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Vickie’s Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup is quite famous throughout San Antonio, as the cure to many ills, from a common cold to a terrible hangover. Probably one of the best restaurants to get it from in SA is Jim’s Restaurant. In fact, the coffee shop is kinda famous for it. Last time James and I were home, my …

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Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

It’s cold here in New Jersey, and to me, that means its time for comfort food. Soups, stews, and pies! Pies like you get in England, savory, stick to your ribs food that keeps you warm when you go outside. Like when I’ll go outside to rake and leaf blow the ten thousand leaves on …

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Club Sandwiches

Club sandwiches were a favorite growing up. There used to be this pub.. or, the closest thing to a pub you can find in San Antonio, called Chelsea Street Pub. They tried desperately hard to be very British. One of the coolest things about the place though, was that they had live music on Friday …

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Cowboy Spaghetti

This is another one of those gems from my Nanny. I can’t quite explain why I never thought to combine pasta and chili, but YUM! About 10 years ago I swung by her house for dinner, and this is what I was met with. She didn’t put sausage in it, but that’s because she used …

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

So, if you’ve ever met my dad and spent any significant amount of time with him, you learn two things pretty quickly: 1) He’s a musician. 2) He LOVES to eat. Funny enough about a guy who loves to eat, he couldn’t cook a lick when my parents got married. He literally struggled to boil …

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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada (car-ney gee-sada) is a thick Mexican beef stew, typically served in flour tortillas, which, by definition, makes a taco. For future reference – food inside tortilla = taco, regardless of the variable fillings. You can have it on its own, or topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Where I come from, it’s …

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