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Far Edge of Normal · 7h ago

Thursday Recipe - Cheese Muffins

I found my recipe book from my junior high Home Ec class. It's got some great old classics in it. The trick to tender muffins is to stir them as little as possible after you pour the wet ing...
Far Edge of Normal · 3d ago

Pickle Report

I tried out a lot of pickle recipes last summer. Most of them I posted here. Now that they've been sitting in my pantry for a few months to develop maximum flavor, and now that I've had a ch...
Far Edge of Normal · 1w ago

Thursday Recipe - Galoop Hotcakes

This is an old recipe I got from my dad years ago. I think they're called Galoop Hotcakes because you put a big galoop of the batter on the hot pan to make them.They're loaded with all sorts...
Far Edge of Normal · 1W ago

How the Internet Changed the Way I Cook

I thought about making that a click-bait headline, but I resisted.I have a large collection of cookbooks, several dozen at least, some from before 1950, most from the 1980s. But they mostly ...
Far Edge of Normal · 2W ago

Thursday Recipe - Chocolate Fudge

I have done it! I have conquered the elusive Fudge Beast!My attempts at fudge in the past were pathetic at best. Sure they tasted great. And they spread like frosting. The best fudge I made ...
Far Edge of Normal · 2W ago

Sales Tactics, or How Not to Be a Used Car Salesman That Everyone Hates

This whole rant was triggered by an advice post on a blog for indie authors wherein (there's that academia writing again!) they advise you to get in the prospective customer's face and shove...
Far Edge of Normal · 3W ago

Thursday Recipe - Beer Rocks or Bierocks

Bierocks or Beer Rocks, as they shall henceforth be known at my house, are hot sandwiches. Sort of. They're related to Piroshky and empanadas and calzones. They're the watchagot dishes of th...
Far Edge of Normal · 3W ago

Thoughts on Trying New Things and Synergy

I asked my FB friends a question the other day - What food have you wanted to cook but haven't yet? I got a whole lot of answers. I was mostly looking for ideas for recipes to try. (If YOU h...
Far Edge of Normal · 4W ago

Thursday Recipe - Fresh Rolls

Not to be confused with rolls fresh from the oven, these are cold appetizers served in Thai restaurants. They are similar to egg rolls, except instead of being fried, they are served uncooke...
Far Edge of Normal · 1M ago

Book Review - The Dragonbone Chair

Tad Williams - Sorrow, Memory, and Thorn trilogyBook 1 - The Dragonbone ChairI'm reading through my old favorite books again. This is my third time through the trilogy and I'm loving it just...