Homemade Butter and Parcheesi(tm) Prisons

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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Phosphates and George Washington

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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Hermit Cookies And Stuff

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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The Wonder Dog

This story was based on two sources. First, my dad who served his country in World War II  did his basic training in Louisiana, He said soldiers would throw snowballs at the platoon ahead of […]

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Boston Baked Beans and the Round Table

American Appetizer BOSTON BAKED BEANS INGREDIENTS 1 pound great Northern beans 8 cups water 1 medium onion 5 ounces salt pork ¼ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup molasses 2 teaspoons dry mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 4-14-17

Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. PD asks: How do I get the cat to emulate a dog? He never meows […]

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Banana Strawberry Nut Bread and the Great Wall of China

American Breakfast PAUL’S BANANA STRAWBERRY NUT BREAD INGREDIENTS 3 bananas (overripe ones are better) 5 ripe strawberries ½ cup pecans ½ cup butter (softened or melted) ½ cup raisins 2 eggs ½ cup sugar 2¾ […]

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Armenian Pizza and Andy Warhol

Armenian Entree LAHMAJOON (Armenian Pizza) INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion 2 Roma tomatoes 1 pound ground lamb, beef, or combination 6 ounces tomato paste ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ teaspoon […]

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Brisket With Onions and Buried Treasure

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American Entree BRISKET WITH ONIONS INGREDIENTS 2 large onions 4 pounds beef brisket (first or flat cut with fat trimmed to ¼”) 4 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ½ tablespoon thyme 2 […]

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