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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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Turkey (or chicken) Walnut Rice Salad

Turkey Walnut Salad This is a cold salad, lovely for a brunch, hearty, filling, piquant, delicious: 3 cups cooked rice, white or brown 2 cups cooked turkey, diced (you can substitute chicken or turkey ham, or regular ham, or even diced leftover cooked pork chops) 1/2 cup celery, diagonally sliced 1/4 cup pineapple chunks, drained […]

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Parmesan Crackers and Parmesan Straws

I think either of these would make a good dish to have for weekly tea with the children, the sort of tea where you do picture study, read a poem, or have a little read aloud or a discussion of your favourite reads that week. The sort of tea that might turn out like this. […]

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