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Beef

But Doesn’t This Look Good!

But Doesn’t This Look Good!

Review here. Full Article

Five Way Chili

It’s a cool and rainy Saturday night in Billings, and a perfect night for five way chili (chili on spaghetti with five toppings to choose from). My wife grew up in Milwaukee, and introduced me to this fine way of enjoying chili. I, however, wasn’t a big fan of the canned chili available Full Article

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

I have spent the last several years perfecting my Italian Beef Sandwich recipe – which I will not share. The ideal that I use is the sandwich that’s sold at a beef joint in Elmwood Park, IL. named Johnnie’s . Elmwood Park is an enclave of Italian Americans that is notorious for both Full Article

Winter Borscht

Now that the days are growing a little shorter and the evenings are a bit chilly, I am thinking about winter borscht. In addition, I am seeing a lot of fresh beets at the farmer’s market here in Great Falls. So, borscht. Now, this isn’t a traditional borscht. However, I think it is Full Article

Chicken

Perfect Poultry

Since no one else has been filling these pages lately I figured I would brag on my Thanksgiving turkey a bit. I usually put the bird in a brine and this year I made a brine that was from Alton Brown. Ingredients: 1 cup kosher salt 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 large cinnamon sticks 12 whole allspice berries 12

Soup Sunday

There is so much coming and going around the house today that I thought I might just make a pot of soup to leave on the stove so people could eat when the might. Since I was at it I decided to make Rebecca’s (really, really) wonderful Blue Onion Soup (for those that

Caramelized Chicken

Caramelized Chicken
I didn’t include “with green olives and prunes” in the title because I didn’t want to turn anyone off before I have a chance to win you over with this one. Trust me, you’ll have to marinate the chicken overnight, so at least a little planning is involved, but the recipe is easy and highly

Made in Montana– Meat

The Sysco food show is coming up here in Billings in a week or so. I get to go as part of my job. Its great to go around and talk to all the reps and try new food products. I thought I’d put in a plug for Montana companies that manufacture

Tailgaters Jambalaya – Griz Style

Tailgaters Jambalaya – Griz Style
The University of Montana School Of Business (my alma mater) faculty has a regular tailgating party before Griz games. Frequently they get together on the eve of a home game and have a “chopping party” to get the ingredients together for their pre-game cookout. Here’s their recipe verbatim: Ingredients: 1 – 16 oz. package Hillshire

Native American

Thanksgiving Sage Grouse Apsa’alooke

Thanksgiving Sage Grouse Apsaalooke’ by Awe’This recipe requires a crock pot. Ingredients: 2 large and old Sage Grouse boned out and cut into bite size pieces 1 large can cream of celery soup 4 tbls. Worcestershire sauce 2 tbls. ground pasilla chile 1 tbls. honey 3 tbls. stoneground mustard 1 tbls. Tabasco (more is desired) 3 celery stalks cut up 4 carrots cut up 2 large Idaho [Read More]

Italian

White Bean & Escarole Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tbl Olive Oil 1 small onion 3 cloves garlic – minced 4 cups veg or chicken stock 1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes with juice 1/2 cup orzo 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 15oz can white kidney beans – rinsed 4 cups chopped escarole Method: In a soup pot saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent.  Add broth,  [Read More]

Greek

Saganaki

Saganaki

Your cardiologist likely won’t approve of this, but the Greek appetizer, saganaki, is something that you’ll crave once you’ve had it. Ingredients: 1/4 lb. Kasseri cheese (kefalograviera cheese is better but impossible to get here in Montana.) 1 egg 1 tbsp. milk Flour Olive oil for pan frying Brandy Lemon juice Method: Slice the cheese in 1/3 to 1/2 thick slices. In [Read More]