Category Archives: Beef

Fast green chili with carne picada

Everybody likes fast meals, if they are tasty.  This one might be a bit different than is commonly found on the Gulf Coast though, as it takes on a lot of Southwestern influence along the way. It starts with the … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I created a while back, and it works just as well today.  It’s also my favorite version of sloppy joes–not too spicy, not too bland. It’s a great way to serve a crowd, whether it’s tailgating … Continue reading

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Low key Labor Day menu

We’re not having a big barbecue, and we don’t have any company coming either.  We’re not going anywhere, and it’s a kind of stay-at-home-and-get-chores-done weekend.  We aren’t alone in that–lots of people are staying home between the price of gasoline … Continue reading

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Carne picada again?

That oh-so-conveniently finely cut beef referred to as carne picada makes a repeat appearance in another recipe, this time using a variety of vegetables and the Gulf Coast’s beloved rice.  For quick cooking, all of the vegetables are finely cut, … Continue reading

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Carne Picada means speedy meals!

Carne picada sounds pretty exotic, at least if you are here on the Gulf Coast.  It’s a relative newcomer in the grocery stores.  But what is it really? Essentially, it’s meat that has been cut into matchstick-like slivers.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Carne picada?

If you shop at the Pascagoula Walmart, you’ll see a package of meat in the beef section labeled “carne picada.”  The name is in Spanish, but what is it really? It’s plain beef, cut in fine strips or very coarsely … Continue reading

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The cupboard is bare?

Like Mother Hubbard, my cupboard is apparently on the bare side.  I thought some soup would be an easy thing to make to eat today, and then assessed my “soup makings” situation.  Soup can be made from a lot of … Continue reading

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Native American inspired stuffed pumpkin recipe

The Native Americans contributed a lot of things to our modern diets, including things such as pumpkins, squash, beans, and corn.  Often, we forget our debt to their early agricultural endeavors and contributions to American farms. I was given the … Continue reading

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Fast and furious, alternatives to fast food?

We all know that fast food is not only not good for us physically, it’s hard on the budget.  In addition, many of us are not only battling the battle of the “bulge” but we’re at war with inflation and … Continue reading

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Green chilies or peppers?

While I now call the Gulf Coast home, that was not the case for most of my life.  Most of my life was spent in the Southwest, where the beaches are plentiful, and the water is scarce. Okay, so it’s … Continue reading

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