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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Texas Chili and the Universe

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American Entree TEXAS CHILI INGREDIENTS 3 pounds beef chuck or sirloin 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves 1 medium onion 1 jalapeno pepper 2 tomatoes 1 7-ounce can green chile peppers ½ […]

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Pork Loin And Deadly Dancing

American Entree PORK LOIN WITH SHERRY AND RED ONIONS INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 9 pearl onions 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried 2 red onions ¼ cup butter 2 pounds pork tenderloin 1 […]

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Banana Fritters and the Golden Age of Musicals

Djiboutian Breakfast BANANA FRITTERS INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup flour ¼ cup butter 2½ teaspoons honey (½ teaspoon per fritter) Makes 5 fritters. Takes […]

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