By the time you read this blog post the current events of today will have passed, It’s the San Francisco Giants home game opener this afternoon and as a California native I’m cheering my team on! I thought it only fitting to cook up a meal that just screams sports, so what else than…CHILI! This chili recipe has been a long time staple of mine. I love making chili because it’s such a forgiving dish. You can play around with the ingredients and the end result comes out great every time. I have mentioned before that I have a diverse meat selection at my disposal so for tonight’s chili I used a combination of Venison, Buffalo, Beef and Pork. I don’t usually have a lot of buffalo lying around but my husband picked it up at a local butcher shop and I figured tonight’s chili was a great use for it. I was a little skeptical that the buffalo would have some strange flavor that I wasn’t going to like but as always this chili turned out great. Absolutely any combination of meat works for this recipe. [Read more...]
Late last week I was on the hunt for some Thai basil; which is very different from the sweet basil you typically pick up from your local grocery store or that you grow in your garden. Thai basil has a very unique flavor and look; it’s leaves are a bit more narrow and thin and the stems are purple.
The taste of Thai basil can be described as peppery and has a hint of licorice flavor (it helps to give that distinct flavor that you might often notice when you eat Thai food!) You can use sweet basil in Thai dishes and the end result will still be delicious but if you are able to get your hands on some Thai basil for this dish or other Thai inspired meals, I highly recommend it.
Readers often send me recipes that they have created, and this one looked so good I had to give it a try! Thank you Staci for sharing such a delicious dish with us, our whole family loved it! Now, I’ll pass it on to all of you.
As promised, here is my recipe for Chili Colorado. I would suggest this recipe as a great weekend project as it was a bit more time consuming then my usual recipes. I like quick and easy meals but a dish like this warrants a little bit of extra love and care. I suggest doubling this recipe if you want a lot of leftovers, especially if you have a larger family. We demolished this Chili Colorado on the night we made it and there was only enough leftovers for one person the next day. John snuck the rest out of the house before I could tackle him and keep it for myself. [Read more...]
Ever ponder where the heck Salisbury Steak originated from? I’m always curious about life in general and especially food so with the help of our handy Internet, I gave myself a quick lesson regarding the origin of this timeless dish. Click here if you, like me, would like to know more about this classic diner favorite.