Archive for the 'Cooking' Category

 Homemade Dog Biscuits

Adding a puppy to the household has certainly upped the pet food bill. After reading the ingredients on some commercial dog biscuits and seeing the price tag on some of the better quality ones, I decided to make my own.
Thanks to two nice folks on the Labrador Retriever Chat Board, I found two recipes [...]



 Homemade Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

Thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, large fresh heads of cabbage are plentiful and very inexpensive.  That calls for a big batch of Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage!
Since both BarBBQ Bill and I are Hungarian, we grew up eating “Töltött Káposzta”.  This is one of our main “comfort foods”.
Here’s the ingredients:
1 head green cabbage (large)
2-3 lbs. meatloaf mix [...]



 Cookbook Giveaway

I’ve decided I much prefer to make bread the old fashioned way so, in cleaning off my kitchen shelves, I pulled out a hardly-ever-used (but somewhat dusty) copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes.  It really needs a new home.
This is the first book – not the new “healthy bread” one.  And in the interest [...]



 Can Jam-February

I shoulda known goats would pick something like…
Carrots for the February Can Jam ingredient.
I promised BarBBQ Bill that I would not stray (too far) from our personal canning resolution of “If we won’t eat it, we’re not going to waste the ingredients or the time to put it up.”
The majority of carrot recipes I found [...]



 Putting Up-Pecans

We received a lovely surprise the other day.
A huge box of fresh pecans in the shell from our wonderful friends in Texas.
Trying to figure out how we could use them up before they went bad, we discovered that pecans freeze very well in the shell – up to four years!
These are ready for the freezer [...]