Category: lunch

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Pandemic Bread
16
Jul
2020

My Method for Sourdough Pandemic Bread

So I’ve been making bread every couple of days for the last several months. I’ve come up with a method for sourdough that doesn’t require constant attention to the starter, and I end up with two loaves of tasty and…

cast iron frying pan
18
Oct
2019

Hearty Beef and Hominy Chili

1 lb ground lean beef (7% or less) 1 small onion, chopped 1 small green bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 (14½ ounce) can of diced tomatoes ¼ cup tomato paste…

15
Oct
2013

Cauliflower Soup

A LOW-CALORIE WAY OF MAKING A SATISFYING SOUP

13
Dec
2009

Boston Baked Beans, take 2

You might find, in the Cooking Monster archives, an entry I wrote about my attempt to make a batch of homemade baked beans, and how I lamented that the results really weren’t worth the effort. Well, urged on my my…

08
Jul
2009

Julia’s Method for Cheeseburgers

I watched an old episode of Cooking with Jacques and Julia, on the topic of beef, and they demonstrated their methods for making hamburgers, so I decided to give Julia Child’s method a try for dinner last night. The result…

14
Apr
2009

Braised Spinach with Minced Meat

I made some braised spinach last night that didn’t go well with my wife. She prefers fresh spinach salad to anything that’s been cooked, even if I’m careful to wilt the greens only slightly. So I had some more greens…

19
Nov
2008

Things to Add to Omelets

Brown eggs taste no different from white eggs. Rhode Island Red hens give you brown eggs … the older the hen, the darker the egg. Creamed or plain chipped beef; Crumbled, crisp bacon bits; Strips of thinly sliced ham or…

13
Oct
2008

Potato, Leek and Asparagus Tart

Completely decadent, serve this with a salad, as a side, or as a first course. It’ll definitely wow them at the pot-luck dinner. You could really go over the top with this recipe, adding cream to the potatoes, and using…

01
Oct
2008

Sausage & Peppers

This is the way my mom used to make it. And this is pretty much the best food at any street fair, ever. 1-2 lbs fresh italian sausage (hot or mild) about 6 links 1 small onion 1 bell pepper…

28
May
2008

Tuna Noodle Salad & Grandma’s Potato Salad

Two of mom’s old summer stand-bys. A summer picnic was never without one or both of these on the table. Not much to post these last few days. Been a little too warm to be in the kitchen. I did…

30
Apr
2008

Salmon Fritters

If you’re feeling rich and extravagant, replace the canned salmon with fresh chopped salmon, or lump crab meat. 5 green onions, finely chopped ½ sweet red pepper, finely chopped 1t garlic powder ¼c mayonnaise 1 egg, beaten 6 oz. flaked…

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