Pan Fried Meat and the First Hunters

South Sudanese Entree SHAIYAH(Pan fried meat) INGREDIENTS 2½ pounds lamb, beef, or goat2 cups water.¾ red onion (¼ red onion more later)2 stalks celery4 garlic cloves1 jalapeno pepper or red chile pepper1 bay leaf½ teaspoon […]

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Chicken Baquaise and the Birth of Basketball

French Entree CHICKEN BASQUAISE INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper1 red bell pepper1 large onion2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons fresh thyme3 tomatoes2 pounds chicken pieces, bone in or boneless1 teaspoon salt or fleur de sel*¼ cup olive […]

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SPAM

Part of my kitchen Things you need to know: 1) The derivation of the term “spam” for torrents of unsolicited e-mail and posts comes from a Monty Python skit where a diner serves SPAM, SPAM, […]

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Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream and Serenity

American Dessert MASON JAR CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips2 cups heavy whipping cream5 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract⅛ teaspoon salt SPECIAL UTENSILS food processor or blender3 cup Mason jar Makes 2½ […]

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Strawberry Freezer Jams and Round Things and Not Round Things

American Breakfast STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh, crushed strawberries (about 1 pound whole)2 tablespoons lemon juice4¼ cups sugar¾ cup water6 tablespoons (1 1.75 oz box) fruit pectin powder SPECIAL UTENSILS potato masher or […]

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Chicken Bakes and Submarine Warfare

American Entree COPYCAT COSTCO(TM) CHICKEN BAKE INGREDIENTS 6 ounces cooked bacon¾ pound cooked chicken breast2 tablespoons chives2 stalks green onions2 cups grated mozzarella½ cup grated provolone½ cup grated Parmesan cheese½ cup creamy Caesar dressing1 pound […]

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World War I Leads To American Independence

  Flags are cool. Of course, these flags hang at the Albion Fire Station, so maybe they’re hot. Your flag may vary.               Ever since Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World and […]

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Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ham And Mars

American Entree SLOW COOKER DR. PEPPER HAM INGREDIENTS 1 12-ounce can Dr. PepperTM3 tablespoons brown mustard¾ cup brown sugar5 pounds boneless or 5½ pounds bone-in ham SPECIAL UTENSIL slow cooker Serves 8. Takes 4 hours […]

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Mason Jar Strawberry Ice Cream and Discovery Voyages

American Dessert MASON JAR STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS 2 cups heavy whipping cream5½ tablespoons sugar2¼ teaspoons vanilla extract⅛ teaspoon salt2 cups whole strawberries, fresh or frozen Makes 3 cups. Takes 15 minutes to make and […]

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Roast Chestnuts and the Birth of Languages and Boxes

American Dessert ROASTED CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts (most of the fresh ones are available in Autumn) SPECIAL UTENSIL baking pan Serves 6. Takes 45 minutes. PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While oven preheats, […]

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