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Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Godfather’s Goulash

September 2nd, 2020

Sometimes the Godfather himself does you a favor… WHAT YOU WILL NEED 1 pound ground beef 2 cans of tomato sauce 1 can of corn 2 tomatoes – cut anyway you would prefer 1 red pepper – cut anyway you would prefer 1 box rigatoni 2 tsp of Italian seasoning 2 tsp red pepper flakes 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp thyme 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 cup fresh parmesan Salt and pepper to taste THE BEEF Mix into 1 tsp of all the seasonings above as the beef cooks. Once the beef is slightly overdone, add the cut veggies into and let simmer. THE NOODLES Cook those babies but not too much! THE GOULASH MIX Mix... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: TT’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

August 26th, 2020

It’s way too hot for this I suppose but for me, hard times call for comfort and soup is tmy go-to comfort food! It helps with anxiety and because we are living through one of the wildest times EVER, it is much needed. I will happily eat a hot soup in 90 degree weather if it means my nerves will calm down! Grab a can of Canada Dry, enjoy the soup and don’t forget that Black Lives Matter. Oh, and PLEASE VOTE! WHAT YOU WILL NEED 4 chicken tenderloins\ 2 cans of Old El Paso enchilada sauce 1 can of black beans 1 can Rotel – mild 1 can of 3 bean in chili sauce 1 cup of heavy whipping cream 2... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: My Big Fat Italian Wedding (Soup)

August 19th, 2020

It’s the good stuff. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 5 cups chicken stock 2 cups vegetable juice 3 peppers 2 carrots 1 tomato 1⁄4 bag of fresh green beans A sensible amount of kale 1⁄2 bag of meatballs 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1⁄2 tsp oregano, thyme, parsley, basil and onion powder 1⁄2 box of Ditalini noodles Salt and pepper to taste WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Preheat oven to 425 (for meatballs – cooked in a small pan) Cook noodles according to taste Combine all ingredients into a separate soup pot and bring to a boil and then let it reat Combine all ingredients as things... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: My Mom’s Meatloaf

August 5th, 2020

Ma! The meatloaf! WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin (or ground beef) 1/2 a large onion or full small onion 2 cups oatmeal 2 eggs 2/3 cup of ketchup (most of it in mixture, some on top) Salt/pepper and RED PEPPER FLAKES to taste   WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Preheat oven to 400’F Chop onion Combine all ingredients in a bowl Use hands to mash/mix it up Put mixture into a loaf pan Top with a layer of ketchup Cook 40-45 minutes Ready to dig in! Add whatever sides you like best! I highly recommend watching Wedding Crashers while you eat this delicious meatloaf! Until next time…  Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Varney’s Vegetable Soup

July 29th, 2020

Named after the one and only Jim Varney, this soup is so TASTY and like Jim’s character Ernest, the perfect model of comfort… you know what I mean, Vern? Here’s with you will need: 1 pound of chicken tenderloins 3 peppers ½ bag of frozen corn Some kale 2 fresh carrots 6 cups of chicken broth 2 cups vegetable juice 1 tomato 2 tbsp olive oil 1tsp onion powder 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp basil 1 tsp garlic salt 2 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp thyme A liberal amount of salt and pepper to taste   Here’s what you will need to do: Cut your veggies and put them in the pan! Mix in the chicken broth... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Some Good Chicken

July 22nd, 2020

This chicken and veggies dish tastes great and isn’t bad for you! That’s a combo that’s hard to find! It can have a little kick or no kick depending upon how much you amp up the spice! Here’s with you will need: 1 pound of chicken tenderloins 1 lemon 2⁄3 cup canola oil 1⁄2 cup of chicken broth 1⁄4 bag of green beans 1 sweet potatoe 1 red pepper 1 container of cherry tomatoes 1tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic salt 2 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp thyme 4 tsp lemon pepper A liberal amount of salt and pepper to taste Here’s what you will need to do: Preheat the overs to 425 Cut potatoe... Read More

Black Box Theater’s ‘Turn Of The Screw’ Is Creepy, Must-See Theater

July 17th, 2020

If Lora Adams’ name is on something there’s one guarantee: it’s going to look AMAZING. And Black Box’s Turn of the Screw is no exception to that rule. The latest offering from the intimate Black Box – and ONLY live theatre event in the Quad Cities this summer – looks and feels as eerie as it should. This particular production has that Disney detail thing going on. It’s like a bunch of Imagineers flew in from Anaheim and rocked a stellar set, lighting and costume design. It looks THAT good. The “Imagineers” in the case are set designer (and director) Lora Adams,... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Walt’s White Chicken Chili

July 15th, 2020

WALT’S WHITE CHICKEN CHILI This is a banging dish and I know you’ll dig it! Here’s with you will need: 1 pound of chicken 1⁄2 bag of frozen corn 1 can black beans 1 can great northern beans 1 can diced green chilies 1 lime 2⁄3 cup canola oil 5 cups of chicken broth 1 8oz cream cheese 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp garlic salt 2 tsp red pepper flakes 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp paprika A liberal amount of salt and pepper to taste Here’s what you will need to do: Cut the chicken and season with 1 tbsp of everything listed In another pot, bring cream cheese, chicken broth and 1 tsp... Read More

Cooking Thyme With Tristan: Grand Pappy Tappy’s Gumbo

July 8th, 2020

A number of years ago I hurt my hip in a rehearsal of RENT and a friend of mine coined the phrase Grand Pappy Tappy and it’s been dark for years but now… the name has risen! It seemed apt for this particular dish! Here’s with you will need: 1 chicken breast 1 Andouille sausage 1 can corn 4 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning 2 cups of brown long grain rice ⅔ cup canola oil 4 cups of chicken broth 2 cups vegetable juice 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp parsley A liberal amount of salt and pepper to taste Sprinkle on Cajun seasoning to taste Here’s... Read More

Quad-Cities Repping Giving Platform To Area Musicians

July 6th, 2020

The local arts scene took a huge blow this spring when Covid-19 shut down the entertainment industry. But it takes a lot more than a pandemic to get Quad-Cities artists down and out. And it takes even more to get the big idea makers to stop dreaming. Enter Royce Barnett, Mr. Crunk Chocolate. Barnett, a Quad City resident and popular voice on social media and podcast platforms, where he often posts under the name Crunk Chocolate, has launched Quad-Cities Repping, a one stop shop Spotify playlist of Q-C artists. “The Ultimate Goal is to have The most complete Q-C Anthology of our local artists,”... Read More