Archive for the tag 'kitchen tools'

Care and Handling of the Happy Day Griddle Grill

I received an email from Marguerite about the care and use of her rediscovered Happy Day Griddle Grill. “Just found  your blog because I was reaching the Happy Day Griddle I was rearranging my cabinets this week and found it…. After my parents passed away  (i had taken care of them for many years and now […]

Tired of Wasting Food!!

For some reason, either from cooking in a restaurant or coming from a big family I always seem to make way too much food. After throwing away yet another left-over batch of  taco meat, I was determined to find a way to save my meat, and other cooked foods too. It was about a 3/4 of […]

Here is a Great Kitchen Timer

It’s a Kikkerland Safe Kitchen Timer. Not your old run of the mill timer, it looks like a Safe Combination dial. Pretty clever, in a quirky sort of way! It’s available on Amazon, for $10.99

Chili Season In Full Swing Here in Michigan

Well it’s the 1st of November and Chili season is here and the weather in Michigan has been perfect; wet, cold and cloudy. If you need more inspiration than the weather can provide I have posted some links to my chili recipes. If all else fails there is an alternative I added at the end […]

NY Strip con Chiles Verde

If you are a regular reader of the Chef Benwa Cooks blog then you will know my fondness for green chilies. From my Chili Verde con Cerdo to my Chile Verde con Carne y Tomatoes. I just love the chilies. Another favorite of mine is Jack Link’s Jalapeno Beef Jerky. This got the old brain […]

Chili Con Carne with Beans 2.0

This is Chili made with ground beef. I am pretty indifferent as to which version I like best. The ground beef version is a little easier to make and you don’t have to worry about cooking your chunks of beef till tender. Some times it can take quite awhile. Lets get started:

Chile Verde con Carne y Tomatoes

OK, so not everybody was crazy about the Chili Verde con Carne. In fact my daughter wouldn’t even touch it. To fix it up I  reduced the amount of stock and added 4 cans of diced tomatoes and 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Oh! there is no need to thicken it with the corn starch […]

Chili Verde Con Carne

So here is the Chili Verde Con Carne. I was trying for something different. We were having a Chili themed potluck at work. Someone was bringing white chili and and someone else was bringing red chili so I said “I’ll bring green chili. I loved it but not many other people could get past the […]

The Best Chili Con Carne with Beans

Be sure to read the entire recipe before starting Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: ½ the day Best to Eat: The next day