Monthly Archives March 2019

Celebrate Sloppy Joe Day with Kathleen Raskin

I am Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas, and today I’d like to welcome you into my kitchen to celebrate National Sloppy Joe Day. There are a lot of variations on this recipe, but today I’m bringing you the classic Sloppy Joe.  This ground beef and tomato sauce sandwich may have originated at a café in Sioux City, Iowa in the 1930s, after a cook named Joe got the innovative and delicious idea to add tomato sauce to the café’s loose meat sandwiches. History also suggests the original Sloppy Joe may have been created at Key West, Florida’s Sloppy Joe’s Bar. While we don’t have any definitive proof of one story of origin or the other, we have plenty of proof that this sandwich has remained an American favorite over the decades...

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March 14th is National Potato Chip Day

The potato chip was first invented at Saratoga, NY’s elegant Moon Lake Lodge on August 24, 1853. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of America’s favorite snack foods. Join me, Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, in observing National Potato Chip day by deep-frying up a batch of these crispy, savory treats. One of my favorite things about homemade chips is you can add any seasonings you like. While I have provided seasoning instructions in my recipe, I encourage you to experiment and come up with your own family favorite recipe. Bon appetite!

Ingredients

1-1/2 lbs medium russet potatoes

7 to 8 cups oil, for the best taste use peanut or canola

Kosher salt to taste

2 tsps garlic powder

1 ½ tsps celery salt

1 ½ tsps pepper

Directions

Fill a large bowl with ice water and then soak the ...

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Celebrate National Meatball Day with Kathey Raskin

March 9th is National Meatball Day. Let’s observe this delicious holiday with a Crock-Pot-friendly spicy meatball recipe! The secret to my spicy curry crockpot meatballs is madras curry, which is the fiery cousin of the common yellow curry powder many of us have in our spice rack. The two spices share many ingredients in common, such as cumin and fenugreek, but madras has red chiles that turn it a deeper, darker red hue.

This is one of my favorite recipes because you can adjust the heat by adding more or less curry depending upon your guests’ tastes. It’s so easy, too—just pop it into the Crock-Pot and forget about it while you get ready. It couldn’t be easier or more delicious...

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