Monthly Archives: February 2011

Beijing Beer Can Chicken

This recipe came from Steven Raichlen’s “Beer Can Chicken” and it was outstanding.  This is really the Asian version of beer can chicken.  It was great.  Even if you think you don’t like Chinese five-spice powder (you know who you … Continue reading

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My Meatball Subs

Everyone loves meatballs, despite the fact that about 60% of the time, they’re not any good.  Why is that?  I don’t know, but it seems to be true.  Meatballs generally tend to be dry and/or flavorless.  But good ones are … Continue reading

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Cajun Salmon Salad

This was a really tasty dinner.  I love dinner salads, and I intend to make them more often in the future.  Since I only cook for two, it’s hard to make dinner salads; most recipes out there call for 4 … Continue reading

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Chicken Goat Cheese Mac-n-Cheese

I’m finally getting around to completing my third installment of Arbitrary Project Mac-n-Cheese.  This is one I made several weeks ago.  The next installment is a guest post I’m very excited about, and I will conclude with a unique restaurant … Continue reading

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Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon with Black Bean Sauce and Jalapeño Crema

This is one of my few repeat meals that I make several times a year.  It comes from “The Mesa Grill Cookbook” by Bobby Flay.  We had this for the first time about three years ago, and we still love … Continue reading

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Texas Beef Brisket Chili

This was what we made for Super Bowl Sunday, and it was incredibly delicious.  The brisket was perfect.  This was an unusual chili, because it had the addition of butternut squash.  I’d never had that before.  Eating a vegetable in … Continue reading

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Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Cheddar-Mustard Sauce

Matt made these for me last week when I was sick with a cold.  They were incredibly delicious, he did a great job.  The recipe comes from Rachael Ray’s “365: No Repeats”, and I highly recommend this one. Ingredients: About … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafetasia

Matt and I ate at this little Asian place called Cafetasia in the Village a few weeks ago.  We absolutely loved it!!  It specialized in Thai and Laotian cuisine.  It was delicious and extremely economical. This was a place we happened … Continue reading

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Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches

This was our brunch a couple weekends ago, and it was so delicious.  A far cry above any fast food breakfast sandwich, for sure!  And homemade biscuits really aren’t too difficult to make.  They are so much better than the … Continue reading

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Salad Spaghetti and the BEST Garlic Bread

We had this simple but yummy dinner a couple weeks ago.  Apologies for not having blogged lately, some unexpected things popped up which kept me away. Salad Spaghetti is kind of what it sounds like: salad mixed with spaghetti. It … Continue reading

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