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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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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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Raising Guinea Pigs for Food

Now first let’s do the legal stuff, California’s anti-pet-eating law has a broad reach that may cover eating guinea pigs. The California law protects “any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,” rather than just Fido and Fluffy. … Continue reading






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Cooking Snakes

This year there seems to be more rattlesnakes on the move around here.  It may just be that they are being forced to move because of the drought.  But it got me to think about cooking snakes.  Now rattlesnake tastes … Continue reading






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A Good Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Everytime I go to visit my daughter I look forward to eating her good homemade whole wheat bread.  She makes it from scratch, starting with whole wheat and grinding it herself. This is my daughter’s favorite bread recipe.  It is … Continue reading






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Home Canned Chicken is a Great Prep

My wife likes to can food of all types.  One thing that we have had good success with is canning meat.  One of her favorites is to can chicken.  It is one of the more inexpensive meats and yet one of … Continue reading






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Rabbit Cooking Tips

Because rabbit tastes something like chicken, many people think you can cook it the same way.  But there is a big difference, it has very little fat so it can dry out and become tough if it is not cooked right.  In fact … Continue reading






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Pork Soup from Leftovers

My wife is a very good cook and is always creating her own recipes.  I had this for lunch yesterday and was so good I decided to post it here for you all to enjoy.  So here is her recipe … Continue reading






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