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Fri, 23 Apr 2021

Cowboy Brownies

Line 9”x9” pan with foil and oil, set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Lightly scramble eggs with vanilla, set aside.

Mix and sift dry ingredients, set aside.

In a saucepan, bring to gentle boil the butter, water, and sugar.

Remove from heat and add half the chocolate chips.

As chocolate chips are cooling, stir in eggs.

Incorporate the flour mixture by thirds.

Add remaining chocolate chips.

Bake 25-30min at 350F.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Waffles (by weight)

Great waffle recipe, but measure everything “by weight” into two large bowls (dry, wet)

Measure the small amounts (less than 10g) very slowly, or by teaspoons.

Mix/sift dry ingredients.

Stir wet ingredients.

Gently fold dry into wet (do not overmix, should be like a fluffy cake batter)

Makes 4 waffles.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Chili California Salsa

Boil, Blend, Strain.

Works especially well for “red” chilaquiles.

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Pan Cake Waffles



Barely mix into cake-like batter (fold, don’t whip)

Heat waffle iron (4-plate)

Spread batter/dough onto waffle iron.

Cook until crisp (I checked/re-placed around halfway through when it was steaming a lot)

Serve with butter and syrup

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Sun, 30 Sep 2018

Really Good Baked Potato Soup

Cook potatoes until tender (recommend: properly microwave).

Dice potatoes into ~1/2 inch cubes.

Coat with salt, pepper, chicken bouillon powder, set aside.

Melt butter in soup pot, dice onions, vegetables, etc

Cook until onions are translucent, add garlic towards the end (so as not to burn)

Mix together vegetables and coated potatoes in the soup pot.

Add enough boiling water to barely cover / float potatoes, and simmer ~30 minutes.

In separate frying pan, melt butter and mix with flour to make a roux.

Temper in milk/cream, and herbs.

Transfer herbed milk roux to soup pot.

Blend ~50% of the soup to thicken.

Serve, top with bacon or croutons.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Trompo de Pastor

Preheat oven to 300 degrees farenheit

Blend spices into slightly watery paste (using lime juice)

Slice meat into medallions, coat with paste in a bowl.

Refrigerate covered bowl for 30 minutes

Slice vegetables for fajita/veggie mixture into a bowl.

Coat vegetables with salt, peper, olive oil.

Slide meat onto skewers, use onion halves as base and skewers as the “trompo”

(Pierce skewers into onion, straight down, such that the meat is free-standing)

alternately, cook the meet on a wire rack with a pan to catch the drippings

Cook meat on skewers in 300 degree oven for 1.5 hrs

Remove meat, slice, dice, arrange on a baking tray beside coated and spiced vegetables.

Cover meat with a layer of tortillas and aluminum foil

Broil pan underneath broiler ~10-15m until veggies get sweated / roasted.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017

Ruth Woodard’s Spaghetti

* 1lb bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled (reserve grease)

* 1 lb cheddar cheese, sharp

Cook bacon, drain and reserve grease

Heat bacon grease + flour until combined and slightly browned (do not burn)

Cook sliced onions in bacon grease w/ salt and pepper to taste

Add stewed tomatoes and oregano, simmer 30m

Cut or blend large tomato chunks

Add cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, stir into cooked pasta

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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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