Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bacon Popcorn

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We can’t remember where we heard of bacon popcorn (maybe friends in TX tweeted about it)….but we tried it last night. I was rushing so I didn’t do as much research as I usually do when I try a new recipe. The first one I found called for 3/4 cup bacon grease, it would take a week of cooking bacon for breakfast to accumulate that much grease so I continued to look. The one Lenny found was on Nosheteria http://nosheteria.com/2007/02/snacking-thy-name-is-decadence.html but it doesn’t have specific measurements. Read how I ended up doing it after the jump…. Read the rest of this entry

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Mexican Rice

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This recipe might be Tex Mex, but I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask the girlfriend who gave it to me. We were both living in Texas at the time but the recipe was from her family from Mexico.  Before you begin you will need a few kitchen tools you might not have on hand. One is an old fashioned mortar and pestle or a Molcajete ….. isolated mortar and pestle

I have started using a coffee grinder instead (one that I only use on spices – no more coffee in this one).  You will also need a large skillet with a lid.

The ingredients are:

1 clove of garlic

1/4 tsp. whole peppercorns

1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds

vegetable oil

1/2 large yellow onion (or whole med.)

1/2 bell pepper, chopped

2-3 Tablespoons canned tomato sauce

1 cup long grain rice

water

(by the way, all measurements are aproximate, this is one of those recipes you can tweek a little based on your preferences…the only important part is the rice to water ratio…which you will need to practice with to get it the way you like <moist or dry> we like ours a little dry)

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