1 pound dried red beans, picked over
2 pounds ground beef
1 large can tomato juice
2 cans Bush’s Chili Beans
2 pounds deer meat
3 chicken breasts, cooked (I pressure cook them and use the chicken broth)
If you tend to fall into cooking ruts, one easy way to snap out of it is to check out the holiday calendars of different cultures. Next up on my list of inspirations is the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year.
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3/4 cup packaged dry barley
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I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in boiling water. Standing there around our piano, …
When a friend recently gave me a bag of sweet potatoes, freshly dug and very dirty, I went through my file marked "Sweet Potatoes and Yams," and came up with the following recipes that sounded easy enough.
6 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, quartered
1 cup brown sugar, packed