Palmer House Brownies

Pop quiz.  Where did the birth of the brownie happen?  If you said Chicago, you win. (Actually, we all win — the world is a better place with brownies.) It started at the Palmer House for the 1896 World’s  Fair as a desert you could walk around the fair with.  I made a couple of…

Chili Chocolate Venison Tenderloin

This one is for my Michigan hunter friends.  I love venison and since I get it so infrequently, I relish the times I do.  This is not the hunter doing a field lunch; you will have to bring the kill back to the cave.  It’s a little more in your face with the spice level,…

Chicken and dumpling (s)

Everyone  is sheltering  in place.  People have colds, flu, bugs, or are bored out their minds.  Let’s make some soup!  How about a classic chicken and dumplings!  Hearty and satisfying and two days worth of food.  Wait just a cotton picking moment: don’t want dumplings?  Well, substitute wontons for the dumplings for an Asian feel!…

Duck Bacon Pasta Carbonara

I have been working on this recipe in my mind for months.  We don’t eat that much pasta; I only make it once every 6-8 months. The second reason is the local mega mart doesn’t carry duck bacon (which is an 8 day process to make). A onetime neighbor of mine has requested a carbonara…