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Brownies and Fudge – COLLECTION INDEX

by May 18, 2017 » Add the first comment.

CLASSIC BROWNIES Grandpa’s Brownie Snack – a mixture of OTC ingredients for night snacks Fudge Brownies – from a friend Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies – from Food and Wine magazine Caramel Pecan Brownies – from a misc third party Easiest Fudge in the World – Read more »


by May 17, 2017 » Add the first comment.

There are as many ways to make pizza as there are ways to make a casserole. Here are some that I enjoy: A collection: soon to be decanted – These will be broken apart into separate links General Information Tips and Tricks – Some info to make your Read more »

Reviving your Starter

by May 13, 2017 » Add the first comment.

RETURN TO GRANDPA’S NOTE PAGE Historically some families used their starter as part of the filling between logs in their cabin.  When a new family moved in, they broke off a piece of their starter, gave it to the new neighbor, and filled in the crack with more starter.  Yes, Read more »

Basic Sourdough Starter

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RETURN TO GRANDPA’S SOURDOUGH NOTES PAGE Sour Dough STARTER from SCRATCH If you would rather make your own starter, you can use this recipe. We’ve tested it, so know that it works. We recommend using Carl’s Starter. The quality will be nearly identical, and Carl’s is a piece of American Read more »

Rita’s Sourdough Starter

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Getting your own starter – FOR FREE

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You can get your own dried starter for free from CarlsFriends.NET (the original source) or get some from GrandpaCooks (also for free) by clicking here.  Our starter is also from the same 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter.

Sourdough – Intro and Credits

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RETURN TO GRANDPA’S SOURDOUGH NOTES More accurately called Sourdough, the entire process has taken on a nearly cult following. Click here to read what Wiki has to say about Sourdough. Much of this page is based on (or was taken from) CarlsFriends.NET which offers Carl Griffith’s 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Read more »

Grandpa’s Sour Dough Starter

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Brownie Snack

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Brownie Snack Packets were created using 1 or 2 bags Betty Crocker Dutch Cocoa Fudge Brownie Mix Combine ¼ C brownie mix with 1 T Bisquick, 1 T whey isolate, 1 T powdered or brown sugar, 1-2 tsp prepared cocoa Note: I used the cantaloupe baller the Read more »


by April 23, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Here is a collection of several recipes – some more complex than others, but all of them are good. Easy Ketchup Large can of ripe tomatoes OR 10 tomatoes – halved, salted and broiled until edges just start to blacken 1 can tomato paste 1 large onion – minced Read more »

Ahi Tuna Poke

by March 27, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna cut into 1/2 inch small cubes Ask for sushi grade – Whole Foods or AJ’s Green onions Cilantro Jalapeño – deseeded 1/2 Avocado Pour in sauce (bottom) Toss gently Plate with Won Tons and Shrimps Fry Won Tons – 145º – Fry up Read more »

Machaca Beef

by March 19, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Thanks to Ninos Restaurant in Sun City and Macayos Restaurant in Phoenix for this recipe. Use a chuck roast or chuck eye roast or bottom roast Cut into large pieces – about 2-3 inches Put into a pot of water and cover with water plus two inches Add large Read more »

Asian Dipping Sauces – COLLECTION

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Spring Roll Dipping Sauces Peanut Dipping Sauce Ingredients 2 TBL sesame oil 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp cumin 1/4 CU orange juice 1/4 CU smooth peanut butter 1 tsp ketchup 1 TBL brown sugar or 2 TBL honey handful of minced cilantro 1 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 TBL soy Read more »

Party Salsa – Brief

by February 25, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Here is a recipe for making A LOT of salsa. 12 boiled tomatoes – skins removed 1 bunch of cilantro 1 red onion – chopped 6 jalapeño chilies 1 TBL cumin 1 TBL oregano 3 roasted serrano peppers Blend using immersible blender  

Healthy Snack Granola

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This recipe is based on a recipe by Sarah Bea.  To buy directly from her, visit her website BY CLICKING HERE. 1/2 C ready-to-eat almonds – * Pulse 1/2 C ready-to-eat cashews – * Pulse 1/4 C ready-to-eat walnuts – * Pulse 1/4 C ready-to-eat coconut flakes 1/4 C Read more »

Banana Chips

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Not yet tried… Cut banana in segments Toss in 2 TBL lemon juice and 1 TBL sugar and 1/2 tsp salt Spread out on baking sheet Cook 2 hours at 200º Flip Cook another 1.5 hours at 200º  

NOTES: Misc 1

by February 23, 2017 » Add the first comment.

These are misc notes that I made from various sources. Use jicama spears for snacks Use a pita with cheese sauce and misc toppings for a quick dinner Use a colander for an easy steamer basket Put a towel under the cutting board to help hold it in place Read more »


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Beef Ribs 1. Cut rib rack in half to get 3-4 ribs per rack. Leave fat back on. Season/coat your ribs with depending on how spicy you want your coating, then let sit on counter 1 hour. Even better: In refrigerator overnight! 2. Cooking- 250°-300° in grill Read more »


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Dry rubs can be used for both meats and vegetables. They can be mild or spicy. Browse the recipes below and find one that suits your palate. Grandpa’s Dry Rub This is a good coating for when you are planning to bake chicken, pork loin, rib roast Read more »


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BBQ RIBS It sounds simplistic, but ribs are ribs. OK, not really, but tips for beef ribs can also apply to pork ribs and short ribs. Here is a collection of recipes that I’ve created, many tips for which overlap with other rib recipes. All my rib recipes are Read more »