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Sep 5, 2013 11:17 AM

The best compliment you've received

Last night, I was watching my favorite, Ina Garten on TV with my 5 yr old daughter. As we were watching Ina making her delicious caramel syrup, my daughter said, wow, mommy, she looks like she is a good cook'er' but I think you are a better cooker.
Made my day. =)

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    1. That's really adorable :)

      1. That's lovely. My picky adult nephew ate the entire pot of black bean chili I made. It was like watching an eating contest. He said it was the best thing he had ever eaten. It's just chili.

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        1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

          well, do share the recipe! Sounds so healthy too!

          1. re: Monica

            Sorry Monica, but it is not healthy. This is my real recipe.
            4 cans black beans, drained.
            4 cloves minced garlic
            1 brown onion, diced
            2 Tb olive oil
            32 oz can diced tomatoes
            1Tb chili powder
            1tsp cumin
            1 dark beer (I use dos equis dark)
            3 Tbs cilantro, minced
            1lb spicy bulk breakfast sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)

            Saute the garlic and onions in olive oil. Brown the sausage. Deglaze with the beer. Add the beans, tomatoes and spices. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the cilantro before serving. I top with sour cream.
            There is nothing unique about it, it just fits my taste.

            1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

              And how is that not healthy? Actually the word is "healthful....."

              1. re: jmckee

                I figured the beer negated the healthful and proper grammar of the recipe. :)

                1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                  Nope - that actually looks darn healthy. The alcohol in the beer cooks out, and yes you are using sausage, but more for flavor - looks at all your beans and tomatoes!

                  Kudos to you : )

                2. re: jmckee

                  Jmckee, Thanks for pointing that out.
                  Sad to see the word "healthful" become archaic in my lifetime. I used to correct people using "healthy" for healthful all the time, but now I have pretty much given up.

                  1. re: Tripeler

                    I forget who it was -- possibly Roy Blount, Jr. -- who pointed out how frequently sports reporters make that mistake: "Joe Blow is not healthy." "Well, yes, he is healthy. However, he is also INJURED, and that's why he won't be playing."

          2. that is a nice moment Monica - mine is when the grumpy fusspots who have nothing good to say about anything have thirds. speaks volumes.

              1. re: JulesNoctambule

                HA! Similarly, from one of my uncles re the oatmeal M&M cookies Nanny always baked: "These are just like Ma's--'cept you didn't burn them!" :D

                This one really touches my heart, though. Someone who follows my blog--who is not related to me--told my mom she has a folder with printouts of all my recipes. Just wow!

                Whenever my #1 taster says, "That's a keeper!" or "____ is f*cking awesome/the bomb!" Music to my ears!