Bachelor Cooking: Beef Stew Shepherd’s Pie

Can I let you in on a culinary secret? Most off-the-shelf grocery products will have a recipe or two on the package label. Such was the case when I purchased a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew. And since the recipe was – I’m going to say edible – I’m sharing it with you. Ingredients:…

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So that’s what a ricer does?

So of late, I’ve tried to make scratch-built mashed potatoes. Well, at least “bachelor cooking” mashed potatoes. And I think I found out what I’ve been doing wrong all this time. I’ve nuked potatoes in the microwave and then tried to mash them with a fork. Doesn’t work. I’ve tried roasting tinfoil-wrapped potatoes in the…

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Bachelor Cooking: Homemade Applesauce

That’s right. Chuck’s making applesauce. Nice, big, lumpy applesauce that will make you feel warm and toasty on a cold day. Follow along with the recipe. Remember, this recipe can make enough applesauce for two, just in case you want to impress someone with your culinary skills. Here are the ingredients I used. Six apples…

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Do I want to try Cincinnati Skyline Chili?

I’ve been known to add new recipes in my dining experience. When I go on a trip and eat at a local restaurant, I tell the server, “Please recommend your local dish. I didn’t come all the way from Albany to not at least try something from here.” Which is why, although I don’t know…

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Bachelor Cooking: Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

Yeah, yeah, I get it. Chuck lives alone, he cooks for himself, he could just order McDonald’s all week and that’s all he deserves. I’ve dealt with that in my life. And yeah, I do enjoy a tasty Quarter Pounder now and again. But in this case, I wanted to try my luck at creating…

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Bachelor Cooking: Australian Damper

Here’s what happens when you mishear things. During the day, while I’m working, I listen to an Australian oldies radio station, Gold MX in Albany, W.A. It’s mostly music with a few regional commercials. One of the commercials is for a scenic boat tour along the Kalgan River on the riverboat Kalgan Queen. Hey, if…

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Bachelor Gift Wrapping

So here’s the deal. When Christmas comes, I need to bring gift-wrapped packages to that special someone. But, as you know, I am a bachelor. And bachelors do, well, let’s say, bachelor things. And that includes the fine art of wrapping Christmas presents. See, in the past, my tactic for wrapping gifts was this. Take…

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