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Chicken Livers with Tomato and Rice

 Serves 4 Chicken Livers with  Tomato and Rice make a perfect meal for that moment when you want just a little something.   Ever wonder what to do with chicken livers besides adding them to stuffing or making a giblet gravy or chicken…

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup)

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup),  from my book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking,  is version which happens to come from the island of Graciosa.   Serves 6 1 small onion, finely chopped 5 whole garlic cloves 1 bay…

Beef Fillet Açores Atlantico

On one of my trips to São Miguel island in the Acores, we checked out the upscale menu at the Açores Alantico Hotel.  Tableside service enabled me to grab this recipe which delighted everyone.  Serves 2 4 tablespoons brandy 1…

Carne Guisada com Batatas - Braised Chuck Roast

Carne Guisada com Batatas - Braised chuck roast is just what cold weather calls for.  It uses the 7 - bone chuck roast, referred to by some as "blade meat" is the best choice for this dish  The best use of blade and neck beef meat…