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Tips: Skills and Kitchen Safety

by April 16, 2016

Tips are coming soon: Knife Cooking Cleanliness  

Tips: Pasta

by April 15, 2016

TEMPERATURE Do not start your pot with hot tap water.  The hot water leaches microscopic amounts of lead and other chemicals from your pipes.  Always start with cold tap water. Do not put pasta into cold water.  Under normal conditions that is… Put your pasta into water at a Read more »

Tips: Cheese

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Tips are coming soon: Hard, Soft, Fondue, Millard,

Tips: Potatoes

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Tips are coming soon: Storing Reaction to sunlight

Tips: Grocery Store Shopping

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Getting the Best Price Pick up newspaper – look for Loss Leaders – These are the items that the store will take a loss on, to get you into that aisle, where frequently other prices have been increased. Cheese . Cheddar is cheddar . It is a regulated label, Read more »

Tips: Vegetables

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Tips are coming soon: Shopping When shopping for Eggplant or Zucchini, blemishes are OK on the skin, but make sure there are no bruises or soft spots; and that they are firm. Storing Cutting Vegetables Avocados: CLICK HERE for Avocado Tips and Tricks Potatoes: There are two Read more »

Tips: BBQ and Grilling

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Tips are coming soon: Hot spot / cooler spot  

Fail Safe Hard Boiled Eggs

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Summary: Start cold, Bring to boil, Finish in 15. Put a dozen eggs into a deep pot. Add cold tap water until water is two inches above eggs, and turn on high. As soon as it starts to rapidly boil, turn off the stove, cover pot, and set aside. Read more »

Hard Boiled Eggs: Boiling Water

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Summary: Start cold, Bring to boil, Finish in 15. Put a dozen eggs into a deep pot, and add cold tap water until covering the eggs with two inches of water Turn burner on high. Prepare bowl of water with about four cups of ice cubes. Set aside. When Read more »

Tips: Eggs

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Hard Boiled Eggs There are many ways to hard boil an egg. Here are several methods. Try them all, and pick your favorite Start with eggs that are at least a week old, preferably about 10 days. This gives time for the albumin, the white, to separate from the Read more »

Spaghetti Pie

by April 12, 2016

INGREDIENTS Per 1 C of (not compacted) cooked pasta (eg) 2 cups = 2x the ingredients below 1/2 C shredded mozzarella or Provalone cheese Leftover spaghetti pasta strings 1 egg 1/4 C marinara sauce 1/4 C sweated onion (diced) 1/4 C Ricotta cheese 1/4 C grated Parmesan 1/2 tsp Read more »

Beef Carbonara

by April 9, 2016

Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS Leftover Braised Beef 2 eggs Ham Parm cheese Bacon pieces Hot Pasta STEP BY STEP In bottom of small cast iron skillet, melt 2 TBL butter and spread evenly over bottom Add pieces of Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie

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Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS – FILLING Leftover shredded beef or (traditional) ground lamb 4 TBL butter 1/4 C AP flour 1-1/2 C chicken broth IN A SEPARATE MIXING BOWL, COMBINE 1 small carrot – diced small 1/2 C baby peas Read more »

Braised Beef

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Braised beef . Rollover Cooking aka Leftovers Basic 5 pound chuck roast Brown all sides Put in good red wine Slow cook three hours . See recipe below Put my recipe in here.

NLOF Veggie Soup Meatballs

by April 8, 2016

Strain the veggies from your soup. Drink the broth… it’s good for you. For every 1 C of veggie matter, combine the following in a food processor 2 eggs 3/4 C raw oats 1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp salt Pulse all of the above together Add about Read more »

Costco Chicken Wings

by April 3, 2016

This is the basic recipe for cooking pretty much any frozen chicken wings. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO DISPLAY THE RECIPE.

Carrot Cake

by March 26, 2016

Ingredients 1-1/2 C canola oil 2 C sugar 4 eggs 3 C carrots (about 1-1/2 LB 1 C chopped almonds 1 tsp salt 1 TBL cinnamon 2 tsp baking soda 2 C flour Step by Step Blend oil and sugar in large bowl Add eggs, one at Read more »

Chicken Pot Pie – COLLECTION

by March 24, 2016

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 »

Shepherd Pie Potato Skins – Video

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Another video by PDX Traveler

Mini Meat Pies – Video

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Another video by PDX Traveler

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