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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

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

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014

Snickerdoodles




Cream wet ingredients, whipping until fluffy.

Blend in eggs, one at a time.

Sift together dry ingredients.

Add by thirds to wet mixture.

Wrap in plastic and cool in fridge (~30m) so dough is slightly hard and can be formed into balls.

Form into balls, roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.

I used less cinnamon, but dusted the cookies with more cinnamon halfway through baking

Bake at 400 degrees for ~10 minutes.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014

Strawberry Island Cookies




Sift flour, soda, salt, sugar in a large bowl.

Blend in shortening, egg, pineapple juice.

Dough will be crumbly, try mashing with hands.

Add in rolled oats.

If too dry, slowly add more pineapple juice.

Grease cookie sheet with shortening.

Form dough into balls, press onto cookie sheet forming shallow bowls.

Glaze with egg, sprinkle in sugar, spoon in jam, top with pineaple.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Makes ~2 dozen.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014

Award Winning Chili



Brown beef and onions in large bot until beef is brown and onions are transparent.

Add all liquids and seasonings (add reserved kidney bean liquid too!)

Simmer uncovered 1h30m.

Add Beans, simmer 30m.

Serve with raw chopped white onion, cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, optionally over fritos.

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