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Brisket #Realfood

Brisket Can you believe it, August already. We are winding down into the dog days of summer. But that is no reason to give up the ghost of all the great summer foods. And by summer foods I mean slow cooking and BBQ. At my house I like to do …

chicken enchilada

Chicken Enchilada #realfood

Chicken Enchilada Chicken enchilada are one of the great simple foods that seem like they could be a lot of work but the reality is they really don’t take that much effort at all.  Another great aspect, they don’t really require too much to make them great.  Needless to say, …

Chicken Wing Confit 9

Chicken Wing Confit #realfood

Chicken Wing Confit You heard that right. I am making confit but instead of duck legs I am using chicken wings. Crazy right? Truth be known. You can confit almost anything if you really want to. You see, confit means to gently boil in fat. Aside from duck confit, you …

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie #realfood

Turkey Pot Pie I can hear you asking, “So, what do you do with left over smoked turkey?” And now I give you an answer. Turkey pot pie is a great way to go. Heck you can do this with left over turkey after Thanksgiving too. There isn’t really a …

smoked turkey

Smoked Turkey #realfood

Smoked Turkey One of the things we like around here during the summer is turkey smoked on the grill. When you have enough freezer space, Thanksgiving is the best time to load up on turkeys. We tend to have 3 or 4 sitting in the freezer waiting for summer time. …

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad #realfood

Italian cuisine is based on frugality. If it can be avoided foods nothing goes to waste. The simple peasant loaves of bread that we know mostly as Italian bread traditionaly made have little to know preservatives in them. On average they would last a day and the second day they …

Pork Po’Boy

A while back we were attempting to do something a little crazy on twitter. At the time we called it twitter chopped. The idea was to have someone give out some crazy ingredients and see what people could make with them. Sadly, we only made it through a couple weeks …

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels #realfood

Soft Pretzels Recipe: 11/4 cups warm water 1 package yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons molasses 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt 4 tablespoons baking soda 2 quarts water 4 tablespoons butter Method: Allow the yeast …

Chicken Empanada #realfood

When you study food, drink, and culture you see patterns, where foods have a common theme. The pattern I found was with pastys and empanadas. Pastys are a Welsh meat pie similar to a pot pie. Empanadas are of Spanish, Carribean, and Mexican origin (most likely Spanish). I grew up …

Mushroom Risotto

By the proliferation of rice mixes you find in the supermarket, you would think that risotto would be some mysterious and difficult thing to make.  The reality is, fresh made risotto is so much better than any rice mix you could buy. Mushroom Risotto Recipe: for 4 servings 1 cup …