Sweet Heat Beans

Sweet Heat Beans

  There are times when you want something on the side. A side dish, of course. But it has to be quick. I do enjoy the different flavors of Bush’s Best beans, but I have to say I always augment them. This week I opened a can of Chili Beans with Hot Chili Sauce. They...
TBT Recipe: Virgil’s Hickory Pit Baked Beans

TBT Recipe: Virgil’s Hickory Pit Baked Beans

It is almost September and people think fall but it is still summer for three weeks so you need to barbecue like hell. Suzi and I go to barbecue joints all the time, here in NYC and around the country. Most places disappoint us. Oh, they can do meat for sure. But the...
Unforgettable Beef and Bean Chili

Unforgettable Beef and Bean Chili

Do you remember your first time? No, not that first time. The first time you ate chili? I do. It was grade school for me. Every other Friday we had chili with cornbread. Meatless chili to be sure because it was the 1950s and Friday. It was a public school but in those...
Quinoa Chili from The Minimalist Kitchen

Quinoa Chili from The Minimalist Kitchen

Chili is a most welcome summer meal. Yes, the days and nights can be warm. This dish has heat. The solution? Good beer, chilled to be ice cold. There is no meat in this chili, but I don’t think you’ll ever notice that fact. You’ll find some surprising flavors here:...