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Tag: Comfort Food

White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

Coq Au Vin is definitely some serious comfort food. A French dish traditionally cooked with a whole rooster and Burgundy wine, in this recipe I use chicken thighs and white wine (Coq Au Vin Blanc).

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Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp Pasta

This Shrimp Pasta recipe definitely falls in the comfort food category. It reminds me of summer but is just as good in the winter. Surely a plate of this pasta would brighten a gloomy winter day. (more…)

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Green Chile Chicken

Green Chile Chicken

Not to be confused with “White Chicken Chili”, Green Chile Chicken is one of the few casseroles I will eat. Tuna casserole as a child has biased me against most casseroles to this day. For those of you with a heat sensitive palette, don’t worry. It’s not too spicy and the heat level is easily controlled. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of chopped jalapeno. I usually use 1 cup or more and you can lower it to 1/4 if like. You can even omit the jalapenos and add another can green chiles if you prefer. This is great anytime of year but is a perfect cold weather comfort food. I think you’ll find yourself craving it. (more…)

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Chili with Beans

Chili with Beans

Well, it’s about that time of year to start thinking about cold weather comfort food. My two favorites are Chili and Gumbo although I eat them both year around. This recipe will be the first of several types I cook over the next few months. I think this is the type most people think about when you mention chili. Feel free to experiment with different dried chilies, I don’t always use anchos. The heat level to me is mild at best and I love to substitute Tapatio hot sauce for Crystals for added flavor and heat. (more…)

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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada

A Tex-Mex favorite of mine for sure. One of the things I probably miss the most about not living in Texas is not being able to just jump up and drive a block or two and pick up a couple Carne Guisada Tacos. Some places serve it with a brown gravy and some serve it with red gravy. I’ve had it with and without diced potatoes although I prefer it without. (more…)

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Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

This is a delicious recipe for Garlic Beef with Mushrooms that is really easy to make. The level of garlic can be adjusted according to your taste. Pairs great with my Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes. You have several options for meat in this recipe. I have used chuck roast, shoulder roast and the pre cut stew meat so feel free to use your favorite cut. (more…)

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