Cooking / Recipes

Apple Pie


I made an apple pie today. It was good. I didn't really use a recipe, but sort of combined a few different recipes I had read. Anyways, here's approximately what I did.

2 tbsp butter, melted. (Honestly, I didn't measure this.)
3 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed.
Apples. Peeled, sliced, cored. How many? no idea. Enough to fill a crust heaping.

Melted the butter. Mix in the flour and cinnamon. Add the brown sugar and mix in well.

Toss that mixture with the apples.
Pour into a pie crust.

Scalloped Potatoes

I've made this a few times now, so figured it was time to document it.

Amazing Honey Sesame Chicken

1 Onion, diced
5 cloves Garlic. Crushed.
1 tsp crushed dried chilies. (or flakes)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
Mix the above in a bowl.

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
(This is what I had... whatever combination you want. About 2lbs.)
Salt and pepper

Sesame Seeds
green onion, thinly sliced
(for garnish)

Salt and pepper the chicken to taste. Place in the bottom of a slow cooker.


1.7 Kg regular ground beef
4 eggs
1 cup chopped leek
1 tbsp ground pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Lawrys seasoning salt
1 tbsp crushed chili flakes
1 tsp cayenne
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Mix all above ingredients.

Add quick oats until meat firms up. I used 1 3/4 cup.

Form into loaf and place in a loaf pan.

cover top with hickory bbq sauce.

Bake in a 425F oven until an internal temperature of 160F. This took me 2 hours.

Meat Loaf

Not the singer...

I've made this a few times with a few variations. It's time to write it down.


Chili (Nov 2013)
This tastes pretty good. If you want it spicy... you'll have to spice it up some more. It's pretty mild.

Grape Pie


4 cups Sovereign Coronation grapes (fresh or frozen)
1 1/4 cup sugar

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup


Wow!  This one was good!


German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 leek, trimmed and diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cups beef broth
1 lb potatoes, diced (don't make too small... you see why later.)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 lb REDUCED SALT bacon.
1/2 cup sour cream

put everything except bacon and sour cream into a slow cooker.  Cook on high 4-5 hours, or low 8-10 hours, until potatoes are done.

Slow Cooker Chicken

3 Chicken Breasts
10oz can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 tbsp water
Dash of paprika
1 leek, trimmed and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4c chopped parsley

Put everything in a slow cooker and cook until done. (8hrs on low?  Check the chicken for doneness)



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