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Entertaining tips, how-to’s and ideas.


Chili Con Carne


Chili Con Carne

by SweetGeekGoddess

(c)August 2013

I had a conversation on Twitter recently with @rolanddenzel . He had posted a great link to a recipe for slow cooker Chili Colorado. I promised a post with my recipe for Chili Con Carne.  So, Roland here it is as promised!

Chile Con Carne

Serves 6

1 lb of stew meat or a pot roast 

1 small can green chilies  (mild if you are wimp or use chipolatas if you like it hot)

1 onion chopped

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 can tomatoes chopped

1 tbs. Chili powder

1 tbs. cumin

In a skillet sear the meat in olive oil.  Remove into the crock-pot.  In the same pan saute the onions and garlic until translucent.  Add the onions, garlic, chilies, tomatoes, chili powder and cumin to the meat in the crock-pot.  Cook on high until meat is done and can be separated with a fork.  

Serve with warmed tortillas and the usual taco fixings. 

**I have used this recipe with a very cheap cut of pork butt and works great.  I do recommend trimming some of the fat off the butt.


Vegetarian Recipes For the Grill

Save a cow eat a vegan.

Save a cow eat a vegan.

by SugarAndSpanks

(c) July 2013

There was this one time,  at a play party, where a vegan was wrapped up in bacon…

Summer is my favorite time of year, especially for food. There is nothing better than tossing some meat on a grill and enjoying a cocktail while enjoying the sunshine with friends. Since I have quite a few friends who are vegan and vegetarian, I began searching for recipes that would be delicious and within their dietary restrictions.  So here are a few grill-friendly recipes for my herbivore friends.  I wonder if bacon is still a hard limit???


Mediterranean Couscous with Grilled Veggies (from Bev Cooks)


 Thai-Style Grilled Corn with Roasted Peanuts (from Oh My Veggies!)


 Grilled Peaches (also from Oh My Veggies!)


Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Red Wine Marinara on Garlic Toast with Arugula Salad (from The Cozy Apron)