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What’s for Dinner? – May 24, 2013

Friday evening, May 24, was a cold and breezy evening (May!?!), so I thought about making a pot of chili. On weekday evenings, I usually don’t do a long, slow, simmering pot, though that is really the best way to do it. Anyway, I thought, “Why not make your own chili seasoning mix with Obis One black garlic products?” Great idea! I did a little research online and came up with what turned out to be a pretty good mix (maybe a new Obis One product?). Here it is: 4 teaspoons Obis One black garlic chili powder 3 teaspoons Obis One black garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon ground oregano This batch of seasoning was cooked with 2 pounds of nice lean ground … Read entire article »

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Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Courtesy of Deirdre Reid and her blog “Grabbing the Gusto” I might have a thing for baked beans, maybe because I grew up in Massachusetts where I swear we had franks, beans and brown bread every Saturday night. This recipe from Bon Appetit has been a winner twice in the last month or so, both times for family cook-outs. It has a bit of smoky heat from the chipotles (don’t they make everything better?), sweetness, bacon and beer — everything good beans need! I made it once in the oven and once in the crockpot. It’s a keeper. If you don’t use all the chipotle and sauce in the can, save it, either for a little time in the refrigerator or in the freezer. Once you know you have it ready to go, you’ll … Read entire article »