Category Archive: Cooking – Recipes

Oct 04 2014

Steak, Stir fry, Soups, and Pie

Olivia approached me the other day and said, “Dad, will you teach me how to cook more stuff?” We’d done some simple work with scrambled eggs and things in the past.  I really enjoy teaching my kids how to cook.  It’s a great life skill, and isn’t my job as a parent to teach my …

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Nov 07 2013

BigCalfGuy’s Wicked Easy Weeknight Chop Suey

You know what I never seem to have enough of?  Time! You know what I’ve got plenty of?  Picky kids! We never seem to have a lot of time between work/school, and practices, meetings, classes, groups or commitments of some flavor.  I need stuff I can do for dinner that’s hot, hearty, and feeds a …

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Oct 22 2013

Basic, Hard To Fail Risotto

If you spend any time at all watching Kitchen Nightmares, or Hell’s Kitchen, you know how hard it is to cook risotto.  I mean, these people know what they’re doing, and still Gordon Ramsey screams at them! It’s can’t be that tricky, after all, I can make it.  You can too.  Beth loves it because …

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Oct 20 2013

Blossom Kiss Cookies In Ten Easy Steps

This recipe is a quick one, so pay attention. First, get a package of peanut butter cookies.  The kind they sell at Wal*Mart for $1.89. Step 2:  Unwrap some Hershey’s Kisses and sample for quality control. Step 3: Do whatever it says on the back of the package. Step 4: Even better, get one of …

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Oct 15 2013

BigCalfGuy’s Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Fall is in the air and it’s time for some comfort foods! BigCalfGuy’s Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya Confession:  I didn’t create this from scratch.  I bastardized it from an Emeril show about 12 years ago.  Each time I cook it, I change it just a little bit. An easy adaptation would be to add some …

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