Category Food

Buckboard Bacon

Over the Christmas season I make homemade (or house made, which seems to be more in style now and has been commandeered by restaurants) food gifts. While preparing twenty-five pounds of bacon using my standard recipe I also had purchased…

Make Superfine and Confectioners’ (Icing) Sugar

Cooks Illustrated has a great video series on their website with quick tips. This time was how to use regular sugar in the place of superfine sugar or confectioners’ (icing) sugar: use your blender! For one cup of superfine sugar…

Hot Smoked Chuck Roast

After many successful pork shoulder (butt) cookouts on the barbeque I wondered if a low and slow approach would work for beef. I was at the store recently and came across a beautifully marbled chuck roast; blade roast for us…

Cranberry Sauce

My family was away over Thanksgiving and a friend canceled for dinner but I decided to forge ahead and make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for myself. Since I’m diabetic (type 2) I skipped the mashed potatoes and made my dressing…

The Sandwich Of Summer 2012

I like sandwiches. No, that's not strong enough: I love sandwiches. Take ingredients you thoroughly enjoy and put them in a portable, edible container. We had what could be considered a "perfect storm" of elements in the refrigerator last week for me to create what is now my official sandwich of 2012.

Organized Through Labels

Labels, who wants to waste their time with labels? My wife has owned and used a Brother P-Touch labeler for some time, keeping things neat and organized. I’m the cook and kitchen manager in the house and until now have…

Cook Pasta In A Frying Pan

I saw a post recently on Chow that made me very skeptical: cook pasta in a frying pan, just covering the pasta with cold water and cooking on high until tender.   This goes against all thinking on pasta cooking:…

Clay Pot Refrigeration

I saw this on YouTube: make a clay pot refrigeration container, called a Zeer Pot,  with sand and water.  It’s a very simple and effective technique that once constructed is good forever with the addition of water. As well here’s…

Using All The Chicken

I had an event at church this past weekend where I had to provide the main dish for sixty people.  I was looking to do this as cheaply as possible while still supplying a great meal.  A local store where…

Fish & Chips

I was wandering the supermarket with the family just before closing and came across a pile of tilapia and cod fillets on 50% discount as their best before date was the following day.  We bought a bunch and came home…