SatGourmet: Let Us Eat…Cake!

Snow should melt a bit more, today. And in celebration, Looking Outside the Box steps into the kitchen with a lesson in post-storm attitude adjusting! “Now that the powers on .. relax and have some yellow cake Cake 1 yellow cake mix 4 eggs 4 ounces butter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 11 ounces mandarin oranges drained – small can 5 tablespoons flour Frosting 20 ounces can crushed pineapple do not drain – large can 1 package …

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SatGourmet: Crab Cakes and Cheese Puffs!

Been a wild week around here.  So my special thanks for us for a couple of readers who have generously shared from great ideas to roll with this weekend. First up, our star gem cutter up in  Albuquerque checks in with? “Nancy’s Most Excellent Crab Cake Recipe” First, I use a 10 1/2 inch seasoned iron skillet to make my cornbread. Many recipes for crab cakes call for bread crumbs, but I like to use homemade …

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SatGourmet: Cooking for the Kids

We hear-tell we have children (*and grandchildren) but with CV-19, we don’t get many people braving the electronic fencing and mine fields to come visit us. But a lot of our friends, who remained in the same city as their off-spring, are lucky enough to have kids.  So that means, when they come over, best to have something to put in their mouths. I learned early-on that if I talked enough at the dinner table, …

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Sat Gourmet: Saved by the Dough

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to an UrbanSurvival reader who finally couldn’t take it any longer… Apparently not impressed with our “Di Giorno thin crust Suprema” which is then modified with mushrooms, more sauce, more cheese and baked before the very doors of hell. We appreciate the salvation offered herein: Guest Recipe #1 I can’t stand it any longer, let’s get you off frozen pizza. simple scratch pizza crust (2-14 inch – medium thickness) 3 …

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SatGourmet: Pappy’s Cuban Bread

Credit here to my younger sister (I have an older one, too) for putting the time and energy into compiling a Ure Family Cookbook, a while back.  Though somewhat recent, since it was in “digital times.” There are two kitchenary delights today (besides my compulsive hitting the “Deals” tab on Amazon to find power tools for the kitchen.  We’ll begin with… Pappy’s Cuban Bread This one was out of Sunset Magazine years ago (though I always …

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Saturday Gourmet: Cointreau Chicken

Random Table Notes Welcome to yet-another experiment in fine living.  Wherein we offer a few notes on the fine art of eating.  And whatever happens first to get there… We invite you, dear reader, to also contribute from your epicurean expertise to our own adipose pursuits.  Write us a foody article! Yes, contributions from aspiring chroniclers of cookery are welcome.  In return, we offer no money or valuable consideration, other than perhaps the notoriety of finally …

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ShopTalk Sunday (2): BBQ Carcass-> Pizza Oven

Cheating (???!!!) Who?  US? Buddy of mine (who can make anything with his hands) and lives on many fine acres in the East Bay impressed the hell out of us some years back with his home-made wood-fire pizza oven. Sure, I get distracted from “living the ranch like” now and then… Like “Hey, let’s buy an airplane and fly all over the country!”  But when that passed and firmly ensconced in the Outback, we finally …

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7th Annual Turkey Leftovers Column

Another Year of Many Turkeys An unusual number have held political office this year.  Yet, even after elections (such as those were) we still seem to have a huge flock. So it’s with great anticipation our “Annual Turkey Leftovers” is back again. Picking up the History: Back in 2013. we share the best turkey leftovers recipe  we’ve ever found.  Our Ode to 13 Coins’ SST Sandwich column from 2013.  I don’t remember if Gale, the …

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