Monthly Archives: September 2012

Southern Style Chicken, Sort Of

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Being from Southern stock, I am always a fan of being Southern fried and satisfied but it’s not always, er, light. Enter the oven “fried” chicken breast. I’ve seen recipes with cornmeal, flour, or panko floating around online, but my old standby breading is the same as the one my granny always used—Jiffy Corn Muffin […]

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How To Make Green Chili? Beer. Braised. Butt.

It took a village to make this green chili. Almost literally. I believe no less than five people were involved in the making of this chili. Which was unnecessary, but decidedly more fun. Not surprisingly, cooking with friends is more fun that cooking alone. And cooking with friends who will help you make a roux […]

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Time For A (Veggie) Tart

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Tart was not my nickname in high school…I don’t think. Tarts have an open top and can be sweet or savory. Make of that what you will. Jokes! Terrible ones! Years ago there was a restaurant in Denver called A La Tomate that made delicious pizza-type tarts, savory but with a buttery pastry dough crust. […]

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Bacon Hash Cures What Ails Ya

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On my birthday (yesterday for those playing along at home), I had a lot to celebrate. First off, I can EAT ALL THE THINGS! Woooooo! So, no more pureed this and soft that for me (or you by proxy). Now we have nothing but delicious everything to look forward to cooking and eating together. In […]

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Simply Seared Tuna

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Sometimes simpler really is better. While I feel tons better and mostly like a normal person again, I still get tired very easily. Meal-planning is not my strong suit when I’m at the peak of health, much less when I’m wiped out and having to play by the rules of a small list of foods. […]

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Movin’ On Up…To Soft Foods!

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Surgery saga, continued: After graduating to soft foods, I am VERY excited to be able to incorporate more variety into my meals. But being excited didn’t exactly translate into being creative, so I took my quest—and my list of approved foods—to the Internets to help. What foods are on the list now? Moist rice, noodles, […]

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