I’ve never been a bean snob. I think canned beans are incredibly convenient and consistently good. For most recipes that use beans, good is good enough. But when beans need to stand on their own, you really can’t beat dried beans on quality, and especially not on price. There’s aRead more
Not too long ago, the wife and I visited a Brazilian café that left an indelible impression on us. It was a welcome departure from the overpriced, all-you-can-eat meat feasts that have come to typify churrascarias across the USA. I’ve spent a lot of time and energy lately trying toRead more
In the South, you can’t help but eat baked beans once a week between April and December. The dish is at every event from ballgames to baby showers. Everyone has a different family recipe and the flavors can range from extremely sweet to extra spicy. I’ve developed a recipe thatRead more
The wife and I have been making this side dish for a while now and it’s become one of our favorites. It slowly evolved from our grilled ratatouille recipe into it’s own dish. We’ve served it to many people and everyone always asks for the recipe, so here it is.
I’ve spent years perfecting my chili recipe. It’s still subject to whatever ingredients I have on hand, but it’s safe to say it’s about done. It’s not competition chili by any means and it’s more of a compromise than I’d prefer. I like really spicy Southwestern chili with no beans,Read more
My job involves staying up to date with social media trends. As part of that effort, I keep a Hobby Blog. It’s mostly a public scrapbook for my friends and family. I also keep a travelogue of my outdoor adventures at C.C. Hikes.