Monthly Archives: March 2011

Catfish with Lemon Caper Sauce

When I moved to Arkansas from San Diego — I know, odd choice — I soon found that well-priced fresh fish were almost non-existent. Sure it was available “freshly” frozen or at a price far north of $15 a pound … Continue reading

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I am not going to beat around the bush, this is an advanced recipe. You will need some special equipment and the dough is very tricky to perfect. That said this bread is so good that if you are not … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

I got the idea for this recipe from Two Spoons. I always thought spaghetti carbonara should be made with an egg and no filler. But a large supply of egg yolks has forced me to rethink a lot of previous … Continue reading

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Fillet a Fish

No fingers were cut while bringing you this how to. Before you do anything else rinse the fish in cold water. Then cut off the fins as seen above. The easiest way to do this is to trace around the … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Nothing says it’s a lazy Sunday morning better than a stack of these pancakes, a fried egg, a cup of coffee and a mimosa with freshly squeezed orange juice. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes 1 cup flour 1 ½ tbsp cinnamon sugar … Continue reading

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Arugula Sprouts

After only a week the arugula seeds have sprouted and now it’s time to thin. I will end up doing this probably two more times. Basically I pluck out a certain amount of seedlings to help the ones that remain … Continue reading

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The only brownie recipe you’ll ever need

Here is another guest post from my talented wife. Cheesecake. Coffee. Amaretto. Who has enough brownie recipes? (We have three standbys just in our recipe scrapbook.) Still, I have a hands down, by far favorite. One that’s so popular in … Continue reading

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Bread crumbs

This is a fairly simple idea. Buy a multitude of different day-old bakery breads, dry them out in the oven and store until needed. The store-bought stuff can’t touch crumbs from sourdoughs, pumpernickle, rye and others. It also has far … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

As requested here is the recipe for my meatballs. (Hope you’re reading this Uncle Charlie.) I usually just cut a couple fresh sausages out of their casings but you can also buy ground pork. Spaghetti and Meatballs ½ lb ground … Continue reading

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Starting the Peppers and Tomatoes

The first thing I had to do before planting was turn the soil. What that means is basically taking a pitchfork and working the bottom soil up to the top. This helps blend in the compost I covered the garden … Continue reading

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