Garbage Plate

Right out of high school, I lived in Rochester, New York for about 2 years.  If any of you are from Upstate New York, you've probably heard of the infamous Garbage Plate.  The perfect late night drunk / early morning hungover meal consisting of macaroni salad, home fries, chili meat sauce, either 2 cheeseburger patties, [...]

Chipotle Pumpkin Chili, with Jalapeno Cornbread

Since fall weather is just refusing to show itself in Los Angeles, I decided to bring a little fall to us by making something with pumpkin.  Since we do most of our shopping in local farmers markets, there is always a lot of seasonal ingredients, one of the most popular now being pumpkin.  I had [...]