Solar Cooking, The Low-Tech End Of Slow Food. Here's What You Need To Know.

Cooking with solar power is the wave of the future
Oct 1, 2013 3:00 pm

Solar cooking represents the low-tech end of slow food, but comes with all of the same benefits: deep flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures that turn cheap pieces of meat into delicacies and take vegetables past chopped salads. All about this thing you should totally do after the jump. 

7 Slow-Cooked Crockpot Lunches

Easy, comforting crockpot recipes for cool weather
Oct 24, 2012 11:31 am

Get your slow-cooker legs back with these easy soups, stews, chilis, braises and even a tagine that are great to make in huge batches, always taste better the next day and reheat without drying out or fussy tricks like damp paper towels or that plastic dome thing people sometimes keep in their microwaves that always gets splattered with food. 7 awesome ideas after the jump. 

Super Bowl Tailgating: Practice Round

Easy appetizers, dips and more for your tailgate
Jan 29, 2012 4:31 pm
baked hot wings recipe

Time is running out. You haven't made wings in a year...or two. Now is the time to make a burner batch and learn from your mistakes, not next week around this time. Pick your wing from our bounty of tailgating recipes and get friendly with it. Then consolidate two pretty good appetizers into one spectacular one by serving a mountain of Spinach Artichoke Balls.

Win a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker!

Slow-cook your way to Super Bowl hosting victory!
Jan 22, 2012 8:34 am
slow cooker

Like us on Facebook to win a Hamilton Beach slow-cooker, the perfect device for setting and forgetting about the most important of your Super Bowl party fare. Whether you're a turkey, veggie, or good old-fashioned beer-spiked beef man (or woman), make this the year you create (or copy) and master your own proprietary chili recipe.

A Brief History of Chili Con Carne

Part 2 of the blueprint for chili mastery
Jan 19, 2012 2:01 pm
the history of chili con carne

Anyone can create an original pot o’ red with the right blueprint, yet that first delicious spoonful only cracks the surface of chili con carne. Dig in and you’ll find a culinary rabbit hole of fiery flavors, ingredients, techniques and history. But to fully appreciate where this dish can go, you first need to know where it began.

Chili Con Carne: The Anti-Recipe

Part 1 of the blueprint for chili mastery (updated)
Jan 18, 2012 2:01 pm
how to make chili con carne

Chili con carne is perhaps the simplest single pot stew, the quintessential campfire cuisine and the original tailgate meal. Before the days of brats and beer koozies, 19th century Chili Queens of San Antonio stewed it in open air wagons while mariachi minstrels entertained stockmen, soldiers, rounders and prowlers.


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