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Dragonbreath Chili

7 Apr

Screenshot from WoW, © Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

So, how many of you gamers out there got the reference?

Despite these glorious glimpses of sun, we’re not through Seattle’s rainy season yet, and as long as grey clouds loom, you’ll find this dish in our fridge or freezer.

It’s a staple: easy, filling, and damn good, too, if I do say so myself. Give it a try.

* No humans, tauren, undead, or elves were harmed in the making of this chili.

Dragonbreath Chili
Another Ryan Hylland Creation

 

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Food and Friends

10 Mar

FuMin Dinner Party

Every recipe in my recipe album has a reason for being there. Most are passed on by family or created in our own kitchen. But a select few (some of our favorites) are from friends. On each recipe I make sure to note who passed it on to us, when they first shared it with us, and what makes it so special.

Here are three of my all-time, “Food and Friends” favorites:

  • Fu-Min’s Garlic Shrimp
  • Margo’s Chicken Curry
  • Lubbat Family Hummus

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Beef Stew With Gnocchi

17 Feb

Beef Stew Gnocchi

Sure, you’ve had beef stew, but not like this. Sweet and savory. Rich and tomato-free. Unexpectedly herbal.

Around these parts (i.e. our house), we call it “Brother-in-Law Stew.” Ryan first concocted it at my sister’s house for her, my parents, and my brother-in-law. Thus the name. But you can call it…

Beef Stew With Gnocchi

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Kale-Bean-Meatball Soup

10 Oct

Kale-Meatball-Bean-SoupA couple years ago, I posted this super easy (and healthy!) recipe, and after making it this week, I am compelled to post it again. SO GOOD.

You may remember it as Grumpus Soup—proven to help alleviate child possession by The Grumpus Monster. Continue reading

Empanadas

30 Sep

Empanadas_HLooking for great foods to make and freeze for the lazy, cold months ahead? I have one word for you: EMPANADAS.

The first time I ever had empanadas was courtesy of my friend Juan’s mom, who was the master after living several years in Argentina. I still haven’t found any that can compare to hers, but these recipes (from my friend Teresa, who spent a few years teaching in South America) come close.

If you’ve never had empanadas, they’re stuffed pastry pockets of savory deliciousness, varying in “stuffings” from beef to chicken to potatoes to olives to veggies to beans and even fruit, with every combo in between. Continue reading