Jerky!

Yes! I made jerky! Join me for my first time and check out the updated recipe below. I learned a lot. The first thing I learned is it’s not as difficult as I thought it would be. The second thing is, when it comes to dehydrating, time is relative. In this video, I cut the…

Grind Your Own Meat In Minutes: Use A Food Processor!

After the last food recall (which was hamburger made from diseased cows … yeah, like cutting out the cancerous eye before slaughter was good enough AND all that meat was stamped “Approved” prior to grinding), this really is the way to go. The only problem I’ve had is getting the meat/fat ratios right for burgers….

Homemade Corned Beef

I can’t believe I didn’t post about this!  I made homemade corned beef last year, leaving out the sugar and the pink salt, and it was fantastic!  I thought, well, I could make this, then can it so I know exactly where it came from and what was in it.  I haven’t gotten around to…

Navajo-Irish Stew

From the Phoenix Sun newspaper when I was living there in 1991: Navajo-Irish Stew 2 pounds stew beef in 1-inch cubes Vegetable Oil 1 quart water 1 package dry onion-soup mix 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley Dash of garlic powder 3 zucchini, cut into large chunks 1 onion, cut into chunks 2…

Anasazi Stew

Here’s a recipe called Anasazi Stew you might like (got this from the Phoenix Sun newspaper when I lived down there): 1 pound pork shoulder, cut into cubes 1 large onion, cut into chunks 1 cup string beans, cut in half 3 zucchini, cut into large chunks 4 pattypan squash, cut into large chunks (these…

Ma’s Pepper Steak

I’ve been posting recipes left and right, forgetting to add them to my blog (as you can tell). I’m trying to catch up! Pepper Steak 1 pound lean beef, shredded (round steak) 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon pepper 6 medium green peppers, shredded 4 green onions, sliced 6 tablespoons cooking oil…

Oat Bread, Meatloaf, and New Mexico Chile Verde

I have been so busy with playing Call of Duty Black Ops that I keep forgetting to post some of my latest concoctions! 🙂 While I love specialty breads (I still haven’t found a good-enough-for-me recipe for jalapeño cheese bread) I have been wanting to find a good every day bread and I think I…