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Friday, Apr 18, 2014
Deputies: Man killed son to play video games

A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Brandon Guyer dives but can't make the catch as Yankees Brian Roberts triples during the second inning Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
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Chili for the Pandemic

As promised, here is a chili recipe you can prepare in advance for when you are stuck home with the flu. This one is called “La Venganza del Alamo’’ It was a winner in the International Chili Society championships. Recipe makes enough for about 18 servings.


11 tablespoons chili powder
one quarter cup. ground cumin
one quarter cup instant beef boullion
2 tablespoons parprika
2 tablesppons monosodium glutamate
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 cans (12 ounces each ) beer
2 cups water
one half cup vegetable oil
2 pounds pork from thick butterfly cut pork chops, cut into half-inch cubes
2 pounds beef chuck,cut into half-inch cubes
6 pounds beef rump ground
4 large onions, finely chopped
10 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon mole powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon masa harina
salt to taste


In a large pot combine chili powder,cumin, beef boullion, paprika MSG, oregano, beer and water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer.

In a large skillet heat oil, add one and a half pounds of mean and saute until brown. Drain off oil, transfer meat to simmering spices and continue until all meat is brown.

Saute onions and garlic in one tablespoon oil and add to mixture. Simmer two hours, adding water as needed.

Add sugar, coriander. mole, Tabasco and tomato sauce and simmer an additional 45 minutes.

Disolve masa harina in a little water until it is pasty and add to chili.Season to taste with sale  


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