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Wonder box / ovens and Why You Need One

For a number of years my wife has been using wonder boxes as part of her everyday cooking.  As the name implies they are a wonder.  They will serve to cook food, keep them warm or cold and use no … Continue reading






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Tree Teas are a Good Source of Vitamin C

The other day I wrote a blog on Pine Trees, How to Eat One.  In the article, I discussed making tea from pine needles.  This is a tea that is heavy with vitamin C and good for you.  One thing … Continue reading






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Baking Bread, Oops!

Have you been baking bread and have various problems occur.  The following are the solutions to some common problems that you may have while baking bread. Poor Shape prior to cooking, uneven tops with lumps and bulges, ok so don’t … Continue reading






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Improvised Methods of Measuring Food

The other day I wrote an article on measuring food (Measure foods to Improve Your Cooking).  That post addressed the use of various measuring devices.  But what about if you don’t have them here are some other ways of measuring … Continue reading






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The Secret of How to Cook Good Venison

Overcooked venison is a common problem, and it makes the meat tough.  This probably is why a lot of people don’t like venison.  This results from two reasons.  Many people are scared of wild meat and think it needs to … Continue reading






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Measure foods to Improve Your Cooking

It seems that schools don’t teach cooking or anything that the girls need to know to make a home anymore, not even the most simple things.  For example how to measure food.  All the cuts that the schools have made … Continue reading






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Cooking with Prickly Pears

In my younger years, my grandmother canned cactus pads and made jelly from the fruit of the cactus.  The pads are flat and look like a large leave.  Indian Fig is the most commonly used prickly pear species for culinary … Continue reading






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Faux Recipes to Help Make Hard Times Easier

The other day I wrote an article on Pioneer cooking, one of the things that was mentioned was making do with what you have.  So today, I am going to post some faux recipes (fancy French word for fake). There … Continue reading






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Camp Stoves and How to Pack Them

A while back, a friend gave me a used camp stove that burns wood.  Right away, I saw the possibilities in it.  The first thing that I did was to have my son weld a collar on the hole into … Continue reading






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Corn Pone a Pioneer Stable

Corn Pone is a form of cornbread normally made without milk or eggs.  It is normally baked or fried.  Where corn pone came from is contested in the history books.  It is well documented that it was used by both … Continue reading






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