Category Archives: cookery

3 Ingredient Brownies

    This one is super easy, too, and it is a huge hit with chocolate lovers. I have a couple of young friends here who are my regular guinea pigs and the tell me this is the best of the best of all my dessert efforts. Funny that it is also the easiest. Ingredients: […]

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Acorn Jelly

I shocked my Korean friends when I told them we have oak and mulberry trees on our property and the acorns and mulberries mostly just rot on the ground because nobody eats acorns and the only people who eat mulberries are the kids who go out in the summer and gets sweaty and all stained […]

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Toaster Oven Mini-Cakes

Original ingredients and directions: TOASTER OVEN SNACK CAKE 1 cup flour pinch salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 2-3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract Preheat oven to 350°F. On a sheet of wax or parchment paper, sift together flour, salt and baking powder (or whisk […]

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Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce I had to make a few adaptations because, living in the Philippines, not all the ingredients were readily and easily available, and I can’t afford to take a cab around from store to store hunting them up.  So instead of panko bread crumbs, I used Fita crackers (like an off-brand […]

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Hunter’s Stew, vintage recipe

This recipe comes from an old stash of my great grandmother’s recipes from the 30’s and 40s. I am not sure why it’s called Hunter’s Stew.  Maybe it was a stew hunters could make over the campfire while camping? In the kitchen, you can use up a number of leftovers with it, and excepting the […]

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