CHILI MANIA — This all-American food came out of Texas to conquer the whole...

By Richard Blunt Issue #64 • July/August, 2000 Whenever you discuss peppery issues like religion or politics your emotions and blood pressure are at risk of running high. This is because the conversation is likely doomed...

Spiced red beans

Recipe of the Week  Spiced red beans  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup dried red kidney beans 5 cups cold water to soak beans 3 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon...

Pita bread

Recipe of the Week  Pita bread  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar 1 cup warm water (110°-115°) 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive...

Fried Foods

By Richard Blunt Issue #126 • November/December, 2010 Over the past 30 years I've devoted many hours to researching, developing, and testing recipes that provide my family and me with healthy and good tasting meals. My...

Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian: Healthy meals that satisfy the omnivore

By Richard Blunt Issue #122 • March/April, 2010 Humans are omnivores, which means we can eat just about anything nature has to offer. In fact, research has shown we need to eat a wide variety of...

Family dinner at Backwoods Home Magazine

By Richard Blunt Issue #129 • May/June, 2011 Last fall I was invited to Gold Beach, Oregon, to spend some quality time with my lifelong friend, Dave Duffy, and his family. On these visits it is...

Hearty breakfast fillets

Richard Blunt  Ingredients 1/2 cup flour kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 cup cornflake crumbs 1 lb. fish fillets (small thin fillets preferred) 1/2 cup peanut oil Method Equipment: 7-inch well-seasoned cast iron skillet or...

French Onion Soup

Recipe of the Week  French Onion Soup& Julia Child's Beef Stock  Courtesy of Richard Blunt  Thirty-some years ago the publisher, Dave Duffy, the food editor, Richard Blunt, and I all lived in or near Boston. Butch, that’s Richard Blunt,...

Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice

<!-- Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice By Richard Blunt --> By Richard Blunt Rice is one of the first grains man domesticated. Today it is one of our most important food sources, accounting for one-fifth of the calories consumed...

Apple barbeque sauce

Recipe of the Week  Apple barbeque sauce  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 6 Tbsp. vegetable oil 2 cups onions, chopped fine 1 cup celery, chopped fine 3 Tbsp. fresh ginger,...

Broiled fish fillet with piri piri sauce

Recipe of the Week  Broiled fish fillet with piri piri sauce  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. fish fillets 1 1/2 cups white wine 1/3 cup fresh...

Challah

Recipe of the Week  Challah  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 pkg. active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°) 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/3 cup light vegetable oil 2...

Algerian honeyed lamb kebabs

Recipe of the Week  Algerian honeyed lamb kebabs  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients meat: 2 lbs. boned lamb leg cut into 1 inch cubes marinade: 3 cloves peeled fresh garlic 2...

Glazed spiced mocha brownies

Recipe of the Week  Glazed spiced mocha brownies  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients soft shortening 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate 6-1/2 oz. unsalted butter 1/8 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. powdered, instant...

Basic biscotti cookie

Recipe of the Week  Basic biscotti cookie  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients for egg wash: 1 egg 2 Tbsp. milk Ingredients for cookies: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar-divided 1 tsp....

Whole grain breads baked at home

By Richard Blunt Issue #112 • July/August, 2008 Bread baking is an ancient craft that some food historians believe reaches back over 15,000 years to the time when the last Ice Age was losing its grip...