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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 »

Brownie Snack

by May 13, 2017 » Add the first comment.

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 »

Olive Garden sliders

by March 29, 2017 » Add the first comment.

If you’ve ever eaten at Olive Garden, you are familiar with their buttery garlic breadsticks.  They just keep coming.  If you ask for some near the end of your meal to take home, they always oblige.   You can create tasty little sliders with the left-over bread sticks. For Grandma, 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 »

Healthy Snack Granola

by February 25, 2017 » Add the first comment.

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 »

Ready-to-eat Meusli

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INGREDIENTS 1 C raw oats (not instant) 2 TBL chopped almonds 1 TBL chopped pecans 1 TBL chopped walnuts 1 TBL chopped pistachios 1 TBL pumpkin seeds 1 TBL chia seeds 1 TBL sunflower seeds 1 TBL flax 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 3 TBL melted butter 2 Read more »

SM – Sour Orange Marmalade

by February 17, 2017 » Add the first comment.

4 Jar – Overview This recipe makes enough marmalade to last you for a couple of months.   If you want enough marmalade to last you through to next season, CLICK HERE for the amounts used to make a larger batch. Marmalade is traditionally made with Seville oranges (also called 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 »

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

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Ingredients 1 onion – diced and sauteed in EVOO Garlic – minced 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1.5 C water or chicken broth Lasagna noodles – cooked 1 LB Ricotta cheese 3 eggs handful of minced scallions Grated Parmesan and Swiss cheese salt, pepper, parsley (chopped) 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 »

German Red Cabbage

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Ingredients 3 slices of chopped bacon 1 diced apple 1/4 C diced onion 1-2 tsp sugar (depending on taste) 1 inch thick steak of green cabbage 1 inch thick steak of red cabbage 1 TBL red wine vinegar 1/4 C red wine salt and pepper to taste dash of Read more »

Togo’s Asian Chicken Salad Dressing

by January 26, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Thanks Sherry Important Update: The Coco’s Asian Chicken Salad Dressing has been discontinued. The restaurant has a replacement (that is not very good.) A comment from Sherry Leger suggests a substitute and asks our feedback. This warranted its own page, so here you are. PLEASE CLICK HERE to read Read more »