Jul
30
2019
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BEHOLD! Plum-Strawberry Amaretto Crisp!

Started with the recipe found here, added fresh strawberries, added a good bit of amaretto. The crumble needed to be mixed just a bit more before adding the egg, but it all worked out in the end. I ate it with whipped cream; my wife just added milk.

Good call on adding booze to this, folks; the amaretto added a nice flavor to the final batch.

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Jul
29
2019
7

I gotta cook up some plums tomorrow.

They are starting to get to the point where it’s use ’em or lose ’em (my wife likes plums, but these are pretty ripe). I saw this recipe: Plum Crisp, which seems simple. Possibly too simple. Any thoughts on, hah, tarting* this up?

Moe Lane

*Although actual tarts may be beyond my reach. I don’t think I’ve actually ever made any.

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Jul
25
2019
4

Need some feedback on this chicken pot pie I’m putting together.

Got my chicken, got some carrots to steam up and slice up, got some cooked corn that we sliced off of the cob and stuck in the freezer for just this situation, and I got some white butter sauce that will reconstitute itself just fine with a little chicken broth or stock. And a pie crust to cook it all up in. Question is: do I go through the trouble of steaming up those red potatoes to add to the pie, or do I pull a can of beans out of the larder? I got garbonzo, black beans, red kidney beans (my wife likes bean dishes), and they’d be easier to prepare than the potatoes, but the potatoes gotta get eaten at some point.

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May
02
2019
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The Blossoms & Barbecue Patreon.

Blossoms & Barbecue is Joe Cunningham, who is a Righteous Dude that I used to work with in the Before Times. His Patreon is all about, well, growing stuff and then cooking it up all spicy like. Check it out!

https://www.patreon.com/blossomsbarbecues/overview

Mar
14
2019
8

Happy π Day!

Sure, π Day is one of those weird little holidays that you only get on the Internet now that the Internet is a thing, but still. A lot of people like to make puns about pies today. I like pies.

Heck, I have a pie crust left over. Suggestions? Bear in mind that if it’s a sweet pie, I’ll have to eat it all by myself. Which is more of a problem than it was twenty years ago, when I had a metabolism with more than one setting.

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Mar
05
2019
3

Fat Tuesday!

My wife asked me, in that particular way that wives have, if I had an idea what I was making for dinner. Being no fool, I say “What did you have in mind?” She said, “Pancakes.”

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Mar
01
2019
1

The great advantage of the Impossible Burger, for me.

(Via Glenn Reynolds) I’ve had an Impossible Burger. It was fine. But my wife likes them, because they taste like hamburgers, and she has to limit her intake of red meat these days. Which means that I could have lunch with my wife today at the diner and we could both have burgers and fries and I won’t feel bad eating a bacon cheeseburger in front of her.

I honestly don’t care about whether it’s a nutritious burger or not. I care that she likes it and can eat it instead of a beef burger. Works for me!

Feb
19
2019
3

A productive day! [UPDATED]

Cleaned the house, baked a strawberry pie, got dinner ready for cooking later, and wrote about 850 words of a story I’ve been trying to write for ten years and now I know how it’s going to go. Annnnnnd then I remembered that I write things on this site, too. Clearly, there need to be more hours in the day.

But the crust on that pie looks like it baked up pretty nice, though. I’m going to score a win on that in advance. If only because it’s really, really hard to mess up a fresh strawberry pie.

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Feb
02
2019
12

Uncle Moe’s Chili For People Who Don’t Make Chili.

I threw this together for the playtest yesterday. The core of the recipe comes from here, but I had to change things around because of dietary issues. Still, chili isn’t hard. I’m sure that everybody in the universe will call this version of it an abomination, but five people ate it all, so I guess abominations are tasty?

Time to cook: thirty minutes prep; six hours cooking in a crockpot at low.

What you’ll need:

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Dec
30
2018
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Tweet of the Day, I Can’t Make These, Dammit edition.

Half of the ingredients are on my wife’s Not Allowed To Eat list.  Merely showing her the recipe would be cruel.  Seriously, I’m not even going to mention it to her.




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