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Jelly and Rocket Science

Someone I love has a favorite expression, “it’s not rocket science”, he will say this when someone is having difficulty understanding his direction. Last Summer I attempted to make Elderberry Jelly. It had been nearly two decades since the last time I made this loved delicacy. Nearly every where I have lived as an adult, […]

19Dec2015 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Choosing the Right Coffee House

To get started in finding the right experience with coffee, you have to choose a coffee house. This is important because there are a lot of coffee houses out there that are expensive and cushy, but do not fall into the “micro-brew” coffee house category. Micro-brew coffee shops will roast their own coffees on the […]

21Feb2013 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Cucumbers and little identified methods to avoid diabetic issues

Will you be cool as a cucumber? Not merely is the cucumber known for it’s capability to cool-down our bodies, it has also been seen to assist with jaundice, diarrhea, epilepsy, sore throat, conjunctivitis (redness of the eye) and swelling of extremities.

28Jun2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Baking Bread – An Experience

I began baking bread about fifteen years ago. I have experimented with white bread, egg bread, sweet bread, rolls, loafs, braided loafs, and combinations of these. I now use a single recipe of my own design – it is a sweet egg bread. Recently I tried using some wheat flour. I found that if I used about half white flour and half wheat flour I had the best chance of achieving the texture and flavor I like.

28May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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*Hank’s Giving Day Turkey

This is a recipe out of my Hank Jr cookbook.  My wife cooked this at our first home cooked Thanksgiving and it turned out wonderful.  This cookbook is chock full of recipes for parties, everyday meals and wild game. 1   turkey, washed and drained 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 4 tsps […]

7Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Home Made Chili

The first cool day of fall led this writer to the grocery store to get the fixuns for a big pot of chili. We have never made chili the same way twice – but we think we are on to something this time. We knew we needed some meat, some beans, some tomato sauce, and […]

23Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Artichoke Dip

This is a great hot dip for pita bread or the crackers of your choice. (serves about 8). Ingredients: Two 14 ounce cans of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped. One cup grated Parmesan cheese One cup mayonnaise (fat-free or lite will work) One teaspoon garlic salt One half teaspoon ground black pepper One tablespoon fresh […]

19Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is an easy meal for a family.  Preheat oven to 350 F. Ingredients: 3, 5 ounce cans Tuna (this writer prefers tuna in water) 2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup. 2 cups Milk 2 sticks butter or margarine 1 package round snack crackers 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese 16 ounces extra wide […]

18Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Home Made Potato Soup

Home Made Potato Soup: Ingredients: Lots of potatoes – 8 – 10 red or russet will work – depends on if you like leftovers One 8 oz can of chicken broth One pint of whipping cream Two sticks of butter One or two yellow or white onions – to taste Salt Pepper Basil Flour Milk […]

16Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Tortellini and Alfredo

Last evening we were knocking around the kitchen, looking for an easy but tasty meal. There was some fresh Tortellini in the fridge so we did some experimenting. Tortellini is a ring shaped pasta, usually stuffed with a meat and cheese, or just a cheese mix. We prefer the fresh tortellini, but we have some […]

15Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Corned Beef and cabbage fixuns’

We have been experimenting again. We were never a big corned beef and cabbage kind of guy – perhaps we would indulge on St. Patrick’s Day.  We were at the store and they had corned beef on sale – we had a moment so we pondered the possibilities. Here is what we came up with […]

14Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Home made Alfredo sauce

This writer likes to cook but sometimes we feel lazy and want an easy meal. One of my other sins is pasta. Laziness and gluttony – sins flavor sins, one good sin deserves another, that’s my motto today. We have an Alfredo sauce that is sinful. Here is what we do. Ingredients: 1 pint of […]

14Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Salmon Patties

About 30 minutes preparation and cooking time. 1 extra large egg, beaten 1/4 cup of milk 1 finely chopped (grated?) medium yellow onion 1 tablespoon fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional) 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 16 ounce can salmon – drain or not. 1 – 2 cups […]

11Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Manicotti – an easy baked dish

We are getting ready for an Italian Thanksgiving in Kansas City. We have been experimenting with some Italian dishes that are quick and easy, and of course – all things pasta. Here is one that we like: Manicotti Ingredients: 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (try the home made stuff) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 cups […]

9Oct2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Eazy Hot Wings

I made these myself when I was short on cash but had alot of chicken.  I make these without any exact measurement, time frame or temp so you may need to adjust to your taste. You may use your choice of wing sauce, I prefer tabasco with a little rib rub mixed in. The ingredient […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Creamy Vodka Sauce…

On the subject of tortellinis, we would impart another recipe from our own Italian friends in Staten Island, NY. We would like to thank Eileen for this one, and we are forever grateful as it is a family favorite. You will need: one cup of ham – cubed one cup of onion (yellow or white, […]

7Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Baking Bread – Recipe and Discussion

This writer began baking bread about fifteen years ago. We have experimented with white bread, egg bread, sweet bread, rolls, loafs, braided loafs, and combinations of these. We now use a single recipe of my own design – it is a sweet egg bread. Recently we tried using some wheat flour. We found that if […]

2Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued