January 29, 2017 I’ve been on a real Mexican food streak. Last week I made tostadas with refried beans. The beans were promising but I knew they could be better. That gave the impetus to try another Mexican dish so I could have refried beans as a side dish. The main dish was Chicken Tinga… Continue reading Chicken Tinga and Refried Beans Par Excellence
January 22, 2017 Previously I’ve pointed out a big difference between this blog and professional cooking blogs – the professionals cook the big holiday meals weeks ahead of time allowing them to post the perfect turkey recipe before Thanksgiving when readers will be looking for them. I post my experience after the fact. Another difference… Continue reading Refried Beans – Tostadas
January 15, 2017 I made this dish back in May 2013 and loved it. With a gap of over 3 years it was high time to make it again. I originally found this recipe on the Cook’s Illustrated pay site but it is also available on the companion site America’s Test Kitchen (bummer: I just realized… Continue reading Black Beans and Rice
Creating this summary each year is very helpful in reminding me of my reading adventure of the past year. Looking back, 2016 was a very good reading year; my average rating was a tad over 4 stars and I had a run of four five star books in the spring. 2016 Goals Here is what… Continue reading My Year of Reading – 2016
We’ve had plenty of winter this winter – school kids have missed five days already – not counting today. As I drove home from work last night the first few snow flakes were dropping. As we ate dinner and went about our evening routine the snow continued to come down. We had more than a… Continue reading Snow Day!