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Sun, 27 Nov 2016

Molasses Sugar Cookies




Melt shortening in saucepan or microwave.

Remove and let cool (otherwise egg will cook).

Add sugar, molasses, and egg, mix well.

Sift together all dry ingredients.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.

Wrap and chill thoroughly.

Roll into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes and let cool on wire racks.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016

Red Beans and Rice





Cook beans and pork in salted water.

Bring to boil then simmer for 45 minutes.

Add vegetables, seasonings, and tomato sauce.

Simmer 1hr, stirring occasionally.

Add sausage for extra body and cook 45 minutes more.

Cool, but do not necessarily refrigerate.

Reheat to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve over boiled, buttered white rice.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Apple Pie



Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare pie crust / pan bottom, set aside top.

Stir sugar and spices into small or medium bowl.

Peel apples, slice thinly into bowl slightly larger than pie crust/pan.

apple slices should be ~1/16” or ~1mm. If you shake a slice back and forth it should wiggle instead of being solid

When you’ve peeled a heaping amount into the bowl, using both hands mix with sugar and spices by thirds, separating apple slices.

Spread heapingly into pie crust / pan bottom.

Dot with slices of butter or margarine.

Cover with pie crust top, press together edges, slice top to allow steam to vent.

Cover crust edges with aluminum foil.

Bake at 425 for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and juice bubbles through slits.

Remove aluminum foil for last ~5 minutes.

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Chocolate Clusters


Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in microwave (or double-boiler) until creamy and smooth

Gently stir in chow mein noodles and nuts

Drop onto waxed paper, roughly the size of golf balls

Refrigerate 4+ hours, remove from waxed paper and serve

01:29 CST | category / entries / recipes
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Pizza Dough



Dissolve yeast in warm water

When fully dissolved, add remaining ingredients in order listed

Dough should be slightly sticky and pull away from sides of bowl

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (slightly more flour if dough is more sticky)

Knead 20 times, let rest 5 minutes

Knead 10 more times, let rest 15 minutes

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

Roll dough flat to be ~1/4” thick, transfer to cooking surface (pizza stone or lightly greased pan)

Blind bake crust (no toppings!) for ~5-10 minutes at 425 degrees until crust is almost cooked

Remove, top with sauce, cheese, toppings

Return to oven for ~5-10 minutes more until cheese melts and begins to bubble

Remove from oven, slice and serve

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Lemon Pie



Select enough ‘Nilla Wafers to stand upright around pie pan edge

Roughly layer bottom with ‘Nilla Wafers (broken and laying flat is preferable)

Crumble most of remaining ‘Nilla Wafers and layer over bottom, covering all visible parts of the pan


Zest/grate a single lemon peel into bowl

Juice both lemons into zest, straining seeds

Empty condensed milk into juice and zest, mixing thoroughly

Gently layer condensed milk mixture over crumbled ‘Nilla Wafers

Cover, refrigerate overnight

Serve with whipped cream

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015

Pan de Yuca - Cheese Bread - Almohabanas

From this recipe, gluten free

Melt butter and cool.

Combine the yuca starch or flour, cheese, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Blend until smooth, adding up to 1-2 tbsp water if necessary.

Shape into 1-2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.

Optional: Chill for about 30 minutes before baking.

Bake at 400 for ~5 minutes then turn on broiler and continue until golden brown on top.

Serve immediately, they should be lightly crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside..

22:22 CST | category / entries / recipes
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Sloppy Lasagna

A modification of my family recipe for Lasagna for when you’re feeling lazy and presentation doesn’t matter. Meat is optional and can be used as a regular meatball recipe if you desire. This is a great chance to use up all your old random pasta noodles or you can be fancy and buy all of one kind.



Mix all meat, brown in frying pan.

Mix all cheese, mix into cooked meat mixture.

Boil noodles in salted water per package directions (make sure to stagger adding noodles, putting in longest-cooking ones first).

Drain noodles, place in baking dish.

Add half sauce, mix well to coat noodles, sprinkle meat and cheese mixture throughout.

Pour over remaining sauce, top with sauce and cheese.

21:33 CST | category / entries / recipes
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Tue, 03 Feb 2015

Cajun Baked Salmon

This is an excellent dry rub for salmon.

Make up a big batch some time and keep it in a jar.

Rub spices into all sides of the salmon (remove skin!).

Bake salmon at 325F for 12-14 minutes on foil-lined baking pan.

I usually elevate the salmon by cooking it over sliced onions or partially cooked green beans.

For an elegant, no effort meal:

Done. 15 minutes out the door, healthy, elegant, and near impossible to mess up.

09:47 CST | category / entries / recipes
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Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Pan Fried Catfish

This always turns out great for me. Sometimes you can use frozen “Swai” fish, which is basically asian catfish.





Mix dry ingredients in a wide, shallow pie plate.

Dip fillet in egg then dredge in bread crumb mixture.

Heat oil over medium/medium-high heat.

Cook 3 minutes one side, flip, 2 minutes other side.

For thicker fish, fry then bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

14:25 CST | category / entries / recipes
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