(Mole Style) Chicken Cashew Chili- from Epicurious

     I added “Mole style” because this is more a chicken mole than it is a chili, however, if you know this going in you will not be disappointed!! Expect a chili and you will be let down!!  The puréed ancho chilies does give this recipe a bit of a sweet smokey kick, especially…

Tex-Mex Salisbury Steak (from America’s Test Kitchen)

Honestly, I have never made Salisbury steak before and I didn’t know what to expect, I was delightfully surprised!  This is not your grade-school teddy bear shaped Salisbury steak nor your frozen dinner Salisbury steak covered in a salty flavorless sauce of yore, this version has a bounty of wonderful flavors with an added kick…

Curried Chicken Chickpea Soup

Just imagine coming home on a cold day to the aroma of curry wafting about the house from this Indian inspired soup.  It makes me want to take a deep breath, let it go and say, ” Ahhhhh….” The flavors are warm without being spicy; just enough to take your mind off the biting wind….

Super Bowl Pulled Beef Brisket with Beer

It is the greatest compliment when a friend requests a repeat of a meal that you’ve cooked before and this was the case for Super Bowl XLVIII.  This was a nice change in place of wings or burgers.  The first time I made this was when we were invited to a raft up and I suggested…

Crockpot Curried Pork Over Basmati Rice

First, I have to admit that there are times when I am in such a rush that I would forget an ingredient or forget to add an ingredient (or sometimes two).  In this case, it was ginger, luckily the taste of the dish didn’t seem to be amiss from the lack of it.  In addition,…

Crock Pot Meatloaf with Mashed Roasted Roots

1 1/2 pound extra Lean ground beef 1/4 C finely chopped onion 1/2 C seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 C finely chopped green bell pepper 1/4 C ketchup 2 TBSP prepared mustard 1/2 tsp garlic minced 1 tsp diced oregano 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 large egg, beaten cooking spray 2 TBSP…