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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 »


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 »


by February 23, 2017 » Add the first comment.

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 »

Lemon Curd and Tarts – COLLECTION

by February 1, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Basic Lemon Curd Gives new life to yesterday’s French Toast. Great as a desert pudding all by itself too! INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 cup granulated sugar 2 dashes of salt lemon zest and juice of 4 lemons ( 3/4 – 1 C ) 1/2 Read more »

Mac and Cheese – COLLECTION

by January 30, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Grandpa’s Mac and Cheese Ingredients 4 C dried macaroni pasta (large) 2 eggs 1/2 stick butter (4 TBL) 1/4 C AP flour 2 C whole milk 1/4 C Dijon mustard 1 LB fresh sharp cheddar 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 C black olives (rough chop) 1/2 Read more »


by September 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

• Growing and Making Pickles • Easy Pickling – OVERVIEW The basic ingredients are 1 C vinegar, 1 C sugar, 1 TBL salt Heat to simmer and pour over items to be pickled STEP BY STEP Collect vegetables that you want to pickle Cut veggies into Read more »


by April 21, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Pork Chop Notes Bone-in means more flavor.  Unless you have a specific reason, always use bone-in pork chops. Frenching the pork chop means to scrape the meat off the bone to create a “handle.” Consider a two-day brine – Boil apple cider and add sugar, salt, cloves, bay, corriander Read more »

Chicken Pot Pie – COLLECTION

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Basic Chicken Pot Pie This recipe is much like the one shown below. You may use my ingredients, but be sure to watch the video for some important tips. Ingredients – Filling 4 TBL butter 1/4 C AP flour 1-1/2 C chicken broth IN A SEPARATE MIXING BOWL, COMBINE Read more »

Spring Rolls – COLLECTION

by January 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.

See also: Spring Roll Dipping Sauces I created this base recipe during a vacation where we are currently traveling Europe and are living in Istanbul, Turkey.  You might guess that pork is difficult to come by in a Muslim country,  so I created a more vegetarian option. Saying SPRING ROLL Read more »

Meatballs – COLLECTION

by December 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.

For best taste, use 1/2 LB ground beef, 1/2 LB ground pork and 1/2 LB ground veal.  All below recipe ingredients below are geared to 1-1/2 LB of meat unless otherwise specified. Meatloaf Meatballs INGREDIENTS 2 TBL Worcestershire sauce 2 TBL Dijon one handful Chopped parsley 1 egg plus an extra yolk Read more »


by December 28, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Taco Shells Use golden corn for hard tacos, and white corn tortillas for soft tortillas. Soften shell, fill, fold in half, secure with a toothpick and then fry Alternate Preparations for the Meats OK… so a taco is some sort of filling in a corn (or flour) tortilla shell.  Usually Read more »


by October 19, 2015 » Add the second comment.

Tips and Tricks CLICK HERE Grandpa’s Meatloaf This is actually one of the best meatloaves that I have EVER created. There are loads of cruciferous veggies in it. It is moist, yet holds together for a really meaty taste, plus it’s chucky jammed full of delicious greens. The Read more »


by September 13, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Hollandaise Sauce – COLLECTION Some sauces deserve their own special place in the recipe kingdom. Hollandaise Sauce is such an animal. Please CLICK HERE to view about a dozen different recipes for Hollandaise. BBQ Sauce, ketchup, etc – COLLECTION Another sauce deserving special recognition is BBQ sauce. Read more »

Baked Beans – COLLECTION

by May 31, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Regular ol’ Baked Beans 2 CU prepared beans – See recipe for Dry Bean Processing ¾ lb fat salt pork or 2 strips bacon ½ tsp salt 3 TBL brown sugar ½ tsp mustard 1/2 onion – chopped small 1 TBL ketchup 1 clove garlic – minced 1 a Put Read more »

English Muffins – COLLECTION INDEX

by April 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Whatever English Muffins This is how I make English Muffins when it is FAR too early in the morning, but we are out of English Muffins. Mix 1 T yeast, 1 tsp sugar and about 1-2 T hot water from the tap – mix and set aside In a Read more »

Grandpa’s Sourdough – COLLECTION INDEX

by September 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Thinking about venturing into the world of Sourdough?  Read Grandpa’s Sourdough BEGINNERS OVERVIEW as one of your first steps. Intro and Credits Sourdough Starter Getting Starter from Carl T Griffith – SASE required – Carls Brochure About Carl and the 1847 Oregon Trail Starter – A legacy that Read more »

Hollandaise Sauce – COLLECTION

by April 16, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Hollandaise – Recipes and Notes Eggs Benedict Salmon Benedict The Five Mother Sauces Other Sauces Recipes for Making Hollandaise Basic Hollandaise INGREDIENTS 1 Shallot 1 tsp peppercorns 2 TBL EVOO 1 ice cube (or a bit of crushed ice is even better) 3 egg yolks 2 TBL buttermilk 1 Read more »