Mashed Potato Casserole, a Tradition to Make Things Easier

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We found this recipe in Canadian Living Magazine. It makes a great mashed potato. However, the main reason it became a tradition in our holiday dinners was because it could be made the day before. It is so nice to just put a pre-made casserole in the oven while the hustle and bustle of making a turkey dinner ensues. Continue reading Mashed Potato Casserole, a Tradition to Make Things Easier

Breakfast Sandwich, Home Cooked Fast Food

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If you have time to cook regularly, you just have good food around. This morning for breakfast I took two slices of home made back bacon (Americans call it Canadian bacon) and threw them in a frying pan. As they are precooked, they only take a minute. While they were heating, I toasted a home made sourdough English muffin, a cheese slice and I had a breakfast sandwich that would make any fast food joint jealous. Continue reading Breakfast Sandwich, Home Cooked Fast Food

Rum and Coke Ribs, A Christmas Season Experiment

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It is the weekend before Christmas and She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted glazed back ribs I normally do a maple glaze but I was out of maple syrup. Going into town on the weekend before Christmas is scarier than a mother in law so it was time to improvise. I like an
occasional enhanced soda pop this time of year so I decided to make Rum and Coke Ribs. Continue reading Rum and Coke Ribs, A Christmas Season Experiment

Time to Freeze the Garlic

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I grow garlic and I use the fresh garlic until just before Christmas. Much longer and it starts to sprout and go soft. The garlic I have left is broken into cloves, peeled and frozen on a cookie sheet. This year, it is -8 outside so I froze it outside. I then put it in a container in the freezer to use in dishes for the rest of the winter.

Waste not want not! Dang, I’m sounding like my father.

The Old Fat Guy

Tenderflake® Lard Pastry, an Old Favourite

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There are myriad pie crust recipes. I think they fall into two categories. Ones that are easy to make and make a decent pie crust and others that are a bit more fussy and make a great pie crust. When it comes to Christmas baking, I just have to go to a great pie crust and I have found none better than the classic Tenderflake® Lard recipe from the box the lard comes in. I will be making mincemeat tarts for Christmas dinner tomorrow, so today, I made pie crust. Continue reading Tenderflake® Lard Pastry, an Old Favourite

A Quick Lunch

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I am busy today so I went into the freezer and got a bratwurst and a homemade bun out. A few minutes later, I was eating a great tasting lunch. Cooking for yourself is convenient and tasty even when your in a hurry.

The Old Fat Guy