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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Halloween Skull Meatloaf

American Entree HALLOWEEN SKULL MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS ½ cup bread crumbs2 eggs1 small onion2 tablespoons whole milk1 pound ground beef1 teaspoon ground mustard¼ teaspoon paprika⅛ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt2 tablespoons ketchup6 slices provolone, about ¼ pound2 […]

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Frito Pie In a Bag and the Dawn of Humanity

American Entree FRITO PIE IN A BAG INGREDIENTS 2 green onions 1 pound ground beef 1 30-ounce can chili beans (no meat) 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles 6 1-ounce bags Fritos(tm) 6 […]

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I Solve the Speeding Problem

People drive like bats out of Hell. They don’t care about the speed limit. They don’t care about the law. They don’t care about the injuries, and sometimes death, they inflict on other drive drivers. […]

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Syrian Meatloaf and the Timeline of Everything

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Syrian Entree SYRIAN MEATLOAF(lahme bil sanieh) INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened1 large onion2 pounds ground beef1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or black pepper2½ teaspoons pomegranate syrup*1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil3 Roma tomatoes * = Found […]

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Pastrami Sandwiches and Impressionism

American Entree MATTHEW’S PASTRAMI SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 8 slices rye, crusty deli bread, or French rolls* ⅓ cup Russian dressing 1½ pounds sliced pastrami** 4 slice Swiss cheese 2 cups coleslaw SPECIAL UTENSIL*** aluminum foil * […]

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Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon and UFOs

American Entree BROWN SUGAR SMOKED SALMON INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon dill 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds salmon fillets vegetable oil SPECIAL UTENSILS smoker electric thermometer wood chips (apple, cherry, […]

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