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I think that recipes should replace phrases like medium high heat or simmer with temperatures. I interpret medium high heat to mean about 350-370 degrees Fahrenheit (175-190 C). Likewise, I call a simmer about 200 degrees (about 95 C). For … Continue reading

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Recipes

For several years I’ve kept a WordPress instance running in my basement for storing my recipes. I recently uploaded the data to wordpress.com. I may move to a custom domain, but for now it is on a free WordPress sub-domain. … Continue reading

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Flan

3 tbsp Sugar 1 tbsp light corn syrup 1 tbsp Water 1.5-2 tbsp Hot Water 2 Eggs 250ml Milk 5 tbsp Sugar 130ml Pudding Molds (4.4 fl oz) Unsalted Butter Put syrup in bottom. Then custard on top. Cover with … Continue reading

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Smoked Chuck

2-4 pound chuck roast 1/4 c. rum 3/4 c. soy sauce 1 c. beef stock 2 T. Worstershire sauce 1/2 diced onion 2 gloves garlic Poke the meat a bit. I think doing so might help the marinade get in. … Continue reading

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A new thermometer

I don’t know where I got the idea from, but I’ve long thought that knowing how hot a pan is would be tremendously handy. And of course, the obvious way to measure surface temperature is with an infrared thermometer. So, … Continue reading

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Crockpot Jambalaya

Sorry, no picture this time since I was taking it to a church function.  I think that the seasoning could use some tweaking, maybe a bit less cayenne.  Also, the cooking time for me should have been closer to the … Continue reading

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Braided Cinnamon Bread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Follow a basic milk bread recipe (flour, sugar, salt, yeast, water, milk, shortening) through the first kneading and rising stage. Split dough into three equal portions Roll out each portion, into a roughly 4:3 shape. … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract

I made vanilla extract.  Since I just followed the directions, here is the link.  I can’t try it for 4 weeks, and it won’t really be done for six months.  I hope it doesn’t come out weak.  I dropped a … Continue reading

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Pesto Tilapia on Tomato Risotto with Roast Asparagus

I made enough for 4 this time because I wanted left overs to pack for lunch. The tilapia was 1/2 pound rubbed with pesto from a squeeze tube, then fried. I didn’t love the flavor, and if I were to … Continue reading

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Poached Egg on Risotto with Spinach and Bacon

The goal was to have something more than frozen pizza, or reheated spaghetti and meatballs, using only stuff on hand.  Using up the spinache before it went bad was a nice benefit.  I bought a lot of vegatables at the … Continue reading

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