Garlic Scape Pesto


Best Chili Recipe

This one is really good. I modified the linked recipe using only 1 lb lean ground beef, adding black beans and increasing the tomato sauce to a total of 660ml. It won 2nd place at the 2nd anual Klocwork Chili Cookoff even though I messed up by using curry powder instead of cumin.

In 2 tbsp olive oil, brown 2 cloves garlic minced. Add 1 medium cooking onion finely chopped and saute until translucent.

Add 1lb lean ground beef. Brown and drain any excess grease.

Add 10oz can beef broth and 10oz bottled Italian tomato sauce.

Add 2 charred whole Jalapeno peppers (medium to large) to the pot.

Bring to a boil and add drop 1:

Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Remove Jalapeno peppers and crush through sieve right into the pot.

Add drop 2:

Continue to simmer for 30 minutes.

Add drop 3:

Simmer 15 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate and re-heat when needed.

Sazon Goya

All measurements are 1 tbsp except the optional lovage.

Toast and then grind:


Pulse to mix thoroughly.

Semolina and Oatmeal pancakes/waffles

This is our standard pancake/waffle batter modified from Alton Brown's 'Instant' Pancake Mix. It is easy to make and tastes great. For easy cleanup I mix everything in a Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup.

Makes about 9 6" pancakes or 8 waffles (this is half of Alton's standard recipe). Enough for me and my three little ones.

In a small bowl, add 1/2 c rolled oats and 1/2 c water. Cook in the microwave cook on power level 8 for 1 minute 45 seconds (1100 W microwave).

The wet. In a 4 c measure, stir together:

Add 1 or 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir the crap out of it.

Note: I do this because most of the time I'm lazy. If you have time I reccomend trying Alton's instructions for the eggs (halving the measures). It makes the pancakes fluffier and richer:

Mix in the cooked oatmeal

The dry. Add (but do not mix) to the 4 c measure:

As per Alton whisk to combine: 10 seconds then step away. Don't worry about the lumps.

Cook the pancakes/waffles as you normally wouold. Though these turn out better if you leave them for 30 to 40 seconds after you think they are done as they are more moist than standard ones.