My secret recipe!

Over the years I have become adept at cooking a number of dishes I have copied from other places. I love to eat something awesome and then either recreate it or make it even better. I have tried my hand at pastas, crawfish vol a vent, clams Sinatra, rib preparations, fajitas, soups and many other things. In the past few years I have been perfecting a chicken chili recipe that has served many a good football weekend in Michigan. I have no idea where I first had chicken chili but it has become an obsession of mine. I’m told that is approaching legendary. I’m not sure. I think it’s pretty good but it’s still a work in progress.

Tonight I made what I think is my best batch to date. I’m really excited because I get to serve it to family tomorrow at our second annual Christmas cookie baking party. The chicken was braised over a low fire with care in hopes that St. Nicolas shaped cookies soon would be there.

I guess the proof will be in the “pudding” as Tiny Tim might say. Reports to follow tomorrow. Off to dream of sugar plums.

Ah the Holidays!


About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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One Response to My secret recipe!

  1. garry and linda says:

    you’re way ahead of me, man, I’m still workin’ on my Lady Gaga chili con carne….and perfecting my “clams Tony Bennett” atsa’ nice!

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