Cooking and Recipes

Homemade Butter and Parcheesi(tm) Prisons

November 19, 2017
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American Appetizer HOMEMADE BUTTER INGREDIENTS 3 cups heavy whipping cream ½ cup ice water ¼ teaspoon salt (optional, to taste) SPECIAL UTENSILS food processor (best), immersion blender or electric whisk fine-mesh colander or colander with…

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Shredded Collard Greens and the Fate of Zeus

October 14, 2017
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Brazilian Appetizer SHREDDED COLLARD GREENS INGREDIENTS 2 pounds collard greens (about 4 bunches) 4 garlic cloves 3½ tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt Serves 6. Takes 40 minutes. PREPARATION Wash collard greens.…

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SPAM Fried Rice, Che Chevarra, and Benadryl Cumberbund

October 8, 2017
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Guamanian Entree SPAM(TM) FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice 2 garlic cloves 1 small onion 1 12-ounce can SPAM 2 tablespoons oil 3 eggs ¼ cup soy sauce Serves 4. Takes 35 minutes. PREPARATION Cook…

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When Fried Fish Cakes Were Birthday Cakes

September 30, 2017
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Burmese Entree FRIED FISH CAKES INGREDIENTS 1 pound filleted flounder, cod, or other whitefish 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon fish sauce…

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Bananas With Split Peas and the Great Beyond

September 22, 2017
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Rwandan Entree BANANAS WITH SPLIT PEAS INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups dried split peas 4 cups water or enough to cover split peas 4 ripe bananas¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons…

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Chicken Chipotle and Conga Lines

September 19, 2017
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Mexican Entree CHICKEN CHIPOTLE   INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 chicken breasts 1 cup crema Mexicana 1 tablespoon chipotle powder ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup chicken stock 1…

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Phosphates and George Washington

September 14, 2017
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American Dessert PHOSPHATE INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon acid phosphate* 2½ tablespoons syrup (your choice, cherry was the most popular) 1¼ cups carbonated water ice cubes as desired Makes 1 glass. Takes 5 minutes. * = You…

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Picadillo and Why Bowls Are Round

September 4, 2017
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Cuban Entree PICADILLO INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 large onion 3 Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ pounds…

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Hermit Cookies And Stuff

August 25, 2017
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American Dessert HERMIT COOKIES INGREDIENTS ¾ cup butter (1 more tablespoon later) 1¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon clove ¼ teaspoon…

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Hearts of Palm Pie and Why Life Is Hard

July 31, 2017
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Brazilian Entree CHICKEN AND HEARTS OF PALM PIE INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 4 cups flour (3 tablespoons more later) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups lard or butter 1 egg INGREDIENTS – FILLING…

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