

By July 26, 2014 1 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 →
Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Usually, chili is associated with a cold winter day, but Richard and I enjoy this spicy, turkey chili on a “hot” summer day (Here in the Southwest, “hot” means well over one-hundred degrees!). Like most turkey chili, this chili is lighter and lower in calories than a beef chili. However, my spicy chili has a lot more going for it than just the fact that it’s made with turkey. A combination […]

By June 7, 2014 4 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 →
Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

My mother’s tuna macaroni casserole will dispel the notion that tuna casserole is a distasteful conglomeration of tuna, noodles, peas and canned soup. This tuna casserole is a light, fluffy mixture of eggs, bread, cheese, pasta and tuna. It’s best described as a combination of cheese strata and macaroni and cheese. This tuna casserole is comfort food at its best. Even picky […]

By March 19, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Easy Crock Pot Chile Verde

Easy Crock Pot Chile Verde

Every time I make this chile verde, I fall in love with it all over again. It’s that good! Tender, succulent morsels of pork, coated with warm Mexican spices, and simmered in a tangy green, tomatillo, chili sauce. I serve my chile verde with rice and tortillas, for mopping up the tasty sauce. I don’t want to miss a drop!   Unlike most chile verde […]

By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Heavenly, cheesy eggs layered between roasted poblano peppers, topped with soft, melted muenster cheese and warm, spicy tomato ranchero sauce. That’s chile relleno casserole! An easy way to get the flavor of Chile Rellenos without the fuss of frying. This casserole can be made with canned chiles, which are Anaheim chiles, but I prefer using  poblano chile peppers that […]

By January 19, 2014 2 Comments Read More →