Sauteing basics, part 2

When I posted "sauteing basics" in 2008, I thought I had it all covered. Seems not. A reader emailed me a couple of days ago ... (more)


Sam’s picadillo

In 2003, I posted a recipe for picadillo that was such a far cry from the traditional. Instead of ground beef, I hand cut ... (more)


Pork and sausage chili

When one hears the word "chili", the thing that comes to mind is the stew called chili con carne. It's almost as though ... (more)



Because of the popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies, a lot of products are being named after the characters and ... (more)


A la Singapore Sling

This is a delicious drink -- sweet and smooth and you won't feel it kicking until you've almost finished a glass. It looks ... (more)


Gringott’s money bags

I'm an unabashed Harry Potter fan. I have all the books, I have DVD copies of all the movies, I've watched the DVDs (with or ... (more)