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Personal Carrot Cake

by July 29, 2017

You will need a scale to do this recipe justice. Dry Ingredients 1 large carrot – grated and weighed (eg) 130 gm ± 1 C AP flour (sifted and weighed (eg) 130 gm – same weight as your carrot 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp Read more »

Doggie Dental Treats

by July 28, 2017

Ingredients 2 C oatmeal (pulverized) 2 C whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon of Swanson Premium Activated Charcoal 2 ripe bananas 1/3 C peanut butter 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg 1/2 cup packed fresh mint 1/2 cup packed fresh Italian parsley 1 cup chicken broth or water Swanson GreenFoods Read more »

Pet Treats you should Never Give Your Pet


The following treats can cause cancer in dogs. Milkbone Dog Biscuits – Contain BHA as a preservative – a known carcinogen Pup-peroni – BHA and propylene glycol, a major ingredient in anti-freeze Temptations – Actually can contain dead dogs and cats Beggin Strips – Contains food dyes not allowed Read more »

Grandpa’s Animals – COLLECTION INDEX


Cancer-Causing Pet Treats – Five mainstream treats that are actually bad for your dog Hobo Dog Biscuits – Use up your refrigerator scraps to make healthy treats Ivermectin – Heart Gaard – Jury is still out on the efficacy of this recipe Veggie Dog Biscuits – A healthier option Meat Read more »



Wholly Crepes – Halifax, Nova Scotia Crepe Lasagna Cok au Vin Crepe Filling

Heath Bars – Copy Cat Recipe

by July 25, 2017

Ingredients 3/4 C sliced or lightly crushed almonds 1 pound Vermont or Irish butter (higher fat content) 2 1/2 C granulated sugar 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1/4 C dark Karo syrup 1/3 C water 2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 C Canola oil Step by Step Read more »


by July 23, 2017

Spelled by some Fritatta, but according to Google, the title spelling is correct. New Life Frittata Zucchini Frittata North American Frittata Spanish European Frittata    

Coffee Concentrate

by July 17, 2017

Coffee Concentrate 4 C cold water 1/3 C Coffee Grounds (put into 3 coffee bags) Cover pot and put on low heat Heat till liquid starts to simmer (about 30-60 minutes) DO NOT bring to a boil Cover pot and turn off heat Let cool about two Read more »

Brunch Quiche

by July 15, 2017

Buy a pastry shell from the freezer section of the grocery store. Quiche filling: 6 eggs 1-1/2 C half and half Salt, pepper to taste or a small amount of Gruyere cheese (grated) Add special ingredients Cooked bacon – pieces Cheddar cheese – grated Onion – Read more »



Also TORTA ESPANOLA A quiche is basically a custard with different ingredients mixed in. Here are some recipes. Where specified, many of these recipes use a BASIC CUSTARD. For a dessert custard, use the above ingredients PLUS 1 TBL sugar or honey Quiches frequently (but not always) are in a Read more »

Fried Salmon


Fresh salmon Cut cross hatches across skin – about 3/4 inch slices – halfway through Oil and Salt both sides lightly Cook in 400º hot canola oil just till it cooks about halfway (2-3 minutes per side)

Watermelon Beverage


Use a biscuit cutter to mark the top of a seedless melon Use an immersion blender to liquify the inside Pour out the guts and strain Return to the melon, and serve with a straw

Ice Cream French Toast


INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks 1/2 C sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract scant salt 1 C whole milk 1 C heavy whipping cream Soft bread (brioche, banana bread, croissant, Hawaiian rolls, etc) 4 TBL clarified butter (for the fry pan) STEP BY STEP Cream together Read more »



There are many ways to make French Toast.  Here are just a few of the possibilities. French Toast Casserole Ice Cream French Toast Grandpa’s French Toast Mini French Toast Medallions French Toast Rolls Flatten sponge bread Read more »

Brownies and Fudge – COLLECTION INDEX

by May 18, 2017

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

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

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


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



Getting your own starter – FOR FREE


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.