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:...
Frittedda or Vegetable Stew from Sicily

Frittedda or Vegetable Stew from Sicily

We noticed something intensely in our recent trip to Sicily. Artichokes were in season, really in season. You could buy them unbelievably cheaply: 10 for 1 Euro. So every restaurant had artichokes aplenty. While “stew” is not the most charming word in the English...
Kahlua Baked Beans from Burning Desires by W. Park Kerr

Kahlua Baked Beans from Burning Desires by W. Park Kerr

My fondness for Kahlua goes deep, decades deep. So, when I saw this recipe, I had to pause, consider, and then obediently nod. It does use some store-bought elements — chili sauce, barbecue sauce and hot sauces — but here that is a positive aspect. Those sauces will...