Monthly Archives: January 2011

Adventures in Sausage Making

Curiosity finally got the better of me and I just had to get the sausage stuffer attachment for our Kitchenaid stand mixer.  Loblaws had whole pork shoulders on sale for $0.99/lb so we ending up making Hot Italian and Hungarian … Continue reading

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How to cook a geat steak at home (in the oven)

You can cook an excellent steak in the oven with the help of a cast iron pan and a digital thermometer using the instructions below.   Of course other more expensive cuts can be used.  We like to cut our steaks … Continue reading

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Roast Prosciutto-Wrapped Fish

I made a slight variation on this recipe with decent results.  It was inexpensive, fast to make and quite tasty – a good recipe for a weekday meal.  I suggest using walnuts instead of pine nuts because of their exorbitant … Continue reading

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Mexican salsa: Pico de gallo

There is nothing better than fresh homemade salsa to top off tacos, fajitas or nachos.  Yummy!  Precise measurements are not that important when making this so taste as you go and adjust as necessary.  It is best to make this … Continue reading

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Pork Tacos

I created this pork taco recipe recently and was very happy with the results.  Pork shoulder is extremely flavorful, juicy and tender especially when it is roasted slowly on low heat.  The pork shoulder is sometimes sold cut in half.  … Continue reading

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Flour Tortillas

Flour tortillas are surprisingly easy to make and well worth the effort.  We started making them about a year ago from a Joy of Cooking recipe and once we discovered how easy, fast and delicious they are to make we … Continue reading

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