My Blue Kitchen

Where Confidence Reluctance and Sass Come To A Boil

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Soups & Stews

Pork Vindaloo Stew

August 11, 2020

"This is the best Indian food I have ever prepared.  The seasonings are balanced and defined.  Definitely not a hot mess.  Nope.  Not scary at all."

Beef Stew

October 9, 2018

"A meal that will put Dinty Moore and Hungry Man to shame.  No processed crap.  Just honest, good food."


September 24, 2018

"I had previously been lead to believe that gumbo was hard to make because of the roux (it has to be dark!) So, here you go, a gumbo recipe that is easy to prepare and can be made the traditional way, or gluten free."

Potato Soup

September 11, 2018

"As a kid, we ate this soup any time we were in need of some extra comforting.  It doesn't require much effort and tastes so much better than anything you can buy.  My oldest daughter used to beg me to make it for her."

Stupid Easy Croutons

September 3, 2018

"Don't buy croutons at the store.  That's just dumb.  Make these stupid easy croutons at home instead.  Now, that's using your noggin.  "

Jill’s Crock-pot Chili / Stew

September 3, 2018

"When I make chili, you can see and taste each individual ingredient.  That's the way I like it.  It's not authentic chili, by some people's standards, but I'm not trying to win any prescribed recipe contest here.  I'm just sharing with you what I like.  There.  That should get the haters off my back."