Sunday, August 29, 2010


2 cups Unsalted chicken broth -- defatted
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 teaspoons Ground cumin
2 tablespoons Pickling spice
1/2 Red bell pepper -- sliced
1 pound Boneless chicken breast -- halves
1/2 Yellow bell pepper -- sliced
2 tablespoons Minced jalapeno chili with -- seeds
1 Onion, halved -- thinly sliced
1/3 cup Rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup Fresh cilantro leaves
3 large Garlic cloves -- minced
baked (no oil) tortilla chips

  • Boil broth and pickling spice in heavy large saucepan ten minutes.
  • Strain and return liquid to saucepan. Add chicken, onion, vinegar,garlic, oil and cumin to pan. Simmer over very low heat until chicken is just cooked through, about ten minutes. 
  • Transfer chicken and onions to shallow dish. Top with bell peppers and minced chilli. Boil cooking liquid until reduced to 2/3 c, about ten minutes. 
  • Pour liquid over chicken and let cool 30 minutes. 
  • Add cilantro to chicken mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, turning chicken occasionally, about 4 hours (can be prepared one day ahead). 
  • Slice chicken and transfer to plates. 
  • Top with marinated vegetables and some of the juices. Pass tortilla chips to use as "pushers." .
Makes 6 servings

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tail Gate

Cooking With Willy is all about what you can do with Tail Gating.  What are some of your favorite tailgate recipes. 

What are some of the things, that you use when you work on your tale gate party.  What are the hot items this year that will be really sticking it out in the tail gating industry.  How do you want to do your tail gating.  Are you one that likes to stand out while it is real hot and slave and sweat over that hot fiery grill.  Or are you one that wants to kick back and just lay around on that tail gate couch with the cool air flowing over you.

Tell, Willy what you like and give your opinion on how it should be done.

10-4 Willy

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hillbilly Wok

Willy wants a Hillbilly Wok or a cowboy wok or a mexican wok to cook on.  This is a large disc blade for a farm implement.  It is concave and makes a great cooker if you put handles on it.

It can be used for stir frying outside, cooking fajitas, cooking hot dogs or deep frying fish.  This is something that Willy wants.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Work Gloves

Willy knows work gloves.   Willy knows how to work with his hands on manual labor.  This means that there are times that if Willy does not wear the right gloves it is devastating to his hands.

What has happened in the past is that Willy will be digging post holes with a manual pair of post hole diggers without his excellent padded work gloves and guess what happens.  Willy suddenly realizes that he has a blister forming.  It is too late and the blister is there.  Willy's hands are ruined.

Well, the same thing happens and Willy has the right gloves on and no blister happens.

What is the point?  The right glove for the right job is important.  Check it out.

10-4 Willy

Cooking in the Heat

Willy thinks this summer is hot.  Willy wants to know what you cook when it is hot. 

Do you cook in the kitchen?
Do you cook outside?
Do you cook things in the micorowave?
Do you try to cook things that cook quickly on top of the stove?
Do you try to cook only things that cook in the oven?

Willy is looking for ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool.  How do you cook.

10-4 Willy