Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

Oatcakes (with a gluten-free variant)

Oats are healthy, oats raise your good cholesterol, oats are just the thing if you’re a fan of grains. If you want to feel your oats, but you’re not up for a bowl of oatmeal porridge, have a couple of oatcakes instead. You can take ’em with you, too.

Two versions here: regular and low-wheat/no-wheat/gluten-free. Serve with a little butter and brown sugar on top.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by terrydyke - January 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

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Low Fat (but yummy) Barley Pancakes

These pancakes taste great and have no added fat. I eat them with homemade applesauce and pure maple syrup and never miss the melted butter I used to pour on pancakes. Read more…

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by arleighluckett - January 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm

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H. P.’s ‘Squirrel’ Stew (Beef Stew With Hearty Red Wine Flavor)

This is my father’s recipe. To the best of my knowledge he ALWAYS used beef instead of squirrel; but he bestowed the frontierish name on the dish when it was part of a camping trip menu. The flavor is greatly enhanced by cooking it at least a day ahead and squirrelling it away in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving.  So that’s another reason to call it “squirrel stew.”  Your enjoyment is further enhanced by being able to smugly go about other activities knowing that a brilliant dinner needs only to be heated up. Serve with french or Italian bread and a good sturdy dry red wine. Gallo Hearty Burgundy does just fine if you’ve spent so much on the beef that you can’t afford a Chianti or a Bordeaux.

– Dan Luckett

Cook at least 1 day ahead and re-heat

2 1/2 lbs. beef cut in 1 1/2″ cubes
1 large or 2 small onions cut up
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 cup dry red wine
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups water or 2 cans of beef stock
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
4 potatoes cut up in chunks
5 carrots, scraped and sliced
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground pepper to taste
5 Tablespoons oil

Flour the beef (I shake the beef and flour in a bag) and brown in oil in your largest iron skillet. Remove beef from skillet and cook onion until clear. Return meat to skillet or (better yet) a large electric crockpot), add garlic, bouillon with water, and wine and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce, vegetables, spices and Worcester sauce and simmer covered another 3 hours. During the cooking add water to maintain the volume – if your lid is not tight you may need a couple of cups. Test the potatoes with a fork. Maintaining the water is essential to avoid having the meat stick to the pan and to ensure plenty of juice (which may be the best part).

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Cast-Iron Cooking: From Johnnycakes to Blackened Redfish (A. D. Livingston Cookbook)

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by danluckett - January 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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No-Knead Bread

This bread is so simple to make, you can mix up the dough before you go to work and bake it when you come home.  The recipe incorporates whole wheat flour as well as flax-seed meal for a tasty and healthy combination.

I’ve given the quantities by weight (with approximate volumes) so that if you own a kitchen scale, you can just add all the ingredients to a single bowl without breaking out the measuring cups and spoons.  Can’t be any simpler than that!


  • 425g (1 3/4 C) – Luke-warm Water
  • 375g (~3 C) – Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 217g (~1 3/4 C) – Whole wheat flour
  • 32g (~1/3 C) – Flax seed flour
  • 13g (~2 1/4 tsp.) – Salt
  • 8g (~1 1/2 tsp., or one package) – Instant yeast

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by jeffluckett - January 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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Half ‘n’ Half Pancakes

These moist, fluffy pancakes are always a hit.  Everyone who tries them says they’re the best they’ve ever had.  They’re also pretty healthy with whole-wheat flour and yogurt.


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C – White all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C – Whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 t – Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t – Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t – Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C – Milk
  • 1/2 C – Plain Yogurt
  • 2 T – Butter
  • 1 – Large Egg
  • 1 t – Honey

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by jeffluckett - at 9:55 pm

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