July 29, 2004
Re "Making Out Like Bandits," July 27: These raccoons are certainly clever and powerful creatures. They kept on toppling over or opening our trash bins despite my best efforts to place barriers or even 20 pounds of bricks on top of the lids. In desperation, I decided to sprinkle some chili powder on the trash and hope this would work. After the first encounter, it took them six months to raid my trash again. Another sprinkling of chili powder has kept them away for at least two years.
December 12, 2012 |
Looking for something a little more calorie-conscious? Let's revisit flavored popcorn. You'll find that these recipes for chile-flavored popcorn and rosemary-Parmigiano popcorn make for quick, health-conscious gifts and snacks. RECIPES: 25 homemade holiday gift ideas! Flavored popcorn is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, ranging from quick and simple gifts (perfect if you're working with kids)
June 4, 1987
"Long ago a friend gave me this recipe, which my children just loved," says Sheila Thompson. "They are grown now, but the recipe is still popular." CACAHUATES PICANTES 3 tablespoons olive oil 16 small dried hot chiles 2 cloves garlic, pressed 24 ounces dry-roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon salt or less, optional 1 teaspoon chili powder Heat olive oil in skillet. Add chiles and garlic. Saute 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid scorching. Stir in peanuts and transfer to foil-lined baking sheet.
September 18, 1986
This quick and easy jambalaya makes a special dinner when there's no time to cook. First, bacon and sausage are sauteed, then the pan drippings are blended with flour. The other ingredients--chopped tomato, sliced celery, pitted black olives and tomato paste--are added to make a richly textured sauce flavored with garlic, oregano, thyme and chili powder. After the sauce comes to a boil, shelled shrimp are added and cooked just until they turn pink, about four minutes.
February 26, 1987 |
Dear SOS: The Date Bars at City restaurant in Los Angeles are incredibly good. Any chance for a recipe? --GALE Dear Gale: They are, indeed, outstanding date bars, especially when served warm with ice cream as is done at the restaurant. The flavor is surprisingly different from what you'd expect--rather more raspberry than date.
October 29, 1987 |
For the fifth time in 21 years, a woman took top honors at the annual World's Championship Chili Cookoff held Sunday at Tropico Gold Mine. Using a family recipe that she had adapted through the years, Margo Knudson of Loomis, Calif., won the $25,000 first prize presented by Tecate beer, beating out 80 other finalists from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England and West Germany.