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Recipes that are perfect for those staying in timeshares, hotels or small apartments.

Backyard Baked Beans

by April 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Jim Beam whiskey 2 tablespoons sugar 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3⁄4 cup chopped onion (1/2 medium) 1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons molasses 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, drained (See note) 1 tablespoon dry mustard Read more »

Lentil Soup

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1  C dry lentils 2 C distilled water 2 C beef stock Step by Step Heat above to boiling and simmer 5 minutes Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour 1 bottle lager beer 1/2 C diced celery 1/2 C diced carrots Read more »

Cream of Broccoli Soup

by March 23, 2016 » Add the first comment.

1 small onion (pieces) 1 TBL Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 box frozen chopped broccoli 1 C chicken broth 1 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL butter 1 can mushroom soup 1 C sour cream or 1 C heavy cream with 1 tsp sugar or 1 C sweetened condensed milk Read more »

Talapia Two Ways

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BAKED or FRIED Ingredients Talapia, sole or flounder 1 C milk 1 tsp salt 1/2 onion (slivered) 1/4 C AP flour 1 egg (beaten) Panko bread crumbs 1/2 onion (grated) salt, pepper 2 TBL butter Step by Step Place fish in a zip lock baggie with 1 Read more »

Fried Chicken Breast

by March 5, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Basic Fried Chicken Breast INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts MARINATE 1 egg (well beaten) 1/2 C evaporated milk (sub buttermilk) 1/4 C water DREDGE 1/2 C flour 1/2 C Panko crumbs 1/2 tsp Lowrey seasoning salt 1/2 tsp black pepper STEP BY STEP Combine marinate ingredients Put breast Read more »

Kung Pao Beef

by March 3, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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Before we begin… If you want to know the differences between the five main traditional Chinese dishes, Kung Pao usually starts off with fresh, moist, unroasted peanuts or cashew nuts. These are often used instead of their pre-roasted versions. The peanuts or cashew nuts are dropped into the Read more »

Sichuan Beef

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( formerly Szechwan or Szechuan ) Before we begin… If you want to know the differences between some of these traditional Chinese dishes, Sichuan Beef usually includes Thai peppers or some other very hot peppers Ingredients to feed 4 people 1 lb. beef flank Read more »

Hunan Beef

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Before we begin… If you want to know the differences between some of these traditional Chinese dishes, Hunan Beef is very spicy, and is sometimes difficult to distinguish from a Sichuan meal.  There are minor differences in vegetables and seasonings.  Hunan uses hot Thai peppers. Ingredients to Read more »

Mandarin Beef

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Before we begin… If you want to know the differences between some of these traditional Chinese dishes, The beef is tossed in cornstarch early, which gives it kind of a coating. Mandarin Beef is the least spicy of the five recipes outlined here at GrandpaCooks.com Ingredients to Read more »

Mongolian Beef

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Before we begin… If you want to know the differences between some of these traditional Chinese dishes, Freezing your meat for 30 minutes will help you get nice thin cuts Mongolian cuisine primarily consists of green onion/scallions and beef. Use of vegetables and spices is limited. Sometimes foods Read more »

.$10 Hamburger

by January 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Before we begin… You will need to get 1/2 LB of skirt steak for each person, and COARSELY grind it. Cut the meat into one inch cubes across the grain Spread out and freeze it for an hour before grinding Don’t overpack or overwork the meat If you do Read more »

Salsa Boracha

by September 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients: One onion EVOO 1 bottle (or can) dark beer (alt: instead of beer, you can use 1/2 C each tequila and OJ) 4 dried peppers (see below) 1 tomato 1 fresh jalapeno Instructions Cut one onion and heat in EVOO over medium heat for 8-10 minutes Add four Read more »

French Toast

by April 12, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Bread – Preferably French bread or Challah bread 2 eggs 1/4 C buttermilk 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL sugar STEP BY STEP Combine all of the above except the bread Cut your bread.  Don’t be boring. Cut your French Toast into triangles, rectangles, Read more »

Chicken and Dumplings

by May 31, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Before we begin… This recipe is pretty easy, and you can make it even easier by buying a pre-cooked chicken. This particular recipe is shown a bit differently than the rest of our recipes. You can even cut corners more by using Pillsbury crack and cook dinner rolls for Read more »

Garden Skillet Supper

by April 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients ½ c butter 1 c onion (thinly sliced) 2 zucchini (1/2” slilces) 1 med eggplant (peeled and cut ½” slices) ½ c flour 2 green pepper (cut in strips) 2 tomatoes (wedges) 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp oregano 1/8 tsp pepper garlic Instructions In covered elect skillet melt Read more »

Meat Skillet

by February 4, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients: 1 stalk celery (chopped) 1 carrot (chopped) 1 onion (chopped) 2 TBL butter ———— 1 potato diced small 1 bay leaf 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp poultry seasoning salt and pepper to taste ————- 2 TBL flour 2 TBL EVOO or butter ————- 1 CU good white wine 1 Read more »

Tortilla Española

by August 4, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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AKA Spanish Tortilla INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/4 pounds waxy potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 8 extra-large eggs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional:  Cheese mix: See notes at bottom of this page. STEP BY STEP Heat half Read more »

Southern Winter Soup

by January 20, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Grandpa created and submitted this recipe to The International Rescue Committee for inclusion in its Gila Farm Cooperative CSA Newsletter. This is a program that we subscribed to, and prepaid for, which gives the farmers money for seeds. Throughout the coming year, we get all sorts of greens and other Read more »

Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup

by November 4, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS 2 strips sliced bacon, cut into pieces 1/2 onion – chopped  2 large russet potatoes – peeled and chopped ( see note below ) 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 ounces cheddar, grated – about 1 cup) 2 TBL chopped chives or scallion tops STEP BY Read more »