Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Recipe of the Day

One of my favorite pork chop dishes was mom’s Pork Chops and Rice. This is all cooked together in a large frying pan. Serves four. PORK CHOPS AND RICE 1 Medium onion, diced 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 8oz cans tomato sauce 1 Cup regular white […]

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]

Gyros

1 lb. ground lamb (beef) 1 lg. clove garlic, pressed 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. basil 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/2 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. rosemary 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/8 c. snipped parsley 6 pita pockets 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, chopped SAUCE: 16 oz. sour cream 1 med. cucumber, pureed (puree […]

Heaven must be beyond our imagination

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I saw a little black dachshund the other day that reminded me of Pepper. We found this tiny black dachshund at our friends’ house. Immediately Buffy loved her and every time we would visit our friend, instead of Buffy playing with the other children, she always entertained herself by playing […]

Chile’s identity crisis: Fruit or berry

By Helena Rodriguez The burning question in Santa Fe right is how to label our precious red and green chile peppers. This is not a mild matter for us chile-chomping Nuevo Meji-canos. But in a strange twist, the debate over our fiery state vegetable has turned fruity. And I do mean fruity. A bill was […]

In tribute: Sisters grew closer with age

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Friends and family described her as determined, caring and even-tempered. She was a tomboy in youth and a superb cook in her later years. On Oct. 29 Marilyn Tyson of Clovis died at Plains Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 72. Tyson was born […]