By Sarah Shotwell Cold winter nights call for comfort food in front of the fire and a glass of red wine. This recipe puts a modern, hearty spin on a cloudy weather classic. A slice of shepherd’s pie is the perfect meal to eat out of a single bowl. Balance it on your knee while curled up on the sofa!
by Lena Pearl Hall For every birthday and some holidays, Nana Esther whipped up this killer Beef Jerky recipe that had the whole family turn to a life of crime. They would steal from each other, lie who did or did not take more than the other, perjure one another and generally lower their collective IQ's. This recipe usually lasts several weeks, but for those jerky crazed folks in the family, it rarely lasted a few days. Hoarding and sneaking is encouraged.
You will need a dehydrator or know how to use your oven as a dehydrator. If you have a dehydrator, turn it all the way up. If indeed you will use your oven, put it on 120º to 150º and prop ¾’s of a wine cork between the door and the body of the oven. Voila', a dehydrator.
By Sarah Shotwell For over two decades, my family and I have enjoyed fondue together as one of our winter traditions. We tried it once as an experiment, and the concept stuck. It’s not hard to see why: fondue is fun. Traditionally an alpine après-ski experience, it was co-opted by Americans in the 1970s as the ultimate winter party fare. Whatever your take on fondue, whether it includes delicate vegetables and European fromage or yellow cheddar and [...]
by Billy Ray Bradford Once upon a time when I lived in the wild west hills outside of Austin, Tx, a dear friend passed on this recipe for Chili Con Queso. It was passed down in his family for 300 years from the island of Majorca. The first time we all tried this, it was so addictive, we finished it and couldn't eat dinner. Watch out, this is dangerous!
In a small village north of Rome where the seat of the Etruscan empire reined 3000 years ago, there is a wonderful woman living outside of town with her husband. On their land is 200+ Etruscan catacombs over looking the castle....a most amazing place. She is renown for her country Italian meals. Here is her stuffed red pepper recipe. Fresh ingrediants wherever possible!